7 Red Lipsticks to Rock Right Now

Women who rock red lips appear to have their life together and a sense of confidence when they enter a room full of strangers. Growing up, I always wanted to be that woman, but for some reason finding the perfect red lip shade to match me was harder than I thought. Now, there are plenty of red lipsticks to rock!

As time went on, I soon realized that sometimes it’s the confidence in the woman that makes that red lip pop so much. If you haven’t found the ideal red lipstick to rock, check out these seven cosmetic products to help you get that perfect red lip for the season.

M.A.C Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo

Almost anyone who is obsessed with the M.A.C brand has known or has owned this remarkable lip shade. The Ruby Woo is a major consumer seller amongst beauty lovers. A bright cherry red with a cooling hint of blue, yes a hint of blue. Which is to be believed why it goes on so well on a variety of skin tones.

This shade has a diverse fan club, which includes Christina Hendricks, Tracee Ellis Ross, Priyanka Chopra, and Sophi Flicker who have all been photographed wearing the lip shade.

It was so popular amongst women that before creating her own makeup line, Rihanna partnered with the brand for her own limited-edition version called Riri Woo in 2013. Talk about the perfect red lip shade.

Sephora Collection Liquid Lip Stain in 01 Always Red

This fun lip color just screams “PARTY TIME!” The satiny lip color lasts for hours without having the annoyance of always having to reapply to achieve that perfect lip.

This is another perfect red lipstick that should be added to the list of rocking right now lip colors. Unlike other liquid lip colors, this Sephora collection can guarantee no smudging when applied. For just $20 dollars you cant beat the quality you’ll get.

Tatcha Kyoto Red Silk Lipstick

If you weren’t sold solely based off the packaging then you definitely will be sold by the shade. This matte red lipstick usually sells out as soon as it hits the shelves.

Tatcha red silk lipstick is being sold at make up counters for $55 dollars. It’s true red shade pops on any skin tone. The bright vivid shade will have others stopping you wondering what lip shade you’re rocking.

Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored

Rhianna knew exactly what she was doing when she started her own cosmetic line. The Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored has been credited as one of the sexiest color shades that’s been created in a while.

This mega-pigmented liquid lipstick not only gives your lip the pop of color you’re looking for, but it also moisturizes your lips to keep them from looking dry. It’s comfortable, non–drying and a little bit of this shade goes a long way.

Most of the time when applying a red shade, you need to apply layers to achieve the look you love. With Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint you wont have to do that, especially because of its “soft matte” finish. 

Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge in Absolute Rouge
This lip color is not new to the game of lipstick; this Lancôme red lipstick is bold and beautiful. This lip color is versatile and matches every skin tone. It can be worn during the day for a lunch date, or a night out like the classic movie-star wearing on the red carpet.

The shade is wonderful in all its glory, to say the least. It doesn’t matter if you have fair skin or deep rich melanin. Stars such as Lupita Nyong’g and Rachel Weisz have both been seen wearing Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge in Absolute Rouge.

Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick in 999

A red lip has never failed any lady on any occasion. The Dior Rouge lip color was noted to be worn at the very first Christian Dior Runway show way back in in the 1940’s.

The lip shade is a perfect shade of bright pigmented, with a creamy consistency and mega-flattering satin finish, it’s hard not to agree that this color is a must have. According to Dior, this color shade is one of the most iconic colors shade in their roster.  This lipstick can be purchased at $37 at any makeup counter.

Maybelline NY Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick in Pioneer

If you’re wondering, wonder no more! The name of the pioneer lipstick speaks for itself. This is a deep, true matte red that really lasts and won’t need to be reapplied throughout the day.

The unique oval-shaped applicator makes it easy to apply neatly. Which is always a plus, because when applying color to your lip you don’t want to make the mistake of messing up. The product is being sold for a low price of $8 at your favorite beauty counters.

Related: Nailing the Perfect Red Lipstick


Whether you prefer to wear your red lip everyday or only on special occasions, you should definitely have at least one of these lipsticks in your bag. Red is such a bold color, but who said you can’t rock it?

Ignore the naysayers and do what makes your feel beautiful and if that means wearing a shade that you never tried wearing or wearing your favorite go to. What is your favorite red lipstick, and why? If you haven’t done so already, don’t forget to check us out on our IG and Twitter pages @citygirlsavings. Also, like and follow our Facebook page to stay connected with daily conversations.

The CGS Team



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