Red lipsticks are a rage these days. From Angelina Jolie to Sonam Kapoor, they all love to show off the sexy red pout. This lip color never goes out of trend. It’s always on fire. From a teen to a young and mature lady, everyone enjoys wearing red lipstick on certain occasions if not on a regular basis. To get that perfect glamorous look, all you need to do is devote a few minutes to apply that red lip color.There are several shades of red lipstick available in the market. These include warm shades like crimson, coral, rose red, raspberry red, fire red, ruby red, etc. The cool shades include colors like maroon, wine red, magenta, burgundy, chestnut, etc. It is important to choose the shade wisely to compliment your skin tone. Most Indian women have warm skin tones. If you have a dusky complexion, then deep red, burgundy, brick red shades will work for you. For medium or golden skin tones, shades like pink red, fire red and cool red will look good. If you have a fair complexion, you can try shades like coral, peach, and rose-red.
For some, it is the ultimate weapon of seduction. For others, it is an instant pick-me-up. Red lipstick is something that is owned by almost every woman.
The first known users of red lipstick were the early Egyptians. The upper classes, clergy and royals would paint their lips with this bright hue that often contained poisonous substances. Red lipstick soon received resurgence in the 16th century, with Queen Elizabeth I often wearing it while powdering her face white. With the arrival of the Industrial Revolution, the red lipstick came into favour again. Soon ’20s Hollywood started sporting the hue on screen. Later,Marilyn Monroe and other actresses of her time propagated bold red lips. Now, red lips are an inseparable part of our beauty kit. Check out 10 red lipsticks for every budget.
Lakme 9 to 5 (Red Coat)
Lakme 9 to 5 Red Coat shade is a bright red colored lipstick. Popular among the Indian youth, it gives a matte finish and smooth texture. It contains Vitamin E and wheat germ oil, which hydrates and softens your lips. The name itself suggests its long lasting nature (4-5 hours). It is available both offline and online! It is also affordable and costs Rs 400.
Revlon Super Lustrous (Really Red)
Revlon’s “Really Red” lipstick is a bright tomato-red colored shade with a matte finish. It offers 5-6 hours lasting capability. It leaves a red tint on the lips and isn’t scented. It gives a perfect juicy appearance to the lips. It doesn’t fill in the fine lines and glides smoothly on lips without bleeding. It comes in a range of Rs. 500 and is available at cosmetic and online stores.
Loreal Paris Color Riche (Red Passion)
Loreal Paris Color Riche in Red Passion is a true bright red color with a creamy, smooth, soft texture. Its staying power is 4-5 hours, after which it fades without leaving any tint. It doesn’t bleed or settles in fine lines of the lips, giving a smooth finish. It contains Vitamin E and omega 3 and 6, which protect and hydrate your lips. It comes in a price range of Rs. 825.
Coloressence Mesmirizing Lip Color (Hot Look)
If you are bored of the typical red lip color, then this one comes with a twist. This lipstick gives you lovely deep magenta shade, a color that suits the Indian skin tone very well. Its benefits include a creme matte finish and 4 hours staying power. Even while eating, it doesn’t bleed, smudge or fade. It contains almond oil and Vitamin E, which nourish your lips. Its spf-15 content protects the lips from sun damage. It comes with an affordable range of Rs 160 (approx).
MAC (Russian Red)
Russian Red lip color from Mac is a classic red shade with blue undertone.It is suitable for the Indian skin tone. With a matte finish and satin smooth texture, it doesn’t dry lips. It provides an amazing coverage to your lips. It doesn’t settle in lines or bleed. It offers up to 5 hours of staying power. It is comparatively expensive with a price of Rs 990, but its quality is worth the price.
Lakme Absolute Gloss Addict Lipstick (Red Delight)
Red Delight is a juicy red color from the Lakme Absolute range of lip colors. Just one swipe is enough to get beautiful red color with high shine of gloss. The texture is soft and buttery. Its staying power is 3-4 hours, after which it leaves behind a light tint. It is available in a price range of Rs 800.
With SPF 15, this Clinique lipstick works double duty – colour and protection. Available for Rs.1300.
Want to wear a darker hue of red? Snap up Inglot’s for Rs.850.
Marks & Spencers (Autograph Color Intense Matte)
Vamp up with a touch of berry from Marks & Spencers. Available for Rs.999.
Lotus HerbalS Pure Color (Red Rose)
Red Rose from Lotus Herbals is a raspberry red shade, which provides a semi matte, creamy finish and glides smoothly on the lips. It is light weight and offers 4-5 hours of staying power, after which it fades without leaving any tint. It doesn’t bleed or settles in fine line of the lips. It contains jojoba and aloe vera, which keeps your lips soft and hydrated. It is quite affordable with a price of Rs 245.