How To Pick The Right Red Lipstick For Your Lips
By Alix Turoff
Looking for a new red lipstick? No matter your beauty preference, we’ve scoured high and low (in our beauty closet, that is!) to find the best red lipstick for you. Read on, beauties, and you’ll be puckering up in no time.
For Small Lips: Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Ruby ($22)
This deep red, creamy lip color is great for adding volume to small lips. Sunflower-based polyglycerides smooth and fill in lines while adding volume to lips. The satin finish is subtle without being too shiny and is almost reminiscent of a balm. Added bonus: there’s a little mirror at the top of the cap making it easy to apply on-the-go!
For Gloss Lovers: Vbeauté Lip Spread Anti Age Hydrating Lip Gloss in Vixen ($19)
If you’re not quite ready to commit to a full red lip, vbeauté’s lip spread is perfect for you. This anti-aging gloss provides just the right amount of tint to make a statement without going all out. Packed with emollient oils to enhance smoothness and polymers which add three-dimensional shine, vbeauté’s lip gloss will give you lightweight but sexy coverage.
For Dry Lips: Jouer Hydrating Lipstick in Simone ($22)
If your lips are recovering from a harsh run in with the elements, try this hydrating lipstick by Jouer. The secret ingredient is Brazil’s Cupuaçu butter, which boosts natural moisture of the lips and repairs damage from the environment. Not only will this lipstick fix previous damage, it will also act as a shield against new damage. Now that’s what we call double duty beauty!
For Shine: Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine in 4-Rogue in Danger ($34)
YSL’s deep strawberry red lipstick is enhanced with fruit extracts, vitamins and antioxidants which hydrate lips leaving them smoother, softer and shinier! The texture applies like butter on your lips and gives them a lightweight, luminous shine for up to eight hours! Antioxidants from natural pomegranate and rosemary extract protect against free radicals and reduce the look of fine lines and candelilla resin offers a protective layer to seal in color and shine!
For Sensitive Gals: Mineral Fusion Lipstick in Mystery ($14.99)
Mineral Fusion’s Mystery lipstick is a vampy deep red that last for hours without smudging. The formula is hypo-allergenic, paraben free, fragrance free, talc-free and gluten free. It’s never tested on animals and is also free of artificial colors. Pomegranate, red tea, white tea and vitamins C and E protect lips against oxidative damage while shea butter and jojoba seed oil work to condition lips leaving them soft and vibrant!
Ready to puck up? (We are.)