Red Lips, Pah!

I grew up with a mom who always wore red lipstick. I still remember that Paloma Picasso red lips and the perfume bottle and scent she also wore like it were today.

Paloma Picasso ad, perfume and lipstick | Photo Richard Avedon 1984

Paloma Picasso ad, perfume and lipstick | Photo Richard Avedon 1984

It wasn't until I had kids though that I realized a red lipstick was a great distraction for a tired looking face (endless sleepless nights anyone?!). So, yeah, I usually have a red lip on - day or night - and I am always looking for good options. Here are my favorites, some are all-time classics and others are new buys.

MAC's Ruby Woo, a classic favorite, very matte texture which I like but not for everyone.

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Maybelline's Super Stay Matte Ink in Pioneer, super pigmented, great applicator.

MAC's Vic Ceridono collab, a little darker than your usual red, still bold and "pah effect".

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Brazilian brand Vult color 01, open red, very affordable, same shade as MAC's Russian Red

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Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in Passion, great texture and feel.


Boyracer Lip Bullet by Topshop, with an orange under tone, a little brighter red I think. Price is awesome too.

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Feel like distracting someone with your red lips? Go for it!