It's about time a drugstore brand did a matte lipstick! The last one I recall seeing one on the shelves was in 1992, and I think L'Oreal made it. Who knows.
The only acceptable matte, in my eyes, was MAC's Retro Matte line. Sure, there have been some nice semi-matte formulas out there... Guerlain's discontinued Divinora Deep & Matt was a good lipstick, as is Besame's Enchanting Lipstick.
I prefer a very matte lipstick-- the type that tends to be very drying for most folks. Right, so being that I was running VERY low on my usual Ruby Woo, I decided to check out Revlon's Really Red, as a pal of mine said it was quite good. A nice, true red-- perfect, as during the summer months, any little sun I encounter makes me tan. The bluish-reds always look too bright on me when I darken up just a bit. Plus, $6 or so versus the $14 for the MAC lipstick? Sure, why not!
I applied the lipstick and was pleased straight away. It definitely had the same consistency as MAC's matte lipsticks. The colour is VERY similar to Ruby Woo... just a tad less blue. Best of all, it wasn't as drying as MAC's. It lasted just as long as MAC's lipstick, which is the main thing that had me sold. No creeping, feathering or any of that nasty junk.
I'm not sure, as I've sort of put myself on a no-buy unless it's a) essentials or b) something really friggin' fantastic... but I'm unsure if this is a limited-edition product. I sure hope not! It works just as well and looks just as fabulous... the $8 difference is a great thing!
Anyway, here is a swatch; Ruby Woo is on the left, and Revlon's Really Red is on the right.
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