Top Red Lipsticks for The Season Red lipstick is the most classic and iconic of all. Everyone has their opinion on which one they think is the best. Describe an ideal lipstick, it would be one that applies like a dream, is comfortable on the lips, is highly pigmented, and can last through anything. So, we are here rounding up the year with a classic festive category. It is the holiday look that springs to mind for most of us—Mattes, satin, sheers, and liquids in classic, warm and deep tones.
- Rouge Dior 999 Matte
Rouge Dior 999 Matte is a classic with a comfortable creamy matte finish. It is an iconic red in the industry, quite a bright blood shade. This version from their couture collection is particularly festive with snowflakes. This shade dates to the 1950s when Christian Dior created a red for his runway models to wear.
- NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils
NARS Velvet Matte Lips Pencil is an excellent choice to create a precise, defined lip or a more smudge-on-in-a-hurry style. Dragon Girl is one of their most famous shades and has a few famous fans. Taylor Swift has declared her love for this cool slightly berry red.
- YSL Rouge Pure Couture
If you like a matte finish but want something a bit more subtle, here is a sheer matte red. YSL Rouge Pure Couture Slim Sheer Matte in 108 Rouge De Veto is a cool juicy red with a nice, light non-drying feel. It’s buildable so you can add more color. It creates the relaxed, blurred look straight from the bullet.
- Charlotte Tilbury
There’s something so festive about glossy or shiny red lipstick that catches the light. Charlotte Tilbury’s KISSING in Love Bite certainly ticks that box. This one is a creamier formula with a satin finish.
- Rare beauty
Rare beauty Selena Gomez was one of the most giant brand launchers in its year of launch. This lip souffle matte cream lipstick in inspire is a bright summery red and Selena’s go-to shade. This is a weightless air-whipped formula which is barely there but has a slightly powdery velvety feel on the lips. Not drying, nice and pigmented but lovely sheered out for a feathery, soft-focus finish too.
- Burberry Beauty
Military Red is Burberry’s classic red and this sheer matte stain with a sponge tube application has a thin texture that glides on evenly. It dries down but doesn’t have a tacky or gluey feel. It’s weightless and comfortable. You can keep it sheer or build it for medium coverage.
The Sephora collection cream lip stain shade 01 might be the most-selling red lipstick in the world. How many of you have this at home? It is the number one liquid lipstick at Sephora. We have heard so much about this formula over the years. It’s super creamy, pigmented, and long-lasting without feeling dry or thick.
- Fenty Beauty
The Fenty Beauty stunner lip paint in Unmatched is finishing things off. This is described as a deep cool red, on the edge of being a berry. It has smooth, high-impact color.
Please let us know if you’ll be rocking any red lipstick this holiday season. It’s such an unusual year but we hope you have a chance to celebrate your way. We’d love to hear which formula you enjoy at this time of the year.