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My Favorite Red Lipsticks

by Tavia

Hello beauties!

Over the past few days I’ve been playing with new shades of red lipstick and I thought of posting some of my favorite. All of them are wearable even for those with light skin tones and if you think that a shade looks way to intense for you then I recommend using a lip brush to apply your lipstick as it will look softer on the lips. I already reviewed each of these six vibrant red lipsticks so you also check out the individual reviews with lip swatches and more photos.


Some of these shades are cool-toned looking very intense and being very pigmented while others are warmer with a creamy texture that will complement any skin tone. Take a look after the cut for more photos.

Sisley Cherry Phyto-Lip Twist (Review, Swatches, Photos) ($50.00 / 157.00 Lei for 0.08 oz./ 2.5 g) is a truly bright red cherry shade that looks so versatile under warm or cool light. This is the kind of shade that it will be hard to get bored of as it looks so warm and bright in natural or sunny light and more cool toned when you are indoors.

Max Factor Scarlet Ghost Colour Elixir Lipstick (Review, Swatches, Photos) (£7.99 / 33.00 Lei) is cool toned deep burgundy red with a natural sheen. A truly elegant color with an intense pigmentation that feels creamy and lightweight on the lips.

La Prairie Geranium Cellular Luxe Lip Colour (Review, Swatches, Photos) ($55.00 for 3.5 g/ 0.12 oz) is a luxurious medium red rosy pink with a satin finish. This has been one of my go-to lip shades for years and it’s so gentle with light skin tones.

MAC True Love’s Kiss Lipstick (Review, Swatches, Photos) ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a true bright red with an amplified finish that looks opaque and intense on the lips. If you want a classy bold red lip you can definitely count on this shade.

Senna Venetian Red Cream Lipstick (Review, Swatches, Photos) ($20.00 for 3.4 g/ 0.12 oz) is the darkest red shade from all of those presented here as it leans a little bit towards brown. Looks truly opaque on the lips applied in one swipe. This shade will look lovely on those with medium and dark skin tones.

Clinique Flamenco High Impact SPF 15 Lipstick (Review, Swatches, Photos) $15.00/ 90.00 Lei) is a vibrant and pigment red with warm undertones.

Enjoy more photos…




L to R Swatches (without flash): Sisley, Max Factor, La Prairie, MAC, Senna, Clinique


L to R Swatches (with flash): Sisley, Max Factor, La Prairie, MAC, Senna, Clinique

Have you tried any of these shades? If you did please share your thoughts with the rest of us and tells us about your experience.

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Aida June 13, 2014 - 5:04 am

MAC’s True Love Kiss has become one of my all time favorite red lipsticks also :).

Tavia June 13, 2014 - 5:56 am

I like to apply it with a lip brush as I feel it looks to intense for me if I do it straight from the tube since I have such a pale skin. Nonetheless it’s a shade worth spending for. 🙂


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