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5 Favorite Red Lipsticks

5 Favorite Red Lipsticks

…at least at the moment! I find it so difficult to choose favorite reds, because there are so many that I enjoy. Chanel Dragon has been and still remains my favorite, as it suits me the best, but there are many other reds I wear, too.

  1. Chanel Dragon Rouge Allure Lacque
  2. Giorgio Armani #404 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick
  3. Illamasqua Sangers Lipstick
  4. Make Up For Ever #21 Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick
  5. Guerlain Gwen Rouge G Lipstick


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Trista Avatar

Any recommendations on some good red drugstore lipsticks? I have a friend that wants me to help her pick out some tomorrow but I don’t know of any good brands!

Courtney Avatar

L’Oreal HIP in Turbulent and Infallible in Beyonce Red (for longwear). The Beyonce one is more of a tomato red, but it lasts amazingly well.

AlexisV. Avatar

Aaagh Christine, you’re horrible! I don’t need any more reds and you’re tempting me with these. Especially the Illamasqua and MUFE ones. Right now I’m totally into Lady Bug.

Alison Avatar

Are your lips lined with anything, or is it just the lipstick? I can see why the Chanel is your favorite, it has such a nice coverage!! Very pretty.

Heather Avatar

I cannot wear red ๐Ÿ™ Seriously… I’m an NC20 with bad yellow tones (blonde hair/hazel or gold eyes depending on the day) and every single red I have ever tried looks awful on me ๐Ÿ™ SO sad! I am not joking- my friends laugh about it all the time. I’ve tried orange-based, blue-based, yellow-based, neutral, all of it… The only thing that works ok is something like Illamasqua’s Follow, where it’s a mix of fuschia and red, with more pink in it than red.

SO depressing! ๐Ÿ™

Karree Avatar

Oh Heather, it’s so good to hear that someone other than myself has this problem. Whew… I thought I was the only one. I’ve gotten so tired of trying out reds that I finally just quit. Although…. the Guerlain Rough G Gwen looks awfully tempting.

Dezi Avatar

Oddball question, but thought maybe some makeup gurus might know…

Does anyone know what kind of lipstick Liz Lee from ‘My Life as Liz” wears on MTV? I adore that color but no such luck when I’ve googled it. It looks matte and maybe as if she lines her lips with brown before applying? Any tips/tricks to get her lip look would be appreciated!

Love all the ones here too! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the Guerlain one!

ak Avatar

Illamasqua Sangers, MAC Red Pepper, and MAC Chared Red are my fave reds at the moment with the MAC VG I following close behind. But strangely enough I haven’t bought the Red Pepper lipstick from the MAC Pro shop yet! They were out of stock of it for a while and weirdly enough THAT’S what led me to the Illamasqua Sangers lipstick! Because the Illamasqua shop was just a little way down the next street from the MAC Pro shop. LOL

Ryou Avatar

Why, a girl can never have too many red lipcolor, I believe.

My current favorite is 120 Rouge Insolence from Guerlain KissKiss Extreme line, which is a deeper true red. I especially adore it layered with MUFE #21. It is discontinued, though, so I’m looking into finding a dupe. >:

donna Avatar

you have THE MOST PERFECT LIPS I have even seen in my life. every single thing about them. shape, size, contour, everything. just had to say that. although I am sure it is quite obvious.

Chris25 Avatar

My fave reds are MAC Charred Red (I need to go to the Pro store and replenish my supply) and Revlon Super Lustrous in Mulled Wine. I have been wearing MW since 2007. ๐Ÿ™‚

Brenda Avatar

Lol, I have all these except for illamasqua (Cause they don’t sell it in Canada). Whenever I try a new brand I always try a red lipstick first.

Jenny Avatar

I love Urban Decay Revolution lipstick, itยดs really opaque but it has a glossy finish absolutely gorgeous! Also, it lasts more on my lips than the MAC matte lipsticks Iยดve got, but itยดs not so drying, itยดs much more moisturizing!

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