Until recently I had never been one to try makeup from the Beauty Supply Store but lately so many inexpensive brands have been coming out with great affordable products. I think I may officially be a reformed Makeup Snob.
I picked up some of Ruby Kisses Matte Lipsticks that I’ve heard so much about at my local BSS and I must agree that these lipsticks are $3 gems. They are matte so they apply a little dry and tug at the lips but not as bad as MAC’s Ruby Woo. I found it was easiest to dab a light coat of the color on my lips first and then to follow up with a normal application which really reduced the tugging and made the application more even.
All of the swatches below are with no liner but I would probably use a liner with all of these in actual wear just to make the application look super clean. The darker colors applied somewhat patchy, especially Purple Affair, but nothing extreme that couldn’t be fixed with a good lip primer or lip liner. These lipsticks also have a good wear time, Brown Sugar wore on my lips for about 5-6 hours before disappearing.