Colourpop’s Ribbon the perfect RED for Women of Colour?

This is the question I’ve been asking myself since I first swatched it over the weekend. Is this the most perfect red ever made? On my skin tone, it’s a little hard to know from brand pictures if a product will work as promised when it gets to me.

colourpop ribbon dark skin


Even with just the pictures to go off of, I knew I would love this shade enough to buy a backup – or ten lol. Yes, self control did kick in at some point and I only bought two of this shade – 1 in the Puroland set (which is 20% off BTW till March 3rd/stocks last) and a single full sized one because a girl’s gotta have her perfect red.

colourpop ribbon dark skin

I did think it would be a lighter brighter shade, which when looking at it now you’re probably wondering what the hell I’m on about lol. Which I wondered about as well, until I tested half my lips with the Stila Stay All Day in Beso and it was such an AHA! moment that I can’t wait to test it out for you guys on youtube. The Stila is more true red – so bright that you can see where it ends and the Colourpop begins. At least until it dries, then it gets a little harder for me to differentiate but that’s what I’ll be testing in the video to see if my eyes were just deceiving me. Watch my newest additions to my lipstick family belowย (as I plan to get the comparison video up for you guys asap) to see how well Ribbon actually applies:

(just click play and it jumps straight to Ribbon)

Let me know what you think in the comments down below. Is it the best red out there or are ABH/Kylie lipkit reds worth checking out? To be honest, I’m not all that big on self control and I still might purchase a couple as they are being discontinued and we all know from my embellish story that I’m likely to have a panic attack about it if I do end up regretting my decision lol. Anyone in favour of me gettin a couple more say aye! down there before March 3rd so I can have a little backup if I do decide to take the plunge lol. As always, thanks for dropping by ๐Ÿ™‚ Give the video a thumbs up and subscribe if yo haven’t already!

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