Friday, October 1st, 2010

What is your perfect red lipstick/gloss? Share your skin tone & favorite!

Temptalia's AnswerI’m medium with warm undertones, and Chanel Dragon is mine.

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121 thoughts on “What is your perfect red lipstick/gloss?

  1. NYX Chaos. Great classic red color.

    • Miss Silver

      Mine is Nyx’s Perfect Red. 😀 I love the smell, I could eat it!

      Also, for red lipstick, I love Natio’s Rush.

  2. Mamavalveeta03

    I’m mostly fair with medium brown hair and I love “Misbehave” by NARS. That perfect little glint of gold makes it work for me!

  3. Val

    I would love to use red lipsticks/gloss; unfortunately, I look horrible with red lips because my face has this reddish tint to it….

  4. Uzilolita

    Nars bloodwork!

  5. Karen

    I am super pale but have mad lip pigmentation i find MAC Dubonnet is my go to red, or Estee Lauder Marischino which i think that was discontinued thought:(

  6. Shontay

    I have 2: Mufe Rouge Artist Lipstick #21 and Mac Heartless Lipstick

  7. Nicole

    I think of the reds I own (like three? haha), NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl and Chanel Rouge Coco in Paris look the best on me. I tried on Chanel Dragon a few days ago, and I wasn’t blown away surprisingly. It swatched beautifully, but not so much on my lips. I think I was turned off by the shape the MUA made my lips. I’ll have to try it again sometime, and insist I put it on myself! LOL.

  8. lipstick: Chanel Rouge Coco in Paris, MAC So Scarlet

    gloss: NARS Bloodwork, Dolce & Gabbana “Ruby”

  9. Alexis

    I go from a medium to tan and my new favorite is Heartless Lipstick w/wicked ways gloss. OCC’s lip tar in NSFW is amazing as well.

  10. I wish I knew…I don’t think I could pull off a red lip, to be honest. :/ I have very thin lips, so I opt for more nude-y shades to make them look more plump. Slowly but surely easing into bolder colors, though!

  11. Sylvia

    I’m also medium with olive undertones and my go-to red lipstick is MAC Viva Glam I

  12. Jennifer

    I have med/dark brown hair, green eyes, NC20 skintone.

    I find blue reds work best, then true reds, pink-reds, or brown-reds.

    MAC Russian Red, Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Red Apple, MAC Dubonnet, MAC Viva Glam 1, Benefit’s full finish lipstick in Wild Card…Are usually the best reds for me.

  13. Evelyn

    I’m fair, warm to neutral, I feel like I’m kind of an inbetween color. I love Chane’s rouge coco in Rivoli!

  14. Victoria

    I have two reds I’ve been wearing a lot lately. Loreal’s Infallible Lip Color in Beyonce’s Red and Kat Von D’s Adora.
    I am NC30-ish (medium) with black hair.

  15. CeeBee

    I am light medium with warm yellow underones and my favourite red lipstick is Revlon Colorstay in Red Velvet with MAC Thrills layered over the top.

  16. Kassem

    Mac So Chaud is my fave.

  17. daphne

    hourglass’s extreme gloss in Siren

    metallic blood red!

  18. Joy

    I’m a huge fan of MAC Wicked Ways for my medium skin with cool undertones… I admit to not thoroughly scouring the comments of the post reviewing the Cruella release, but are there any *permanent* lipglosses that MAC (or any other brand, really) has released that are fairly similar (or slightly more blue-based)? I really love it but I don’t want to run out and buy a backup if I don’t necessarily have to. Thanks again!!!!!!

  19. How can i not comment when is about red lipstick!!!
    in order:chanel dragon, nyx chaos, jordana matte rouge alone or topped with nyx true red lipgloss, nyx Hero and jordana burnt sugar alone or topped with nyx megashine garnet.

