Whether you’re embracing this makeup-free makeup look or going glam, putting on a shade of red lipstick is a perennial winner, especially during the holiday season.
Keep reading to see some of the most iconic celebrity-inspired lipstick looks (with tips on how to achieve them!), then shop lipsticks you can try for any occasion, whether either Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day or really, whenever you want to add a pop of color to your look.
Rihanna: Classic Red Pout
We love how Rihanna never fails to amaze us — whether it’s with her groovy looks or even her ever-popular beauty brand, Fenty Beauty.
And so, if you are looking for a lippie that will suit almost any skin tone, consider this beautiful number as seen on Riri.
Get the look with: Fenty Beauty Icon Refillable Semi-Matte Lipstick ($34).
Creamy, semi-matte and highly pigmented, the new Fenty Beauty Icon lipstick is a must-have in any beauty collection.
Not only does it plump up your lips — thanks to ingredients like hyaluronic acid and revitalizing vitamins C and E — but it also comes in a refillable case, so you can slip it into your purse and display it during your travels.
UI: Soft Red Lips
While bold red lips might be the go-to option for many, others still prefer something a little more subtle.
To add a pop of color to your outfit without overdoing it, consider opting for a glossy lip gloss like IU.
Get the look with: Jill Stuart Jelly Lip Gloss ($32).
This long-wearing formula not only stays on your lips for hours, but it also hydrates them at the same time thanks to its list of ingredients which also consists of transparent oil, which helps lock in moisture for a soft and smooth finish. soft.
CL: Highlighted red lips
It’s been a hot minute since we last saw someone highlight their lips, but CL proves the look is still on trend with her sultry nighttime look.
To team up, she emphasizes her eyes with a dark, smoky eye, and tops it off with long scythes.
Get the look with: Hourglass High Intensity Refillable Lipstick ($60).
Amp up the look with a trusty red lip liner before going in with a pigmented lipstick like this one from Hourglass. After outlining your lips, apply your lipstick as usual, making sure it stays within the lines of the lip liner.
What’s great about this lipstick is that it’s also very compact and thin, so you can take it with you in your mini bag and layer it up when you need a quick touch-up.
Kylie Jenner: The iconic lipstick
Name someone who does it better than Kylie herself, we’ll wait.
The beauty mogul, best known for her eponymous brand, Kylie Cosmetics, is seen here sporting a bold crimson red lip, showing off her latest addition to her recent collection, ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’.
Get the look with: A Nightmare on Elm Street Lip Shine Lacquer Set (USD$35)(S$47.62).
What better way to get the look than with Kylie’s own Lip Shine Lacquer set. Arriving in a set of three, the wild crimson red lip lacquer that Kylie wears is the signature product named Elm Street.
With a creamy, comfortable feel, this lipstick has a beautiful, highly pigmented, high-shine finish, so you’ll never have to worry about lack of coverage.
Mingxi: Dark red lips
Chinese model Mingxi proves you don’t need a bright red lip to make a statement; we’re in love with this vampy L’Oréal Paris lipstick she’s wearing.
Get the look with: L’Oreal Paris Rouge Signature in Armored ($17.50).
This brand does not disappoint when it comes to lipsticks that offer color payoff.
Lisa from Blackpink: Glossy Red Lips
When working with high-shine lipsticks like Blackpink’s Lisa shade, apply the product with a dense synthetic lip brush for precision and control.
Get the look with: Stila Beauty Boss Lip Gloss in In The Red ($24).
Prefer a glossy finish? Stila’s lipstick imparts incredible shine with its unique formula infused with light-reflecting crystals. It gives a solid color so you can choose to wear it alone or over another lipstick.
Made with hyaluronic filler spheres and rich oils, this lipstick does a great job of creating the look of fuller, plumper lips.
Angelababy: Flawless complexion, red lips
Red lipstick can accentuate a ruddy complexion.
When wearing a bright red lipstick like Angelababy, conceal any severe skin redness with color concealer.
Get the look with: NARS Cream Lipstick in Jungle Red ($40).
This NARS best-selling semi-matte coats lips in vibrant red with velvety softness.
