Left to right: Maybelline's Rich Ruby, Coloured Raine's Cherry Blossom, Milani's Matte Confident, MAC's Ruby Woo, MAC's Diva and Sephora Cream Lip Stain #01
These days, life for me is moving very fast. I'm going to make time for an update post, which I will probably do on the Tube first, then here. But today, we're talking makeup! My bestie charged me to do a post on my favorite red lipsticks and I think it's the perfect time of year for such a topic. A couple of years ago, she fell in love with one brand's color and stuck to it, but now it's discontinued. Being the makeup fanatic that I am, she enlisted my help on finding a new statement RED. Below are my top picks.
6. Rich Ruby by Maybelline (Creamy Matte) $5.59
This one is the most recent of the group to my collection, but is already in my top six. It's a deep orange red, comfortable on the lips and easily accessible at most drugstores.
5. Cream Lip Stain #01 by Sephora (Matte) $14
If you're looking for an affordable, classic red liquid lipstick, then look no further. These dry down to a matte and don't budge (unless eating oily foods) and are pretty comfortable for a liquid lipstick.
4. Ruby Woo by MAC (Retro Matte) $17
Of all the lipsticks mentioned, this one tugs at the lips a bit and is the most dry looking of the formulas mentioned, but it's also stunning for those same reasons. It looks like you came out the womb sporting a gorgeous red lip.
3. Matte Confident by Milani (Creamy Matte) $4.99
Milani has become one of my favorite drugstore brands in the last year. Their lip products are comparable to any high end brand and super affordable. This color is a rich, blue-based red.
2. Diva by MAC (Matte) $17
This to me is the perfect vampy red and one of my all time favs! When I want to feel sexy and powerful at the same time, this is the red I reach for.
1. Cherry Blossom by Coloured Raine (Liquid Matte) $17
Last year around this time, I went on a hunt to find this color. It was sold out EVERYWHERE!! I finally found the only Ricky's that had it in stock and had it shipped to me. The hype surrounding this red (blue-based) is REAL and it was one of the best lip purchases ever made. It looks perfect on most complexions!
The bestie wearing Cherry Blossom by Coloured Raine
Me wearing Sephora Lip Cream Stain in #01