Burberry Ruby (18) Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

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.

AVAILABILITY: Nordstrom

Burberry Ruby Lipstick
Union Red, Ruby, Hibiscus

Burberry Ruby Lipstick
Burberry Ruby Lipstick

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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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?

Thanks!

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.

Orange-based lipsticks might make your teeth pull yellow, where as blue-based lipsticks can make them appear whiter 🙂

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