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How to Look Good in Red Lipstick

Updated on November 27, 2017

Red Lipstick

Red Lipstick is a classic color for women that many women desire. It gives you an empowering look and it certainly looks great when applied appropriately. Many actresses have sported red lips. They look stunning and sexy all at once. Red lipstick was the first color I was introduced to. At one time, red was the predominant color -- it might still be today. As much as a woman may desire red, it isn't the easiest color to match with your undertones. Lipstick period, is challenging to choose.

Covergirl, MAC, Revlon, Maybelline, Chanel, Loreal, Clinique and Nars are some of the popular name brands in stores and online. They have an entire line of makeup. It really is hard to choose the perfect red. Which is why I have included a Tutorial Video that lays out the the process really well. Make sure you check IT out all the way through. You will feel confident in wearing your red lipstick after following the instructions.


History of Cosmetics


The history of cosmestics spans at least 6,000 years of human history and almost every society on earth. Wikipedia. Women have been know to wear red as a status symbol. Lipstick is the one adorning cosmetic that women can not do without. They will forego eyeliner, blush, eyeshadow, even foundation; and when asked what item they will not leave home without, they will tell you, lipstick or lip gloss.

Avon and Mary Kay are long time distributors of make up. It is easy to find lipstick at your local pharmacy or drug store. You can even find lipstick at the Dollar Store, but if you want quality, be ware of no name brands. Avon is still going strong and Mary Kay is keeping up with the pace.

Reds and Other Colors That Are Appealing


Chanel Rouge

Hydrating Crème Lip Colour


Sultry 200

Bright and gorgeous


Diane’s Tuberose


Viva Glam Up

Warm Terracotta PlumWith pearl finish


Pearly Pink

Shimmer & Creamier


Red Lizard

Lasts all day


Moon Drops

Beautiful flattering color

Are you aware that you can get an all natural lipstick? - Yes, mineral lipstick. They also call it Vegan lipstick. Wow! This is a great option. So if you have sensitive skin, mineral lipstick could work for you. Even if you do not have sensitive skin, mineral lipstick sounds inviting.

Love It or Hate It

Red lipstick is either loved or hated. If red gets on your apparel, it can ruin a valuable piece of clothing. If the wrong red is used, it can make you look awkward. Can you imagine having red as the only color you wear - there are some loyal red lipstick wearers who will dare you to take their red.

There is something about wearing red lipstick that draws attention. It is bright and bold. You should know how to look good wearing it. Be prepared to change your atmosphere when you wear one of the hottest color's in lipstick - Bright, Beautiful and Bold......Red!

Lipstick Quote

Lipstick is really magical. It holds more than a waxy bit of color, it holds the promise of a brilliant smile, a brilliant day, both literally and figuratively. - Robert Gately

There really is an art to putting on makeup. You have to take your time when applying lipstick! You ever saw someone with lipstick all outside the lining of their lips - they probably didn't take their time; or they put it on in the car.

Choosing the Red Lipstick That's Right for You

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    Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

    crystolite, Red is Awesome, and it is no joke!!!!

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    Emma 6 years ago from Houston TX

    Nice hub because red is my color which i don't joke with.

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    Sima Ballinger 7 years ago from Michigan

    mysisters, I like your thinking. There are many shades of red. Since I wrote this hub, I am been noticing more and more women wearing red lipstick - they are everywhere!

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    mysisters 7 years ago

    Great Hub. I think everyone can look good in red lipstick. It doesn't necessarily need to be bright red. There are many shades of red lipsticks that can suite any skin tone. Thanks for sharing!

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    Sima Ballinger 7 years ago from Michigan

    revmjm, I notice the red lipstick on you. Thanks for sharing your favorite color of lipstick.

    Actually, I just pulled this Hub out the hat.

    My girlfriend sells makeup, so I thought about her and wanted to write something enjoyable.

    I take the genius as a compliment! Lipstick is something that affects us everday. Thanks for reading.

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    Margaret Minnicks 7 years ago from Richmond, VA

    I wear red lipstick all the time. I only wear MAC brand at $15 a tube. My favorite color is called "Lady Bug."

    I never thought to write an article about wearing red lipstick. You are a genius!

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    Sima Ballinger 7 years ago from Michigan

    LadyE, I have a funny feeling that you would look great in a Shade of Red - it's like I said, it has to be the right one for you - applying the lipstick is extremely important also. Let a Pro try it out on you.

    Thanks for your stop by! You enjoy too!!

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    Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

    Thanks. This is interesting and you shared some nice beauty tips. I've never worn red lipstick, I feel it will stand out too much, so I wear a very light shade of pink. Red really looks nice on some people though.

    Enjoy the weekend. :)

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    Sima Ballinger 7 years ago from Michigan

    I'll address you as Ms. Red for the moment. So thanks for coming by to speak to the Red Lipstick. Your favorite color is Red - nice to hear. Interesting thought though, red is not just red - there are shades of red. Enjoy your red - looks like you have some on!

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    Pamela N Red 7 years ago from Oklahoma

    Red is my favorite color so yes, I do wear it.

    There are various shades of red and we have to choose the right one. Blue, pink, brown and yellow are all added to create different types of red.