Who doesn't love a red lip? Just like with hair styles or fashion, I think there is a perfect shade of red for everybody. I will talk about self-confidence and wearing red lipstick in another post. Today I just want to post an ode to color red and share my favorite red lip products with swatches. I kept the reviews or descriptions short and sweet, I hope you enjoy this type of post!
Oh Yeahh! Lip Balm in Red*
Cute balm with a slip to it. Gives a nice fresh tint to the lips, but doesn't stain them.
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Kiss 'N' Tell
Cool, blue-based red. Glides easily without dragging the lips and has a good color pay-off. I like to wear this under very opaque lipsticks (Charlotte Tilbury, SUQQU). Available on Cult Beauty*.
Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick in Tell Laura
Gorgeous bright read that leans coral. Perfect "look at me" type of red, matte yet comfortable to wear. I recommend using a lip liner or blot the color as you'll notice if this lipstick moves and you don't want it stuck on your teeth. (EDIT: I thought this was a Matte Revolution formula, but online I’ve found it from Hot Lips section). Available on Cult Beauty*.
Tata Harper Volumizing Cheek & Lip Tint in Very Naughty
Newest addition to my reds and I'm already in love. Bright yet not too in-your-face type of red, has fairly neutral undertones and works perfectly on the cheeks as well.
Lancome Matte Shaker in Kiss Me Chérie
Very cool, almost pink red. Wears long and leaves a vibrant stain on the lips. Perfect for the Korean gradient lip look or dates when you plan to kiss.
Rouge Bunny Rouge Sheer Lipstick in 088 Relish of Heaven
The perfect balmy, sheer yet buildable cool pinky red. My go-to lipstick last year and still one of my favorite formulas.
SUQQU Extra Glow Lipstick 07*
What I call a perfect classic red. This glossy formula doesn't have the best wear-time and needs touching up during the day, but feels nicely balmy and moisturizing on the lips. Great pigmentation.
ADDICTION Lipstick Pure in 001 Tokyo Story
Bright fire engine red with cool undertones, makes your teeth look nicely white
ADDICTION Lipstick in Last Scene (discontinued)
Stain-like muted red, one of my favorite shades of all time. (Last Scene is available in the Sheer formula nowadays, but I haven't tested it.) Similar consistency to Bobbi Brown Crushed lipstick.
Bobbi Brown Crushed Lipstick in Ruby
Muted, stain-like browny red, like lips after a glass of red wine but many times prettier. Matte and leaves a tint on the lips.
THREE Shimering Lip Jam 08 Red Shoe Twist
My perfect blue based red lip gloss that's not gloopy or overly sticky. For me it is opaque enough to be worn alone.
You know what I’m gonna ask.. what’s your favorite red lip product?
* Products marked with an asterisk(*) were kindly gifted for consideration.
My thoughts are honest and my own.