Red lipstick has been around for centuries and still continues to be a huge beauty trend for centuries to come. I believe every woman can pull off red lipstick, however; it is all about finding the right shade. When a finish is labeled “matte” it simply means that the product does not possess any sparkle of any sort. Whether it be pearl or satin or even glitter, matte products have nothing, but the color. Recently in my quest to finding the perfect red lipstick, I discovered an array of matte red shades that are just amazing.
When you look at your arm, what color are your veins? If they are blue, more than likely you are a cool undertone. If they are green, more than likely you are a warm undertone. Mac cosmetics continues to make some of the best lipsticks in the world today. With shades like Russian Red (which is a very intense, cool red) and Lady Danger (which is a vibrant, warm red) you can definitely get what you are looking for and at $15 a piece, it is quite a steal.
What makes a lipstick perfect? Well, first and foremost, you want a product that is not only long-lasting, but highly pigmented and hydrating too. For $34, Yves Saint Laurent’s Rouge Pur Couture Mat Lipstick in 203 Rouge Rock is perfect. Also because it is a very pigmented and neutral matte shade, everyone can wear this.
Red lipstick is as universal as the individual who wears it and let me tell you something, there is no such thing as a cool, a warm, or a neutral red lip and that is it. There are many other colors. Recently, I discovered that Illamasqua has quite a few chic shades for $24. For instance; if you are looking for a neutral classic red you cannot go wrong with Maneater, if you are searching for a deep yet cool scarlet red shade you will want Box, and if you are in need of the a fab warm red you are going to love Liable.
When you look at a lipstick, do you assume that it will last long? One lipstick that actually lives up to it’s promise is definitely Chanel’s Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Lip Colour for $34. One of the best matte red lipsticks you can get is definitely #38 La Fascinate which is a modestly rich intense red, which is perfect for any skin tone. If you have a warm undertone, you will love #39 La Somptuese because it is an intense warm red. If you have a cool undertone, well you’re gonna love #40 La Sensuelle as it is an intense cool red.
I had a job working as a beauty advisor for a company called Estee Lauder. It was a fun job and one of the perks of such a job was discovering new colors. One of my favorite red lipsticks of all time is definitely Estee Lauder’s Pure Color, Long-Lasting Lipstick in Scarlet Siren which is a stunning deep cool red shade. For $25, it is long-lasting, highly pigmented, and hydrating.
NARS Pure Matte Lipstick for $26 in Mascate is a great red lipstick product for the simple fact that it is a neutral red. Although the color itself is leaning towards cool more than warm, I have seen many women with warm undertones wear this lip product and pull it off effortlessly.
I truly love walking into any store and discovering new shades that spark my interest. In my quest to searching for the perfect matte red lip, I found Kevyn Acoin “The Matte” Lip Color in Eternal is a good one. For $32, this red lipstick is an intense neutral red matte shade. Whether you are fair with green eyes or you are dark with brown eyes, whether you have rosy cheeks and whether you have freckles, this shade will look fantastic on you.
You will know when that perfect matte red lipstick is right for you, as when you try it on magic will manifest in between your living being and your reflection. When you have free time, I highly recommend trying these because in the end you are destined to find the perfect matte red lipstick for you.