My favorite red lipsticks

“Beauty to me is being comfortable in your own skin. That or a kick-ass red lipstick.”- Gwyneth Paltrow

Something I completely agree with. One of the simplest, most effortless looks for any day is red lips and a bit of mascara. Red makes a statement in many ways, but for me to feel comfortable wearing bold colors they have to meet 2 criteria.

  • NO FUSS - the feel has to be just right for me. If too creamy red can smear or smudge. If too matte it could be drying. I don't want it to bother me, or I will try and wipe it, or baby it.

  • RIGHT COLOR - fall/winter I am more drawn to blue reds, while in spring/summer time I lean toward brighter red tones. Key is finding a shade that works with mat skin tone, so I am comfortable wearing it.

My red lipstick lineup:


My inventory

Red for all seasons and occasions

  1. MAC - Glam

  2. MAC - All fired up (retro matte)

  3. MAC - Viva Glam Rihanna (frost)

  4. Make up Forever - Rouge Artist intense

  5. Laura Mercier - Portofino red

  6. MAC - Razzberry

  7. Il Making - Matte Geisha

  8. MAC - Relentlessly red (retro matte)


In use

Here are all the colors on my skin to show different hues and undertones.

In order of favorite #1 Glam & #6 Razzberry are my two go to reds and I use them the most. Glam is a true red and Razzberry more of a pinky red. I love MAC lipstick because it is very pigmented and lasts. My preference is matte, but I am open to cream as well, but not really into shears. Checkout my post on how to apply red lipstick to get great wear out of it.

Throw a red into your shopping cart this spring and kick some ass. Be Awesome and Sparkle.