Remember my impulsive final decision to order the Sleek Matte Me in Rioja Red while I was finishing my thoughts on the shade Birthday Suit? Well, best decision ever.
The postman rang my doorbell yesterday while holding my “non hazardous cosmetics”. I obviously knew what was inside and was immensely excited to try it on my lips.
I opened the package, applied the cream with surprising ease. Thankfully, I have very steady hands, and even the excitement of seeing the color in the bottle didn’t change that. After applying, I waited. And waited. The shade Rioja Red takes a while longer to turn matte than Birthday Suit, so for about a minute I stood there looking at a red lipgloss. And then – boom!
Words cannot sum up the beauty of this red color. A true, Snow White red. When swatched next to Ruby Woo, it leaves Ruby Woo looking like some sad, cold and desaturated red. Ruby Woo is my all time favorite red lipstick, but Rioja Red is such a fiery red – it’s fantastic!
Once matte, just like Birthday Suit, it doesn’t transfer onto anything. When I poured some micellar water onto a cotton pad to straighten out the edges, I concluded that it must take some rubbing to take off completely. Little fixes aren’t hard to make, but removing it all takes some force and a strong make up remover – like Garnier’s Micellar Cleanser.