Taylor Swift loves nothing more than to keep us guessing. While she's notorious for dropping hints about each of her relationships in her lyrics and videos, it's rare that she'll disclose exactly who a song is about—and the same goes for her beauty routine.
Despite often referencing her red lipstick, she's been similarly tight-lipped about the specific shades she relies on. She's shared a few of her favorites in the past—most notably Nars Dragon Girl and MAC Ruby Woo—but there's a new red out that's a dead ringer for the rubies she's famously known for. And it's got to do with Zendaya.
If you remember, before she was rocking glitter tears in Euphoria, Zendaya made a cameo in Swift's "Bad Blood" video as "Cut-Throat" back in 2014. Now Z is the face of the new Lancôme L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipsticks, and the gem-inspired collection features a nod to the song. The lipstick in question? A bright red aptly named Bad Blood Ruby.
As the name of the collection implies, the lipsticks are all inspired by rubies. Each bullet is shaped like a gorgeous gem, with varying different facets. In addition to Bad Blood Ruby, there's also Black Prince Ruby (named after a famous ruby given to the Black Prince of England in 1367), Pigeon Blood Ruby (a deep crimson that gets its—rather odd—name from the most valuable type of ruby), and RubieZ, named for Zendaya, replacing the letter s with her lucky letter, z.
While the song reference is what drew me to the lipstick in the first place, Bad Blood Ruby also happens to be the perfect red lipstick. The shade is right in the middle of the spectrum—not too blue, not too pink, with no hints of orange (my enemy in a lipstick). It wakes up my face in one swipe. It glides right on and doesn't dry out my lips over the day, which is thanks to rose flower extract, along with the brand's patented hydrating complex. It has some shine to it but surprisingly stayed put for hours, even through a greasy lunch.
The gem shape is not only pretty to look at, but the pointed tip makes it really easy to get a crisp application without a lip liner. I'm also a sucker for the classic violet scent, and the luxe pop-cap packaging makes me feel like a star myself, even when I'm reapplying at a sweaty subway station.
While there's no bad blood between me and my other lipsticks, I'll be keeping this one on heavy rotation.
Bella Cacciatore is the beauty associate at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @bellacacciatore_.
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