A red lipstick is a woman’s best friend. One swipe can jazz up your look, whether you’re heading to a formal event or making your way to the office. Accordingly, it’s not uncommon to know how almost every girl has one red lipstick ready in their trusty makeup bag!
The good news is: Singapore has some of the best red lipsticks in the market. With so many options to choose from, one can be easily overwhelmed as to what to pick. We’ve narrowed down some of the best, classic red lippies for you to try – which includes both affordable and high-end choices.
1. Sephora cream lip stain (01 Always Red)
If you’re looking for budget-friendly options, you can never go wrong with Sephora’s cream lip red stains! This shade has that perfect cool-toned red suitable for every occasion, plus it has a good formula compared to other lip stains. It’s a liquid lipstick that dries up to a beautiful matte finish – but the catch is, it doesn’t dry up the lips at all.
2. MAC Ruby woo
A retro matte lipstick best-seller, MAC’s Ruby Woo’s shade is one of the most famous and iconic shades in the history of red lipsticks. The bright, cherry red shade is definitely going to brighten up your complexion. The matte finish also doesn’t budge once it has set on your lips, so you don’t have to worry about retouching every time you eat or drink!
For best results, make sure to properly moisturize your lips or apply a lip primer before application.
3. NARS Audacious Lipstick (Rita)
This blue-toned red lipstick shade is a sure head-turner! If you want to draw attention (or just highlight the curves of your lips), this the NARS audacious lipstick in Rita is the right choice. The formula is amazing – it’s long-lasting, creamy, and pigmented. Not only that, this lipstick doesn’t dry out the lips too. You can easily purchase them at NARS standalone stores in malls across SG, or at Sephora.
4. Urban Decay vice lipstick (Temper)
For a warmer undertone, the Urban Decay vice lipstick in the shade Temper is a great choice. The shade is rich and warm, and this lipstick is expected to suit those with neutral/warm skin tones perfectly. It also has a slight orange tinge – so while it’s bold, it doesn’t have a big shocking effect compared to other shades of true red. With a comfortable matte finish, it’s also long-lasting and it doesn’t dry the lips much.
5. Laneige silk intense lipstick (Wannabe Red)
A red lipstick with a neutral undertone, the Laneige silk intense lipstick in Wannabe Red is the ultimate cross between red and brown lip color. This makes the shade both sophisticated and bold. Those with neutral skin will find this neutral red shade lip color flattering on them.