Skin Tone: Medium fair, warm undertones
Being a crazy lipstick junkie, I cannot have enough lipsticks in my stash and that’s why I keep picking new ones every now and then. keep buying new ones every now and then. I have recently hauled a few Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipsticks. Today, I am going to review on of them in the shade “Ruby”. Read on for more details about the product.
A full-pigment lip color with a smooth, ultra-matte finish. Use the highest point of the bullet to apply Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick with precision.
Price and Quantity:
USD 18 for 3.5 gm.
My Experience with Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick Ruby:
The lipstick comes in a glossy black and rose gold packaging. The cap is long and black in color. It has the brand’s tagline engraved on it. The lipstick tube has a nice rose gold twist-up base that moves smoothly. The cap of the lipstick tube shuts very securely making a click sound and that ensures that the lipstick packaging is purse-friendly and will not create any mess around. The brand’s logo is printed on the top of the cap and the neck of the lipstick tube. The packaging is not color-coded, so I need to check the base of the lipstick tube to see the shade. The shape of the bullet is regular and helps in achieving easy and precise application. Overall, the packaging looks beautiful and classy.
“Ruby” is a beautiful cool-toned red shade. This shade is suitable for almost all Indian skin tones. This is a perfect party shade which instantly brightens up dull face. I am a die-hard lover of red lipsticks and I quite like this color, but I find this color easily dupable in both high-end and drugstore brands.
The closest dupes that I have discovered are – Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in the shade Ma’damn and L’Oreal Paris Scarlet Déjà vu Rouge Magique Lipstick. It is a beautiful party red shade. The lipstick does not contain any sheen or shimmer.
It sets to a soft, velvety, matte finish initially and later on, it looks perfectly matte on the lips. It does not have a powdery matte kind of formulation. The lipstick is decently pigmented, one swipe gives semi-opaque coverage. Two to three swipes give even and full coverage to the lips. It is capable of covering pigmented lips really well. The color spreads evenly on the lips and does not get patchy. It does not give any streaky finish. There is no significant fragrance in this lipstick.
The texture of the lipstick is average. I am not much impressed with the texture of these lipsticks. I find it a tiny bit drying. It does drag a little on the lips. I really have to press down a little to glide the lipstick on the lips. It does highlight every small dry patch on the lips, so it is important to exfoliate and moisturize lips well to achieve smoother and healthier-looking lips. I would highly recommend prepping of the lips before application.
The formula of this lipstick is comfortable, but it does not feel extremely lightweight on the lips. I can feel its presence on my lips but it’s not heavy or sticky. The lipstick is smudge-proof upto some extent, even after meals. The formula is not heavily transferring, just minimal transfer of color. It survives normal sipping and light snacks easily, but it fades away after a heavy meal leaving a light stain behind. The lipstick is neither too moisturizing nor too drying on the lips. It stays comfortable on my lips and I do not need frequent application of the lip balm. So, I need to apply a lip balm. It does not settle into the fine lines of the lips.
The lipstick lasts for good 6-7 hours on my lips with a little fading. It leaves a light stain behind, which can be taken off easily with a good makeup remover. Overall, this range has insane number of shades from n*des to bolds, which makes this range worth trying.
Pros of Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick Ruby:
- Classy packaging.
- Pretty shade.
- No shimmer.
- Velvety-matte finish.
- Decent pigmentation.
- Hides pigmented lips.
- Smudge proof.
- Does not transfer much.
- Non-drying formula.
- Decent lasting power.
- Survives meals partially.
- Fragrance free.
- Easy to remove.
- Non-staining formula.
Cons of Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick Ruby:
- Shade can be easily dupe-able.
- The texture is not super smooth.
- Drags a little on the lips.
- Prepping the lips is mandatory.
- Transfers easily.
Would I Repurchase Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick Ruby?
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