Red Lipstick: Find Your Shade and Make It Last

Having a red lipstick is an essential item everyone should have in their makeup bag! Although it’s crucial for creating bold looks, finding your perfect shade can be difficult. Here are a few universal shades for very occasion

Traditional Red 

With so many red shades available, it’s hard to find a true red color suitable for any occasion. Ruby Woo from MAC is a perfect for both day and night. A more affordable option is Amsterdam from NYX. These shades will be sure to become classics in your makeup routine.


      Ruby Woo by MAC                                   Amsterdam by NYX 

Warm Weather

Although the weather is getting warmer, your lips still deserve to look their best! Try choosing a brighter shade that includes more pink or orange tones. A matte finish will also help keep your lipstick lasting in the heat. Here are a few of our favorites!


 Ruby Rush by Tom Ford                                   Lover by Hourglass


Trying out bold and daring shades in the colder months is the perfect way to accessorize. Deep reds with purple and brown undertones are the best shades to wear in the wintertime. Check out some of these shades at various price points.


   Scarlet Empress by NARS                      Black Cherry by Revlon  

How to Make It Last

Now that you have your perfect shades for any time of year, here are some tips to make your lip color last all day and night.

Lip Primer

You’ve probably used eyeshadow primer, but lipstick primer may be a new discovery. The ingredients fill in lines and prevent feathering to help you avoid reapplication.


  Prep & Prime by MAC                                 Ultimate Ozone by Urban Decay 

Translucent Powder

After applying your shade of choice, blot with a tissue and apply a small amount of loose powder to seal in the color to prevent feathering or fading.

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