Illamasqua’s Lipstick in Box ($23 USD before shipping) hits like a heavyweight champ, and it may even give MAC Russian Red a run for its money.
Both are creamy bluish reds, but Box’s teensy touch of orange adds a warmth not present in Russian Red.
If you wanted to knock ’em out with Russian Red but found it too cool for your skin tone, don’t forget about Box.
Named after Illamasqua co-founder Alex Box, it applies with opaque, rich color and lasts all day long without feathering.
I think I’m in lurve.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,