My Favorite Red Lipsticks
I love wearing bright red lipstick! I also hate trying to find the perfect red lipstick! Red lipstick can be hard. It can be too orange or too pink. It can be hard to apply. And if you don't find a really good one, you can have a hard time keeping it in place! I don't have time to constantly be checking my lipstick all day (and I'm sure you don't either). I need to know that it's staying in place and not smearing all over my face! Or even worse all over my teeth while I'm talking away and have no clue!
But don't fear ladies (maybe guys too), I have my top 5 favorite Red Lipsticks to share with you! From drug-store to beauty counter these are my ride or die red lipstick picks for you. These shades are all perfect for any skin tone, are easy to wear, stay in place all day and look fab on!
*note I ALWAYS wear my Make Up For Ever Aqua lip waterproof lipliner in color 1C under all lipsticks that I wear. I wear this liner everyday, it really makes a difference (in my opinion) and helps my lipstick stay on all day with out having to reapply.
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This Sephora lipstick has been my tried and true and my go to bright red lipstick for several years! I love this lipstick. Like borderline obsession love it! Why I love it: It's such a great shade of red. It has a slight blue undertone hue (instead of an orange tone). It applies nicely and wears really well. It also does not dry out your lips. And at only $12.50 it's a steal! Every time I wear this lipstick I get lots of compliments. This is my favorite red lipstick for a reason, and you need it!
I posted on Instagram a while ago about the L'Oreal Paris Lipcolour sticks. You guys, they are amazing! I have every shade of the La Lacque sticks (these are their glossy lipsticks) and their Le Matte sticks (their matte lipsticks). And I love every single color. They have such good pigment and are long lasting. They are a twist up pen with a small pointed tip. This makes for easy, precise application. These are by far my favorite drug-store lipsticks. Ever! And for only $9.99 a piece you don't have to feel guilty about buying every single shade. When it comes to the perfect shade of red my favorite is their "Lacquerized". It never disappoints.
If you have never tried the Jouer Liquid Lipsticks do yourself a favor and head over to Nordstrom.com right now and select a color (any color because they are all amazing and you can't go wrong) put one in your cart and hit buy. Because they are only $18 and because free shipping on every oder. These liquid lipsticks are such a great formula! They go on so buttery smooth, are long lasting and feel so light. Really, it doesn't feel like you're wearing lipstick at all! They have a few great shades of red but I really like their Fraise Bon Bon! It's a gorgeous deep red that anyone can wear. While I consider this a higher end product, it doesn't have the "break the bank" price tag. It's such a great deal for only $18!
Finding great drugstore lipsticks makes me oh so happy! And there's just something about a great matte lipstick in any color. These Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolors are so vibrant! I always start with a thin layer then build up the color by adding more thin layers. The wand makes for precise application. In my opinion a lot of matte lipsticks can be very drying to the lips, and I don't think this one is at all! It's nice to find a good matte lipstick that won't dry out your lips! The shade "Romance" is a great deep red color that wears flawlessly. I have several other colors and keep one in my purse at all times! And can you believe it, they're only $7.99 at Target! (These can also be found at CVS and Walgreens but they seem to always cost a little more there).
I'm sure you have all heard about MAC's "Ruby Woo"! I don't think I've ran across many fashion bloggers who haven't worn this at some point. It really is a gorgeous shade of red! I have so many MAC lipsticks, the price point is unbeatable for the quality! While I think this is such a perfect shade of red there are a few downfalls in my opinion (which is why it's number 5 on the list and not number 1). I think it's a little hard to apply, I have other matte lipsticks that apply and go on easier. It's also drying! Every time I wear it I feel like I have to do lip treatments right after washing it off. But I still go back to it because it is such a gorgeous vibrant red! It's also extremely long lasting and doesn't smudge. At $17.00 it's still a great product for the price.
I know I said I was sharing my Top 5 red lipsticks, but I have a bonus one for you! This NYX Matte Lipstick in "Perfect Red" is an exact dupe for the MAC "Ruby Woo" lipstick! This NYX lipstick goes on a little smoother/easier and is the exact same vibrant matte red shade. The MAC lipstick lasts a little longer but at only $5.99 I'm ok with having to reapply 1 time during the day! So if you don't want to spend the $17.00 for "Ruby Woo" I highly recommend NYX Matte lipstick in "Perfect Red" it really is the perfect shade of red.
Do you have a favorite red lipstick that you can't live without? If so, please share! A girl can never have too much lipstick and I would love to try it!
"Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick." -Gwenyth Paltrow