3 of the Best Red Lipsticks

Your shortcut to pigment rich, long lasting and hydrating red lipsticks

No girl’s make-up bag is complete without a red lipstick (or in my case, six). Cosmetic companies know that red lipstick runs in our veins, so the market has become saturated with hundreds of little red sticks fighting for a precious place in our cosmetic collection.

There are a lot of good ones, but there are also a lot of bad that bleed, flake and fade within an hour. Fabulous lippies can be found through a few trials, several Google searches and many wasted dollars, so I’ve singled out the top three in my collection if you still haven’t found a wining formula …

best red lipstick

1. Nars Semi Matte Lipstick in Red Lizard
nars lipstick red lizard

I woke up to a love affair with Nars after a champagne fuelled night out. Although I’m ashamed to admit it, I didn’t take this lipstick off before bed, however when I woke up it was still intact (just a little smudged)! Plus the blend of conditioners and antioxidants meant my lips hadn’t transformed into the dry sponges they should have been either. Despite a piercing headache, I think I can still call that morning a win, so I didn’t call it a taxi.

nars lipstick red lizard review

2. Calvin Klein Luxury Creme Lipstick in Sinful
calvin klein lipstick sinful

The case doesn’t feel luxurious (it nearly found the bin when the lid came off and it massacred my Michael Kor’s bag), but hiding inside this cheap packaging is a quality lipstick. The colour glides on smoothly leaving you with a matte, non-patchy finish that lasts and leaves lips feeling nourished. Just pop it in a lipstick case before you put it in your precious handbag.

These lipsticks can be pretty hard to come by nowadays, I think they’re being discontinued as you can get them so cheap! For my Aussie readers, you can buy some shades from here, for my UK readers you can grab them for a couple of quid (yep, really!) from here. Sorry US readers I can’t find any websites that stock them, so let me know if you have better luck!

calvin klein lipstick, sinful

3. Vani-T Mineral Lipstick in Screen SirenVani T lipstick screen siren

Vani-T’s mineral lipstick glides on like butter due to the Vitamin E, Coconut Oil and Aloe Extract, so make sure you have a good liner as it can be easy to go over the edges of your lips! It has rich colour pigments, a glossy finish and creamy texture, plus the unique packaging makes it easier to feel in my bottomless pit of a handbag. As for the staying power, I wore it for about 16 hours and only had to top it up four times!

vani-t mineral lipstick screen siren

Click here for my full Vani-T Mineral Lipstick review

What’s your favourite red lippy?

Gifted Products: Vani-T Mineral Lipstick

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