June 15, 2015

Maybelline Rich Ruby Creamy Matte Lipstick Review & Swatches

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Maybelline Rich Ruby Creamy Matte

Maybelline Rich Ruby Creamy Matte Lipstick is one of several new, permanent shades in the Creamy Mattes Lipstick by Color Sensational Collection. I adore Rich Ruby! You so need it if you’re a fan of red but don’t be scared if you hate matte because the Creamy Matte Lipstick from Maybelline is one of the best mattes I’ve had the pleasure of using!

Maybelline Rich Ruby Creamy Matte Lipstick is a warm, rich ruby red that provides opaque coverage on a single application. This is a gorgeous red and exactly the shade of red I love.

The Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipstick formula is incredible. If you haven’t tried it yet, please do! It’s a great formula and I find it hard to believe that it’s a drugstore one as it has a very high end feel.

Maybelline Rich Ruby Creamy Matte Lipstick

Maybelline Rich Ruby Creamy Matte Lipstick

Maybelline Rich Ruby Creamy Matte Lipstick swatches

Maybelline Rich Ruby Creamy Matte Lipstick Swatches

You know I’m not much of a matte fan but this texture is incredible. It isn’t quite matte in the traditional sense but does combine the velvety texture of a matte along with a thick, creamy, buttery formula. The lipstick glides onto lips easily and the creaminess provides smooth, even, seamless color. I think mattes have a bad rep of being stiff, dry, and sometimes they do tug during application. Maybelline’s formula re-imagines the traditional matte lipstick and transforms it even with a soft, creaminess that truly is a pleasure to use and wear. The wear is a good five hours (or in the case of this shade I can easily get six hours in). During that time I never felt like the color lost intensity or that the formula became drier or even cracked and migrated. It wore beautifully for that time and looked as amazing as the initial application. Now if you’re sensitive, yes, these do have a bit of a play-doh taste and fragrance you might already be familiar with if you use the original Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick line so just a head’s up on that!

I’m happy to see the Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipstick Collection has been extended with new shades. The formula is a solid one and a great value at around $5 to $6 per a shade. Can’t beat the price, can’t beat the amazing formula.

Maybelline Rich Ruby Creamy Matte Lipstick fotd

Rich Ruby gets a big hooray from me!

Maybelline Rich Ruby Creamy Matte Lipstick is available now at Ulta.com or grab it at your local drugstore!


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About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Tina

    Hey Muse that color looks gorgeous on you! I noticed that you do a ton of reviews on red lipstick. Wonder if its possible for you to do a massive comparison of red lipsticks in your makeup collection and highlight your favorites ^.^

    • Isabella Muse

      thanks Tina!!!!! Maybe someday I’ll do a round up 🙂

  • Genevieve

    Love, love, love that colour – this formula certainly beats a lot of high end brands. Hope we get that colour in Australia. Have you tried the Divine Wine colour yet? It looks gorgeous too.

    • Isabella Muse

      Thanks chica! No! Have to get that shade! I hope you guys get them! They really are luxurious for the price!

  • Katherine T.

    I’m so impressed by how the drugstore lippies now rival HE brands at a fraction of the price

  • Kay

    I’m late coming to the party, but I thank you for this review! I actually have Rich Ruby in my arsenal. I had completely forgotten about it until I found your review! I agree with all the wonderful things that you say about these lipsticks. Yesterday, I did an inventory of all my lip products and recorded everything on a spreadsheet (to help me from buying stuff I already own). It turns out that I have 12 of the Maybelline ColorSensational Creamy Matte Lipsticks! They’re awesome. (My absolute favorite is Touch of Spice.) Yes, the formula is wonderful. However, I’m equally impressed by the colors. Sometimes, drugstore lipsticks have great formulas, but the colors look sort of cheap. The shades of these lipsticks look really high end. When you search for color dupes of high-end lipsticks, these Maybelline matte lipsticks often come up in the results.

    • Isabella Muse

      Oh my pleasure! Shopping your stash eh? ;-D I really like Touch of Spice too! Nice nude shade! ;-D Great idea creating a spreadsheet! I’ve come to a point I ALWAYS forget what shades I have haha!