Being a morena myself, I know the struggles of finding that perfect red lipstick. It’s always a mix of dismay and frustration when a certain red lipstick looks super pretty on a model but doesn’t on you. What’s worse is when you’ve already bought the makeup! So you end up crying inside while pushing that new red lipstick at the back of your makeup stash. I know the feeling all too well! I’m still struggling with this, to be honest. But over the years that I’ve ogled at and purchased different kinds of red lipsticks, I’ve collected a nice stash and I want to share them with you! Hopefully this blog post gives you a glimpse of the best red lipsticks for morenas!
Us women have various moods a day – the same goes with our makeup. Sometimes we want to sport a shimmery look, sometimes we like it matte. And I’m sure this holiday season, you’ll be attending parties non-stop so you’d want to be in your best dress (and lipstick), right? Here are some of my top picks, which I’ve found in my own stash. I present to you: the best red lipsticks for morenas!
COLOURPOP ULTRA MATTE IN AVENUE ($ 6)
Where to buy: Colourpop
When Colourpop launched, almost everyone went gaga over their liquid lipsticks. They’re unbelievably long lasting and ultra matte – just as the product name suggests. Avenue is a beautiful plum color, almost like your vampy red. It’s the perfect color if you’re planning to do a dark, sexy look. It’s best paired with wingtips and bare cheeks!
I love Maybelline’s Powder Matte line because, surprisingly, these lipsticks are really long lasting! They’re perfect for hassle-free application and if you’re lazy (like me!) at re-applying. HAHA. It’s a little close to Avenue but this one’s more subtle. It’s perfect to wear when you have important meetings or when you want to ace that big presentation. Red represents power and authority, so it might just give you that extra boost you need!
Who says morenas should shy away from bold reds?! It’s all about confidence, baby! Maybelline’s Get Red-dy is a little too bold for my taste but it’s perfect for when you want to steal the limelight. It’s a bright orangey red so a very light blush and subtle eye makeup would do. I personally think it’s best worn with a white top so all eyes go immediately to your lips. How about that as one of the top red lipsticks for morenas? 😉
BLK ALL-DAY INTENSE MATTE LIPSTICK IN BRAVE (PHP 299)
Where to buy: BLK | Beauty sections in malls
BLK’s Brave is like your Hollywood red lipstick but a little darker. I think it’s a safe color, so if you’re a first timer with red lipsticks, this is a good choice. Quality wise, it glides easily on the lips, so it’s perfect if you have dry lips like I do. Also, it’s cruelty-free and paraben-free so what more could you ask for, right? Indeed, one of the must-have red lipsticks for morenas.
CARELINE MELTED METALLIC LIPSTICK IN LIVE WIRE (PHP 195)
Where to buy: Careline stalls
The first time I encountered metallic lipsticks was when Colourpop released their line. I thought it was cute and edgy, but I didn’t want to bother buying only 1 to 2 and paying an exorbitant shipping fee. Local online shops would sell each for at least P450 and even then, it was still expensive. So I let the idea roll off my back until I saw Careline’s metallic lipsticks.
Honestly I was really sold on this line at first sight because it’s really long lasting. And there are beautiful shades lined up from red to nudes to bold colors like violets and blues! Live Wire’s red is subtle so it’s nothing alarming. I also like the little shimmer. Pair with lots of highlighters on your cheekbones & you’ll be a shining, shimmering, and splendid thing!
LIOELE LIP COLOR STICK IN CHERRY RED (PHP 322)
Where to buy: Lazada
Some girls like it plain and simple, some like it extra. This lip color stick by Lioele will really give your lips that “oomph”. It’s suitable whether you’re rocking out a fun vibe, sporting an edgy, “look at me” vibe or when you simply want to look different and adventurous!
I consider it as one of the nice red lipsticks for morenas you’ll see in the market since it has a straightforward red color, know what I mean? It’s not “a little orangey” or “a little pink” – it’s flat out red.
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Bae is a 20-something passion blogger from Manila. She likes hoarding hobbies and trying out new stuff, blogging about her mundane adventures, and tweeting about random realizations and musings.