|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This is a very wearable red that brightens my medium toned complexion. As the shade is mid-toned (not a deep red) and is sheer and fairly moisturising, this makes it suitable for casual daytime wear if you like a slight red hue to your lips but nothing too in-your-face. As it's so sheer, you do need to keep reapplying throughout the day but it's pretty easy to apply straight from the bullet.
For comparison, the Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple red is more pigmented and is a deeper shade of red. I actually find the Super Lustrous Rich Girl Red more moisturising and more comfortable to wear than the Candy Apple lip butter.
The packaging is simple, classic and good quality. I like the way the top of the 'lid' section is clear so you can see the lipstick colour from the top. I have a few shades from this line so this feature is useful.
I'd recommend this for anyone who likes to wear a hint of red lips on a day-to-day basis or wants to try red for a first time but doesn't want to commit to anything too bright or too matte.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
A warm, sheer orange-red. I liked this formula for it's moisturising feel, which lasted for 2-3 hours. The colour lasted around 4-5 hours on me, however it did not stay true to colour for the entire duration. At around the 1 hour mark it lost it vibrancy and faded into a pink-red. For this reason I would not repurchase, as I love the colour and would like for it to stay true for the duration of wear.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I bought this on a whim after swatching the tester and finding it to be a sheer, *warm* red. Rich Girl Red fit an empty niche in my collection: I love Lipstick Queen Medieval, a sheer every-day (work-safe!) red, but it's neutral-cool, so on my cool-toned mauve-y (corpse!) lips, it definitely pulls pink. Rich Girl Red on the other hand, reads as a sheer *red* on my lips due to its warm, tomato-y tones. (Sure, technically speaking any red that's not opaque will appear as some version of pink - but I'm going to go ahead and assume that you, O reader of MakeupAlley, know what I'm talking about here. It's orange-ness counters my lips' mauve-ness and evens out at a close-to-neutral shade.) Others with more pigmented lips or a different complexion might see a warmer red translated on their lips. But in particular for anyone else who has the "sheer reds always look pink on me" issue, Rich Girl Red is worth your consideration!
I'm a fan of the classic Super Lustrous (cream) formula for longevity, a nice level of slipery-ness vs stay-put-ish-ness, and being startlingly kind to my chronically dry, unhappy lips, especially for a fully-pigmented drugstore lipstick. (i.e. if I start out with my lips in a good state, I can wear a SL for the day without it looking and feeling like a dry, chapped, peeling mess. They'll still be a bit worse for the wear in the evening, but not destroyed.) Rich Girl Red is my first Super Lustrous Shine, but thus far I'm pleased with the formula. With regular re-application, it's about the same to my lips as the SL cream formula. SL Shine has a nice balm-y slip (more-so than the classic formula) at the time of application, without feeling like it's going to slip 'n slide all over my face. At first application, Rich Girl Red feels moisturizing, but on me that feeling fades within about 15min to a half-hour. After that, it simply feels not-too-drying. Mirroring this, at first application the formula looks more moist/balm-y on my lips, but settles down to a natural lip texture - not glossy but certainly not matte.
I'd say lasting power is about average for the opacity - longer if I'm just sitting there, shorter if I'm talking, eating, drinking, or keep rubbing my lips together. The sheerness makes this shade, in my opinion, low-maintence to wear, for two reasons. First because as the color fades, it's a pretty even fade - not sinking into lip lines or leaving a ring around the mouth, just a gradual wearing off; and second because it's sheer enough for mirror-free touch-ups. Rich Girl Red does leave a slight stain, so if you re-apply throughout the day, the pigmentation will increase somewhat as you go - to me that's a positive, and something I also like about Medieval (mentioned above).
I do come back and update reviews, so if my opinion changes with familarity (it's been a couple months - not yet!) I'll say so ... but for now I'm happy to declare Rich Girl Red very nice for the price. Personally I *don't* like the Revlon Lip Butter formula - I don't find it moisturizing AND it gives me lip-line break-outs (*shudder*). So I'm not interested in making direct comparisions between these formulas, especially since I know the Butters are so popular.
Oh! One last thing - Rich Girl Red is shimmer free, in case you're wondering.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Love this! This is such an easy red to wear. It's somewhat like a balm and has a slight staining effect so when it wears down it doesn't go away completely. This would be great for anyone who is first trying to wear red. Since this has sheerness it's very easy to wear and reapply. It has a red orange which is helping bring that winter pale skin to life Love it!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
It's definitely not opaque as shown in the Emma Stone display but I don't mind that because personally, red lipsticks make me look older and aren't flattering, though I absolutely love this one for its "sheerness". It is a red with an orange undertone, buildable, moisturising with no scent and the glossiness fades after a couple of hours to give this really nice matte finish with vibrancy but not too dramatic.
So overall, I think this would be a great shade if you're just getting into red lipsticks or if you don't want something so dark. It is a very wearable shade, something you can apply without a mirror and it doesn't dry your lips out!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Very disappointed. The color is not at all like the picture of Emma Stone. This lipstick is Pink, not Red... I wouldn't buy this again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Love this color! very matte, but the color doesnt say LOOK AT ME! its a muted red color that looks nice with my skin tone. its an everyday lipstick, just to give you a hint of color without bieng too glossy or too dry. the only thing i dont like is that it doesnt last long. But I will definately repurchase this color. Got it on sale at walmart less than $6.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I like this as a daytime red. It looks good with jeans and a t-shirt (if you're a Red Sox fan, it will look great with a Red Sox tshirt or baseball cap) or in an office where a full-on red lip would be too much.
If I were going to recommend a red lipstick to someone who was wary of a bright lip, I'd give them this because it reminds me of my first red lipstick, which was "Carnation" by Cover Girl. Pretty sure it came in a blue tube. My roommate (from NYC and far more sophisticated than me) turned me on to red lips with this sheer red.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I like this too. It's a nice sheer red that gives you a pop of color without being overt. I thought at first that it was similar to Candy Apple Red Lip Butter but I find this more of a texture of a regular lipstick. It's not as thick and moisturizing as the lip butters. It is good for an out and and about lipstick as opposed as a night on the town. I also don't see this as much like the Color Whispers which I have several of. Again this is more like a normal lipstick to me. At $5.99 at Target, this is the same price if not cheaper than Maybelline. I would buy it again. It's a perfect warm red that suits my skin tone and blonde hair/blue eyes.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I'm going to stick up for this lipstick. It works very well for me. It's a sheer, flattering, warm red on my fair neutral with warm undertones complexion. It's one of those colors that just works well with my coloring and gives life to my complexion. I have all the red lip butters, and this lipstick doesn't look like any of them (it's even sheerer), and I will agree with the first reviewer, that it doesn't look anything like the color used on Emma Stone in the display. But for that, I was relieved. It's a good jeans and t-shirt, knocking-around-the-neighborhood kind of lipstick.