Maybelline Rich Ruby Lipstick : Happy summer girlsNothing perks up the face like Red Lipstick…that’s what I preach (and practice too). Red lipstick, a good quality compact powder and a swipe of some Kohl are all you need to be a summer stunner :)The Maybelline Rich Ruby Crème Matte Lipstick was a 9-minute buy…meaning I had this sudden urge to buy a lipstick…foraged around the lipstick counters of Shoppers Stop in a distracted manner and picked up the nth shade that the rather confused salesman demonstrated (all done in 9 minutes).Let’s see how this one fared…
My Experience with Maybelline Rich Ruby Lipstick
For those of you who have tried the creamy matte range before …you would know…the packaging isn’t super attractive, it’s just passable. There is a sturdy purplish fiber cap and the lipstick has a shiny silver body which is decent to look at. I swiped the lipstick across my hand in two single strokes and here’s what I got…the color looked good…highly pigmented and felt creamy too.
The lipstick feels super smooth on my lips…I just applied it once and I got a pretty vibrant shade. Maybe for parties…I can try a second application and a liner but for a casual day, a 15-second single application worked great for me.
My lips are dry and I didn’t use a balm but Rich Ruby moisturized my lips. The color stayed for 4 to 5 hours …if you eat oily stuff…it’s going to disappear faster. As for the color…I totally heart it…this is red meets purple and the name Ruby does define the shade. Red with cool undertones…worked great for me…this is going to become one of my handbag staples.
The only drawback I could think of is that the lipstick could have been packaged better.
The USP of the Maybelline is the intense color it produces in a single swipe. The color is very alluring and though you must test it yourself…I can’t think of anybody who wouldn’t look like a stunner in this shade 🙂
This lipstick lasts a decent span of time…carry it in your bag, you would need to reapply if you munch on snacks. For dry lipped girls like me, this one is a winner….you seriously won’t need extra moisturization.
Would I recommend?
I purchased this lipstick a week back and will definitely repurchase it once this gets exhausted. Would rate it 4/5 …it just needs more staying power. Personally, I think the shade looks a lot like MAC’s Russian Red especially after the second application. This is a decent affordable lipstick with a stunning color 🙂