If there’s any one makeup must-have in a woman’s collection, it’s a bold red lipstick. Red lips exude sophistication and femininity and have always been (and will always be) in style. Over the years I’ve experimented a lot with this classic lipstick colour and today I wanted to share my very top 3 finds.
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First and foremost, there’s Ruby Woo. I’m sure you’ve heard of many swooning over this classic bright red shade. It’s vivid, it’s ultra matte, it’s full coverage, and it commands attention. Although this lipstick is a blue-red and would “technically” suit those with cooler undertones better, it’s actually a lipstick that anyone can wear — no matter the skin tone or undertone, thanks to its balance of pigments. Also, as a heads up: because this lipstick is so mattifying, it will require a lot of lip prep; so don’t skimp out on the exfoliation, lip balm, and lip primer prior to applying this beautiful shade!
Next up, is the OG Viva Glam lipstick. This lipstick was created in 1994 and campaigned by the iconic RuPaul during the AIDS/HIV pandemic. To this day, 100% of the purchase price still goes towards helping those who have been affected by AIDS. Aside from this lipstick being part of a wonderful cause, it’s also super gorgeous and universally flattering. It’s a medium to deep red with a hint of brown and the formula is soft and creamy; making for a very moisturizing and comfortable red lippie.
This one is my absolute favourite! I had to shoot these pictures all in the same day, but usually, I love wearing this lip colour with a very contoured look, strong brows, and no eye makeup. It’s a bold, warm, orange-red that has opaque pigmentation and a long-wearing finish. This Powermatte Lip Pigment formula is a fluid consistency and dries down to a comfortable matte.