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All About Red Lipsticks!

When in Doubt, Wear Red!

Wearing red lipstick is never out of style. It gives you confidence, makes you look classy, and brings out the much-needed sass. It is always going to be in fashion. Carry it in a day or at night, it will only look sophisticated. It simply adds glamour to any outfit worn, be it a pair of jeans or any party wears. It always looks stunning. Whatever and however the way you look or dress, wearing red lipstick is just going to create that bold and confident fashion statement.    

There is no way; one cannot look good in red lipstick. If you think that otherwise, you are doing it all wrong. Everyone looks good wearing red lipstick; you simply have to find the right shade.

As we all struggle to seek out the proper foundation shade for ourselves and only we get that perfect finish foundation only after trying out several brands and shades. Similarly, we have got to seek out that perfect red lipstick shade that matches well with our skin tone. Keep experimenting and trying out different shades of red until you find out what’s best for you.

There is an enormous range of reds available within the spectrum, like Bloody reds, burgundies reds, and orange or pink reds, crimson red, and true toned reds. You ought to also know the lipstick texture, its matte, glossy or creamy to know what works best for your lips.

There is simply no rule in wearing red lipstick if you can confidently rock the look, but just identifying and knowing your shade well as per the skin tone is going to be the cherry on the top. Well, there is a red for everyone out there.

“The right red is the one that makes you feel good.” – Fiona Stiles.

Red lipstick with a blue or pink undertone works best for the fair skin complexion. It complements their skin and helps the smile to pop. Orange undertone red brightens the neutral or warm skin complexions.

For the people with a medium complexion, preference may change according to the season, day, or evening time, for instance in summer, they should go for orange-red shade, while in winters, a blue or purple tone red is going to be their go-to shade.

Dusky red or brick red blends effortlessly into the olive skin complexion giving it a brighter look. Cherry red or true red shade will brighten the smile of caramel skin and dark skin complexion making their pouts pop.

While applying red lipstick to your makeup, make sure you follow certain basic rules. The first and foremost is to prime your lips. Cracked and chapped lips are more noticeable within the bright colors. The subsequent is to line the lips and apply it with the help of a lip brush, to grant your lips that perfect shape.

Remove the excess with the help of tissue paper. While opting for the bold red lips, you need to tone down the rest of the makeup a bit.  Apply a concealer to even out your skin tone and minimum foundation to give the skin that natural look. Now all you need is a hint of blush and bold winged eyeliner and you are good to go.

Over time, few red lipsticks became so iconic depending upon their shade, formula, and endurance.  Let’s check out some of them both from the high-end brands and the drug stores.

The first lipstick is the much loved and all-time favorite of anyone is Mac’s, Ruby Woo. I have never seen anyone who doesn’t look good in Ruby Woo. It looks good on everybody.  It is a universally flattering shade. It is long-lasting, doesn’t smudge, and is transfer-proof.

Another one is also from Mac cosmetics, Russian Red. It is a color to die for. It is that perfect deep red color everyone wishes to own. It creates the bold and sultry statement, stays on for the longest time, and doesn’t come off.

The next is Charlotte Tilbury’s Red Carpet Red Matte Revolution Lipstick. As its name suggests, it is a matte finish lipstick with a blue undertone. It is an intense dark red color that can be applied smoothly. It has a decent color payoff and can be worn for hours.

Then we have Fenty Beauty’s Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color in Uncensored. It is a matte formula liquid lipstick that is so weightless and is incredibly comfortable to wear. It is such a pretty red shade and doesn’t come off.

The Rouge Dior Lipstick in Dior 999 matte is a medium red shade with a warm undertone. It has such a creamy and velvety texture, is super smooth to apply, and feels comfortable wearing. It is highly pigmented and the formula is non-drying.


Huda beauty has become everybody’s favorite brand nowadays. The liquid lipsticks have very beautiful shades in red namely, Heartbreaker and Cheerleader. Heartbreaker is usually a pink-toned Red shade while Cheerleader is more on the true Red side. The liquid lipsticks are so lightweight that it feels as if you are not wearing anything on your lips, they are super hydrating and doesn’t feel dry on the lips.

These were some of the most highly rated red lipsticks from the high-end brands; now let’s check what drugstores have in store for us.

First is the L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Original Satin Lipstick in True Red. It is a pretty flattering red shade with a hydrating and moisturizing formula. It has a pleasant satin finish to it which is not matte or too glossy. It is a bit sticky in the beginning when applied but sets perfectly once dried. It can last for hours.

The best matte lipstick from the drugstore, we have is NYX Professional Matte Lipstick in Perfect Red. It is super pigmented and holds a long-staying power. It is a gorgeous red color suitable for all skin tones. It is easy to apply with a creamy texture. A bit transferable but still the color stays for a longer period.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fire and Ice is best suitable for fair skin tones. It is a warm red color with an orange undertone to it. The formula is moisturizing infused with vitamin E to keep the lips hydrated for a longer period. It can be your go-to shade that lasts forever.

Now Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick in shade Pioneer is a must-have red lipstick for everyone. It is a shade for all skin types, be it cool neutral, or warm, it suits everyone. It is a long-wearing, transfer-proof lipstick. It tends to dry your lips a bit so better to moisturize your lips before applying.

The best red lipstick which is super affordable and equally stunning has to be the shade I Dare You from Essence Stay 8H Matte Liquid Lipstick. It’s highly pigmented with an excellent matte finish. As the name suggests, it lasts up to 8 hours.

These were some of the best ones from the drugstore which are extremely affordable, pocket friendly, and don’t cost an arm and a length.

The color red is loud and over-powering; with several meanings associated with it, for instance, strength, danger, desire, love, passion, and energy, hence wearing red lipsticks tends to create that powerful style statement. A lady with red lipstick shows confidence and control, class and sass, self-assurance, and empowerment.

-All the images used here are from Google.



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