My 10 favorite red lipsticks

Red lips are a staple in the holidays. So I kind of should have posted this earlier if any of you wanted suggestions for red lipsticks to wear. I just can’t make everything on time I guess. But there is a saying in my country that says Christmas lasts all the way until Easter. So you still have some time to wear plenty of red lipstick during the holidays according to that saying.

But, if you are anything like me you would think that red lipstick can be worn to almost any occasion. I think it is just so flattering on most people so I am really excited to share some fantastic red lipsticks with you!


There is a bit of everything here! Luxury lipsticks, high-end lipsticks, and super affordable lipstick. Glossy lips, matte lips, liquid lips and creamy lips. So I think I picked something for everyone here. But lets get to know these one my one shall we?


KIKO Gossamer Emotion Creamy Lipstick –  114 Lichi:

This is a creamy, rich red with a glossy finish. KIKO has a very nice way of making products with exclusive looking packaging like this gunmetal and gold packaging while still keeping the price very low. This feels like a high-end lipstick for a drugstore price. It is not just good for being drugstore, it is overall a great lipsick!

The lipstick itself is creamy and super comfortable.

Price: 12 $.


Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip – Arriba:

I guess you all know Colourpops long lasting liquid lipstick formula? Some people find it a bit drying, and I guess it is, but I don’t have much trouble with them since my lips are not dry in the first place. But I can see why some people may struggle with them. If you are not bothered with dry lips the beautiful bold warm true red shade Arriba! is well worth a try. One of my most loved Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip shades. And the price is unbeatable!

Price: 6 $.


Clinique Chubby Stick Intense – 03 Mightiest Maraschino:

These chubby sticks was very popular a few years ago and so many brands released them. It is a very handy, and easy to apply packaging with the crayon like lipsticks. The Clinique Chubby Sticks are like a very intensely colored balms with a shiny but opaque finish. Very comfy, and so easy to apply that you don’t have to worry about lip-liner.

Price: 17.5 $.


Kiss Me Liquid Lip – Poison Apple:

Now, these lippies are a bit harder to get a hold of because you have to be subscribed to the LiveGlam liquid lipstick subscription where you get 3 liquid lipsticks each month. This shade was in the October 2017 bundle, but the old shades are still available for new subscribers. You just exchange one of the upcoming shades you don’t think you will use with one of the old ones, or use the bonus points you collect. So it is still available even though you can’t pick it up at a store.

I really love this shade though, and it is a super comfortable, long-wearing lipstick. The frosted glass packaging is gorgeous as well.

Price: Subscription is 19.99 $ monthly for 3 liquid lipsticks.


Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick – Wifey:

When it comes to liquid lipstick formulas that dry down completely, this is my absolute favorite formula! So lightweight and comfortable, but still transfer proof and very long-lasting. The shade Wifey is a beautiful red that was launched in the Family collection this fall. It is still available though! Highly recommended formula.

Price: 18 $.


Dior Rouge Dior Liquid – 999:

Classic red by Dior. With a luxurious, long, sleek and elegant packaging. A beautiful an intense red liquid lip that does not dry down, but still last for a very long time. Up to 12 hours if you believe Dior, around 6 hours if you want to believe me. The most comfortable matte lip of all lipsticks mentioned today.

Price: 35 $.


Makeupgeek Iconic Lipstick – Elegant:

I don’t know why people don’t talk more about Makeugeek lip products because they are really great for an affordable price. The Iconic lipsticks are highly pigmented with a shiny finish. This shade stains the lips, which makes it looks very good even when it is fading away. Some red lipsticks can looks really nasty when they start disappearing, but this one fades nicely into a pretty stain. The sleek gunmetal packaging makes it look edgy and cool.

Price: 15 $.


Colourpop Lippie Stix – Bossy (matte):

The Lippie stix may be better for you if you can’t really make the Ultra Matte Lip work for you. This is highly pigmented but contains shea butter and vitamin E to nourish your lips. The finish is matte without feeling drying. It feels a bit more heavy on the lips than say the Dior one, but it is still pretty good.

This is once again just a classic red that would look great on everyone! They also have a matching lip pencil in the same shade. I find these lippie stix to be so intensely pigmented that they do indeed need a lip liner to get that nice sharp edge.

Price: 6 $.


MAC Lipstick – Russian Red (matte):

It is impossible to talk about red lipstick without mentioning one of MAC’s iconic red shades. My favorite of them are Russian Red, but I have to mention that both Ruby Woo and Lady Danger are very pretty reds as well.

The iconic well-known packaging and famous shade makes this a cult product.

Price: 17.5 $.


YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Mats – 203:

You know the lipstick is fancy when it has a long french name you can’t pronounce. This just screams holidays to me with the classic velvet matte red shade and the golden packaging. This was the shade I wore last Christmas eve and on all the Christmas parties last year.

Pretty classy and luxurious!

Price: 37 $.


Swatches side by side you get an idea about what they look like compared to each other. They are arranged in the same order as they are in the post, and to make it easier the overview picture below shows the order of the swatches as well with the KIKO lipstick to the far left and the YSL far right.


So, that is all 10 of my current favorite red shades. I would love to know what your favorite reds are!

If you are celebrating Christmas I hope you had a wonderful Christmas holiday so far!



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