If you know me very well, my favorite color is pink. But when it comes to lipsticks, I want it to be really really dark red. Maybe because I want to look maldita. Hahaha! I have been searching for the perfect red lipstick that suits me and my personality and I did find one but unfortunately it is from Mac Cosmetics and we all know that Mac is a really expensive brand. I can't afford it so I tried lipsticks that can be found locally and sad to say they are not as red as I want them to be. All the red lipsticks that I have tried are bright which I don't like. Then, I came across the Red Romance line which is from Fashion 21 and the darkest red that I have found in that line is the shade Heartthrob. So, I am going to share with you my experience on using this product. :)
Availability: Fashion 21/FS Cosmetics kiosks
Description: Red just got more intense! Red Romance ultra-rich, long-lasting lipcolor comes in defining, bold, and romantic red tones giving every smile and kiss a lasting impression! Be confident, sexy, energetic, proactive, creative, passionate, independent and bring out the color red in you.
Nothing fancy on the packaging, just a typical lipstick packaging. There is an imprinted "f21" word on top of the cap of the tube which I kinda don't like. I prefer just plain red for simplicity. It is also convenient to use and easy to apply. The tube is very sturdy because I accidentally fell it once and the bullet and the red coating did not break. Yey!
I have used this several times already but I still have a lot of the product. It has a creamy consistency which makes it so smooth when applied and doesn't dry my lips. But it does transfer on anything that sticks on your lips because it's creamy.
In terms of smell, again, smells just like a typical lipstick which I don't like but I cannot do anything about it because that's what lipsticks smell like. :( But it is not that strong so I can live with that.
This is what the product looks like on my lips. As you can see, it is not a very dark red. It's not also bright, it's just so-so. Sometimes I see it dark, sometimes bright. Maybe because of the lighting. Lol!
- Locally available.
- Pigmented. Color pay-off is good.
- Moisturizing. Doesn't dry out my lips.
- Paraben free.
- Can't think of any.
I actually prefer matte finish when it comes to red lipstick but this one is pretty good. I used this before on my OJT and my classmates said that it looks good on me. Sometimes, I use this for my go-to makeup look but I do not swipe it all over my lips. What I do is that I just dab small amount of lipstick and because it is very pigmented, it already gives a subtle red color. I cannot say that it is long-lasting because I always eat and drink and the lipstick transfers and does not lasts long. It's not surprising though because it has a creamy consistency. But it leaves a stain on my lips which is good because I have pale lips. I like this lipstick and I hope Fashion 21/FS Cosmetics will make a darker shade in the line. I will not repurchase because I might be searching again for the perfect red that I want that is available locally. But I do recommend this product to the girls who have dry lips because this is so moisturizing. :)
Thank you so much for viewing and I hope this review helped. Stay tuned for more reviews and follow me on Instagram (@judychiot) for more updates. God bless. :)
What is your favorite red lipstick? :)
Lots of ♥, Judy