10 Red Lipsticks That Are So Versatile, Anyone Can Wear Them

Universally flattering picks

It’s no secret that red lipsticks make for a bold makeup look. The striking scarlet shade is glamorous, sophisticated, and timeless all at the same time, making it a definite must-have in every gal’s beauty kit. However, finding the right one can be challenging at times. Some may be too vibrant for your liking, while others clash with your skin tone. Worry not! We rounded off a list of the best universally flattering red lipsticks in Singapore that you can wear to any occasion.

Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink in Pioneer

On the hunt for a red lipstick that won’t quit? Check out Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink in Pioneer (SGD14.30). This affordable pick’s resilient formula is good for up to 16 hours. That’s right! Wear it to the office and to your after-work engagements — no touch-ups needed.

MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo

No list of the best universally flattering red lipstick would be complete without the famed MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo (SGD33). This ultra-matte bullet achieved cult-following status thanks to its vivid red shade. Here’s a tip: if you want to go for a satin look, put on some lip balm first.

Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored

This lightweight yet long-wear lipstick is touted as the “perfect universal red”. Not only does Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored (SGD40)  have a versatile shade but this bestseller also has a soft matte finish and a lip-defining precision wand that’s super easy to use.

shu uemura RD163

shu uemura RD163 (SGD44) is the result of meticulous research from the brand’s team. This particular shade of red is made to be “the best shade” for all Asian skin tones; it has a good balance of yellow and blue tones. What’s more, it comes in matte, satin, and lacquer shine finishes.

Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in 400

Legend has it that Giorgio Armani said no to about 95 shades before approving the Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in 400 (SGD55). Now known as the designer’s signature shade, this universal red lipstick is adored by many because of its classic hue and luxurious texture.

Guerlain KissKiss Lips in Kiss Rouge

Want something super creamy on the lips but still has a long-lasting formula? The Guerlain KissKiss Lips in Kiss Rouge (SGD55) is up for the job. This red lipstick boasts 12 hours of staying power, and promises to nourish the lips for up to 16 hours with the help of hyaluronic acid, shea butter, and rose petal extract.

Dior Rouge Dior Velvet in 999

The Dior Rouge Dior Velvet 999 (SGD56) was created in homage to Christian Dior’s #9 and #99 lipsticks which were created in 1953. It has a balance of cool undertones that makes it suitable for every skin tone. It has nourishing extracts from red peony and pomegranate flowers to deliver the perfect pout.

CHANEL Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Color in Pirate

CHANEL may have many other red lipsticks in its catalogue right now, but nothing can beat the beloved CHANEL Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Color in Pirate (SGD56). This satin lipstick will give your puckers a radiant makeover and nourish it with vitamin E and a blend of moisturising oils.

Gucci Rouge à Lèvres Mat Matte Lipstick in Goldie Red

Even though Gucci Rouge à Lèvres Mat Matte Lipstick in Goldie Red (SGD59) is relatively a newcomer in the makeup scene, it already gained popularity thanks to its rich red colour and comfortable velvet finish. The secret of this vintage-inspired bullet? A mix of pigments and moisturising gelling waxes. The lipstick comes in an elegant gold casing that’s incredibly chic.

Christian Louboutin Rouge Louboutin Velvet Matte

From shoe soles to lipsticks, Christian Louboutin has made wise use of the colour red. Case in point: The Christian Louboutin Rouge Louboutin Velvet Matte (SGD142), which features a mix of natural oils and seed butter to achieve a soft finish and comfortable feel. This luxurious pick will also look great on your vanity with its ornate case that’s inspired by the Art Deco movement.

(Cover photo from: Maria Orlova via Pexels)


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