Best Red Lipsticks

Nothing makes me feel feistier than a red lip. They say that red lips for your wedding is a tricky gamble, it can be messy, it can be loud… But when I got married last year, I just knew I needed a bright red lip to feel whole. Even before I got super into makeup in the past few years, red lipstick was my go-to makeup look.
From top left to bottom right:
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiery
Marcelle Rouge Xpression Cream Lipstick in 901 Amour
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Gazpacho
YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stain in 401

best red lipstick lips swatches YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stain 401 Marcelle Rouge Xpression Cream 901 Amour Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Gazpacho Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Fiery

I’m always trying new products and going through phases with makeup. I used to be all about the matte lip, but I don’t know if it was how dry my lips got this winter, but for the past few months, I’ve been mostly sporting a juicier, glossy pout. The YSL lip stain in 401 was my go-to for an easy-chic look. It’s so shiny and opaque! I hate the smell of all the YSL lipsticks, but again, I prefer all my cosmetics to be scent free. The colour is just so beautiful that I look past that little detail. When I feel like going back to the matte look for a day, Stila’s Fiery is my go-to. It’s such a beautiful deeper blue-based red. I normally go for a warm red, but there’s something about this shade that really speaks to me.

And although orangey-reds used to be my jam, lately I’ve been more obsessed with the pinky-reds. Gazpacho by Bite Beauty is one of my all-time favourite lipstick formulas. The rich pigment and creaminess of this formula blew my mind when I first tried it. And the fact that it stays pretty much all day even though it’s not long-wearing and doesn’t dry out your lips? I can be quite skeptical of higher end beauty products because a lot of the time, a cheaper product does the job just as well. But I never knew lipsticks could be this good.

And finally, Marcelle’s Rouge Xpression Cream Lipstick in 901. It’s a more warm red, goes on with a bit of slip, holds a juicy shine and has been in my collection for at least three years or so. Even though I don’t wear it that often, I can’t bring myself to throw it out. It’s the perfect retro red lip that I think would work on a lot of people.

What are some of your go-to red lipsticks? I’m always dying to try new ones. A lip addicts collection is never complete…

xoxo

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