Any glam diva will know the importance of having the perfect red lipstick in her kitty. Be it blood red, or classy burgundy – each of us has a scarlet secret that picks us up on a dull day. It overshadows the tired eyes, and the stress of a full days’ work – and is the best kept secret of a sultry temptress who knows how to keep the attention to where she wants it, when she wants it.
As beauty and fashion bloggers, although we try several shades from across brands – each of us have that one favorite go-to red lipstick that complements our look effortlessly on those uninspired days. In this November collaboration post, Slice of Dubai gets leading Dubai beauty bloggers to share their most versatile red lipstick shade, so that you can stock up your kitty well in time for the festive season. Lets get to it!
Naya : Party Parrot Blog
Russian Red by MAC
One of the MAC’s best selling reds in France, Russian Red is a classic matte blue-based red that was allegedly designed for Madonna’s “Blonde Ambition World Tour” back in 1990. Often used by Gwen Stefani, Russian Red is also that infamous red you see Anne Hathaway rock throughout the last Parisian scenes in “Devil Wears Prada”.
If you’re still hesitating whether you need this gorgeous lipstick in your collection – let me tell you that Russian Red survives bravely throughout all the munching and drinking, plus it makes your teeth look whiter. Pair it with Cherry lip liner by MAC and you’re all set for the holiday season!
Sue & Stacey: Browse and Brushes
Stila All Day Liquid Lipstick – Fiery 01
Our favorite red lipstick of all time is undoubtedly the Stila All Day Liquid Lipstick in the shade Fiery 01.The color is gorgeous and so regal that it never fails to provide the perfect finishing touch to our MOTD. It works great as a professional red but even more stunningly sophisticated at night.
The texture is weightless on the lips and its color-rich formula does not bleed or transfer. A major win for us! It has an even application and one of the best staying powers that it holds true to the color even after a couple of hours. To top it all, it does not dry out your lips like most matte lipsticks as its enriched with Vitamin E and avocado oil, instead it hydrates and softens the lips so they look and feel beautiful! This one is a winner for us all the way!
Mariam Yasin : Inner Beauty Buzz
Organic Glow (in Red) by Organic Pharmacy
Being all about health and wellness, I use only toxin-free beauty products and makeup! I have discovered some amazing natural/organic brands available here in Dubai. My favorite red lipstick so far is from The Organic Pharmacy make up range called Organic Glow (in Red). It’s a wearable shade of red that can easily be worn during the day or even for a glam night out. It’s quite moisturizing and feels very natural on the lips, which are both musts for me. This one is always in my handbag for a quick touch up for my YouTube videos or those last minute meetings!
Arti Bhatia : Diva Beauty Fashion
Ruby Woo from MAC
“When in doubt, wear red.” I couldn’t agree more!
When I want to wear the perfect red, my favourite red lipstick is the Ruby Woo from Mac and many MUAs swear by this shade. It is a classic Red colour and is a bright matte shade. It is a must have MAC shade.
This iconic product made MAC cosmetics famous. It has also bagged the ‘Teen Vogue 2014 Readers Choice Beauty Awards for The Best Red’ . I can vouch for this shade anytime and it suits all the skin tones . Whether you on the fair or dark complexion, this shade will be a super star. (This shade draws a lot of attention on your lips! So beware hotties…..)
Isn’t all these reasons enough to grab this wonderful shade ? What are you waiting for ? Go and grab it now girl…. I am sure you will love it too. Price – Dh 104, available at all MAC stores
Neha Jaspal: Mintberry Dubai
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil – Mysterious Red
Nada el Mahdi: Curls and Glows
Burgundy Matte Lipstick by Chanel
It was a gorgeous spring day in Paris when I strolled into Sephora in Le Champs-Elysees. As I was moving down the aisles, this deep shade on the Chanel Stand tugged at my helms for attention. Before that moment I had never worn that daring shade of Burgundy in my life. I tried it, perhaps purely out of curiosity, and as it moved over my lips I felt its soft material wrap my lips in a unique way I have never experienced before. I looked in the mirror and starred for the longest time. It was strong yet feminine all the same, just like a Parisian Spring day. “Looks gorgeous on you! Which shade is that?” I was taken back by the sound of a lady next to me who have apparently liked what she saw and wanted to try it too. Before this second I didn’t know what to think but as more and more ladies started asking my help to point them to which shade is it, I became certain that this shade belongs home with me.
As I was proceeding to the cashier with a sense of giddiness, I remembered I was still wearing it, so I stopped to ask a shop assistant for a tissue so I can remove it. “Why!?” She was beyond mortified. “Because its broad day light?”, I hesitated in response. “So what? You are young and beautiful! And its spring time in Paris! Celebrate it and enjoy life!” And as I was leaving the shop behind and stepping into the crisp fresh air of Parisian Spring with my enhanced look, I knew Burghandy lips would be my new super power!
Marwa Mohamed: The Beauty Bunny 1
Daniel Sandler’s luxury matte lipstick- in the shade Casablanca
Daniel Sandler’s luxury matte lipstick- in the shade Casablanca has been one of my favorite bold lippies for quite a while. It’s the perfect shade of true red, which can be used with very minimal makeup to accentuate your beauty or paired with Smokey eye shadow for a glamorous red carpet look. The texture is everything you want in a bold lipstick, it lends a matte finish without looking chalky or patchy, it feels very smooth on the lips and it stays on for a very long time without feathering or budging.
Arwa HD: Slice of Dubai
Nouba Millebaci 7
My weapon of mass attraction is the Nouba Millebaci no 7 lipstain. This intensely pigmented bold scarlet lipstain is quick to dry and gives a lightweight matte finish in a single stroke.
It is kiss-proof, sweat-proof, food & drink proof, and does not transfer on clothes or tissues even seconds after application. I usually get ready in a hurry, and therefore the Millebaci No 7 is my perfect companion on the go.
Disclaimer: This rich, intense color lasts all day without bleeding, so wear it only if you can handle all the attention!
Some of these red lipsticks have definitely got my shopaholic instincts kicking in. Do you have a favorite already? Poll for your favorite red lipsticks below or add your own in the ‘Other’ section, and see what others are saying!
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