10 Red Lipsticks For Fair Skin That I'll Be Wearing At The Thanksgiving Dinner Table
You know how some people feel naked without a strong brow or long, thick lashes? That's exactly how I feel when I leave my apartment without lipstick. It's gotten to the point where my friends tell me it's odd not to see me with a bold lip. And I can't brunch, shop, or even grab coffee down the street without swiping it on. Though my Scottish roots are the reason for my extremely fair skin, I refuse to shy away from a vivid colors. Throughout the years, I've discovered which red lipsticks for fair skin suit me best, from true crimsons to deeper iterations. And with Thanksgiving just a few days away, I'm fully planning on matching my lips to my Bordeaux.
Though I typically reach for liquid formulas, I've tested them all: matte, sheer, and mousse. Since I can be lazy, I aim for a product that has long staying power and requires little reapplying. Right now, the one on my everyday wish list is Lipstick Queen's Lipdulgence Lip Mousse in Candy Cane. Though it may look orange in its packaging, it applies like an apple red once on. When first applied to my lips, I instantly having a luscious, soft feeling – even if they are dry. And bonus: I don't even need to prime my lips with a moisturizer. The formula is so soft and creamy that it nearly feels like Chapstick — with the staying power of a stain. When I'm feeling in a vibrant mood, Fenty's Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color in Uncensored, a vivid red, is my pick. Because the color is so bright, it's an unexpected (but fun) contrast against my complexion. And it's definitely a conversation starter at the bar, too.
Below, see the eight other shades that have me seeing red (in the best way possible).
Even though I was drawn to the luxe gold packaging at first, the formula eventually won me over. Though the sheer formula calls for reapplying, it gives my lips a lovely, glossy finish.
I discovered the brand's coveted lipsticks in high school from a friend and have been obsessed with them ever since. Bette leaves my lips with a deep bordeaux satin finish. And for a satin formula, I find the staying power to be rather impressive.
Stila's Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso is a true red with hints of orange undertones. Included in the formula is vitamin E and avocado oil that aid in leaving my lips feel velvety soft. And the product truly does last all day long.
This liquid lipstick has everything I want in a product — staying power, comfort, and pigmentation. The color Love is a deep, rich red that translates well during holiday season. Plus the price tag of $12.99 is such a steal.
Uncensored, a primary red, is definitely bold on my fair skin — but makes me feel so confident. I rarely have to reapply it when on, even after meals or drinks.
In all honestly, I think this formula is one of the best liquids I've ever tried. It doesn't dry out my lips stays put literally all day long (I have to double up on remover to scrub it off, though, so beware).
Charlotte Tilbury's Matte Revolution Lipstick in Walk Of Shame is my favorite when it comes to a rosey red lip. Your lips are left feeling as soft as butter, thanks to the orchid extract.
If there's one red lipstick you've heard of, it's probably Ruby Woo. Even though it's super matte, it doesn't feel uncomfortable at all. The vibrant finish is breathtaking on all skin tones, too.
This soft formula makes it a breeze to apply and layer on for intensity.
I got a mini size of this once for my birthday gift at Sephora, and bought the full size when it was done. Cruella is a beautiful scarlet red, ideal for holiday events and parties. The formula include vitamin E which gives it the smooth, creamy texture. And the matte finish helps with the long-lasting power.