Maybelline Refined Red Color Sensational Lipstick is one of two limited edition Color Sensational Lipsticks that launched with the new Maybelline Gilded Gold Collection for Holiday 2013.
You’re safe, this one, I think you can skip!
But if you tried it do give me your feedback, curious minds what you think.
Read ahead for my experience.
Maybelline Refined Red Color Sensational Lipstick has more of an orange undertone in it than a red one so I do suggest tracking down Maybelline Infra-Red Color Sensational Lipstick if you’re looking for a vivid shade of true Holiday red.
Red is a color we seek out for Holiday looks because not only is it timeless, classic lip look but also because it’s festive. Maybelline Refined Red Color Sensational Lipstick is a bit misleading in promo images as it does look quite red. However, this is more of a tomato red with a touch of orange-y and blue undertones in my opinion.
I was disappointed…even though cooler shades of red like this aren’t ones I personally reach for I was still hoping it would make for a nice Holiday lip look but the shade wasn’t the only disappointing aspect here. I find the formula was very drying. Although this is a satin finish lipstick it does tug rather badly during application and feels quite dry on my lips. Thankfully it didn’t feather or migrate and a little gloss on top redeems the dryness. However, those looking to slip it on and go might feel the texture isn’t quite great. It does provide opaque color coverage however, it needs to be built up with about three applications of the lipstick.
Overall, if you’re looking for a festive red lippie this season I think you can probably safely skip Refined Red. There isn’t anything special about the shade or the formula for that matter.