Trends and fads come and go but red lipsticks is forever. Red lipstick has been a timeless staple in every woman’s makeup collection for decades. There’s just something about red lips that are classically beautiful yet fierce at the same time. I don’t reach for red lipstick all that often but when I’m feeling sexy and powerful enough to take on the world it’s the first thing I reach for. Every makeup lover needs a good red (or two) in her stash so I’ve picked out my top 5 red lipstick picks to help you choose your perfect red this summer.
Fiona Stiles Stoddard Color Impact Matte Lip Pencil ($16.00)
A matte red that’s smooth, creamy and comfortable to wear is ideal for every makeup lover. The Fiona Stiles Color Impact Matte Lip Pencil in Stoddard is a classic, vibrant cherry red with a soft matte finish that’s very easy on the lips. It glides on smoothly and applies very easily as the chubby pencil design helps you to line lips and quickly fill them in for a clean, precise red lip. Stoddard is perhaps one of the most versatile red lipsticks on the market as it looks great on all skin tones from fair to deep. Whether you’re new to red lips or an all out junkie, Fiona Stiles Stoddard Color Impact Matte Lip Pencil would make a great addition to your stash this summer.
L’Oreal Blake’s Red Colour Riche Lipstick ($8.99)
Cool, blue reds are iconic and classic which is exactly why you need one in rotation this summer! L’Oreal’s Blake’s Red Colour Riche Lipstick is a cool blue red with a creamy soft matte finish that gives you that retro glam pinup feel without pinching your pockets. It has a soft, creamy formula that easy to apply and feels nice on the lips too. Blake’s Red is also very easy to pull off for a variety of skin tones thanks to it’s classic blue red hue that’s flattering on pretty much everyone. You’ll easily give Marilyn Monroe a run for her money with the L’Oreal Blake’s Red Colour Riche Lipstick!
CoverGirl Tempt Berry Colorlicious Lipstick ($6.99)
Rocking a red lip doesn’t always have to feel fierce and sexy. Especially during a hot summer day out on the town with friends. Sometimes it’s cool to take a more laid-back approach that’s more girly and flirty. Skip all the high maintenance with CoverGirl’s Tempt Berry Colorlicious Lipstick. Tempt Berry is a berry red with a slight pink undertone and creamy satin finish with a nice juicy sheen. It’s the kind of red that’s great for everyday wear to help brighten any look without the extra maintenance of applying lip liner or needing to exfoliate. CoverGirl’s Tempt Berry Colorlicious Lipstick is a great carefree red that you can toss on and look effortlessly beautiful all summer long.
Urban Decay 714 Vice Lipstick ($17.00)
A mega-matte red lipstick is sure to rev up some engines this summer! Urban Decay’s 714 Mega Matte Vice Lipstick is the perfect way to be fierce in red all day long. It’s a bright, cool red with a flat matte finish that’s incredibly sexy and makes a serious statement. 714 is the kind of red lipstick you need for a sexy date night or a fun night on the town with your girlfriends to help you command attention the moment you walk in the room. Thanks to 714’s classic cool blue undertone, it looks beautiful on all skin tones and is incredibly easy to pull off. Just make sure you exfoliate first, of course!
Summer is all about bold lips which is why every makeup junkie needs a bold red lipstick in her collection. One of my favorites is MAC Lady Danger Lipstick. It’s a bright red-orange lipstick with a matte finish that instantly brightens the face and makes lips look like they’ve been kissed by the sun. Lady Danger’s strong orange undertone gives it a fun, spicy vibe that just screams summer and looks beautiful on pretty much everyone. Whether you’re fair or deep, MAC Lady Danger Lipstick adds the perfect pop of red that easily makes you look summer ready.
Fiona Stiles Stoddard Color Impact Matte Lip Pencil, L’Oreal Blake’s Red Colour Riche Lipstick, CoverGirl Tempt Berry Colorlicious Lipstick, Urban Decay 714 Vice Lipstick and MAC Lady Danger Lipstick