TEN Red Lipsticks To Try (Medium Skintone)

TEN Red Lipsticks To Try (Medium Skintone)

Sunday, May 13, 2012 Sara Hassan , 38 Comments

There was a time when I used to think that I can never pull off a red color on my lip. I found red lips quite intimidating and was too scared to try. I used to envy my mum for pulling it off so well! I stepped out of the shell when I tried Rimmel Lasting Finish lipstick in Alarm -- my first red lipstick. I realized, red ain't that scary after all IF it's the one that suits you -- your skin tone to be precise.

I fall into the medium skin-toned category. People with my skin tone should go for orange, pink based and deep reds but I personally believe you can make any red work (Oh yes, even the blue based ones) with the right kind of dress and makeup coordination.

There are so many reds out there and it could be very confusing to decide on a perfect shade. I am going to suggest a few red lipsticks that I believe would flatter medium skin tones quite well.





Color Studio Professional Color Rush Lipstick in Diva 

A red with a hint of orange.
Finish: Creamy
Coverage: Full



Sleek MakeUP True Colour Lipstick in Stiletto

A bright red
Finish: Matte
Coverage: Medium to full




Sleek MakeUP Pout Paint in Pin Up

A red with slight blue undertones
Finish: Creamy
Coverage: Full



MAC Lipstick in Russian Red

A hot red with slight blue undertones
Finish: Matte
Coverage: Full



Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Alarm

A bright red with orange undertones
Finish: Creamy with Sheen
Coverage: Full



Rimmel Kate Lipstick in 01

A cherry Red
Finish: Creamy with Sheen
Coverage: Full



NYX Round Lipstick in Black Cherry

A bright brick red
Finish: Creamy
Coverage: Full





Maybelline's Color Sensational Lip Color in Red Revival

A true red
Finish: Creamy with Sheen
Coverage: Full



NYX Round Lipstick in Snow White

A warm deep brick red
Finish: Creamy
Coverage: Full




MUA Lipstick in Shade 13

A red with slight blue undertones
Finish: Creamy with Sheen
Coverage: Medium to full



 

 

Are you a red lipstick lover? What's your favorite red these days?



* Image source: Google images and respective websites of brands mentioned.

38 comments :

  1. Great post! I am huge RED lipstick lover. I have one, which is CoverGirl Hot Red.

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  2. Waiting or my mac Russian red to arrow anxiously :) great post Hun!

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  3. I love red, I have NYX Round Lipstick in Snow white, Black Cherry and MUA

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  4. Oriflame's wonder color lipstick in red is also simply awesome.

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  5. Very nice,i luv Red colour lipstick.i hv CoverGirl Hot RED n NYX warm deep brick red

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  6. I love red lipstick, deeper hues instead of a bright shade is def my taste!

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  7. hey can u do a swatch of russian red by mac on your lips?

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  8. Hi Numra, I don't have Russian Red in my collection at the moment though I plan to get it. Thank you! :) xx

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  9. thnx Sara, am too scared of bright reds, will try to begin with your recos <3

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  10. Love red lipstick, esp. for special occasions! My fave is Ruby Woo by MAC

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  11. Currently i am loving Lo'real its an amazing color:)

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  12. My favorite, favorite red is MAC's Lady Danger. It's an orange based red. Generally speaking, and although it's against the "rules" - I find orange lipsticks work best on me. I feel the most confident in them and I get the most compliments.

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  13. nice post .. i love wearing red lipsticks ... though we cant wear them on regular basis :(

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    1. You can wear it if you blot and tone down the color. :)

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    1. Simple, with a tissue paper :)

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    2. i guess you can also dab some foundation with your finger and smudge it really well.. saw that on youtube :D

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    3. Or once you've applied red lipstick, you can dab some tiny bit of foundation with lip brush and smudge it really good... :)

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    4. Yes, you can do that too :)

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  15. i tried several reds, but the catrice ultimate colour 080 works best for me, its a gorgeous blue undertoned red, it really makes my teeth whiter. its also very cheap! (but i think all catrice lipsticks are great value, especially cos they have many wearable non shimmery colors for a great price, they last relatively long, and are relatively moisturizing) i love the nyx matte merlot too. from these i think the russian red is what worked best for me. great post by the way!

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  16. i've been wondering what red lipstick will be ok with me..guess i'll try to look for nyx black cherry.

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  17. I love Red lippies <3 My fave is mac Russian Red & Sleek paint pout <3

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  18. wow...me a red lippy lover..thanks for understanding our needs..rofl :D
    awesome!

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  19. LOVE this post! i am totally obsessed with red lipsticks!!

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  20. waow.. my mom has fair skin tone and she is so in love with red and maroon lip colors but unfortunately she was unable to get her hands on perfect red
    luckliy yesterday on mother's day i gifted her Rimmel Kate Lipstick in 01 and 11
    11 is kind of deep marooonish redish shade but both shades looks great on her and finally she is so so happy to have her desired kind of red lip color in her collection:)

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    1. Aww.. I am glad your mum liked it. :)

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  21. and yeah... i got Rimmel 60 seconds vinylshine in 826 BIG NIGHT OUT nail color as gift after shopping from Rimmerl's counter at naheed yesterday
    and its rocking at my hands.... :D

    please Sara.. do a post on red nail colors as well so i can expend my red nail color's collection :D

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  22. I was really scared of trying red lips.. i got collection2000 queen of hearts.. turns out its a pretty nice color. After that i bought luscious signature 05 summer berry lipstick.. lovely maroon. nothing expensive :D

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  23. love this post, very nice, sara please do the same post with coral shades,thank you

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  24. another fab post Sara! I love red lipsticks, I've actually been collecting them lately. Russian Red is definitely my favorite, but I also love Revlon's reds like Fire & Ice and Love That Red. Rimmel Kate collection reds are stunning too, I think your choices are perfect for medium to tan skin :))

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  25. has anyone tried the color studio diva lipstick ?? any views on that ?

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  26. I love Maybelline's PLEASURE ME RED. its fantastic.

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  27. I hav skin tone bit darker than of yours...what color would suit me...waiting for ur reply ^.^

    Plus what lip u think would suit me on daily routine...nothing fancy ?

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    1. Hey there, you can checkout Rimmel Kate Lipstick in 01. As for daily basis, you can checkout Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in 19, Luscious Signature Lipstick in Nude Pink, MAC Crème In Your Coffee. Also try out Color Studio Pro Color Rush Lipsticks. The range has many shades that suit medium skin tone. :) x

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