Makeup Muddle: How to Choose Best Shade of Red Lipstick?

Posted on Jul 13 2014 - 12:30pm by poonam

Makeup Muddle: How to Choose Best Shade of Red Lipstick?

Hello Chicas, 

I have an interesting question for you today…which is your favorite Red lip shade?

Red lip colors never go out of fashion and they will enjoy this supreme power till eternity, but have you find out your favorite RED lip color be it Lipstick, Lipgloss, Lip Balm, Lip Crayon, Lip stain anything!

Makeup Muddle - Shades Of red Lipstick

When I started with lipsticks roughly 3 years back, I had barely any idea if I could pull off red lips. I started looking for an affordable Red to start with and bought Lotus Floralstay Red Rover Lipstick.

Back then, red is a red for me and I could hardly make out

  1. How Orange Based reads are different from Blue Based Red??
  2. How can a shade have more than one tones red with blue.. weirdd!! ??
  3. How would I know if this is the red for me??
  4. How to identify a true red from an Orangey Red lip color ??

I was in actually in a makeup mess and started buying everything that claims Red and ended up owning similar shades like Maybelline Jewels Rubylicious and INGOT Freedom System Lipstick #27. During that frenzy, I got myself a Red lip gloss and lipstick in brownish red shade from Maybelline, Maybeliine colorsenstationl lip gloss Cranberry and Maybelline Moisture Extreme Lipstick in Cranberry both were pretty shades and extremely wearable compared to brighter reds but I am affinity towards bright reds :P.

Makeup Muddle - Red Lipstick Shades

So, What kind of Red you would like to flaunt with you favorite Little Black Dress 😀

Makeup Muddle - Shades Of red Lipstick - Blue Based red - INGLOT Lipstick Refill #27

  • Orange Based Reds: This is a tricky shade, actually a Chameleon lip color which looks Orange in Natural light but more Red indoors. You will not be sure how much red or orange is in there but it is the best suited Red for warmer Indian skin tones. It brightens up the complexion and makes teeth appear whiter too.

Makeup Muddle - Shades Of red Lipstick - Orange Based Red - Lotus Red rover, INGLOT #103 and Revlon Superlustrous Matte Really Red

True Red: Enough of pinky red and orangey reds. Here comes the True Red lipstick minus any of the cooler or warmer undertones. Bright tomato red shade which instantly glams up my face and mood.. 😀

Makeup Muddle - Shades Of red Lipstick - True Red - revlon Superlustrous Love That Red and Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Beso

Pink Based Reds: Another, gorgeous shade of red which will work for fair-medium Indian skin tones and I really like. Few of my favorite pinkish reds form the collection

Makeup Muddle - Shades Of Red Lipstick - Pink Based Red - Revlon Fire & Ice Lipstick and Diana Of London Cardinal red Lip Liner

For me the Love for Reds goes like this:

True Reds> Orange Reds> Pink based Reds > Blue Based Reds> Brown based Reds.

I like Matte, satin-Matte finishes over glossy and creamy reds.. :). I am really eager to add more Reds in my stash.. ahh please don’t remind me of Ruby Woo I have been so wanting to add that shade 😛

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Which is your favorite type of Red? Don’t forget to share your favorite Red lipstick/lipgloss too!

14 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. milyJuly 13, 2014 at 2:11 PM - Reply

    wow you have so many reds!!! my favorite is the all time classic ruby woo!!!

  2. Simran@leavepillowJuly 13, 2014 at 4:53 PM - Reply

    great collection..I too love mac ruby woo…

  3. LanaJuly 13, 2014 at 5:00 PM - Reply

    Omgg, so many red lippies! I’m yet to buy my first one.
    Btw blue based reds look good on everyone, for example-Mac Ruby Woo

  4. Rakhi SinghJuly 13, 2014 at 5:15 PM - Reply

    wow! you’ve huge collection of red lip colors. I like orange based reds 🙂

  5. MelissaJuly 13, 2014 at 10:48 PM - Reply

    Your vry fond of red isnit Poo??? I got many reds in my stash too my current fav red is Inglot 27 n lakme Runaway red.,, it’s such a colorful post

  6. GowthamiJuly 14, 2014 at 12:24 AM - Reply

    I shy away from reds always 😀 i love pink based reds so much.. great post hun x

  7. AnubhutiJuly 14, 2014 at 1:10 AM - Reply

    I love trues red and orangish red equally then comes pinky red… blue and brown undertones don’t suit me much (or may be i don’t like them :P)

  8. laksJuly 14, 2014 at 1:52 AM - Reply

    wow! lovely reds Poo.

  9. krupaJuly 14, 2014 at 9:12 AM - Reply

    I have the Maybelline MAT4 which I think would count as an orangey red and I layer that with Maybelline High Shiner Gloss in Gleaming Grenadine which gives me the perfect red pout.

  10. HarineJuly 14, 2014 at 9:30 AM - Reply

    Wow.. so many reds you have.. I would love to buy MAC Ruby Woo too Poo 🙂

  11. Shailja @BeABrideEverydayJuly 14, 2014 at 6:38 PM - Reply

    You have lovely collection of red favourite one is Revlon Colorburst Rose Passion..

  12. ManasiJuly 15, 2014 at 12:49 PM - Reply

    you have an amazing collection!!

  13. DevzJuly 22, 2014 at 11:09 AM - Reply

    Hey dr…nice collections.. I am eying that Stila color- looks gorgeous.. My favorite so far has been Lime Crime’s Red Velvet… if you discount the trouble removing it!

  14. shweta sarawgiJanuary 10, 2015 at 9:41 PM - Reply

    wow !! I love all the shades and so nicely explained 🙂

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