Love this lipstick! It is so vibrant against my tan complexion. It sets off any outfit. It can be a bit drying but I dab on a bit of Carmex before applying & it gives a little bit of slip but still stays perfectly matte. I like matte lipsticks because I am too clumsy for shine. It would get all over everything. I would buy this again.
OMG...I've been searching for the perfect red lipstick in a matte finish for like forever, and I've finally found it!
Years ago, Revlon had another red lipstick in a matte finish and it was the PERFECT shade of red, but they discontinued it. Alas, I was very sad, and have spent years trying to find the perfect replacement. I tried everything from ultra high-end to the cheapest drugstore brands, and NONE of them worked. They were either too bluish or too orangish or too bright or too dark or too shiny or too shimmery, etc...but none of them could be called my perfect TRUE red lipstick.
Well, along comes Revlon Matte Lipstick in Really Red. I read all the good reviews on MUA and decided to give it a try. Afterall, Revlon did make my previous favorite red lipstick with a matte finish.
And WOW! This is now my HG of matte, red lipsticks! I have to say it: this version is even better than the old one!
I know that it's all on a personal basis, but on me, this lipstick remains the truest red I've ever seen in a lipstick. My skin tone changes from deathly pale and cool in the winter to darkly tanned and warm in the summer. This lipstick worked for all the changes in my skin tone without looking out of place (just red enough to be perfectly glamorous without being so over the top bright that it end up scaring people). I also can't imagine how it can stay so matte AND moist at the same time I know many other posters mention how drying it is. But somehow, it remains quite moist to me (even without prepping my lips) while maintaining that matte finish. To me, that's a HUGE accomplishment.
It also doesn't budge one millimeter, and best of all: no red stains on my teeth (I just hate that)! It just stays where I want it to be, and lasts and lasts and lasts until I want to take it off...at least for me.
I don't think I will ever buy a red lipstick from another brand ever again (as long as this product is available).
In fact, it's time for me to head back and stock up on this product (in case they discontinue it again). And oh, if the other colors in the same line even come close to as good as this one is, you bet I'll be buying every color in the collection!
I love this red lipstick!
It's a little drying, since it is a matte, but not so bad I don't wear it. I wear it to work everyday. Long lasting, vibrant, perfect.
I was afraid this would be a bit too orange-red for me, but it looks great with my skin tone.
The formula is great, very smooth and not drying at all. It stays on for hours.
also it's the perfect dupe for russian red!
Very very nice classic matte red. not super bright since it has a very little amount of brown in it so it looks rich. the pics are pretty accurate. i love that its matte cuz it stays on longer than my other luster l/s. no annoying scents, applies easily and doesn't highlight dry parts. The finish is even slightly velvety, just beautiful. Definitely one of my favorite reds ever and the formula is great. Even stains slightly esp. in the center of the lip, which is great b/c lip products generally come off first in the center from drinking & etc so it just looks like nothing came off after I take a drink even though it does.
I LOVE this lippie. It's my fav from their matte line. It's bright and lives up to the name, as It is indeed 'Really red'. The texture is wonderful, glides on. It's not a true matte, has a little bit of a sheen to it. You can see the sheen in the pic I posted. Love the tube, Its metal and matte. Love that they made it matte to go with the l/s. I was afraid Revlon would discontinue this is as they always have LE lines each year, so I bought lots of backups of this just in case. And I'm glad I did cause I haven't seen this is stores for awhile.
I love this lippie! If you're looking for a bright, bold, super pigmented red lipstick... you should definitely come across this! It's cheap, affordable, and can be an exact dupe for MAC's Russian Red. I love to wear this with simple black eyeliner/mascara and a clean face. Looks great with my fair-yellow toned complexion & dark brown hair. Give it a try! I took off one lippie because it tends to bleed a tad bit (like with most red lipsticks)
In all my time searching and between all the red lipsticks I've both loved and left, I haven't found a better red in the true red category. This will work for pretty much all skin tones, and the color is so rich. I'm going to attempt to describe the quality of the color. It's a medium shade of red but it's got that intriguing depth to it. It's the fact that it's attained that depth in its rich color without being too dark is what I love. Basically, it's matte but not flat. Now, that's how it looks on *me* because as we all know, our true lipcolor can modify the look of the lipstick, and I have pretty pigmented pink to plum lips. So that dimension may not be apparent on everyone. But this lipstick itself does work for pretty much everyone, it'll still show up on your lips in the way it can that will flatter you the most!
Another plus, for a matte, it's not nearly as drying a lot of other matte lipsticks. It goes on smooth and creamy and your lips continue to remain moisturized.
I like this lipstick! It looks pretty good on my fair Irish skin ;o) I cant wear a lot of red lipsticks without looking vampy and gothy, but this one passed the test.. I wore it to a party the other night and I got compliments right and left. I wear this when I feel the need to sex it up a bit. Three lippie rating is due to its wear. It doesnt last much on me, had to touch it up three times throughout the night and I wasnt even eating, just drinking. Oh well. Color payoff it worth it.
This color is a super close dupe to MAC brave red. This lippie does not dry out my lips like MAC mattes. It actually feels like my lips have a little moisturizer on it. This lippie lasts longer than any other matte lippies on the market. I only place a little concealor on my lips and apply the lippie. It stays on and bright with out signs of wear for 6 hour. That is with drinking water and coffee and some chopped salad with fat free dressing. I touched it up on the corners after the salad but just a tinge.