  20. coco72

    My skin is NW20, my perfect red is MAC RED, followed for MAC Dame Edna collection in Kanga-Rouge

  21. Hands down – Loreal Lip Infallible Colour in Beyonce Red! I can eat and drink to my heart’s content while wearing that lipstick and it doesn’t transfer to my chin, smear on my teeth or anywhere else. And I love the shade of red! :) It has replaced my Chanel Dragon!

  22. MAC brave red for lipstick and chanel extraits de gloss in emoi for red gloss love!

  23. amelia

    Topshop’s rio rio. Im light olive skinned and its a yellow red rather than a blue one, so it makes me look tan :). also the formula is amazing- opaque, matte, creamy. its also cheap :)

  24. Rachael

    I’m fair with pink undertones. Clinique Cherry Bomb is a nice candy apple gloss and Chanel Dragon is a good lipstick. Too different reds but they work great for me depending on the look I’m going for.

  25. Elsa Sousa

    occ nsfw!

  26. Imogen

    Mine is Napoleon perdis devine goddess in Eros. It looks pink in the tube but on me it turns into this gorgeous bright, lush red.

  27. My perfect red lipsticks are MAC Dubonnet and Artistry Rouge.

    Haven’t found my perfect red lipgloss yet. Any recs?

  28. alex

    I am NW15 and love my smashbox “legendary” lipstick.

  29. Marie

    Nars Bloodwork.

  30. Rossella

    I love russian red of MAC

  31. Iya

    I am an NC/42, and looking for the perfect lipstick; i have brave red from mac but i just not brave enough to wear it

  32. MAC Ruby Woo is definitely the red that suits me best !!

  33. Virginia

    I’m very fair (NC15/ NARS Sheer Glow Siberia, Deauville when I have a tan) and my favourite red is Red Lizard by NARS. It’s just such a beautiful, pure color and it lasts all day.

  34. Dianna

    Chanel – Rouge Coco in Cambon #31

  35. sophie

    mac ladybug is the color for me!
    viva glam Cindy looks red on my lips so i like that one a lot too :)

  36. Kathy

    I am a really pale redhead, so I don’t always feel comfortable wearing bold red lips outside of special occasions. I do adore red lipsticks though.

    I think that my perfect red would be the Viva Glam Cyndi lipstick. I feel like I can wear that color anytime. It’s safe for daytime, and it can be glamorous for nighttime.

  37. Diana

    Thanks to you Christine :) I went out and tried Chanel RAL Dragon and fell absolutely in LOVE! This is my new favorite RED!

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  39. Maya

    MAC Extreme – the perfect red!

  40. Jakara

    I don’t have an go to red lipstick and I am looking for one. I am daek with warm undertones. If any of you can recommend some that would be great. I want to try Dior Red Stocking lipgloss.

  41. Tam

    MAC Ruby Woo. I’m NW30, but that lipstick goes with every skin tone, which is why I reccomend it so much ^ ^

  42. I have yet to try all the reds the makeup world has to offer, but MAC VG Cyndi gave me the confidence to wear a red that wasn’t too red or too overstated. I’m NW20 and I love the way it compliments my fair skin without making me look extra pasty.

  43. Janet

    I’m medium with yellow undertones. I luv MAC Red. I’m craving Chanel Dragon though. It looks beautiful.

  44. nina

    today i was at mac and tried two different shades of red, and appearently ramblas red is perfect for me :)

  45. I’m NC20 and I have 2 favorites: Lady Bug lipstick and Russian Red lipglass from MAC!!

  46. Opheliana

    Make up store – Devil

  47. Inky

    I love Illamasqua’s Box and no gloss. My skin tone is light/medium.

  48. I’m light medium with neutral undertone. My fave red is MAC Ruby Woo

  49. Bahar

    NYX Snow White

  50. MAC Dubonnet is my perfect red! I am NC42 for reference.

  51. Edelmc

    I am very fair and love mac ruby woo and lady bug. Does anybody know if mac has a nice cool toned red gloss?