Fan Bingbing: Dark skin, soft, matte lips
A warm-toned rouge was Chinese actress Fan Bing Bing’s lip color of choice during the Ralph & Russo Spring/Summer 2021 virtual runway call. When pouting red, consider your face makeup .
If your complexion is dewy, choose a low-key finish to avoid looking too shiny in photos. Fan Bingbing strikes a perfect balance with her dark skin tone and soft, matte lips.
Get the look with: Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Hydrating Shaping Lipstick in Caprice ($49).
Rich in vitamin E, this lipstick from Lancome aims to give you that soft, matte finish without the uncomfortable dry feeling.
Jessica Jung: sparkling eyes, expressive lips
Singer Jessica Jung just gave us proof that you don’t have to give up bold eyes just because you’re sporting bright, bold lips.
Elevate your look by pairing a glitter eye topper with your red lipstick.
Get the look with: Clarins Water Lip Stain in Red Water ($36).
This lipstick from Clarins gives a long-lasting wash of color with its water-like formula (77 percent water).
Hyuna: Bold lips, winged liner
You don’t have to wear red lips alone.
Adopt two trends at once like Korean idol Hyuna and pair your orange-red lips with a well-defined pencil.
Get the look with: YSL Beauty Rouge Pur Couture in Le Rouge ($52).
Hyuna’s orange-red pout was created with YSL Beauty Rouge Pur Couture lipstick.
This lipstick not only imparts a gorgeous satin finish, but also hydrates your pucker with nourishing hydrospheres and natural extracts.
Hwasa: Fluttering eyelashes and scarlet pout
When MAMAMOO’s Hwasa steps out in red lipstick, she makes a statement.
Before applying her scarlet lipstick, Hwasa outlined her pout with a lip liner in a slightly darker but complementary shade. And of course, volumizing mascara completed the sultry look.
Get the look with: MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo ($33)
This universally flattering cherry red matte lipstick creates the illusion of whiter teeth with its blue undertones. It lasts all day (even on a feast day) and never sucks moisture from your lips.
Jeanette Aw: A subtle smokey eye with red lips
The Ramen Shop star accentuated her subtle smokey eye with a deep, rich red with blue undertones. The key to recreating Jeanette’s look is to keep the rest of your makeup minimal.
Choose a lightweight foundation instead of a full-coverage base product.
Also, avoid candy pink blushes for this look as they tend to look too doll-like. Instead, look for a blush with a warm undertone to boost your skin’s radiance.
Get the look with: Dior Rouge Dior in 999 ($52).
Jeanette’s must-have lipstick is the iconic Dior Rouge Dior lipstick in 999.
This lipstick debuted at the Dior fashion show in 1947 and is still going strong over seven decades later.
Rouge Dior packs a punch of pigment without drying out lips. This iconic shade comes in two finishes: matte and satin.
Lee Hi: Bare face, scarlet pout
You can rock bright red lips, even if you’re short on time. Go with your face open like singer Lee Hi. If you don’t have time for eye makeup, red lips are the perfect way to look well-dressed in a snap.
Pro tip: After toning your face with a textured cotton pad, gently exfoliate your lips with the same cotton pad to remove dead skin cells before applying your lipstick.
Get the look with: Tom Ford Lip Color in Cherry Lush ($76).
Tom Ford’s cherry-hued offering, aptly named Cherry Lush, delivers intense pigment and long-lasting color.
Sunmi: red eyeshadow, red lips
Korean idol Sunmi’s fiery red eye makeup is the focal point of this bright red monochrome makeup look. To mimic her look, start with an eyeshadow base.
Next, apply a beige or peach neutral shadow over the entire lid. Using a small smudger brush, apply red eyeshadow all over the eyelid, concentrating on the outer corners of the eyes.
As a general rule, go for a deeper, warmer red rather than a bright red. Line your lower lash line with the same eyeshadow.
As a finishing touch, apply a glitter eyeshadow to the center of your eyelid. Complete the look with a bold lipstick, mascara and a touch of eyeliner.
Get the look with: Nars Velvet Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl ($38).
Said to be a favorite of lipstick queen Taylor Swift, this vibrant lipstick falls somewhere between timeless red and pink.
Its thick yet soft tip makes it perfect for getting into hard-to-reach places. The best part? This cult product also doubles as a lip liner.
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This article first appeared in Her World Online.