Matte Red Lipstick Showoff

Matte Red Lipstick review: I did a thing over at the Dub Loft which was pretty fun for me. I got to test out a bunch of lippies! Specifically, some matte reds (because you know Valentines is right around the corner!). Now my lips are perpetually dry so I generally don’t wear Matte Red Lipstick, these (or most) were actually quite nice to wear.


My favorite, color-wise, was the Huda Beauty lipstick ‘famous’. It’s a delicious dark berry red shade and I’m all about dark lips. BUT, overall, I think Tarte’s ‘cheerleader’ gets the goal. It was comfortable to wear, dried quickly but not too quick that application was horrendous and had NO TRANSFER!

  • The lipsticks in the video are Tarte ‘Cheerleader’, Maybelline ‘Rebel Red’, Huda Beauty ‘Famous’, Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Serafine’. Links are to Sephora or related sites.
  • The Huda Beauty lipstick, while I loved the color, did have the transfer. I wore this one out of the studio, went to eat afterward and it didn’t last a mealtime, unfortunately. I never really expect any lip product to last a meal to be fair.
  • I was pretty shocked by Tarte’s matte lipstick. I’ve tried Inglot’s and MAKE UP FOR EVER’s, both of which are super comfortable to wear but any other one I have tried I have wanted to rub off quickly. This one was great! I would definitely grab a tube of this.

The one I was most disappointed with was the Maybelline Matte Red Lipstick one. It’s more of a creamy matte. It doesn’t dry down and there is some transfer. The good side to this is it won’t dry out your lips and can wear more comfortably. However, if you’re specifically looking for matte, I would opt for a different brand.