Spring is upon us and that means finally wearing bright lips again. In the winter I usually stick to balm to keep my lips hydrated. Now that the sun is coming out and the flowers are blooming, it’s time to bust out my collection of red lipsticks.
These six red lipsticks are a mixed bag when it comes to price. You can definitely find lots of great reds that go with your skin tone no matter your budget. These aren’t all my red lipsticks but they’re my favourites.
Covergirl Smoochies in #tweet me is perfect for light makeup days when you’re in the mood for a balm but you want a wash of colour as well. Mine is almost completely gone. This photo shows it twisted up as far as it can go. I used it all the time last spring and summer. I had another shade too (completely finished that one) which was #text me. It was a darker shade of red and I liked it just as much as this one!
MAC Ruby Woo is a total classic and for good reason! It’s a Retro Matte formulation which makes it super long lasting and gives a soft velvet effect. Be sure to use a hydrating balm under this one and the application will be much easier. If not, it can drag and feel impossible to apply.
Revlon makes some fantastic lipsticks, especially in their Superlustrous range! This is in the shade 006 Really Red. It’s a matte formulation but less dry/longlasting than MAC’s Retro Mattes. It has the slightest orange undertone, so I would classify it as a brick red. I prefer this one when I’m wearing a warmer eye look since warm colours on the eyes and a blue-toned red lip can look a bit confused at times.
Ohhh my old friend! Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in 107 is one I’ve had for years with no regrets. It’s quite a dark berry red that can be worn year round. Want a vampy winter red? Use this. Want a striking summer lip? Use this. Seriously, anytime, anywhere. It’s easy to apply, lasts well, and makes your teeth look really bright because of its blue undertones.
This is my freshest pick for Spring. Revlon‘s Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in Passion is incredible. It’s not quite as matte as other liquid lipsticks on the market, but I think that can be a good thing. It has a mousse-y texture that doesn’t dry down completely. If you have dry lips, I definitely recommend it! This colour is a deep raspberry tone which makes it super wearable for daytime.
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Ricco is so on trend right now. It’s a brownish red in a super matte formula. It’s great for evening events since it can hold its own through drinks without fading. The only downside is that a ton of product comes out on the doe-foot applicator. If you’re strategic and fearless you can get away with applying it without a lip brush, though.
I attempted (emphasis on the attempted) doing some lip swatches. They didn’t turn out as well as I would have hoped and I even have some remnants of lip scrub on the corner of my mouth in some of the pictures! Hopefully it’s somewhat helpful to see the lipsticks on, haha.
I hope this inspired you to dig out a red lipstick from your makeup bag, or maybe you’ll pick up a new one for Spring!
What’s your favourite red lipstick? Do you wear it year round? Let me know in the comments below!