Red Lips, Analytical Mind and Tom Ford Lip Color Matte Ruby Rush

I alternate between contacts and eyeglasses and whenever I wear the latter, chances are you will see me pared down, makeup-wise. Just a stroke of mascara, barely-these blush but rockin’ bold in the lips department. Pretty much my signature look, you bet.

Tom Ford Lip Color Matte, Review, Swatch, Ruby Rush, Best Red Matte Lipstick

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While I favor dark berry shades more, red is a must-wear for me year-round. Given my sublime experience with Tom Ford Lip Color Matte (check out my review of Black Dahlia, Pussycat and Velvet Cherry), procuring one more shade will definitely seal the deal for me. Trivial but c’mon give it to the girl with insane lipstick addiction, oki?

Tom Ford Lip Color Matte, Review, Swatch, Ruby Rush, Best Red Matte Lipstick

Similar to my previous experience, 07 Ruby Rush is creamy matte and never-drying. It feels luxurious with too-die for pigmentation. Matte is hard to pull off but Tom Ford crafted it to the level of perfection. Opaque in one swipe, sexy at two, femme fatale at three. Red lips are men’s kryptonite. Add analytical mind and you’re in for the win lady.

Think you own a similar shade? Ruby Rush is true red and like I’ve said countless times, red can be interpreted in hundred and one shades. Believe me, there is THAT red destined for you. Here are some red hues in varying intensity and finish from my ever-expanding stash (reviews are linked):

Tom Ford Lip Color Matte Velvet Cherry

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Rouge in Danger (deep strawberry)

Givenchy Rouge D’Exception (brick red)

Guerlain Rouge Parade (true red)

Tory Burch Scoundrel (pinky red)

Tom Ford Lip Color Matte, Review, Swatch, Ruby Rush, Best Red Matte Lipstick

Analyze, have fun but please wear me confidently.

Ruby Rush

Tom Ford Lip Color Matte, Review, Swatch, Ruby Rush, Best Red Matte Lipstick



  1. December 8, 2014 / 5:07 pm

    Love the lipstick and love this post, Kathryne – such fun to read! Yes, red lips and an analytical mind are the keys!

    • December 9, 2014 / 5:42 am

      thanks so much. i try my best to put a new spin on reviews…after all, what's there to say about lipstick when i've said the same things million times, lol!

  2. December 8, 2014 / 6:32 pm

    I love this signature look for you. So striking and beautiful!

  3. December 8, 2014 / 6:38 pm

    I think I just fell in love with you ♥.

  4. December 8, 2014 / 8:33 pm

    I love the lipstick you're wearing. I also like Scoundrel.

  5. December 8, 2014 / 10:01 pm

    First, love the glasses. This color looks nice on you.

  6. December 8, 2014 / 11:24 pm

    Strange it looks like my comment evaporated into the ether! GAGAGAGAGORGEOUS!

  7. December 8, 2014 / 11:25 pm

    You look amazing! I don't own any Tom Ford, but it looks like I might have to change that

    • December 9, 2014 / 5:44 am

      Thanks much. I must warn you though, it gets addicting… Tom Ford lippy that is

  8. December 8, 2014 / 11:28 pm

    That's a great lipstick color on you, and I love your shirt 🙂

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  10. December 9, 2014 / 12:45 am

    GORGEOUS color on you!

  11. December 9, 2014 / 1:11 am

    The glasses are super chic and so is that RED!

  12. December 9, 2014 / 2:59 am

    Gorgeous shades (as usual!) Love the look of Velvet Cherry the most.

  13. December 9, 2014 / 3:55 am

    You are the person who can pull off any lip color, but red is so classic!

  14. December 9, 2014 / 5:14 am

    I love the blue- based reds the most. This is a knockout look!

  15. December 9, 2014 / 7:33 am

    This is gorgeous on you and you totally have a signature look! I also love that you swatched similar shades.

  16. December 9, 2014 / 3:24 pm

    You ROCK the reds! Never take that one off!

  17. December 10, 2014 / 1:35 am

    Love the lipstick AND your glasses!

  18. December 11, 2014 / 1:26 am

    I need something Tom Ford- everything is so stunning.

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