Lady in Red

Actress Anne Hathaway famously swears by Chanel’s family of red lipsticks for nights on the town and sexy movie scenes.

About five years ago I fell in love with a Chanel lipstick so creamy and delightful, so punchy-red and inviting that people stopped me on the street to ask what I was wearing. The red was a perfect cherry with maybe the tiniest hint of orange but it was a color I’ve been unable to find since losing the stick while moving into my first New York apartment.

Today, Chanel offers a ton of killer red lip colors to explore and enjoy, but the other day I found myself absolutely enthralled by a less expensive, just as covetable new hue. Ditch the department store cosmetics section, girls, and head over to Revlon Matte lipstick awaits your arrival on the beauty scene.

I purchased this stick on a whim as I waited at the Ulta brick-and-mortar store while my sister-in-law tested out SPF moisturizers. I was drawn to the Revlon lipsticks because of the unbelievably low prices printed on the stickers on their shelves. Since no testers were available, I was wary as I purchased the diva-esque “Really Red,” but was assured by the checkout girl that I would have 30 days to return it if I didn’t love it. Amazing!

This lipstick might not have the luxe feel of my beloved Chanel, but it’s a punchy hue that works for most skintones and stays on all. day. long. That’s right, people. Through myriad phone conversations, caffeinated beverages, and even two meals, mine didn’t even require a touch-up.

Satisfy your curiosity and check out this girl-power stick, available for purchase at only $6.99 on I guarantee you will love it almost as much as that special-occasion Chanel that’s hiding out in your vanity… or lost somewhere in Manhattan.

This photo was taken two hours and one coffee after application.

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About Jenny

Jenny Studenroth is a cosmetics junkie and bridal blogger from New York City. After graduating from Middlebury College in 2007 with a creative writing degree, she went on to the beauty departments at Elle and the Wall Street Journal magazines, before becoming a freelance writer. Her wedding blog is Jenny and her husband Josh split their time between Brooklyn and Washington, DC along with their cat Dolce and pup Harry. The family is expecting their first human baby in the fall.


  1. That lip shade looks amazing on you! Can’t believe it stood up to coffee!