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July 30, 2012

Wanted: The Perfect Retro-Red Lipstick


I’ve spent all summer pining away for the perfect retro red lipstick. Not too pink, not too orange, and not too shiny. Just a matte warm red that warms up my olive skin tone and looks totally appropriate for day or night. You’d think I’d have one in my stash of samples, but alas. And the prospect of swiping on and wiping off dozens of shades at the makeup counter as I morph into a wild-eyed clown isn’t very appealing. Any suggestions?

Update! I’ve found two favorites: MAC Ruby Woo and Bobbi Brown Lady Ruba (funny how they sound so similar). Thanks for your help, ladies! 

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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