The sultry red lipstick – in a league of its own – is an absolute power move in any makeup routine. After all, this eternal classic spells confident, passionate and edgy all at once like no other. So the question of wearing a red lipstick is always rhetorical – the answer is inarguably always a YES. Universally flattering, it surely knows how to transform your look from zero to glam in a jiffy. And you don’t have to be a seasoned makeup professional to know that your one true red is all you need to steal the show. Its unparalleled transformative effect is the reason we call the punchy red pout, even a broke woman’s one way ticket to looking gorgeous.
Best Red Lipstick Shades
Here’s a lowdown on the best red lipsticks to help you discover your pick for the perfect red pout.
When you blend the passion of red with the royalty of purple, you get the irresistible wine red. A few sips swipes of Swiss Beauty Matte Lip Ultra Smooth Matte Liquid Lipstick - 6 Wine Red promise a highly pigmented, smooth finfish that stays put for hours and doesn’t flake out. Oh and you won’t even know that it’s there on your lips thanks to its weightless formula so don’t shy away from applying more.
We’ve all been there: You were unsparing when applying your expensive red lippy yet within a few hours, you see traces of what was once on your lips, all over your coffee cup and palm. Dammit. Enter: Swiss Beauty Non Transfer Waterproof Lipstick - 408 Blood Red. Its creamy, super pigmented formula dries off to a soft matte finish that lasts all day. Plus, it’s so bright, it automatically results in radiant pearly whites! There, we saved you your dental expenses.
A modern take on the 90s classic, Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick - 030 Dark Red feels smooth and creamy on your lips and leaves a luxurious, velvety finish. The deep, gorgeous hue promises to stay exactly where it should for up to 8 hours with a high intensity color payoff. What’s more? It’s also infused with Castor Oil so the color comes off looking more flattering on moisturized lips.
For days when you want to reveal the unapologetic badass in you, go for a fiery hue that brings the drama. And no one does it better than hot red. If you’re looking for a supersaturated, creamy formula that won’t suck every ounce of hydration from your lips, opt for Wet n Wild Silk Finish Lipstick – Hot Red; besides, it’s enriched with Vitamins A and E, Aloe Vera, and Macadamia Nut Oil that serves as a moisturizing layer.
A cross between the playful orange and liberating red hues, the orange red is not for the faint hearted. For a long-lasting matte finish of this hue, opt for SUGAR Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick - 29 Scarlet Starlet. Seriously—this smudge-proof lipstick can survive a cheesy pizza, a pint of beer, a 100 kisses, you name it. Plus, it includes a generous helping of moisturizing Vitamin E. Pro tip: Keep the rest of your make-up minimal to carry off this shade with aplomb.
If you love your reds, a bit subtle and lighter, rose red is your calling. Get an intense color payoff with the richly pigmented, SPF infused Deborah Milano Red Lipstick - 7 Rose Blouse. Plus, it’s enriched with ruby dust that gives lips a blast of colour and micropearls to help the color resist fading. Besides, Hyaluronic Acid is swimming around in this formula and you know what that means right? The softest, plumpest pout is on the way.
This gorgeous shade toes the line between deep red and dark brown. Ideal for wheatish and dark skin tones, this hue perfectly fits the bill for those elegant cocktail parties. If you are looking for a vegan lipstick that offers a matte finish, the Iba Halal Care Pure Lips Long Stay Matte Lipstick - M10 Red Brick should be your next buy. Infused with Cocoa Butter, Olive Oil, and Almond Oil, it promises to keep your lips hydrated for hours without fading or feathering.
The freshness of juicy, summer tomatoes captured and compressed in a lippy? Yes, please! Blue Heaven Non Transfer Lipstick- 704 Tomato Red with its supersaturated pigments promises to stand the test of time. Kiss all you want and be rest assured it’s not on your pout thanks to its transfer-proof formulation. Plus, it adds to the hydration on your lips. And can we please talk about the cute, chic packaging?! We’re so crushing it.
If you like your red lip color to feel like it’s not even there, then you’re gonna love this one. Deborah Atomic Red Mat Lipstick - 29 Nude Skin leaves your lips with a satiny smooth, matte finish. Unlike other peers in its league, it’s almost weightless yet intensely pigmented for a sinful swipe of color. Plus, it treats your lips to conditioning ingredients like Vitamins E and C and Rosehip Oil that spares your lips the dreaded dryness.
Admittedly, each one of us has always fancied the bright reds but some of us are still to find a formula that promises no feathering, fading or smearing. We’ve stumbled on one with the SUGAR Click Me Up Velvet Lipstick - 10 Racy Ruby (Bright Red). A single stroke of this lippy offers a sultry, bold and velvety finish that lasts for at least 10 hours. Oh and if you’ve got butter fingers, it just gets better – this lippy comes in a unique teardrop bullet similar to a clickable pen so you can never go wrong with the application. Phew!
FAQs On Red Colour Lipstick Shades
1. I would like to try more red lipstick shades. Kindly suggest red lipstick shades that are not common.
2. Suggest best red lipsticks for medium skin tones.
4. Suggest best red lipstick shades for fair skin tones.