A big hello to my lovely friends 🙂
Red is so IN these days. Celebrating red, we recently did a Red Saree outfit post with Ritcha in that six yard wonder. Once considered a bridal colour or special occasion colour, it is being used and worn by every age group on any given day. How can I leave it alone then!! I am too collecting it in every form n shape 😉 be it clothes, blushes, lipsticks, footwear and so on 🙂
So, I got a red saree, a MAC Russian Red and now a dupe of that – Wet n Wild Stoplight Red. Oh yes, girlies, it is a dupe of MAC Russian Red and MAC Ruby Woo!! Ok, I know MAC Russian Red and Ruby Woo are not exactly same colours. MAC Russian Red is a bit darker while Ruby Woo is more matt.
But Wet n Wild Stoplight Red is none of that J. It is an amazing red and a great colour. Also, what makes it a great option is that fact that it is so cheap. Almost 3$ now and almost 7 times cheaper than MAC!! Yeah….true!!
Thats my reason of buying a budget red. I use all my makeup so extensively that I end up finishing most of them 😉 But I don’t want to finish my MAC Russian Red soon, hence I searched for its dupe and then I got to know about Wet n Wild Stoplight Red. Now, I can apply it as much and as many times as I want 😉 No budget constraints now!!
For a person on budget, if a pure red colour lipstick is desired, then I would say that Wet n Wild Stoplight Red is the best option. It is true to its name. It is Megalast and lasts forever. It is a matt shade. You can use it as a full lippie or as a stain too, looks wonderful both ways.
What the brand description says –
This 4-hour, longwearing lip color leaves a semi-matte, creme finish in one stroke. Glides on easily with rich, velvety color that doesn’t cake, feather, or bleed. Made with hydrating skin-care ingredients: Hyaluronic Microspheres provide extraordinary adhesion to lips, an exclusive polymer complex offers cushion-like feel and texture, and natural marine plant extracts Coenzyme Q10 and Vitamins A & E help smooth lips.
Ozokerite, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisosterate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Propylheptyl Caprylate, Mineral Oil, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Bis Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate 2, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Myristyl Lactate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Myristyl Myristate, Polysilicone 6, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Myristyl Laurate, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Propylparaben, Cholesteryl Hydroxystearate, BHT, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Squalane, Allantoin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ubiquinone, May Contain (+/-):, Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985)
Amazing pigmentation, very rich colour. One swipe is just enough to get the colour.
Black plastic case with transparent plastic cap. The cap is not of very good quality and after some use, it gets scratched easily. But at that cost, I definitely don’t mind that!!
$2.79 (totally depends on your location)
My Experience with Wet n Wild Stoplight Red-
I am currently adoring this shade. As per its description, it is not a 4 hour long wear lipstick. It is an 8 hour or more!! It gives a matt – semi matt finish. Once blotted, a perfect matt just like MAC Ruby Woo or Russian Red. What I don’t like in MAC matt lipsticks is that while being perfect matt, they are a bit drying for the lips and you can feel them on your lips. An hour or so and their dryness may bother you. But then, I love that matt finish of MAC lippies and nothing compares to them!!
In this Wet n Wild lippie, you won’t have to face that dryness. It glides on smoothly on lips leaving a rich colour and doesn’t bleed or feather. Isn’t it great!!
It suits Indian skin complexion perfectly. It is a bit moisturizing and doesn’t tug on to lips. I am getting compliments with this one on and that justifies the little cost and makes me supa happy J.
- A true red colour.
- Matt – semi matt finish.
- Dupe of MAC Ruby Woo/ MAC Russian Red 🙂
- Very rich and pigmented.
- One swipe is enough to get full colour.
- A great range of colours – 26 shades available.
- Smudge proof, bleed proof, feather proof.
- Lasts forever, survives meals and leaves an equal smooth stain.
- Glides on smoothly on lips.
- Doesn’t give that waxy crayon like feeling.
- Non – scented.
- Not available in India.
- Packaging/ Case is not of good quality.
Overall Rating –
I would repurchase this for sure and highly recommend this. It is a perfect red shade lipstick and that too on budget. It is a great dupe of MAC Russian Red and MAC Ruby Woo. Of course MAC is MAC. But my beauties on budget won’t be disappointed by Wet n Wild Stoplight Red. A true long lasting matt lipstick yet moisturising. Do try if you can lay your hands on it. You won’t look back. A True Red!!