For $0.99, what more could you ask for? The shade is definitely a retro pin-up style red and flattering on my blemished slightly olive slightly yellow complexion. Stays put after a light meal, but we'll have to see over the course of a whole workday. Goes on smooth and intense. Slightly drying, but a coat of lip balm pre-application takes care of that. I didn't quite like the taste, but it's very mild.
My favorite red lipstick! It is hydrating and complements my pale skin very well. It made my teeth pop and look white, too!
I usually buy Chanel lipsticks. But this has an amazing colour, a nice bright red shade that will look gorgeous on anyone. I have a natural light tan and this doesn't look bad on me. I bought this at shoppers drug Mart for about $2.66 (CDN) The packaging Is nice, It applies nicely.
I love love love this color! The formula is rich and pigmented, and the color's simply gorgeous. This color would work for any skin tone, and any lip shape!
I bought this one for $2 roughly at Target, and I completely fell in love with it!
Only cons are that you have to be really careful to close the cap, because the stick doesn't twist down allll the way, and I broke one and had to buy another one....... Also, lining your lips does miracles.
5 Lippies! LOVE!
The best red, looks great on my warm toned skin without (this sounds crazy) bringing out the red in my face in an unflattering way. I just look good, with or without alot of foundation and or skin prep. My favorite red lipstick.
If only this was matte....well for 93 cents its not a big issue. I like this red but its definitely not a Russian Red dupe. It NEEDS a lip liner otherwise its a huge bleeding mess in the middle of the day though. but for under a dollar for a more than decent red lipstick, its worth the extra effort to use a liner
I love this red! It really is the classic, retro, pin-up girl lipstick I have been looking to find! I am pale and most reds read fuchsia on me. This one does not, and stays true to the color you see in the tube. It is pretty bright, so I like to blot it down because otherwise my big lips take over my face! :) At this price, this is an item I stock up on!!!! Must try!!!
P.S. The only problem I find with this product is that the packaging does not allow you to twist the color below the tube so you have to be super careful when removing the top. But at this price, who cares?!?!
Look for .99 and sometimes .69 I can't complain to much about this little red lipstick. Its a good red. Many people say its a dupe for MAC Russian Red but no, its not (and I have Russian Red). It is similar (hence the "dupability factor" ) but its far from a spot on dupe, especially in color . Retro Red is a creamy (more so than Russian red) , yet full coverage (just like Russian red) , satin finish (Russian red is more matte), and more or less neutral medium/bright red upon initial application. Its much brighter and orange, but not too orangey( if that makes sense) compared to Russian Red. Retro Red is less bright than say Wet -n -wilds Stoplight Red (which on me is a true bright red, red). I actually like Retro Red better than Russian Red colorwise. Compared to NYC Sheer Red, Retro red is far fuller coverage, longerlasting and more red. Sheer Red is a darker berryish red to me. Now, Retro red can be messy and smear and its not touch up proof for all day wear like Covergirls lip perfection in Hot . So I apply, blot, then dust a bit of translucent powder on my lips especially around the edges, ( I actually use cornstarch or baby powder), then re- blot then reapply and fix with a lipbrush and blot again to a matte finish. This may seem like alot but its not and it really helps to stop the smearing and gives me a more long wearing finish. I donot use lipliner so if you do use a lipliner I advise filling in your whole lip, applying the lipstick, blotting then reapplying. With my method I still have to touch up about 3 times a day, especially after eating and beware of greasy stuff- you can wind up looking like a demented clown. With my method , before touching up, Retro Red does not disappear but wears to a nice neutral, natural red slightly drying stain. Retro Red does tend to be a bit drying as the day wears on. While this still isn't my perfect red ( I don't think I will ever find it at this point) I think I'll keep it. Its probably the most neutral and natural but still red,and even if its not a "pure" red it is the "safest" least "in your face" red in my collection.
Im on the bandwagon about this cheapie lipstick and im not a lipstick girl I much prefer a gloss but I have been trying to find a Red lipstick that will suit my undertone and not make my teeth look yellow when I apply it and this did the trick I came across it just browsing around in CVS I absolutely love it, I have dry lips and this is very moisturizing and apply so smooth and creamy. I even bought a back up just in case its discontinued. When ever the occasion calls for it I will have this in my beauty kit, I found on close inspection that it does have a little bit of sparkle in it.
I bought this because I wanted to try a red lipstick without spending too much. For the price aspect this was perfect - I paid just under 2$ for it, bargain! It is a smooth lipstick, which works better if you apply liner first (like most if not all reds) because without a liner it does have a tendacy to bleed. As it's so smooth it won't dry out your lips, and it feels great on - without being greasy or anything either which is nice. It does appear to have a slightly orange undertone to it. I tend to have sensitive lips which are very easily irritated by products but this lipstick was fine and caused no irritation whatsoever. The packaging could be better but hey, for around 2 dollars, who in their right mind would complain! Overall, a decent lipstick for a great price - if you're looking to get started with lipsticks or just try out a new colour then this could be the ideal starting point for you - a great way to experiment with colours/looks without spending a fortune.
I'll likely buy again just because it doesn't irritate my lips and it's good value.