Matte Red Lipstick Review – L’oreal vs Make Up For Ever

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Matte Red Lipstick Review – L’oreal vs Make Up For Ever

Matte Red Lipstick Review

Lipstick is women’s best friend. Why not? It brings a pop of color on a boring and dull day and suddenly everything is okay. There are endless shades to choose from given the variety however red is my all time favorite.

Off late, I tried two different matte red lipsticks from two different brands, L’oreal and Make Up For Ever. In this post I will review both the lipsticks and compare to get a better understanding on which one would be the best buy.

 

L’oreal Paris Color Riche Moist Matte Lipstick

Shade – Blaze of Red (INR 950)

L’oreal Paris Color Riche Moist Matte Lipstick

L’oreal Paris Color Riche Moist Matte Lipstick

L’oreal launched variety of red shades for different skin tone, however this shade was suitable for all skin types.

“Blaze of Red” is a deep red shade that suits duskier skin tone as well. Lipstick is highly pigmented and stays for 4-5 hours. Reapplication is advised after that.

Being a red color it might bleed however this can be resolved by using a red lip pencil and filling in the lips. Another technique is to use a concealer to clean the edges.

We all know the down side of matte based lipstick, as they aren’t moisturizing and we end up dabbing lip balms on top of the lipstick to prevent them from cracking. On the contrary, I realized that this lipstick was moisturizing for a perfectly long time.

L’oreal Paris Color Riche Moist Matte Lipstick

L’oreal Paris Color Riche Moist Matte Lipstick – Blaze of Red

 

Pros –

  • Shade suits almost all skin tones
  • Highly pigmented and moisturizing
  • Perfect matte lipstick
  • Great packaging
  • Definitely recommended for red lipstick lovers
  • Easily available in outlets as well as on websites

Cons –

  • Might bleed if pencil not used to define the outline

 

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense

Shade #43 – $20 for 3.5 grams

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense

Another red lipstick that happened to catch my eye was from Make Up For Ever and I asked my friend traveling to States to get that for me.

I tried and liked the color as its deep red that happens to suit dusky skin tone (or it suits this skin tone in my view). The shade was quite similar but the formula seem different.

Lipstick is highly pigmented and one stroke is enough to wear a long lasting red shade for the day. However it doesn’t seem like a true matte lipstick as there is some shine to it.

Lipstick bleeding is another issue which this one doesn’t seem to resolve. Also, this is more likely to leave a stain if gets in contact with any cloth so be careful.

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense – Shade #43

Pros –

  • Highly pigmented beautiful red color
  • Great packaging
  • Moisturizing formula

Cons –

  • Not a true matte texture hence matte lovers might be disappointed
  • Expensive than other brands and not easily available in India

Altogether, both the products are great. Both of them have great packaging, lipstick formula is highly pigmented and the red shade is suitable for all kind of skin tones.

The only difference is in the matte formula as L’oreal is a true matte lipstick while Make Up For Ever has a slight shine to it. For people living in India, L’oreal is more likely to be in their reach than Make Up For Ever, making it their first choice.

Hope you enjoyed this review. Please like and comment below for any suggestions. Let me know what product do you want me to review next.

Till then, keep shining <3

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2 Comments

  1. Melissa says:

    I love this lipstick! I’m fair complected and it looks good, stays and feels good on. Worth EVERY PENNY.

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