👄There's something so moody, sexy, and nostalgic about dark red lipstick. It's one of my go-to beauty looks for stage makeup and go-go dancing, so I always love trying a new red!
💖I've been interested in Basic Beauty's FALL4U lipstick for a while. It's a gorgeous, velvety shade of warm burgundy that feels perfect for fall and winter makeup.
💄So I was excited when I received it through my Ipsy subscription! I was immediately drawn to this lip product because I love the shiny cream-colored packaging (very unique and modern).
Here's what I think!
⚡️Product Fast Facts
Here are quick facts about Basic Beauty FALL4U lipstick. Keep reading for more!
✨Brand: Basic Beauty Lipstick
🌈Color: "Fall4U" Warm-toned, medium red
💝Applicator: Traditional tube lipstick
📏Amount: 0.11 oz
💞A Little about Basic Beauty
🌺I did a little research online and discovered that Basic Beauty is owned by Nicole Danielle, a former makeup artist and hairstylist. Here are some other cool things I learned about Basic Beauty!
💫Black woman-owned business
💫Cruelty-free, (mostly) vegan, and paraben free
💫Charitable giving is a huge part of their mission
🍯I looked into the ingredients in my Basic Beauty lipstick and discovered that it contains beeswax. I was curious if that still makes it a vegan product. I learned that beeswax and honey are considered vegetarian but not vegan.
Here are the main ingredients.
🌸Isoeicosane: Satin & Sheen
🌸Dimethicone: Smooth & Creamy
🌸Crosspolymer Synthetic Wax: Mattifying & Longlasting
🌸Beeswax: Solidify & Hold
🤔How to Apply Basic Beauty FALL4U Lipstick❣️
I adore red lipstick shades. Here is my complete process for a flawless red lipstick that stays put.
1️⃣ Outline Your Lips with Concealer
Using an angled concealer brush, outline your lips with your concealer. The purpose is to kind of "blur" the contour of your lips. When the outline is done, blend it into your skin. 🌸
2️⃣ Line Your Lips with Lipliner
Draw a line around your lips using a lipliner in a similar shade as your lipstick color (I've found it doesn't have to be exact). Take your time with this step until you get it perfect! 🌼
3️⃣ Apply the Lipstick
Using a rounded lipstick brush, apply your lip product to your lips. Be extra careful around the borders of your lips. 🌺
Tip: Don't put too much product on your brush. You can always add more.
4️⃣ Use Concealer to Correct Mistakes
Grab your concealer and angled brush again. Using a teeny bit of concealer, clean up any mistakes around the borders of your lips. Now you have a sharp, perfect line! 🌻
💖How I Choose Dark Red Lipstick
Not all dark red lipsticks are created equal! If there were ever a time to be picky with your lipstick, it's when choosing a deeply pigmented red.
Here are the factors I look for when choosing lipstick:
First, I want to wear red lipstick without worrying about smudging or getting on my teeth. I also don't want to keep checking it and reapplying every time I eat or drink. That's why I always research red lipstick's longevity before buying it!
Next is the retail price. I don't like to spend a ton of money when buying lipstick, but I'm willing to pay more for a great product.
Item form and finish depend on the look I'm going for. I love classic bullet lipstick for any time of year, with any look. If I want perfect, long-lasting lipstick or something very matte, I'll opt for liquid lipstick.
When my lips are dry -- like in the winter -- I lean toward tube lipstick. If I know I'm going to be sweaty or swimming, I usually go with liquid matte.
A make-up product that does not test on animals just adds more value to its brand and the product itself. That is why it is always a plus for me that they have such great products without harming the animals.
✅Pros and Cons❌
💕What I Love about Basic Beauty Lipstick (Pros)
First, I love that Basic Beauty is an indie, WOC-owned business. Here are my favorite things about the FALL4U lipstick.
💗Feels comfortable on my lips
💗It can be layered to create a darker tone
💔What I Didn't Love (Cons)
Liquid lipsticks tend to be better than tube lipstick for longevity. That being said, here are my cons with the Basic Beauty lipstick.
💔Not transfer proof (have to reapply after eating or drinking)
💔Harder to get super precise lines than with liquid lipstick
💖The Competition: Dark Red Lipstick Edition💖
As a lover of deep reds, here are some other red lipsticks I have used in the past. Keep reading for my super honest opinion of each!
