Our Favorite Red Lipsticks

There’s just something about red lipstick that seems to brighten up any day and make any situation better. Just ask Taylor Swift – who can almost always be seen sporting a red lip. Red lips are classy, vibrant and classic, and have been a staple in beauty since the 1940’s. Just what is it about red lip color that can brighten any outfit or mood? Though we may never know the real answer, Lionesse would like to pay homage to this amazing beauty staple by showcasing some of our favorite red lipsticks in honor of 1940’s beauty. We hope you will find a new favorite or two amongst our favorite picks!

Red Lip Colors I Love

NARS Red Lizard Lip Color
This creamy, smooth lip color is everything a red lipstick should be. Its bold vibrancy incorporates a full, rich, deep color while its semi-matte look is nothing short of perfection. Semi-matte styles are appropriate for any outfit, any occasion, and will generally last longer on the lip throughout the day. This rich red will stay all day – or all night – for the perfect addition to your overall look.

REVLON Super Lustrous Crème Lipstick in Certainly Red
Although the REVLON brand is generally on the cheaper side of the cosmetic spectrum, don’t let the price fool you – this rich, creamy lipstick will provide all of the color and wear ability you could want, while giving you hours of color in a vibrant, rich hue. This particular hue is true-to-color, and provides plenty of moisture as the lipstick itself is infused with moisturizers – so you don’t have to suffer the dry pout after application or removal. We’ve gotta admit – we are certainly in love with Certainly Red.

Dior Rouge Cannage Lip Color
As seen worn on the beautiful Charlize Theron, this outstanding rich red color delves deep and lasts as long as you want it to – and that’s saying something, being that this particular color has lots of shine and is satiny in texture. Not many lipstick brands can create a lip color with sheen that can last – but Dior changed that with this innovation! We love the depth with this red, which is comparable to candy apple red. Perfect for a night out, this luxurious lipstick hue would be perfect on any skin tone and eye color.

MAC Ruby Woo
MAC has done it again. Here, we have the perfect blend of texture and color – and this color is perfect for every skin tone! This rich red with bluish tones is fabulous for day or night, with any outfit, and will last longer than any other lip color you probably own. One of their best sellers, it’s no wonder Ruby Woo has gained so much popularity. Upon trying it for ourselves, we’ve gotta say – this red is where it’s at. The matte formula makes it perfect for dressing up a casual outfit, or even to wear out to dinner. It’s perfect for a night on the town. Do yourself a favor – go with this shade, and you’re sure to look fabulous no matter the occasion!