Fab 5: Best Red Lipstick

Best Red Lipstick- Le Fab Chic

I can’t think of a more iconic makeup must-have than the perfect red lipstick. It’s the quickest way to give your look a pop of color. I’ve heard makeup lovers say red lips are like a shot of espresso for your face by giving it an instantly energized appearance. Red lipstick also makes your teeth look whiter!

For the longest time, I thought I couldn’t wear red lips because of my skin tone. The truth is, I just hadn’t found the perfect color for me. I discovered my first red lipstick when I had my makeup done for a pageant. The makeup artist put a beautiful glossy red on my lips, and I fell in love with it!

Finding the perfect red lipstick is a fun journey. There are so many formulas, undertones, and finishes to choose from. I’ve now found five red lipsticks that I love!

Here are my top five best red lipstick products:

Best Matte Lipstick – Mac Russian Red

This was my signature red lipstick in my early 20’s. It is a deeply pigmented matte. Because of its neutral undertone, it looks great on every skin tone.

Best Glossy Lipstick – Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Stick Lipstick- #04

Lately my lips have been very dry, so I like to wear more moisturizing formulas. YSL oil lipstick is my favorite for a glossy dose of hydration. It gives you the perfect wash of build-able color. My favorite reds from YSL are #04 & #29.

Best Pencil – NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella 

This NARS lip pencil was a Sephora birthday perk a few years ago. It’s such a universal color, so anyone can wear it. I also love the pencil because it’s perfect for travel.

Best Drugstore Red Lip – e.l.f. Lip Crayon in Wine

At only $3, this red lip crayon by e.l.f. should definitely be in your makeup bag. It’s a non-drying, build-able shade. The twist-up crayon style packaging is perfect for storing in your bag every day.

Best Lip Stain – Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Always Red 

I got a sample of this lip stain in my Sephora play subscription box and was so amazed! A lip stain is great if you want a long-lasting red lip without having to reapply. My beauty-loving friends are obsessed with this lip stain.

What are your favorite red lip products? Have you tried any of the ones I mentioned? Let’s chat! Leave a comment below.




  1. May 12, 2017 / 12:35 pm

    I love red lipstics and I really wanna buy YSL and some of MAC , great propositions 😀

  2. Lee Anne
    May 12, 2017 / 12:39 pm

    I have the NARS one, and love it! Great suggestions!
    Lee Anne

  3. May 14, 2017 / 10:01 am

    These are all gorgeous shades! I son’t think I have tried any of these x

    Pink Frenzy

  4. May 14, 2017 / 5:31 pm

    This is a great post because it’s so hard to find the right shade of red! I’m more of a pink girl myself, but always admire a good red lip!

    xo, Sara

  5. May 15, 2017 / 8:53 am

    I am always searching for a good red lipstick— I want to try the NARS out!

  6. Lauren
    May 15, 2017 / 3:51 pm

    I second the NARS in Cruella! SUCH a perfectly perfect red. Totally want to try these other suggestions now!


  7. Sandy a la Mode
    May 20, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    The NARS one is one of my very favorites too! I love the pigmentation! Great picks girlie!

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