The Best Red Lipsticks + Tips for Choosing the Right One for You

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Best Selling Red Lipsticks
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Red is a hot colour and everyone can look  ravishing in red! Wearing a red lipstick is an instant mood booster and definitely gets you noticed! But finding the right red lipstick can be somewhat tricky and intimidating. 
When choosing a red lipstick, you need to take into account 3 things: colour, texture, and opacity. If possible try on a few different red lipsticks to determine what makes you feel your best. I do have some great tips to keep in mind when selecting your perfect red:
  • Blue reds look best on pale skin
  • Neutral reds look good on most skin tones
  • Orange based reds look better on tanned or darker skin
  • Brick and deeper reds and burgundies look good on medium skins
  • Darker and brighter pink based reds look great on pale to medium skin
Once you have the tone you want, you can go about finding several variations in texture and opacity to suit all of your moods. Matte and full coverage lipsticks look sophisticated and sexy. Remember, you can apply them with a brush for full coverage or with a finger to sheer them out. Sheer lipsticks tend to be glossier and more youthful looking, so if you are a bit older, keep that in mind. If you are afraid of wearing a red lipstick, try a  red lipgloss. Red glosses have more of a sexy vibe. Experiment with what you think suits your look best and don’t be afraid to try a lot of different reds before settling on one, or several. 
When looking for a place to start, start with the best sellers. These are the 8 best selling red lipsticks. 
MAC Ruby Woo
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MAC Lipstick Ruby Woo

MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo is a very vivid blue-red shade in a matte formula. 
Buy it here: Ruby Woo 

COVERGIRL Hot
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COVERGIRL Lipperfection Lipcolor Hot

COVERGIRL Lip perfection Lip colour in Hot is a bright red with a subtle blue undertone and a matte finish. 
YSL Le Rouge
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Yves Saint Laurent Pure Colour Lipstick Le Rouge


Yves Saint Laurent Pure Colour Lipstick in Le Rouge is a highly pigmented “blood red” lipstick shade with a beautiful satin finish. 
Buy it here:  Le Rouge 
L'Oreal Paris Red Fatale
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L'Oreal Paris Infallible Le Rouge Red Fatale

L'Oreal Paris Infallible Le Rouge in Red Fatale is a creamy (and very moisturising) blue based red.
MUFE Satin Vermillion Red
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MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Intense 42 Satin Vermillion Red

MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Intense in 42 Satin Vermillion Red is a long-lasting, highly pigmented true red shade with a bit of an orange base to it. 
Buy it here:  Satin Vermillion Red 
MAC Russian Red
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MAC Russian Red

MAC Lipstick Russian Red

MAC Lipstick in Russian Red is an intense blueish red shade that is very pigmented.
NARS Heatwave
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NARS Heatwave

NARS Lipstick Heatwave


NARS Lipstick in Heatwave is an orange-red lipstick that is a semi-matte formula that looks a bit satin on the lips. 
Buy it here:  NARS Heatwave 
Bite Beauty VIB Rouge
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Bite Beauty VIB Rouge

Bite Beauty VIB Rouge Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty VIB Rouge Creme Lipstick  is a very pigmented matte cool red shade. 
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