Top 10 Red Lipsticks!



Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick. ~Gwyneth Paltrow 

Today’s Top 10 is all about red lipstick just in time for Valentine’s Day!  A red lip is the quintessential standard of beauty, allure and sexiness. I adore the look of a strong red lip– it literally portrays strength, confidence and power: the woman’s equivalent of a man’s red “power tie”!

One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to face my fear of red lipstick and get more comfortable wearing it. These reds are helping me to do just that!

Too Faced La Créme Lipstick in Jelly Bean – My newest red acquisition. This glossy raspberry red can be applied sheerly or built up for more drama. It leaves a slight stain too which is nice! See my full review here.  

Too Faced La Creme Lipstick

IT Cosmetics Vitality Butter Gloss in Ruby Slippers – a sheer red with golden shimmer–really beautiful and easy to wear! These glosses wear for hours!! I always get compliments when I wear this, increasing my “red” confidence! See full review here. 

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tarte LipSurgence Power Pigments – newly reformulated, LipSurgence Power Pigments have punched-up color and vibrant shine. They also deliver a burst of pure moisture to hydrate lips with the signature minty fresh taste. Natural Beauty is a beautiful and easy to wear red. Read my full review here

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SENNA Ruby Cream Lipstick – is a deep wine, but definitely looks more like a deep berry on my lips. SENNA lipsticks out rival plenty of more expensive luxury brand lipsticks. Read my full review here. 

SENNA Ruby Lipstick

Shiseido Shimmering Rouge in RD 320 – is a deep reddish brown with a hint of copper. Normally browns on my lips don’t look so great but it’s the warm copper undertone that makes this one work. Read my full review here. 


Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in #69 – Urban Decay describes these lipsticks as “creamy, badass luxury” and I have to agree. 69 is a bright red with a pink undertone and will make sure you get noticed!

Urban Decay 69


Urban Decay 69

 BECCA Ultimate Gloss in Hotel California – another raspberry red, this gloss delivers a punch of color rather than just shine.

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As you can see, the majority of these reds are sheer, I’m excited to see what our other bloggers have chosen, they always create a must have list for me!

  • Perilously Pale

    I love those Too Faced La Creme lipsticks! I bet that red is awesome!

    • cindy

      It is Jelly Bean is a great name for it!

  • Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    I literally need

    I think I have that one from TF here in my untrieds! AHHHH!

    • cindy

      Get in there and try it girl!

  • Pink Sith

    Oooh. LOVE all the sheer reds! Totally adding them to my list!

  • Teri

    Great list ~ That Becca gloss looks gorgeous!

    • cindy

      It really is pretty and easy to wear

  • Alllacqueredup

    I love sheer reds for day. Great picks!

    • cindy

      I’m still scared of highly pigmented red lippies. Yes, I’m a ‘fraidie cat.

  • Phyrra

    You make me want to try the BECCA. I’m glad we both had UD 69 :)

    • cindy

      You need to girl!

  • Amber

    Beautiful choices!

  • Kelly

    Nice picks! I love UD 69, great shade!

  • MarciaF (beauty info zone)

    What pretty choices. I’m impressed!!

  • Kimberly

    Some fabulous recommendations!

  • Mamavalveeta03

    I love your choices, Cindy! Must be something in the water, cuz I’ve purchased several reds since Fall.

    • cindy

      I’d love to hear your list Mama!

  • Mamavalveeta03

    I’ve typed this 3 times and then it disappeared while I searched for info, so it’s literally just a list:
    1. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Cherry
    2. The Lipstick Queen Medieval
    3. Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood
    4. MAKE Matte Lipstick in Scarlett (Photographer/blogger Garance Dore’s fave)
    5. Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lip Pencil in Amped with a little gloss over it (Lasts all day!)
    6. NARS Sheer Lipcolor in Manhunt
    7. EDWARD BESS Ultra Slick Lipstick in Midnight Bloom
    8. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita (described as a “dusty rose”, but I have a lot of pigment in my lips and it’s a muted red on me…My “cheat”!)
    9. Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint in Spirited
    10. BECCA Ultimate Matte Lipcolor in Amelia, which is described as “poppy pink”, so that counts, right?

    • cindy

      Great list, some interesting things I will try, thanks Mama!

  • Liz

    I’m always looking for a great, flattering red, so I’m going to have to give some of these a try! Thanks for the recommendations!