  52. Dawn

    Nars Manhunt

  53. Fernanda Baldo

    I really like Mac Red because I can work with the satin texture and because its just a true red with a little bit of blue that works great with my NC15 skin.

  54. Don’t have just one. I LOVE MAC Dubonnet, Lady Danger, Brave Red, Spice it Up and Party Line. I’m paler than NC 15, with neutral undertones. Also loving eve pearls Vampires Kiss lipstick, though it’s so creamy it doesn’t stay on long.

  55. I love Port red by Mac, it’s an intense metallic red.

  56. I really love MAC Cult of Cherry or Venetian for lipglasses. Fanplastico for the lip lacquer (since it’s an intense blue-red), and Embellish glitz gloss for a red on top of any lipstick. I’m extremely fair and love red lips :)

  57. Catherine

    I am a pale redhead and I love Elizabeth Arden’s The Perfect Brick

  58. Kelsey

    CoverGirl TruShine Lipstick in Valentine Shine.

  59. rachel

    Hourglass Siren

  60. Jessica V

    I haven’t yet found my perfect Red lipstick (Russian Red is a bit too tomato colored on me) but if Viva Glam Cynidi counts I say that one! As for gloss, Urban Decay’s Ultraglide gloss in Gash is gorgeous on me (NC15).

  61. Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Temper, thanks to a review here on Temptalia. I love wearing it with bronzer.

  62. Paddychat

    My favorite red lipstick is “Red Strass”, kisskiss lipstick by Guerlain.

  63. Mariane

    My favorite is Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte in Red Temptation!

  64. Trish

    I’m a medium-dark with blue/red undertones so MAC’s Dazzleglass in ‘Love Alert’ and the lipstick in ‘New York Apple’ are the perfect reds for me. Very blue-red with no orange/yellow undertones to make me look ‘blah’ like most red lipsticks on the market.

    Chanel had one years ago that was the perfect red for me. It got discontinued. :-(

  65. Mary

    Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in Dragon. Such an amazing red.

  66. olivia

    i own a lot of red…..i mean a lot! :)for a good inexpensive red mabeylinne’s red revival is great. its deep and pretty and pigmented.for the medium price range i think you cant go wrong with ,mac as many have mentioned. they have ruby woo, russian red, mac red, brave red, dubonnet, lady bug, the viva glams….lots of choices. for the higher end i agree about Dragon…great red but bleeds on me badly. mufe new lipsticks are amazing, dolce and gabbana reds are lovely (devil, ruby, etc.) and my all time fav guerlain foile de grenat!

  67. Charlene

    Mary Kay Red shimmer, Lime Crime Retrofuturistic creme, Revlon in the Red matte
    the best reds on my medium cool beige skin tone :)

  68. ledonatella

    The only reds I can wear are berry reds and my fave is MAC’s New York Apple

  69. Olive skinned girl over here, and I’m in love with MAC’s Chili :)

  70. Lizz M.

    I’m always between a sort of blue-red like Mac Ruby Woo, or Revlon’s Wine Not, which is a more burgundy red. Both I wear with a true red lip liner though. And no gloss for me. I prefer the matte look.

    But yeah, I alternate between these two reds mostly, although I gotta say I think a deeper red is more my speed usually. So perfect red lip for me- Revlon’s Wine Not, with a true red liner underneath.

    Oh, and I guess for reference i’m NC30, (kinda 25-ish right now), with dark brown eyes and black hair.

  71. Yumi

    I’m not usually one for red lipstick/gloss (I think it looks terrible on me) but the one shade I recently found that might just work on me is Drive Me Wild by MAC (from FF). Of course, I’m too timid to wear it regularly, it just sits there in all its loneliness…

  72. Shannon

    It depends on the season, but for summer I like Nars Heat Wave and for Fall/Winter I like Chanel Rouge Allure in Dragon or Rouge Coco in Rouge Noir

  73. Daniela

    Lipstick Queen Medieval is perfect because I don’t really like lipsticks, normally I use tinted lip balms or lipgloss, but this is more like a reddish tint for me (you can build it up if you want something more dramatic, though). Lovely shade of red for girls that don’t want to wear an “in your face” red :)

  74. Tiffany S.

    I love MAC cherry lip pencil and NARS Bloodwork lipgloss together!

