Finding the ultimate red lipstick is a task that can be a little bit daunting. With so many shades and formulas available, it’s difficult to decode which lipstick will work best for you. Whether a matte lip is your thing, or you prefer a more orange-toned hue than a true red, there are few looks that are as classic as a bold red lip. We’re here to help you find your ideal red lipstick based on reviews from BEAUTY BAY customers. There are no rules when it comes to finding your ideal shade of red – if you feel great wearing it, then that’s the tell-tale sign that it’s the perfect match.
Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Anna Nicole
4.7 out of 5 stars
The colour payoff of the Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Anna Nicole is on another level. With just one swipe, lips are completely coated with a matte, high impact, orangey red that will last all day. This orange-toned lipstick is surprisingly versatile and will suit a wide range of skin tones, so don’t be afraid to give it a go. A liquid to matte formula, this lipstick is super comfortable whilst still being long wearing. Pair with the Jeffree Star Lip Liner in Anna Nicole. One BEAUTY BAY reviewer has purchased this lipstick three times!
Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick in Ruby
4.5 out of 5 stars
The intense pigmentation of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick in Ruby lasts all day long. With a slight blue-hued undertone, this lipstick is more of a classic true red. If it’s an Anastasia Beverly Hills product, you know it’s going to be good, so it is no wonder the reviews for this product sing its praises. Perfectly matte and long wearing, this lipstick won’t budge no matter what your day entails. Pair with a few lashings of black mascara for a no-fuss, yet impactful look.
wet n wild MegaLast Liquid Lipstick in Missy and Fierce
5 out of 5 stars
Five stars for five pounds? *Immediately adds to basket*. The wet n wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick in Missy and Fierce will quickly become a classic in your collection thanks to it’s intense matte finish and true red tone. Described by one of our BEAUTY BAY reviewers as ‘the perfect Devil Wears Prada red’, this is a lipstick you can’t live without. The formula glides on like a gloss but sets as a matte, with no stickiness or flaking. Thought it couldn’t get any better? It’s also 100% vegan and cruelty-free.
Gerard Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipstick in Mercury Rising
4.7 out of 5 stars
Another orange-toned hue, Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick in Mercury Rising is a long-lasting matte liquid. The strong colour payoff and smudge-proof formula of this lipstick means that it is really easy to work with and can be used as both a lip colour and liner – who doesn’t love a multitasking product? The quick-drying formula has a matte finish, meaning it doesn’t smudge or flake, whilst still being comfortable and light to wear throughout the day. For extra drama, add a winged eyeliner to complete your look.
Dose of Colors Matte Lipstick in Kiss of Fire
4.9 out of 5 stars
One of the highest rated lipsticks in our line-up, the Dose of Colors Matte Lipstick in Kiss of Fire is a fiery bright red tone, which is universally flattering on all skin tones. The soft, velvety feel is smooth and moisturising, whilst still giving a weightless matte finish that won’t budge or smudge. Get full coverage without streaks or lines in just one swipe. Match with the Dose of Colors Lip Liner in Hot Ticket for the perfect pout. A BEAUTY BAY reviewer told us that this lipstick makes her teeth instantly look whiter – the ideal.
NABLA Dreamy Matte Liquid Lipstick in Silk Road
4.5 out of 5 stars
The only metallic in our round up, the NABLA Dreamy Matte Liquid Lipstick in Silk Road is an ultra-glam metal-matte that adds some drama. The cherry red hue is super rich in colour and dries down to a metallic matte finish, which still stays soft and supple on the lips thanks to its creamy texture. The vegan friendly formula combines moisturising shea butter with a coconut and vanilla scent to make sure that there are no cracked lips in sight.