One of life’s mysteries — like crop circles, Stonehenge and sock orphans when you KNOW you put both socks in the dryer — is why is it’s so difficult to find the perfect cherry red. It’s usually too shiny, too blue-undertoned, too sheer, too SOMETHING.
Well, not anymore. Apparently, Drew Barrymore’s newish makeup line FLOWER BEAUTY (it should actually be called Holy Grail Beauty, but never mind) has a lip product called Lip Suede Velvet Lip Chubby made with an orchid and papaya hydrating blend in a color called Red-dy to Bloom. Oh, it also goes on like DREAM. Soft, smooth and matte. It feels moisturizing — a bonus, considering most matte products go on as soft as sand paper — without sacrificing intensity of color. If cherry red is too bright for you, Lip Suede comes in a handful of other tones, from nude to wine.
Also, price. As someone who once spent 25 pounds on a lipstick at a fancy London department store, Flower Beauty Lip Suede runs you less than lunch at only $8. Made in the USA and not tested on animals. Yay! Available at Walmart.