  75. Loreal Infalliable lipgloss in plumped red!

  76. Glosslizard

    I’m light (MAC NW20-ish) with cool undertones, and Chanel Dragon Rouge Allure Laque is my perfect red too!

  77. ofir

    I am fair or pale with cool undertones and i loveeee MAC’S Viva glam Cyndi and Revlon 080 Coral :DDD

  78. Emily

    I’m relatively new to the red lip thing, but I have tried several, and so far I LOVE Russian Red! (NC15, blue eyes, brown hair)

  79. Diana B

    This question came just in time because I picked up Mac Heartless along with Mac Wicked Ways and I tell the combo is Fierce

  80. Nora

    I’m very pale (NC15) with beige undertones and I love classic reds like MAC’s new Heartless lipstick. 😀

  81. Sarah

    I’m NW15 and depending on how dark I want my red that day…..MAC’s Heartless or Kat Von D’s Hellbent.

  82. JayJay

    I’m NW15ish, with very cool undertones. MAC red is my red!

  83. Jamie

    occ nsfw. it never comes off and the color is gorgeous

  84. Maya

    I’m very fair and love NARS lipgloss in Risky Business

  85. Ale

    MAC Red, Russian Red and Viva Glam I.

  86. K

    I am very pale, NC 15, and the best red I have found is this week in MAC’s Venomous Villains collection. The Cruella DeVil “Heartless” lipstick and “Wicked Ways” lipglass. So perfect!!!

  87. Stephanie

    It used to be Make Up For Ever 205 (before it disappeared from stores!). Now I rely on MAC Red She Said and Kanga-Rouge.

  88. Lakitha Goss

    Favorite Red Lipstick is MAC’s Fresh Moroccan.

    Favorite Red Lipstick is Astarte Cosmetic’s Climax Lipgloss

  89. Yvonne T.

    I’m an NC15 (Very light with warm undertones) and I really like MAC’s Russian Red lipstick. Its bright enough to deliever a big punch of red, and it doesn’t have a cool undertone to it, which suits my yellow/olive undertoned skin.

  90. B

    Russian Red by MAC! :)

  91. Naz

    I have two. MAC’s Ruby Woo, and NARS Dragon Girl (Velvet Matte lip pencil)

  92. Cintamani

    i have two types of reds. ones for day time and ones for night. my skin is fair to medium and think i look best usually with reds that are a bit orange or yellow. for day i love mac’s lady bug and hourglass’ raven. for night chanel’s coromandel or hourglass’ siren.

  93. nicole

    Geurlain exces de rouge!

  94. Sharron

    I’m NC20 with dark brown hair and eyes, so MAC Heartless, Russian Red, New York Apple and Rocker lipsticks and MAC Wicked Ways and NARS Bloodwork glosses totally work for me.

  95. Courtney

    I’m still hunting mine down, but Chanel Dragon is pretty close.

    I was fortunate enough to win one of the Beyonce Red L’Oreal Endless lippies (Thanks Christine!) and although it’s a bit bright, that stuff is fantastic for special occasions and photo shoots!

  96. Mar

    I’m a NW20 and haven’t found my HG yet…
    But there’s a few I like:

    MAC Ruby Woo
    MAC lipglass Russian Red
    Estée Lauder Pure Color Gloss Cranberry
    Maybelline Sensational Color Pleasure me Red

  97. Selena

    For some reason, with my coloring, I shy away from most reds. However I find MAC Rozz Revival and MAC VG Cyndi L/S and gloss very wearable oh and Double Dare cremesheen.