5 Red Lipsticks You Need
When I used to work at a makeup counter, one of the most popular requests from women was “Can you help me find the perfect red lipstick?”. One might say the only two things certain in life are death and taxes, yet I like to think women buying new lipstick should definitely be the third. From a million shades to choose from, and new products coming out almost every week, there are so many beautiful shades to try. So what’s the best red for fair skin? What red lipstick is perfect to wear to work? Here are my top 5 picks of red lipsticks you need right now..or as soon as you can get a chance to treat yourself:
1. Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in “Matte Crimson”:
This is the most beautiful blue red that looks wonderful on fair skin tones. If you’re looking for a bold red, this is the perfect choice. While the texture is matte, it’s not drying, making it the perfect lipstick to wear all day.
2. Giorgio Armani Beauty Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick in “#503 Diva”:
One of the only CC lipsticks (color + care) on the market, this texture has the amazing ability to hydrate your lips while providing long lasting color. The best thing about this formula is how it easily glides on the lips. A beautiful red with a slight touch of raspberry, it’s a gorgeous shade for fair, medium, and dark skin tones.
3. NARS Audacious Lipstick in “Bette”:
For the ladies that want a more crimson stained pout, this lipstick is for you! One of the most gorgeous crimson-bordeaux color shades that I’ve ever laid lips on, really. Apply a light coat to lips for a crimson colored like stain, or layer a few coats for a deep, more dramatic look.
4. Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer in “Fire Cracker”:
If the name wasn’t enough to get you heated up over a new lipstick, this vibrant orange red shade will definitely add sass to any makeup look. With it’s sleek packaging and the iconic TF imprint in gold on the top, not only is it a fabulous color, it’s also worthy of applying in public.
5. CHANEL Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick in “La Fascinante”:
A personal favorite of mine, this red lipstick is long wearing with the perfect vibrance of a pomegranate color. The perfect lipstick for the woman looking for a bright berry tone, that will last through several glasses of champagne at any upcoming holiday party.
If you’re looking for the perfect red lipstick, definitely take these top picks into consideration the next time you find yourself browsing the makeup aisle, or want to try something new!