A red lipstick can help jazz up any look, and this is why every girl should have one in their makeup bag or collection! Here’s a red lipstick guide where we share 15 red lipsticks you can consider. We’ve categorised them into different skin undertones – warm, cool and neutral to help make sure you pick the right one that will complement your skin tone!
1. Sulwhasoo Serum Stick in Deep Berry
If you’re new to red lipsticks and find the bold colour a little intimidating, perhaps a sheer berry shade like Deep Berry from the Sulwhasoo Essential Serum Stick range is something you can consider. The Sulwhasoo Essential Serum sticks contain Camellia Oil Safflower Complex that help to keep the lips hydrated throughout the day. It also has ingredients to make the lips look and feel smoother. Like the shade name suggests, it’s more of a berry shade rather than red. But it’s a start!
If the formula of the Sulwhasoo Essential Serum Stick is something you’ll enjoy, they also have a shade called Rose Red that’s more of a true red.
The Sulwhasoo Essential Serum Sticks retail at SGD50 each. Get it here.
2. Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 01 Always Red
Not only is the colour the perfect cool-toned red, it has a good formula, and is affordable too! We love that it’s a liquid lipstick that dries to a more beautiful matte finish than most matte lipsticks, but doesn’t dry out the lips at all.
The Sephora Cream Lip Stain retails at SGD24. Get it here.
3. MAC Ruby Woo
Ruby Woo is one of the most iconic red lipsticks known in the makeup world. It’s a bright cherry red that will brighten up your complexion. It also has a matte finish that’s known not to budge once it has set on the lips!
However, its long-lasting formula comes with a downside: some may find it a little drying on the lips after a while. To ensure you lips feel comfortable throughout the day, moisturise your lips and apply a lip primer before application.
MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick retails at SGD33.
4. NARS Audacious Lipstick in Rita
It’s a classic blue-toned red shade that is sure to draw attention. The formula on the NARS Audacious lipsticks is amazing. It’s creamy, pigmented, and long-lasting. They don’t dry out the lips either!
The NARS Audacious Lipsticks retails at SGD46. You can purchase them at the NARS standalone stores or Sephora.
5. Maybelline Powder Matte Lipstick in Noir Red
If bright reds aren’t your thing, you can try Noir Red from Maybelline, which is more muted and works well with earth-toned outfits.
This retails at SGD19.90 and is available at Watsons.
6. Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Temper
This shade is warm and rich, which will complement those with warm or neutral skin tones very well. With a slight orange tinge to it, you’ll find that while it’s bold, it won’t have a shocking effect to it unlike true reds. It’s also in a comfort matte finish, which means it’s long-lasting without being drying.
The Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks retail at SGD29 each. You can get them at Sephora or their standalone stores. Get it here.
7. Clarins Joli Rouge in in 743 Cherry Red
Yes, Clarins has brought back their makeup line! The Joli Rouge Lipstick is moisturising, and is infused with fine pearls to make your lips look shiny and juicy. The shade 743 Cherry Red is a bright red, and has warm undertones in it.
The Clarins Joli Rouge Lipsticks retail at SGD40.
8. ORBIS Essence Gloss Rouge Mandarin Red
The ORBIS Essence Gloss Rouge in Mandarin Red is an orange-toned red that makes it flattering on skin that’s warm, and with a yellow undertone. Don’t be afraid of orange-toned lipsticks because they can instantly brighten your look!
The ORBIS Essence Gloss Rouge retails at SGD20.
9. Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipstick in Divine Wine
We’ve done a review on this lipstick and we love it! Divine Wine is a dark, and rich ox blood shade that will make you look sultry.
The Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipstick retails at SGD19.90 and is available at Watsons.
10. Rimmel London The Only 1 Matte Lipstick in 500 Take the Stage
Rimmel London products are known for their affordable and good lip products. They’ve recently launched their Only 1 Matte Lipstick in Singapore. It’s a lipstick with a matte finish, but with non-drying formula. It retails at just SGD18.90! If you head to Watsons (where its sold) at the right time, you may just get it at a discounted price.
11. Laneige Silk Intense Lipstick in Wannabe Red
We love that this is a cross between a brown and a red lip colour that makes it both bold and sophisticated. In a neutral red shade, those with neutral skin tone will find this flattering on them.
The Laneige Silk Intense Lipstick retails at SGD36. Get it as part of an exclusive value-for-money set here.
12. L’Oreal Paris Rouge Magique in #913 Red Beret
Red Beret is a great “in between” red shade of lipstick. It’s a perfect blend of a bright and burgundy red. The L’Oreal Paris Rouge Magique Lipstick has a matte and non-drying formula all thanks to its formula which contains, honey, jojoba oil and canina oil. You won’t have to worry about dry lips with this lipstick! It retails at SGD19.90.
13. Benefit They’re Real Double the Lip in Revved up Red
You don’t need a lip liner with this lip product because it’s already designed to have one! The new Benefit Double the Lip product comes in a pen-like packaging. The applicator is of a tear drop shape that allows for precise and easy application. The tip of the product has a darker shade (the lipliner) and the bottom half has the lighter shade. When applied on the lips, it instantly gives your lips a poutier look!
Revved Up Red is a brighter shade of red with a pink tinge to it. Neutral undertones can pretty much carry off all types of reds, so this is the perfect opportunity to try many types of reds if you fall under this skin tone!
The Benefit Double the Lip lipstick retails at SGD35.
14. ColorMeHappy Boldlicious HD Lipstick in Deep Choco
If a dark red brown lipstick is your cup of tea, perhaps this can be an option. It has a matte finish with high pigmentation and hydrating properties.
ColorMeHappy lipstick retails at SGD20 from ColorMeHappyCosmetics.com
15. Chanel Rouge Allure Ink in 148 Libere
This shade by Chanel looks fantastically bright in person and on camera! Watch how it looks like on our editor Kristen Juliet in the video below:
This retails for SGD49.
Read our review on it here.