I'm very picky about red lipstick, but I'd been eyeing Maybelline's Color Sensational lipstick in Summer Sunset for months before I finally caved. Some people complained that it pulls pink, but on me it's more of a berry red, which is perfect. I don't think I look good in orange-reds or brown-reds. But I'm golden when it comes to anything with a "blue" base. And I love the fact that it's not chock full of gritty glitter. It has some micro-shimmer to it, but you can't really feel it when it's on your lips.
Applied heavily and then blotted.