I don't know much about lipstick. All I know is that every color eventually turns pink on my rather rosy lips. I tried wearing a expensive red lipstick sample that was given to me. I believe it retails for around $18. It looked great when I put it on, but a few hours later it looks neon pink rather than ruby red. Same thing happens with my Covergirl lipstick (except for the shade I have that is essentially a shimmery version of my natural lip color).
I guess this means splurging must not make a difference. Yes, many of the pricey lipsticks I've tried are creamier and wear a few hours longer, but the difference isn't usually worth the $10 to $20 price difference.
Do you save or splurge on lipstick? And can anyone recommend a red lipstick that will stay red on my rosy lips?