15 RED Lipsticks to Ring out the Old, Rock in the New!
by advicesisters.com staff
Before you plant the last smooch of this year and the first of the new, your lips need to look fierce! A fabulous red lipstick is your best accessory.
We’ve selected 15 red lip products (there’s at least one for every personality and budget) so you can rocket into 2017)! *also check out our Glam Cosmetics Review on December 29th!
The Luxury Reds
Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick ($25) By Elizabeth Arden arrives in a shiny gold compact with silver accents that mimics the famous “red door.” Inside is a silky and luxurious lipstick that has moisture-enriched pigments, pampering lips all day and treating you to rich, long lasting color. There are lip-loving benefits too because your lips feel soft and smooth thanks to Volulip™ that seal in moisture, According to Elizabeth Arden, Volulip™ has also been shown to increase the look of lip volume by 15% and firmness by 13%. So consider this a beautifying treatment as well as a fabulous lipstick. It is also clinically and dermatologist tested. We chose “Rustic Red,” a warm browned red with shimmer to add allure day or evening without looking too harsh.
The Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick Matte Formula ($25) is curated by Elizabeth Arden Global Makeup Artist, Rebecca Restrepo. These feature a highly pigmented and fade-resistant matte formula that glides on smoothly and moisturizer, yet the color can last up to 12 hours. Mango, Shea and Murumuru Butters to protect, condition, and nourish lips while satin-Texture Powders form a unique film that flexes and bends so your lipstick looks perfect all day.You can’t go wrong with “Pink Pucker,” which isn’t red, but it’s a neutral, medium pink that you can “glitz” up for night, but wear as a moistly-matte color for daytime. Find Elizabeth Arden at makeup counters and at http://www.elizabetharden.com
Elizabeth Arden’s Beautiful Color Bold Liquid Lipstick ($22) takes intense color to whole new level! The slim “click it” pen with foam tip (slim enough for an evening bag) dispenses creamy, high impact lip color with high shine for ultimate sex appeal. What we love is not just the intense color, but caring emollient formula and long-lasting color that won’t embarrass you by feathering or bleeding. We chose bold, bright “Fiery Red” for the ultimate party and date night red, and “Seductive Magenta” is so gorgeous, day or evening. Actually,we would wear this in any color, this is our new favorite lip color “find.” Find Elizabeth Arden at makeup counters and at http://www.elizabetharden.com
A Customized Red:
Beautista Becky Sturm’s website StormSister SpaTique offers 21 lipsticks from nude to bold, or she can customize a lipstick color for you. They’re all named after the women for whom the color was created. Make a bold statement that’s not just red, with “Kat” ($22.00 + shipping.handling) a cool, bright fuschia-red creme in a brushed silver tube with a “lipstick kiss” logo. Kat Perkins, by the way, is a singer from “The Voice” season 6! We like the fact that the ingredients are listed (many are eco-cert), and you can see a photo of the women for whom each lipstick is named You can also contact Becky to create a lipstick just for you. Visit http://www.stormsisterspatique.com/
Trendy and Budget Friendly Reds
Be “Seduced” or be a “Show Off” with Hard Candy Fierce Effects Lipsticks ($5). Each of these bold, bright red shades arrives in a matte black tube with studded with sparkling silver accents. Apart from the dazzling lipstick tube, you get a bargain with a one-swipe, smooth-applying lipstick infused with argan oil to moisturize your lips now and through those dry Winter days and nights. Seduced is a warm red and Show Off is a blue red. Pick the one that flatters your skin tone the most. Why not be trendy? Outline your lips with one color, fill in with another. Highly pigmented, lightweight lippies in colors ranging from “the classics” to trendy and unique colors such as blue, green, white, lilac,charcoal, and black. Buy these at Walmart and walmart.com. For more information visit http://hardcandy.com/
We really like NYX Cosmetics high-performance lipsticks with tons of color choices (and these really last) Full Throttle ($6.99) is one of our favorite formulas. These slim, silky, matte lipsticks offer intense color lasts for hours and still leaves a hint of stain when the lipstick has finally worn away. “Firestorm” (L) is a bright clear red that works for everyone who loves a classic red. “Up the Bass” (R) is a browned-red version that gives you a more subdued look we like when bright red is just “too much.”
