It's been a long time since I've sat down and typed up a makeup review. I'm really excited about this one because there is nothing I love more than a 'Wow That's Certainly... Bright' lipstick. I bought three lipsticks and the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray mini.
Personally, I think Russian Red by M.A.C. is more of what you think of when you hear 'red lipstick' while Mega Matte Morphe by Nikita Dragun X Morphe is more of a ribbon red. And my third and final lipstick is a Kylie Cosmetics velvet lipstick in the color Heat.
First up lets look at the swatches.
When I put on Russian Red (pictured below) I got really excited because I've been hearing about this color for a long time and I've wanted to try it out. I purchased the mini version for ten USD, but the full-size was only 18.50 USD.
Morphe's Mega Matte lipstick in Morphe (Pictured below) was probably my favorite out of all three for a few reasons. I love how deep the color was and also the formula was really nice. I absolutely love the little Morphe M carved into the top of the lipstick itself- nice touch.
I bought Morphe for nine USD, and the entire collection has three more reds in it. I am definitely going to be purchasing the other Mega Matte reds as well.
Kylie Cosmetics is popular in the makeup industry for a reason, and many makeup artists have her lip kits in their collections. I was finally able to add one to mine and I just- I get it. I thought I understood why everyone liked these just from watching reviews and tutorials but now that I actually have one I completely understand.
Strange as it sounds the smell was one of the first things I noticed- it smelled so good. Kind of like a chocolatey fruit loop smell? The smell is one of the first things people mention about her lipsticks aside from the performance.
I wear this lipstick more than any of the others I purchased but I love it a lot. It's very bright, wears extremely well... it's just overall great. Kylie Velvets are a new staple in my collection!
** Also side note, always make sure you buy makeup from Ulta, Sephora or the actual brand's website itself. Never buy makeup off of Amazon, eBay or Aliexpress because you can (and most likely will) get chemical burn! I bought a "Kylie" lipstick off of Amazon a few years ago and didn't realize I got a knock off until I'd already burned my lips. It's not a good time, my friends- trust me on that one.
As for the Urban Decay Setting Spray, I can't say I've seen a visible change on anything except for my eyeshadow lasting just a little bit longer. More on that another time.
So, final thoughts? All three lipsticks get a Jessy stamp of approval!
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