I really tried to pick just 1 red lipstick but it’s basically impossible. Sort of like me trying to wear just one eyeshadow….not possible, no way, no how. Here’s my top 5 lip colors that range from $4.99 - $20.
NYX | Powder Puff Lippie | Grouplove - $8.49 (shown below)
This red actually surprised me with how CREAMY it was!! I really liked the little puffy applicator. It was easier to apply than I expected & the color lasted quite a while.
LimeLife by Alcone | Enduring Lip Color | Cherry Pie | $20 (shown below)
This is one of those brands & colors I know I can trust 100%!!! I can be confident that the color will absolutely be what it looks like in the tube & I know that it will last on my client. I really do love the LimeLife by Alcone products.
MAC. | Matte Lipstick | Ruby Woo | $18.50 (shown below)
This red is HANDS DOWN my all time favorite!!! It’s a DRY matte lip color but it doesn’t bleed & lasts a solid minute (meaning a WHILE). I don’t know if it’s because '“once a MAC girl, always a MAC girl” or because I’ve used this particular red for about 20 years now, but Ruby Woo really is my favorite red.
L.A. Colors | Matte Liquid Lipcolor | Perception | $4.99 (shown below)
This is on the deeper end of the all the reds I’m posting. Sometimes bright red can freak people out so I like to add at least one color that’s more brick than true red.
This color got a little blotchy as it dried but I just kept adding layers until I liked the outcome. lol
Here’s a list of each color & the 2 MAC liners I used. I either used both or Auburn.