NYX Cosmetics also has 45 shades of Matte Lipstick ($6) in a traditional bullet shape. We’re talking red here! “Alabama”(L) is close to the color of “Up the Bass” above, a warm brick red that works for anyone who wants to try a red lip, but when a bold red might not be right. This warm red is tailor-made for anyone with a warmer skin tone, and heaven-scent for redheads. Slightly deeper and cooler but still a browned red is “Crazed” (R). These soft, blend-able matte lipsticks won’t dry out your lips . You can find NYX Cosmetics in drugstores and mass market retailers. For more information Vist http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/
Cover Girl is known and loved for so many different lipstick formulas! We’re suggesting three of them starting with one of our favorites: Cover Girl Outlast Longwear Lipstick (Srp. $9.80) in “Red Revenge.” This red is clear, bright and universally-flattering adn just won’t let you down no matter when or how you wear it.The color won’t fade quickly, and while it doesn’t stick around quite as long as Cover Girl’s two-step liquid Outlast All-Day Custom Reds Lipcolour ($9.24) the bullet style lipsticks are much less drying to lips. You’ll wear this one all Winter long.
For a soft, moisturizing lipstick with loads of moist shine, try CoverGirl Colorlicious ($7.99) in “Hot” which pretty much describes how this perfect red will make your lips, look. A clear, bright (but not garish) red makes lips party-ready in seconds. The shiny, brushed metallic red tube is also pretty and festive for your purse. If your lips are dry and not in great condition, a pampering lipstick like this one with shea butter pampers and soothes and smooths over the imperfections in one swipe.
Also in a Bullet (and just because she’s so cute) we’re including Cover Girl Katy Kat Matte ($8.99) in “Cat Call.” This new demi-matte lipstick was created by our favorite “feline” singer Katy Perry. But the “Teenage Drea” knows lipsticks, and this one is a rich raspberry (just in case you just don’t feel comfortable going all the way to red). This matte isn’t dry. In fact, it feels soft and pampering on lips. If yours aren’t perfect, no one will ever know! You can find CoverGirl in drugstores and mass market retailers nationwide and at online. For more information visit https://www.covergirl.com
The Luxury Organic Red
Looking for something that’s not red, but in the category and that’s also organic? This VapourOrganicBeauty Limited Edition Elixir Plumping Lip Gloss ($24) in collaboration with Shiva Rose is a glorious, shiny, semi-sheer raspberry rose that also has innovative, organic plumping liposomes for maximum moisture and naturally voluptuous lips. The formula is silky and full of good for your lips antioxidants,thanks to Goji Berry, Green Tea and Açaí Berry. Apply it perfectly from the wanded tube with brush tip and feel confident that you’re not adding anything harsh to your lips. For more information visit www.shivarose.com
No matter what color you choose, exfoliate first, then add a balm and blot it.
If your lipsticks tend to bleed, first apply a lipstick primer.
Line and fill in lips with a clear or flesh colored liner, then apply color. Blot, powder. Re-apply color.
Red Lipstick can transfer to teeth. Go easy on the gloss or skip it. If all else fails, skip emollient lipsticks and gloss and use a lip stain. These are less likely to slide around and stick to your teeth.
Try modern matte for daytime, add gloss for shine, glitter gloss or straight out glitter it for party time. Add a glitter gloss or gel glitter. When your lipstick wears off the glitter remains.
If bold red is too much, just blot it into a stain
Try the duo-red trend. Using a lip brush use one red to line, another to fill (or use another color e.g. blue or purple to line)
For the most precise lip line, use a lip brush, always.
Experiment! You can always wipe it off.