My Favorite Red Lipsticks

I love wearing red lipstick. I think it’s pretty much the easiest thing to apply to make it look like you’re wearing more makeup than you actually are, and it’s one of those things that works for casual or more formal occasions. 

Wearing red lipstick can seem kind of intimidating at first if you're not used to it, but once you find the perfect shade, it gets easier and you will get used to seeing yourself wearing it. Sometimes, I get into the groove of wearing my “everyday” red to work and then when I stop wearing it, I think I look weird without it! (Though hopefully I don’t?!) 

The first two reds that I’m sharing today have been part of my makeup bag for awhile. In college, I worked part-time at a makeup counter in a department store at the mall for a hot minute (which was pretty much the most fun job that I’ve ever had) and I spent a lot of time trying on lipstick shades and figuring out which ones I liked best. To this day, though I have added other reds here and there, I haven’t found any that really top these.

What’s your favorite red lipstick color? Would love to hear! 

Favorite “every day” red:

Clinique Butter Shine Lipstick in “Fresh Watermelon”

This is my all time fav, but it was actually recently discontinued, though you can still buy it online. 

I’ve been trying to find a substitute for Clinique’s Fresh Watermelon color and actually have found a version at Sephora that’s pretty close and it’s even cheaper! It only costs $12.00 and it’s called Sephora Rouge Shine lipstick in “In Your Arms.”

Favorite “glam” red:

Lancome Color Design in “Retro Rouge”

Favorite long wear red:

Lip sense “Strawberry Shortcake”

Favorite red that’s not too red:

Urban Decay- Cruel Metallized