Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Burberry Ruby Lipstick
Burberry Ruby Lipstick

Burberry Ruby (18) Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a gorgeous shade of bright, lush red with a faint blue-base but not at all too cool for warmer skin tones to wear.  A few weeks ago, when I reviewed Burberry’s Russet Blush, I had so many of you ask me about the lip color–in case you missed it, Ruby was it!

It’s a nearly opaque shade that packs lots of color without feeling heavy or slick on lips.  It’s lightweight in its feel, satiny in its texture.  The application is even and smooth and doesn’t require a lot of layering (just one or two passes).  There’s a soft sheen but not really a shimmer to it.  It does have a floral scent, which is noticeable in the tube but not when I wore it.

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: For a beautiful, slightly blue-based red, Ruby would be a good pick.


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Burberry Ruby Lipstick
Union Red, Ruby, Hibiscus

Burberry Ruby Lipstick
Burberry Ruby Lipstick

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37 thoughts on “Burberry Ruby (18) Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I love it, but just on you! You rock these reds TOTALLY! I would not dare to got out with red lips.

  2. Jady

    Hi Christine! I have just recently started to read this blog and LOVE it! I was just wondering, is there a high quality sheer everyday lipgloss you would recommend?


  3. Hend

    This Red is gorgeous !
    It looks amazing on you !

  4. Annie S

    your teeth look whiter than white here!

  5. Evanna

    DAMN, this is hot! I need this one. Plus it looks gorgeous on you.

  6. Andrea

    Stunning on you Christine!

  7. Victoria

    You can pull anything off…..aaarrggghhh – I just look like a prostitute wearing red lipstick *LOL*

  8. Sharon

    That is one gorgeous shade. You look stunning, Christine!

  9. Pretty in Pink


  10. Alex

    This is AMAZING on you and makes your teeth look super white!

  11. Evelyn

    It’s so pretty! I’m so tempted. :)

  12. Hot, hot, HOT! Ruby is a stunner.

  13. serene

    Is there any dupe for this? I love how this shade makes your teeth look whiter, you look fabulous. Even your face looks brighter. I am a bit scared of coral and red lipsticks, sometimes they make my teeth look yellower. :/ Why is that? Could you make a post about what sort of shades to choose to avoid this problem? I have no clue until I saw my pictures, and I am horrified. Sticking to nudes and pinks until I can figure out what is wrong.

  14. Mei Granghelli

    Amaaaaaaaazing Lipstick!!!!!

    Super HOT! 😉

  15. Courtney


    But $30? Ouch.

  16. Gina

    That ruby is really gorgeous 😀

  17. Wow! hat is GORGEOUS. It’s so moist looking and vibrant. I want it times a million.

  18. Kat

    Oh my, luscious.

  19. Diana B


  20. Jay

    ew just another red.

  21. Bernice

    That is one hot hot colour nd you look fantastic in it 😀

  22. ellie

    Is this similar in color to russian red or heartless from the vv collection?

  23. ms

    i just realized that you can dupe this shade w/ mac russian red.