Ah, a red lip, it is the moment you went from girlhood to womanhood. The moment you swiped that colour across your lips, you felt this sudden sophistication and more importantly it unleashed a power from within that indicated your world domination was imminent. I have been through so many tubes of red lipstick, all of varying shades, and I have put together a list of my favourite ones. If you’re ready for the red then carrying on reading!
Rouge Allure by Chanel is not a range to be overlooked. This blue-toned red is a classic. It’s rich and screams sophistication. It has a radiant, satin finish, and is super pigmented. This formula is really light and is the epitome of femininity. Pick up a tube from Chanel when you’re in the mood to unleash your inner Parisian girl.
The Matte Revolution range will give you plump, hydrated lips, that still give a matte finish formula to be envied by all. This is an excellent red if you want to embody the classic old Hollywood glamour. It will give you long-lasting pigment. The design of the lipstick is also fantastic as it mimics the shape of a lip brush with the square, angled tip. enabling precise application.
Ruby Woo, a Retro Matte Lipstick by MAC, is the perfect tube to pick up if you’re beginning your journey in applying red lipstick. It is probably the most iconic lipstick and product created by MAC that gives intense colour payoff with a matte finish. It’s long-wearing, non-feathering and fade-proof. This is the initiation red lipstick and I can wholeheartedly say I wouldn’t start with any other red lipstick from any other brand.
Burberry Kisses offers the opportunity to build up to the intensity of red you want out of your tube. It’s got this rich formula with satin-finish pigment and shiny polymers to give you luminous lips. This formula is also really lightweight and hydrating. There are awesome ingredients in here with tea, lavender and rosehip. Be sure to check out the range from Burberry through the link!
This is pigment in a bottle, with one swipe of the applicator, you have all you need for the best red lips in the game. The formula is comfortable, velvety and lightweight. It has a radiant finish, so no gloss is needed on top of this lipstick. A truly long-lasting red lipstick, technically it is a liquid lip lacquer, you will get the luxurious look you have been searching for.
Cherry Lush is an empowering red lipstick, but the formula is what makes it even better, you should check out the entire range of lipsticks by Tom Ford. The formula includes Chamomilla Flower Oil, Soja Seed Extract and Brazilian Murumuru butter which gives the lipstick that ultra rich and creamy texture and seriously smooth application. This is will lead you to a luminous red lip.
Unleash your inner Parisian girl with a truly French lipstick. A timeless classic, serving iconic colour all day long, with a truly intense red in the range. For a truly sharp and bold red lip from Lancôme, line your lips with a lip pencil in the same shade, and then apply this rich red on top.
You can never go wrong with a Dior lipstick. You can never ever go wrong with a red Dior lipstick either. The Rouge Dior formula serves up an iconic red lipstick. This won’t dry your lips out and you won’t find streaky colours in these tubes. This is super pigmented and is hydrating with its mango butter, hyaluronic acid and luffa oil.
If you want an effortless and affordable red lipstick to wear on the go then pick up a tube from & Other Stories. It’s a long-lasting lipstick with a matte finish and moisturising properties. I have tried out so many colours from this range, and the reds definitely come out on top, it’s definitely worth trying out the darker reds too.
I honestly didn’t expect to find the perfect red from KKW Beauty, an excellent nude, but nothing that involved serious levels of pigment. However, this one takes the crown, because this is a fantastic red crème lipstick. The moisturising extracts and oils makes this is one of the better creamy lipsticks that I have tried.
If you’re looking for a lipstick that is not sheer and packs on pigment then this is not the red lipstick for you. This is a sheer finish lipstick with a semitransparent colour and a luminous shine. I was a bit sceptical when my mum picked this one up for me, but it’s really great to wear in warm weather, or if you’re just in the mood to pop up on a bit of colour without the commitment. It also makes the most brilliant blush!
Christian Louboutin made red iconic, so it’s worth giving their red lipstick a shot, you will feel regal within seconds of applying it. I prefer the velvet matte formula from Louboutin because it has that rare non-drying formula. It’s definitely worth trying out!
You know my favourite red lipsticks now. It’s not enough to know what red lipstick is for you, but how to best apply it for yourself. Test out what techniques you want to use when applying your red lipsticks, this could be your fingers, a lip brush or directly from the tube. Let us know which red has won your heart!