When I think of red lipsticks, I think of sexy, strength and confidence. It is not a hard look to pull off but it requires you to be brave because one thing a red lipstick is bound to do is to draw all the attention to you. A swipe (or two) of the bold hue can give you more confidence, pull your look together, and even entice a few DMs.
A lot of powerful and iconic women we draw aspirations from are known for their signature red lipstick looks. Think about Beyonce, Queen Elizabeth 1, Billie Holiday, Coco Chanel, Marilyn Monroe e.t.c
It is about what red lipsticks signify and how simply yet magical how it can transform a simple look. Dressed down in a simple tee or dressed up in an elegant cocktail dress; a woman who is self confident knows to go for a red lipstick.
Red lipsticks are for everyone in every shade and every undertone; I’m talking about the deepest hues to the palest of skins. This is one color that definitely suits every undertone. Transform your look with any one of these 10. My personal faveorite is the NARS semi-matte in red lizard. It’s a quick pick me up for an evening out when I don’t know what lip color to go for. You are bound to turn a lot of heads with that one.
1. Stila Stay All Day Matte’ificient Lipstick in Bisou HERE
This lasting lip colour delivers a smooth, weightless, creamy matte finish that’s never heavy or dry. Soft, jelly-like film formers hydrate, protect and adhere colour to lips. It’s all about cushion comfort coverage in a sleek stick form.
2. Elizabeth Arden Red Door Moisturizing Lipstick HERE
This lipstick keeps lips moisturised all day with a single swipe of long-lasting, high pigment color that’s comfortable to wear and sumptuously soft.
3. Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Red Carpet HERE
Red Carpet Red is a true ruby red to bestow Hollywood style wow-factor – think Scarlett Johansson, Marilyn Monroe and Michelle Williams. Color glides on easily and precisely, thanks to the specially shaped square-tip, inspired by the classic shape of a lip brush.
4. Clinique Different Lipstick in Angel Red HERE
5. Estee Lauder Sculpting Lipstick in Vengeful Red HERE
Colour with the power to transform your lips, look and attitude. It saturates lips with high intensity colour in one stroke. One of a kind statement shades for all skin tones. Multi faceted pigments create definition. Lips look beautifully shaped, sculpted and curvaceous.
6. NARS Semi-Matte Lipstick in Red Lizard HERE
A highly pigmented matte, non-drying formula that provides a longwearing, full-bodied, velvety finish.
7. Fenty Beauty by Rihanna – Stunna Lip Paint HERE
A weightless, 12hr liquid lipstick with a soft matte finish – born in one head-turning red shade that looks incredible on all skin tones.
8. Kat Von D Studded Lips Lipstick in Adora (Metallic Red) HERE
Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick, the creamiest, most cushiony and unbelievably pigmented lipstick to ever cross your lips.
9. Jane Iredale Lip and Cheek Paint HERE
Multipurpose stain uses all natural ingredients to enhance your natural colouring. Non-drying, long-lasting, all-natural stain adjusts to your own chemistry for an irresistible red shade that will flatter your skin’s undertone. Olive butter, avocado butter and wild rose wax soothe and soften lips. Rose flower wax and beeswax nourish and moisturise.
10. Mac Satin Lipstick – Mac Red HERE
A creamy Lipstick formula with a soft cushiony feel, medium-to-full buildable coverage and a satin finish.