💛Competitor 1: Crop Natural Intense Matte Lipstick in Dare Devil
Crop Natural is a cool, Australian-owned makeup brand committed to vegan, cruelty-free, and sustainable products. They def passed the vibe check.
✅Pros: I love this color! It's a luscious rusty red that makes me *swoon.* Cruelty-free and beautifully matte.
❌Cons: Average staying power... could be better.
💙Competitor 2: Dior Rouge Ultra Pigmented Hydra Lipstick in Ultra Cult
One of my go-to's! The color is super pigmented, feels like butter on my lips, and is super duper long-lasting.
✅Pros: Goes on like silk and lasts for hours!
❌Cons: At $42, the price is steep. But, IMO, worth it.
💚Competitor 3: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in M.I. Kiss
I adore this line by Charlotte Tilbury. The Matte Revolution products are just the right level of matte-ness.
✅Pros: Easy to apply, last lasting, and highly pigmented!
❌Cons: The shade M.I. Kiss is gorgeous but a little too pink for me. If you like pinkish-reds, you'll love this one.
|💖Product||💸Price||⏱Longevity||🌷Finish||✨Highlights||🥰My Product Review Rating|
|Basic Beauty's FALL4U lipstick||$16||Okay. |
Not transfer proof.
Half the price!
|⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐⭐ |
|Crop Natural Intense Matte Lipstick in Dare Devil||$32||Meh||Highly pigmented|
|Beautiful color & finish ||⭐ ⭐ ⭐ |
|Dior Rouge Ultra Rouge Ultra Pigmented Hydra Lipstick in Ultra Cult||$42||Forrrrever||Stunning silky texture||If you can afford it, get it! ||⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐|
|Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in M.I. Kiss||$34||Long-ish.|
Could be better.
|Smoothy, creamy, matte||Unique color with lovely finish||⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐|
✨For Cute & Affordable: Basic Beauty Wins! ✨
I love how Basic Beauty looks and feels on my lips. For a bullet lipstick, it meets all my requirements. When my Ipsy sample runs out, I'll def be buying more from this brand.
🥰Why Trust Me?
💞Deep red lipsticks are kind of my thing. They complement my fair skin and blonde hair, and I often wear red lipsticks when performing.
🌹I'm all about those '90s Gwen Stefani vibes!
💋So when I try a new red lipstick, I know what I'm looking for. I want something that feels comfortable on my lips, is easy to apply, has a beautiful finish, and doesn't transfer or fade. I also don't want to spend a fortune.
🦄I know! I'm looking for a unicorn!
💫It's hard to find something that checks all the boxes, but I can immediately tell if lipstick is worth the price. Basic Beauty is a great buy!
Since posting my video trying Basic Beauty FALL4U lipstick on PrismPop, I have gotten so many questions! You guys are curious about this brand! Here are the answers to my FAQs.
🌸Who Owns Basic Beauty?
The Basic Beauty founder and CEO is Nicole Danielle, a former makeup artist, and hairstylist.
🌼How Long Will Basic Beauty Lipstick Last on My Lips?
My Basic Beauty lipstick has slightly better than average staying power. I reapply 2-3 times per day. It is not an all-day lipstick.
🌺Is Basic Beauty Lipstick Good for Dry Lips?
Yes! It's creamy and non-drying. It has a slightly matte finish, so I think it's a great alternative to ultra-matte liquid lipsticks that can look flaky on dry lips.
🌻Does Basic Beauty Lipstick Make My Teeth Whiter?
It doesn't make your teeth whiter, but deep red lipsticks create the illusion of whiter teeth!
🏵️Does Basic Beauty Lipstick Transfer?
Like most tube lipsticks, it does transfer. If you want lipstick that stays put all day, I recommend looking into some long-wear liquid lipsticks.
😊Overall, I really enjoyed my Basic Beauty FALL4U lipstick. It's a bit darker and moodier than your typical red, making it a lovely choice for fall/winter makeup.
💕Sadly, it's not transfer-proof, so it does require re-application. Bullet lipsticks also make it a little bit harder to get a clean line than liquid lipsticks, so I recommend using a lip liner with this product.
✨When comparing FALL4U to other dark red lipsticks, it stands up to the pricier brands, but it's literally half the price. I also love that it's cruelty-free and vegetarian (most other products by Basic Beauty are vegan). Also, I will always support WOC-owned businesses any time I can!
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