I have too many red lipsticks – said no one woman ever!

Perhaps the greatest and most versatile instant glam trick of all time, we all have that shade(s) of red that we just can’t get enough of! Not only does red look great on almost any shade of  skin, it also has you covered for almost any event on your social calendar.

Personally, I am always on the lookout for newer shades and finishes of red lipstick so that I have all my events covered! Matt, satin or glossy, why choose when one can have them all? 🙂 So here’s a roundup of all the reds that I think looks great especially on Indian skin:

1. Yves Saint Laurent, 202 Rouge Pur CoutureIt was love at first sight for me! One of the few pluses of long layovers during flights is that I get to scout the duty free area for the latest in perfumes and cosmetics. During one such flight, I chanced upon this beauty. What I love about YSL lipsticks are their rich texture, light scent, deep colours and of course,  the signature couture jewel-like packaging. Priced at USD 37, and available both in matt and satin, this shade is a must-have for your cocktail and wedding events!

2. MAC, Ruby Woo

A regular feature on any best red lipstick list and with good reason, Ruby Woo from MAC Cosmetics needs no introduction. My go-to when I’m looking for the shade to last pretty much all evening without as much as another application. Extra matt and extra red, I never step out for a party or a cocktail without this shade in tow. Fun fact – it is tipped to be the highest selling red lipstick of all time! Priced at USD 17.50.

3. L’oréal, 312 Ravishing Red

A part of the new Infallible range, I love the rich, creamy texture of this lipstick. The Vitamin E in the lipstick ensures that are your lips feel smooth and hydrated. The shade is bright and bold and pretty much everything a classic fiery red should be. Priced approx. at USD 12, If you’re looking for the perfect shade of red in satin finish, look no further.

4. Maybelline, M201 Bold Crimson

If you’re not too comfortable wearing a bright red shade like Ruby Woo but are still looking for something in matt finish, you can consider this beautiful deep red shade from Maybelline. What I love about this lipstick is its deep red pigment and the fact that it stays on easily for a couple of hours without having to reapply. Priced at approx. USD 4.50, it is a great value-for-money buy.

5. Estée Lauder, Hot Streak

When I’m going for a glossy look, this gorgeous pinkish red is my go-to. It’s so lightweight that it feels like having nothing on. Must-have if you’re looking something more natural and glossy. Priced at USD 24.

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