I’m a creature of habit when it comes to makeup; I usually have big plans when I approach the lipstick counter…but always leave with a standard tube of something nude. Boring I know, but I’ve always felt intimidated to go bold!
This 4th of July I’ve vowed to sport an amped up pout. Nothing says classic beauty like a red lip, and it’s so patriotic (I love a theme)! I have no idea where to start when choosing the right shade, so I reached out to my favorite make-up artists and asked them to share their go-to red lipsticks. Here’s what they had to say:
Andrew Sotomayor (@andrewsotomayor)
“I would say my favorite red lipstick is MAC Ruby Woo. It’s just that perfect patriotic red that’s deep and velvety. I actually like to chop it up and mix it with a creamy or moisturizing lipstick to make the formula glide on faster. I’ve used it on celebrities like Miley Cyrus and SNL’s Aidy Bryant. It looks amazing on camera.”
Faye Lauren (fayelauren.com)
“Red is classic. Every girl should have a perfect red lip inside their makeup bag! For a polished look, try Nars semi matte in Jungle Red. For a flirty summer look, Guerlain gloss in Rouge G De Guerlain L’Extrait is gorgeous! I like to pair a red lip with a light foundation by Kohgendo.”
Yasmina Smith (ycsmakeup.com)
“I am a HUGE fan of Makeup Forever Moulin Rouge. It’s a great red for all skin tones and is super saturated.”
Courtney Perkins (courtneyperkins.com)
“Ruby Woo by MAC. 100%!”
A huge thank you to Andrew, Faye, Yasmina and Courtney for sharing their picks! Which shade catches your eye?