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Tell Us Your Favorite Red Lipstick Shades

Need tips on wearing red lipstick? I have tons, including the six essentials of wearing reds and my seven gorgeous ways to wear the trend. Plus, we have advice from the red lipstick guru, Poppy King. Now that the holidays are upon us, and we'll be seeing more and more of this fiery, feisty color, I'm wondering what your favorite red lipsticks are.

Whether it's drugstore or department store, matte or shiny, blue-based or yellow-based, which red lip product is your go-to shade? Tell us all about it in the comments below and I'll gather together a roundup of your best reds.

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NeNii-gIrL NeNii-gIrL 7 years
Revlon Spicy Cinnamon. It's a darker red and amazing :)
IsobelBloom IsobelBloom 7 years
NARS- Shanghai Express
hotdot2122 hotdot2122 7 years
I'm a red-a-holic. Clinique Red-y to wear is a great bright red Clinique Party red is a fab orangey red Clinique Parisian red is a sexy glossy blue red lipstick Clinique After Party is a sweet deep berry red shade B.E. Buxom lipgloss in Betty is fab sheer ruby red for daytime Lancome Smoky Rouge is a gorg classic rouge shade MAC Ruby Woo is the red I'm coveting right now!
ModernGraceKelly ModernGraceKelly 7 years
I forgot about Maybelline Red Reivival! It's amazing... more like an expensive lipstick. I love it. I had to go to two or three stores to find it.
Beauty Beauty 7 years
This is so exciting!! Thanks for your input, everyone.
sisteroflilly sisteroflilly 7 years
Nars Jungle Red
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 7 years
Purple Diamonds from Maybelline. It's not red red red, but a lovely Purpley red.
ticamorena ticamorena 7 years
Oh, and it doubled as a great blusher!
ticamorena ticamorena 7 years
It was a universally flattering blackebrry tinted shea butter from l'Occitane which they discontinued for no apparent reason!
eneriyma eneriyma 7 years
I just bought Maybelline Color Sensational in Red Revival and it really impressed me. Great color, smooth texture and not drying. I look forward to wearing it when I want a brighter red. It was a bit difficult to track down, however! My old standby is a discontinued dark blue-based red with a lot of moisture, and I still haven't found a suitable replacement.
fashionplate525 fashionplate525 7 years
I love my MAC Ruby Woo, but am now curious about Russian Red!
daisyblink daisyblink 7 years
yay! I can't wait to see the results because I've been eyeing one
pamelafroese pamelafroese 7 years
true red: urban decay revolution! gorgeous satin finish that's just glossy enough but for extra oomph pair with UD XXX lipgloss in guys heart betsy, its killer! blue red: stila lip enamel in joy, its like patent leather lips! deep red/plum: benefit ms. behavin - glossy, vampy (literally!) the official twilight vampire lipcolor
KadBunny KadBunny 7 years
This has always been a bit tricky for me. I'd describe my skin as light olive so while it's in the warm family it's also on the light side, so I'm never sure if I'm cool- or warm-toned, but my skin has more yellow undertones than pink. Soo my go-to reds are MAC Dubonnet and NYC Sheer Red. :) Brick reds for me!
Florida-Snow Florida-Snow 7 years
P.S. OMG bailaoragaditana you know your reds! Wow!
Florida-Snow Florida-Snow 7 years
MAC's Russian Red. Unbeatable. Perfect for my pale and rosy Irish skin.
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 7 years
Hoooboy, this is going to be quite the list! MAC lipstick in Russian Red (the classic) MAC Lady Danger (for a more retro look), Brave Red (more wearable), and Port Red (the best red EVER!) BE Buxom lipstick (pencil thingy) in Barcelona NARS lipgloss in Bloodwork Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in Dragon - seriously, it is amazing! And for those days when I want to wear red but don't want to look high maintenance, Lipstick Queen Medieval lip treatment!
Rachel-Swartz Rachel-Swartz 7 years
The BEST RED is Clinique Butter Shine lipstick in Parisian Red. It is bright with blue undertones (I prefer them to orange) and makes lips soft and shiny. It is the only red I wear!
psychobabble psychobabble 7 years
MAC Russian Red- matte and intense MAC Brave Red- a bit more subtle and it's more dewy looking Both are gorgeous and can be used as a stain
akisalove akisalove 7 years
Revlon Matte Lipstick - Really Red! inexpensive, matte but not drying, as used on Mad Men!
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