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9 Best Red Lipsticks For A Bold And Beautiful Look

There is nothing a red lipstick cannot solve and these red lipsticks are sure to be head turners no matter where you go.

The power of a red lipstick is a woman's greatest weapon

Nothing defines a bold look quite like a bold red lip. A beautifully defined red lip screams confidence and glamour in a way like no other. A red lipstick is empowering and can transform any dull outfit instantly. Has there ever been a boring outfit that a red lipstick could not brighten? We think not! Finding the perfect red lipstick is tricky but fortunately isn't rocket science. There is a dearth of products available depending on what your preference is and we're happy to help you pick the right one. Whether you're choosing from the ultimate matte lipstick or one with a velvety consistency, these lipsticks will help bring out the best in you.

Swirlster Picks Red Lipsticks For You

These bold and beautiful red lipsticks will make any outfit stand out.

1. Maybelline New York Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick, 690 Siren in Scarlet

Maybelline's Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick has a velvety finish with which has moisture infused in the formula. Despite a velvety finish, the consistency has a pretty good pay off that mattifies considerably eventually. The lipstick is smooth and can be applied evenly. This shade is a bright red colour that can be worn easily during the day or with evening wear.



If you have dry lips, the lipstick ensures a smooth and even look

Good budget lipstick


The lipstick may be required to apply a few times overtime

2. Lakme Forever Matte Liquid Lip Colour, Red Carpet

The perfect red shade truly exists and this lipstick is proof. The formula of this liquid lipstick is super lightweight and the brand claims a wear off for up to 14 hours. The matte lipstick is very well pigmented and doesn't budge even after hours of applying it. The lightweight texture can easily be applied and mattifies as the applicator glides on the lips.


It has a long lasting stay

It instantly mattifies


If you have dry lips, then this may not work for you

3. L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Moist Matte Lipstick, 213 Lincoln Rose

L'Oreal's Color Riche Moist Matte lipstick in Lincoln Rose that can be deceiving as it looks brighter in product but looks like the perfect red once it is applied. The creamy formula is buildable and can be darkened or lightened as per the look you're going for. The formula may be a moist matte lipstick but is a great matte lipstick that is comfortable on the lips. This shade looks great on all Indian skin tones and is the perfect pick for the festive season.


Creamy matte formula that is comfortable in application

Premium packaging


May need to be re-applied over a course of time

4. Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick, Hot Hot Hot

If you're looking for a deep red that works on all occasions then this lip shade from Colorbar is the perfect choice. The product has a 5 hour stay on application. The lipstick is a perfect base for a glossy look to be used on top. The smooth formula can be applied easily and if you're looking for a product that doesn't feel product heavy on the lips then this is what you should go for.


Lightweight formula

Easy to apply lipstick


It only has a 5 hour wear off so you may have to use it overtime

5. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Backed Brown

Revlon's deep red lipstick shades are known to be some of the classic red shades in India. Revlon's Backed Brown is a beautiful red shade with deep brown undertones that complements all Indian skin tones. The lipstick is formulated with Vitamin E and avocado oil and does the job of moisturising and providing pigment all in one go.


Moisturising formula which is suitable for dry and chapped lips

Value for money


It is not a completely matte formula

6. SUGAR Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick - 10 Drop Dead Red

This lipstick is rightly named Drop Dead Red because of how gorgeous and bold this lipstick is. The matte formula is long lasting and supremely pigmented. You can apply this lipstick and forget about it because of its super light formula that does not seem product heavy on the lips. The red packs in on the drama and unlike many liquid lipsticks, this one is packed with moisturising agents like Vitamin E to enrich your lips.


Super pigmented liquid matte lipstick

Moisturising liquid formula


May not be suitable for dry and chapped lips

7. Faces Canada Ultimepro Matte Mini Lip Crayon, Midnight Rose 02

A beautiful deep red shade, the Midnight Rose from Faces Canada is a matte lip crayon that comes free with a sharpener. This mini version is easy to carry and trust us when we say that this is one of the best creamy matte formulas out there. The formula is creamy in application but has an almost smudge proof wear off which is fantastic value for money. This lip colour suits every skin shade and can be worn even on a daily basis if you are a regular red lipstick user.


Excellent creamy matte formula and finish

Versatile shade


Inconvenient to carry sharpener around at all times

8. Wet 'n Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick - Missy And Fierce

As fierce as it gets, this lipstick from Wet 'n Wild is the bright red lipstick you need to add to your makeup kit. This bright red lipstick is the perfect, not to mention the easiest way, to make a bold statement no matter where you go. The long lasting formula makes this an excellent pick for the festive season where you won't need to constantly re-apply it. The high pigmented lipstick looks glossy when application but dries up and becomes matte instantly.


Long lasting formula without reapplication

Highly pigmented


Moisturise lips before applying as it may dry out your lips

9. Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick - Red Supreme

Heavy on the pigment and easy on the pocket, this perfectly matte lipstick truly lives up to its name. This red is more on the maroon side and is perfect for the winter season when our maroon shades come to play which suits all Indian skin tones. This deep, bold colour has an easy to use formula that does not crack or appear cakey on the lips. Even though the colour is super pigmented it does not seem heavy on the lips thanks to its super lightweight texture.


Highly pigmented

Value for money


May not be reapplied in the due course of time

Tips On Choosing The Best Lipstick

1. Always know the consistency you're looking for; whether matte or creamy and understand its pros and cons as against your skin type

2. Understand the shade you're going for - a bright pop of colour, a classic, a deeper tone or a lighter tone. It will help you in knowing how often you can use it.

3. If you're looking for a lipstick to use on a regular basis then always choose a lipstick formula with moisturising agents in it to keep your lips soft yet colourful

4. Try to take a patch test to see if it complements your skin tone or not before purchasing

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