REVIEW: Revlon Matte Lipstick "In the Red"

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Product Info from Revlon
Ultra-creamy saturated lip color that delivers beautiful, 
lightweight matte color without any dryness, caking or fading.

Available Shades: Stormy Pink, Sky Pink, Smoked Peach, Nude Attitude,
Pink Pout, Mauve It Over, Pink About It, Really Red,
In the Red, Fabulous Fig, & Wine Not

Retail Price: PHP 400.00+ , around $6.00 in the US 


I've had this lipstick for a while now. It was a gift from my brother last Christmas 2009 (he's girlfriend, now fiancee actually chose this).  It's the only Red Lipstick I own and I love it! I've always been afraid to wear red lipstick, thinking that I couldn't pull it off.  But I was so wrong, I received compliments when I wore this and it looked amazing on me.  It's just the perfect shade of red for me.

What I like about it...
* inexpensive
* it's matte (I love matte lipsticks)
* did not make my lips dry
* no scent / fragrance-free
* very pigmented
* smooth and glides easily
* packaging is awesome, I don't have to worry about it in my makeup bag.
* didn't experience any itch or allergies
* stays long, it lasted for more than 5 hours. Even though I ate and drink it still looked just as great as when it  was first applied.
* the color is not bright. It's not fuchsia nor orange,
it's just a perfect deep matte red 

What I don't like...
* absolutely nothing!

My rating: 5 / 5

This "In the Red" shade is just wearable. Really works great for my skin tone. For reference, I am Asian - Filipino with yellow / golden undertones.  The Revlon matte lipstick collection also has another red shade called "Really Red" but that's the kind of red lipstick I stay away from. It's a super bright red shade which is scary...lol

TIPS: Wear neutral eye make-up for an elegant look.  I don't apply any eyeshadow when I'm wearing red lipstick. I simply line my upper lash line with a black eyeliner and apply a touch of matte blush on my cheeks for a natural pinched cheek look.

I only wear this lipstick when I'm wearing a black blouse or shirt. I think it makes the red color stand out.

How about you ladies, have you found the perfect Red Lipstick yet?

This is it for now.

Cheerios!
***Hollie***

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12 Comments

  1. great review. Same with me, I like "In the Red" and another is "Mauve it over" as it's my MLBB. The "Really Red" IS way to bright. I also like "Fabulous Fig." :)

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  2. ang ganda ng shade! haven't tried matte lippies from Revlon yet... its good to know di sha drying.

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  3. @My-My, I agree that "Mauve it over" is a very pretty color too.

    @Charry, it's great right?

    @Shopcoholic, That is exactly what I was thinking before I used it. I thought, because its matte it's probably drying, But I'm so glad it isn't.

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  4. That lipstick is so pretty! And glad it's not drying because that's my initial impression when it comes to matte lipsticks.

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  5. I have this one! :) You should try the red lippie from Kat Von D's collection. <3

    You no longer have pop-ups! :)

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  6. @Pammy, thanks. I know what you mean, even I think the same way. Matte = dry...hehe

    @Toni, too bad, I don't think we have Kat Von D products here in Phils. I'll figure something out..hehe... Yay! for no more pop-ups. Good thing I fixed it.

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  7. nice to know this red shade fits filipina skink color perfectly. thanks for the review ;)

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  8. @Donnarence... Thanks, it does give me that feeling every time I wear this...lol

    @Hazel... It's my pleasure, yes it does look great on Filipina skintone.

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  9. oh my gosh, this is such a beautiful shade of red! i don't have many reds, i so need to pick this up, going on my wishlist!

    your lips are so pretty too! i can't do lip swatches...although i plan on posting some at some point, i don't feel like they're worthy, haha

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  10. @JEzzy, Thanks for the compliment, I'm sure you can do it too. You look Gorgeous! I really love that shade as well.

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