Pixi Classic Red Mattelustre Lipstick Review

Hello all,

Continuing with my reviews of the Pixi Mattelustre lipsticks, today, I am reviewing the shade “Classic Red.” I have already reviewed the shades “Coral Red” and “Pure Fuchsia” from this range. So, read on to find out more.

Pixi Classic Red Mattelustre Lipstick


Product Description:
Full-coverage, adjustable-finish lipstick for long lasting, vivid lip color with a plumping effect.  The ultimate in multi-tasking lip enhancement, this demi-matte lipstick conditions, plumps and protects lips while giving long lasting, intense colour. Added peptides, hyaluronic acid, and vitamins C and E help to create fuller, smoother looking lips.


My Experience with Pixi Classic Red Mattelustre Lipstick:

Packaging: This lipstick comes in a cute, mint-colored plastic tube. There is a colored band at the bottom which matches the shade of the lipstick. A sticker on the bottom carries the name of the lipstick.


The packaging is very simple and there is no other print on the tube except a very classy looking “pixi” in light mint color.

Lipstick open bullet

Shade/Pigmentation: “Classic Red” is a lovely red shade. It is slightly cool toned, but I feel it will still look good on Indian skin tones. The pigmentation of the lipstick is slightly on the sheer side and hence it does not come across as a bold in-your-face red. You should surely try this lipstick if you typically shy away from red lipsticks.

Red lipstick

The color can be built on by layering. Layering does not lead to any clumping.

Texture/Finish/Lasting Power:  The texture of the lipstick is quite balm-like and it applies pretty well on the lips. The finish is a demi-matte as it has some sheen to it. I did not notice any plumping effect as advertised.

Red lipstick bullet

The lipstick does not feel drying on the lips. It is quite lightweight and actually feels like a balm. My lips feel soft and supple throughout the time that the lipstick wears.

Hand swatch

The staying power is pretty good too and the lipstick lasts around 5-6 hrs with light meals. This particular shade leaves a reddish stain behind.

Lip swatch

Pros of Pixi Classic Red Mattelustre Lipstick:

  • Lovely red shade.
  • Decent pigmentation.
  • Semi-matte finish.
  • Good staying power – around 5-6 hours.
  • Does not feel drying.
  • Classy packaging.

Red lips

Cons of Pixi Classic Red Mattelustre Lipstick:

  • Slightly expensive compared to drugstore lipsticks.
  • Some of you might not like the pigmentation which leans towards sheer.
  • No visible plumping effect.

IMBB Rating:

Would I Repurchase/Recommend Pixi Classic Red Mattelustre Lipstick?

The lipstick is good but not a must-have. So, you can buy if you like slightly sheer red lipsticks.  I will not repurchase the same shade.

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