I crave red lippies every fall. Red glosses, tinted lip balms, lipsticks, lip stains… you name it, and I want it in red! The problem is that red lips are a lot (a lot) of work, and they’re a pretty bold, hey look at me choice. I’m not usually quite that comfortable in such a bold lip choice. So, I like to ease my way into it each fall, starting with an easier to wear lip choice! Here’s a peek at some options that can help ease you into wearing red lippies if you haven’t started yet.
Want some inspiration? Head over to Pinterest for my Red Lips to Die For board!
Tinted Balm and Lipstick Hybrids
Dior Rouge Dior Baume Natural Lip Treatment in 758 Lys Rouge
This is a soft, natural red that is very well pigmented.
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick in 25 Red Indocile
This lipstick is very creamy and hydrating. It does take a little more care during application than a regular tinted balm, but it is definitely easier to apply and keep looking fresh throughout the day than a regular lipstick!
Too Faced La Cremé Color Drenched Lipstick in Jelly Bean
This is a very pretty Rasberry Red, it is just a bit translucent and the formula is very hydrating.
Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Color Balm in Chunky Cherry
Bright and fun, this is a hydrating balm that is a bit translucent and lets your lips shine through.
Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon in Napa Vineyard
This is a semi-matte lipstick that feel hydrating and lasts for hours.
Revlon ColorBurst Balm Stain in Romantic
Revlon’s formula has spawned many imitations for a reason! This darker red-brown is surprisingly flattering for almost every skin tone and easy to wear.
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Vernis a Lèvres Collectors Glossy Stain in Rouge Laque
I love the YSL Glossy Stains, they’re lip stains with shine! They feel hydrating and last for hours, not to mention there are a huge number of very flattering shades.
L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Caresse Wet Shine Stain in Endless Red 190
The L’Oreal Wet Shine Stains are a great near dupe for the YSL Glossy Stain formula! There are a ton of shades, but Endless Red is a classic red color that works for pretty much anyone.
Dior Addict Fluid Stick in 869 Vie D’enfer
Dior’s Fluid Sticks are similar in formula to the YSl and L’Oreal, though they are more pigmented.
CoverGirl Wetslicks Fruit Spritzers Lip Gloss in Cranberry Splash
Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color in Red Extreme
L’Oreal Paris Infallible Never Fail Lipgloss in Rebel Red 315
Burberry Beauty Lip Glow Natural Lip Gloss in No. 23 Oxblood