I was inspired recently to look for a bold red lipstick, much like the new Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge in 08 Iconic Red, but wanted to find a cost-effective alternative and it turns out I didn’t have to look far! I was looking through my lipstick stash and discovered this beauty: Revlon Matte Really Red.
- Product – 8/10
- Formula – 9/10
- Pigmentation – 10/10
- Longevity – 8/10
- Application – 4/5
Revlon’s Matte Really Red is pretty much a straight-up red and most definitely an eye-catching shade! It’s the kind of red that instantly pales my face and packs a serious punch, but I think every girl needs one of those red shades that enters the room before she does.
The formula is a little drying, although I did not find it terrible, especially for a matte lipstick and because of this it does give the lipstick more lastting power than a regular moisturizing lipstick. I get about three hours of wear out of it, but the red pretty much lasts a total of five hours, while not maintaining its intensity throuhgout this entire period, of course, but enough so where I was not feeling I needed a touchup. I found it wore off fairly evenly. The application was smooth, although I did use a lipliner around the outer lipline in the above photos (a nude shade) for ease (of mind) and application.
OVERALL, I find this to be an excellent shade that really looks beautiful matte! I would recommend this to any woman experimenting with trying to find their perfect red shade.
WHERE TO BUY: Revlon Matte Really Red can be found online for $7.99at Drugstore.com as well as locally in stores like Wal-Mart, Target and various drugstores.
Disclosure: I purchased this product. For more details, please visit VR’s Terms&Conditions page.
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