Hello my lovely people out there!!!

I am going to review on dare to be red shade of big apple red matte lipstick collection from Maybelline, New York. Maybelline has launched a wide range of color show lipsticks at a very affordable price. You can find your perfect shade very easily and I can tell that you will be completely satisfied with the lipsticks too. If you are searching for a perfect red matte lipstick then you can never go wrong by choosing this shade. There are actually 5 different red shades available. Yes again I am recommending a product for you from Maybelline and this is not a sponsored post, probably Maybelline will not even be knowing that I exist :PI am suggesting you out of my personal choice and may be because I am a loyal customer of  Maybelline. Let’s get into the review now.


Claims for Maybelline Big Apple Red Collection Lipstick

Now paint the town red with the new colour show big apple reds. Red is a color that’s perfect for every occasion. maybelline new york introduces big apple reds, a lipstick range of 5 lip colors inspired by the big apple city – New York. With versatile shades to suit every skin tone, big apple reds will match your every mood and occasion to give you that extra edge and style to boost your style quotient. With just one swipe on your lips, you can change your look and stand out in the crowd. The saturated red pigments give full color with just one swipe. These 5 vibrant, moisture-rich shades look full-on matte reds, even on dark lips.



The very first thing I experienced after opening the cap of the lipstick was its yummyyyy appealing fragrance. The smell of this shade is so pleasant, berry types and is very tempting. I literally tasted it after applying on my lips 😛 The taste is kind of tangy berryish (if there is a word ), as whole the smell of the lipstick is 10 on 10. This shade is a beautiful red color with a pink undertone. After applying it on my lips I feel that it instantly brightens up my whole complexion. I don’t know if it is just me who feels it or anybody else has also experienced this. If you have felt the same thing or after using this if you feel it the same then do let me know below in the comments. After eating food like many lipsticks get settled, this did not get accumulated at the inner corners of the lips. That seriously look gross and I hate if that happens with me. All the 5 shades are very close to each other and you have test it and chose the one you like. I was really confused which one to get and finally ended up picking dare to red shade. Now I am loving this shade and is on the top of my list in red lipsticks.

Price: RS.325




The packaging of this lipstick is simple and elegant. It comes in a fabulous matte black plastic case with a red rim at the center. The rim color corresponds to the color family it belongs to.  This is again wrapped with a transparent easy tearable plastic wrapper where you can find the ingredients. The shade name is mentioned at the bottom of the product. I bought it two months back and at that that it had a red ring in the middle but now it has been changed to perple ring .


This is lipstick is matte yet hydrating on lips. The texture is creamy soft and very easy to put on without any hassle. without any bleeding. This red color looks matte on the lips but I can feel the creamy nourished formula which is why it does not dry out my lips. This is very light on my lips and does not give any cakey flaky(that is rhyming ) look on my lips even after wearing it for hours.



Hydrate your lips with lip balm if your lips tend to dry out very quickly..

If you want to get rid of dry flaky chapped lips, use boroline every night before sleeping. I have spoken about it in detail in my night time skincare routine post.


The pigmentation of this shade is amazing. Just one swipe and the color is on the lips. Maximum of two swipes gives me a full red coverage making my lips look gorgeous.


 Outline your lip with a lip liner to avoid bleeding. I lined my lips and this lipstick did not bleed at all.

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Staying power

I wore this lipstick on my sister’s wedding and it stayed for 5-6 hours on my lips. Since it is a matte lipstick it doesn’t transfer much. One more thing which I like about this lipstick is that, even after removing it completely from lips I had a tint of red shade left on my lips. I loved it because that gave me a natural looking pinkish red lips.

Amazing things about Maybelline Color Show Big Apple Red Lipstick 210 Dare To Be Red

Awesome pigmentation

Long staying

Matte yet moisturized

Fruity fragrance

Gives Smooth matte look

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Instantly brightens up the complexion


Classy black packaging


The packaging is same for all shades

To remove it completely you need a makeup remover or oil

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My final verdict:

The lipstick is highly pigmented, soft, matte and hydrating. If you are searching for a matte glamorous red lipstick at an affordable price then you should not miss trying out this collection.



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Maybelline Color Show Big Apple Red Lipstick 210 Dare To Be Red

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Hi!!! This is Khadija- a procaffinator, an engineer, a biotechnologist with a great interest in makeup.This is my personal blog and you can find here honest reviews and tips on beauty, makeup, skincare and many other things :) Get in touch for anything and everything at


  2. It’s a reAlly lovely shade and looks perfect for both the day and evening wear.

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