The red lip is a classic, just like pearls. It’s something that every woman will veer towards when they want to exude confidence and power. Many of us often find it hard to find their signature red, but once you figure out your skin’s undertone, you will see that there is a perfect red lipstick for each of us. Every woman needs a great red lippie in her make-up kit that is perfect for her skintone, age and budget. So, here is our list of red lipsticks for every budget.
Insight Cosmetics Lipstick Lips Wax - Vino Royale
This lipstick is completely alcohol-free, paraben-free, dye-free, sulphate-free and odour free. So if you have sensitive skin this is a great one for you to try. It comes in many shades but we like this classic Vino Royale colour.
Lakme Enrich Lip Crayon – Berry Red
We would like to argue that a lip crayon is better to carry around in a handbag than a lipstick. They don’t melt or break, and they generally have a longer shelf life. This one comes in many rich hues, but the Berry Red is a great shade of red that suits most skintones.
Maybelline New York Color Show Big Apple Red Lipstick - Big Apple Red
Maybelline lipsticks always have a great shade of red in all their lipstick collections, this is an entire collection of reds! They are not overly glossy but still pack a punch of colour, plus they are super-hydrating.
Nicka K HQ Hydro Lipstick – Stop
Stoplight red, yes now we’re talking. Lips that can stop traffic, we’re game for that. Nicka K’s HQ hydro line of lipsticks are all highly pigmented and moisturising. Plus all their 24 shades are lightweight and long-lasting. It’s great for girls’ nights or dates that go on till the wee hours of the morning.
NYX Professional Makeup Velvet Matte Lipstick - Blood Love
If you haven’t tried a NYX velvet matte lipstick yet, you’re missing out. Its texture not only feels lovely on your lips but the colour is bright and rich. For those used to wearing such a strong colour, you will love this shade. Also, this colour looks fantastic on deeper skintones.
Colorbar Deep Matte Lip Crème - Deep Red
Every girl needs a sinful matte liquid lipstick in classic red. This one by Colorbar is just that, it’s deep and rich and last up to 8 hours. It also has more of a velvet matte texture than completely matte which is great to keep those lips from getting chapped.
Chambor Extreme Wear Transferproof Liquid Lipstick - Firey Red
Chambor has some fantastic lipsticks, and can often get overlooked at the beauty counters. However, their ‘extreme wear transfer-proof liquid lipstick’ stays on for hours and just like the name suggests doesn’t smudge or transfer. All the shades are great but their ‘Firey Red’ will make heads turn. Plus, they all have an incredible vanilla cupcake scent.
L'Oreal Paris Balmain Limited Edition Color Riche Matte Lipstick - 355 Domination
You’ve probably seen these lipsticks all over your social media feeds. From bloggers to models, everyone has been weighing in on these incredible colours by L’OrealXBalmain. The burgundy red called Domination suits both warm and cool tones. Judging from the name, this lipstick ain’t for the faint-hearted.
M.A.C Retro Matte Lipstick - Ruby Woo
This one never goes out of style, it’s a fan favourite. Every girl who tries it, swears by it. This colour is bright, yet deep and complements a wide range of skintones. It doesn’t matter if you’re pale or golden, this colour somehow manages to accentuate that pout.
Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick – Volatile
Estee Lauder has some of the best reds in the world of beauty. In fact, in the 80s, supermodels swore by these lipsticks. The ‘Pure Color Envy Matte Sculpting’ lipstick gives you precise colour that stays on your lips for hours without fading or dehydrating. We love Volatile as it’s a mix between a blood orange and crimson colour that looks great for festive occasions.
So have you found your red yet?