Have you been on the search for the perfect red lipstick? Personally…I want all the red lipsticks I can find that actually wear well & look great against my skintone. I have neon reds & sheer reds aplenty, staining reds & vampy reds galore…shimmery reds….not so many! But I am always on the hunt for one that “works” without being tacky looking on me. Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick in Ruby Star fits the bill, check it out!
From Maybelline –
Fall in love with color, all over again:
• Crisper color from pure pigments
• Creamier feel from nourishing honey nectar
• Lipcolor so rich, so stunning…it’s sensational
• 68 captivating shades
This is a true ruby shade with multi-colored shimmer. It is deeper but because of the ruby shade not too vampy. I usually dislike shimmer-y, glitter-y, or frosted reds but Ruby Star appears to be an exception!
The shimmer actually transfers both onto the swatches & when worn on the lips. Very cool. On the lips it doesn’t look glittery though, more multi-dimensional & luxe. I see more gold than anything else shimmer-wise but it definitely isn’t overpowering. I think the shimmer is actually what makes this shade more wearable & keeps the color itself from falling flat.
The staying power on Ruby Star is actually quite good & although the scent isn’t pleasant it also doesn’t deter me from wearing it. All of the Maybelline Color Sensational shades smell the same so I’ve become accustomed. The formula itself isn’t necessarily moisturizing but it isn’t drying either, it lays somewhere in between. I don’t have to moisturize before application which is kind of how I decide on that. It remains comfortable & doesn’t require a gloss topper. The finish itself looks moisturizing for the first hour then appears as more of a satin.
All in all, Ruby Star really surprised me. I didn’t actually expect to like it as I’ve lost faith in most shimmery reds but somehow this one works! You can find Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in 640 Ruby Star from Walgreens, CVS, Target, & wherever Maybelline products are sold.