Make-up doyenne Bobbi Brown was right, “Nothing says confidence and glamour like a classic red lip.” Whether you like the glossy reds or prefer a matte lip for the sparkly shaadi season, there’s a ‘red’ for every girl. And if you like us are a self-confessed red lippy hoarder but still get excited about a brand new recommendation, then let the girls of POPxo guide you on this. Here are the snazziest red lipsticks that Team POPxo swears by for the shaadi and festive season.
“I love crème lip colours! For someone who loves to be dressed from head to toe in black, the red lipstick is an essential addition that adds a pop of colour to most of my outfits. The crimson silk shade is perfect for all those black and golden sarees that I swear by for the wedding season. It’s subtle, super moisturising and easy on the eyes...after all it's rude if you steal the bride’s thunder with a set of killer red lips *wink*!”
Sumona Bose, Fashion Writer
Buy the Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Lip Color in Crimson Silk from Nykaa for Rs 600
“I am a lipstick hoarder and the crayon collection by Faces is my all-time favourite. The red that I save for special occasions is smooth and lasts much longer than any of my other lip colours. I love to line my lips in this hot red shade which also goes perfectly well with a little black dress and heels. There’s never a dull moment in my life if I have this shade on me!”
Apeksha Bhatija, Branded Content Editor
Buy the Faces Red Crayon at Nykaa for Rs 799
“I have always steered clear of a red lip usually, I thought it wasn’t something that was “me”. But then I met Donald Simrock, who is a fabulous make-up artist and he introduced me to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Strawberry and I haven’t looked back! But the lipstick obviously had to get over and I had to find a dupe that was more easily available. Enter, BAWSE, which was Lilly Singh a.k.a Superwoman’s collab with Smashbox and I had found my ‘One True Red’. This is that one shade, that I think suits everyone.”
Kannagi Desai, Junior Beauty Editor
Buy the Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Bawse on Nykaa for Rs 1,900
“I’ve had my ‘I love red lipstick’ phase and it was amazing. I’d wear it at every possible occasion and with every outfit. My favourite is the MAC Ruby Woo that always makes my make-up look stand out. I’m also a kajal lover but prefer to keep it subtle with just a thin stroke on my lash line when wearing this lipstick. I complete the look with a champagne coloured highlighter on my nose bridge and cupid’s bow to bring out the beautiful red colour.”
Saachi Bamba, Editorial Intern
Buy the M.A.C Ruby Woo on Nykaa for Rs 1,500
“As they say, when in doubt wear red. There are times when I can’t decide which lipstick will do justice to my outfit, especially when I am attending a wedding. For all such days, I stick to red. It automatically makes my face look brighter! So for all the lovely ladies who are planning on buying one, the L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Matte Addiction Lipstick in the colour Scarlet Silhou is my absolute favourite.
Apoorva Poonia, Trending Writer
Buy the L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Matte Addiction Lipstick in the colour Scarlet Silhou at Nykaa for Rs 950.
“Red is one colour that nobody can go wrong with, EVER! It’s just one of those evergreen lipstick shades that look great on everybody. Luckily, it happens to be one of my favourite shades, to an extent that I wear it everywhere - to work, to parties, to shaadis and even get-togethers with my friends. I have a huge collection of reds in my vanity but my favourite one is Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Colour in the shade ‘Regal’. It doesn’t dry my lips, gives me the perfect semi-matte finish that I totes love and most importantly, it goes with everything!”
Manvi Malhotra, Senior Wedding Writer
Buy the Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Colour in Regal on Nykaa for Rs 1,700
“I picked this beautiful shade of red lipstick last week, and trust me, it’s the best beauty investment I’ve ever made! The colour not only complements my skin’s complexion, but also makes me feel sexy and confident everytime I put it on. Compared to most lipsticks, it’s slightly expensive, but it’s worth every penny if you ask me.”
Sharon Alphonso, Beauty Writer
Buy the M.A.C Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour - Feels So Grand on Nykaa for Rs 1,900