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8 Iconic Red Lipsticks that stand the test of time

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Posted On Nov 16, 2021
8 Iconic Red Lipsticks that stand the test of time

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By Kim Baker

@makeupbykimbaker on Instagram

Makeup Artist – International celebrity makeup artist Educator

Throughout the years we have always tried new products to see what works and what doesn’t. There are some products that we just don’t need to be sold on, and some have been legendary amongst old Hollywood to present day stars, what is it you asked? It’s Red lipstick and these products will stand the test of time! Some red lipsticks are so iconic we know them by their names Diors 999 Mac’s Ruby Woo and the new kid on the block Narcisse Red a blue red by Glamazon Beauty will surely become a contender amongst Red Lip enthusiasts, along with Hot mama by The Lip Bar! A true beauty lover knows a red lipstick is like the perfect black shoe.

There are different shades of black and styles and you need them all, well the red lipstick is in the same boat, we need every color. You can own a scarlet red, a blue red an orange red and a fire engine red which is a true red…we’re just obsessed with red lipstick and there is a perfect red for every occasion.

As a working celebrity makeup artist here is my list of Red Lipstick must haves!

1) Ruby Woo by Mac (matte) $20

Clearly one of the most famous red lipsticks shades on the market.

2) Glamazon Beauty Narcisse Red $20

The New kid on the block but don’t be fooled, this semi -matte is a true contender created by celebrity mua Kim Baker.

3) Hot mama by The Lip Bar $13

There are a few reds in The Lip Bar collection but this shade is the break out kid.

4) NARS Velvet Matte Lip pencil in Dragon Girl   $27

This lippie is the go-to red for singer Taylor Swift but best believe she’s not the only one.

5) Fenty Stunna Lip Paint color in Uncensored $33

This matte red was RiRi’s first red lippie. Judging by her fan base of the iconic red it won’t be her last!

6) Gucci Rouge à Lèvres Mat Lipstick in Goldie Red, $42

This ultra-soft matte can be layered on to create the most opaque looking lip! Perfect for the season.

7) Matte Trance lipstick in Obsessed by Pat McGrath $38

If you’re into Orange Red lipstick this scentless lipstick is your match!

8) YSL Rouge pur couture lipstick in the shade “Le Rouge” $38

What more do we need to say its Saint Laurent and it’s an iconic shade of red!