Hi, everyone. Something that so many people seem to be on the lookout for, is the perfect red lipstick. Christmas day comes and you see so many women on social media donning jingly earrings and a perfect red lip. Which lipsticks are they using?
I’m sort of a lipstick connoisseur owning quite a few brands in quite a few shades. After doing so much research on lipsticks, anyone will tell you that most brands have perfected the red lipstick color and formula. If a brand doesn’t have their red formula down to a T, don’t buy from them because it is the easiest formula there is. Despite knowing most brands can in fact pull thru when it comes to a red lipstick, people still want to know what the best color is. So, I have decided to share my absolute favorite red lipsticks of all time with you all.
When I was in high school, I lived in a red Clinique chubby stick. I wore it all the time, because I A. wanted to be Marilyn Monroe (I was her for Halloween one year) and B. That was one of if not the only lip product that I had other than chapstick. I still have that product but no longer use it (Clinique tests on animals) and as I have matured, my taste in lip products has also matured to actual lipsticks.So, let’s get to it.(All of the following products are cruelty free)
Favorite Solid Red lipstick- Colourpop Matte X Lippie Stix in “Trust Me”
Okay okay, okay. Some of you may be thinking, “Alicia, of all of the lipsticks in the world, you are going to choose one that retails for $5??” Yes, yes I am. Colourpop lipstick colors can definitely be hit or miss. I love a ton of their products and while most of their proucts are phenomenal, some of their other ones are not as good. However, of all of their products their lippie stix are always amazing, no matter the color. Their formula is phenomenal, non-drying, dries matte (not all but this color does) and is only $5! Not only that but colourpop is vegan and cruelty-free which sends it skyrocketing towards the top in my book.
Favorite Liquid Red lipstick– Smashbox Always on Liquid Lipstick in “Bawse”
I have used tons and tons and tons of red liquid lipsticks. However none come close to Smashbox’s. This formula is beyond perfect (and carries along with their other colors too). It is long-wear, non-drying (infused with lip-smoothing Primer Oil), dries on matte, does not budge, and can last for up to 8 hours (that’s what the website claims, but mine has lasted for 12). If you are a liquid lippie lover, this needs to be added to your collection.
Favorite Red Lip Gloss- Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss in “Punchy Red”
I am not too much of a lipgloss wearer. I am not a fan of the sticky feeling glosses usually bring, however this Anastasia gloss (I don’t know about the other colors as I only have this color) isn’t nearly as sticky as any other brand I have tried. It also smells amazing (vanilla) and is non drying as well. I also like putting this gloss over liquid liptsicks if I want a bit of shine.
Favorite Misc Red Lipstick- Who is She Cosmetics Lip Composite in “Georgia Tea”
Most of, if not all of you have probably never heard of this brand. This lip composite is from a brand called Who is She Cosmetics. I discovered them a few months back and have been absolutely obsessed with the brand. These lip composites are part lipstick, part lipgloss, all rolled into one cute little pot. I bought a few different colors of these, ranging from a silvery pink, a purple, a glitter, and of course this color, Georgia Tea. I have used almost the entire pot of this in the past few months. It is amazing, not transfer proof, but it doesn’t claim to be, and not drying. This doesn’t fit into any of the categories but I still wanted to share this as one of my favorites!