Winter Beauty: The Perfect Ruby Red Lipstick


Say hello to the color I can’t get out of my head, the most sultry and subtle and classic of lipstick shades, Burberry’s Ruby. This is the kind of red fit for a Princess or a china doll, but muted enough to work for the everygirl, every single day. The shade is so popular, it’s actually on backorder at Nordstrom.

And according to top Burberry makeup artists busy glamming up models backstage at the shows, to achieve this look: line your lips with this lip definer in brick red, then fill in the lips with ruby no. 18 lipstick and finish it off by placing a single ply of tissue over your freshly applied lipstick and lightly dust it with translucent powder. This trick ensures that your lipstick stays on longer and gives you that sexy velvet finish.

Via Burberry Prorsum Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear // Styling Tip by Wendy Rowe // Photo by Sonny Vandevelde for Style



  1. Rachel

    That color! Just fabulous – I’m obsessed with lipsticks and finding the perfect red. Thank you for this! xx

  2. Lauren

    Such a beautiful color! Any idea how it compares to NARS Red Lizard?

    • Lexi

      hmm, not sure! Your best bet is to head to a beauty counter and try on. 🙂

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