Monday, 16 September 2013

Medora by London Matte Lipstick - Real Red 203 | Review

Hello lovelies, I’m back with another lip product review, and this time I chose Real Red of Medora by London. If you live in Pakistan and you’ve never heard of Medora, then you’ve probably been living under a rock. Medora by London used to be the only famous makeup brand until the international brands invaded our cosmetic market. Medora by London has a wide range of beautiful lipstick shades. 

In my opinion:

This lipstick comes in a dark grey color packaging, and to be honest I really don’t like it. It’s dull and so not appealing. I know they say ‘looks’ doesn’t matter but sometimes I end up buying cosmetics just because of their colorful packaging *guilty*. Medora should really do something about their lipstick packaging.
I’ve been on a hunt for a matt maroon lipstick and I didn’t want to spend a fortune on it because I wasn’t sure if I could pull off the bold color. I searched online and found Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick in shade 107 which is almost similar to this shade. But before I could order, I met Medora!
This is the mattest of the matt lipsticks, if you know what I mean. I’ve been wearing this shade a lot recently. For the day time, when I don’t feel like wearing a bold lip color I simply dab it on my lips and spread using my finger. The staying power of this lipstick is something that cannot be ignored, it stays on my lips for 7-8 hours after eating and drinking….what more do we want from a lipstick! I have dry lips so before applying it, I apply lip balm on my lips and then apply the lipstick. This helps me with the application and doesn’t chap my lips. You could also use a lip liner before applying the lipstick. Honestly I never understood the function of a lip liner but it works for most people so use it if it makes the application easy for you.


Price? Would I repurchase it?
100PKR. Makes you feel like you’re still living in the 90s, eh? Nothing can beat the price. If you’re afraid to try a dark shade on your lips and think that you might end up spending a lot of money and not liking how it looks on you, I would suggest spending 100PKR on this lipstick to do the experiment.  And yes, I’m definitely going to repurchase it.

The good:
Great staying power
Matt finish
Easily available
Affordable price

The Bad:           
Might dry your lips
Packaging not appealing at all

Rating: 4.5/5   (-0.5 for the packaging)

Thanks for reading :) what's your favorite shade of lipstick these days?


  1. Gorgeous red color !!!

  2. Agree about the packaging, but it's a beautiful shade!
    My fave now is True Red by Revlon ;)

    1. I looove True Red by Revlon! Such a pretty shade :)

  3. This is such a great review, I really love the shade :)
    Gemma x


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