Perfect red lipstick?

I'm looking for the perfect red lip stick! I've heard MAC's Russian Red is amazing, but I've been interested in YSL's amazing lip sticks, too. I can't decide! What do you think is the perfect red lipstick? 


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I'm fair but I've been using fake tanner, warmed toned skin, blue eyes, and blonde hair.

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Hi cheekyhipster, 


My two favorite red lipsticks are the Lancome Color Design in Red Stiletto which is a gorgeous , blue toned red lipstick 

COLOR DESIGN - Sensational Effects Lipcolor - Smooth Hold Red Stiletto


and the Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture SPF 15 in #1 Le Rouge

ROUGE PUR COUTURE SPF15<br>Pure Colour Satiny Radiance 1 Le Rouge

Luv&Lipgloss, Diana

Something to look to are these wonderful tones:


Dior Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick:


~ Fireworks


Rouge Dior Lip Color:


~ Blazing Red

~Favori Red

~ Ara Red


Nars Lipstick:


~ Jungle Red


MAC Lipstick:

~ Cockney

~ Lady Danger


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MAC's Russian Red is undeniably iconic.  It is my go-to red.  A warning though: since it's matte, it can be very drying. 


I also love Lipstick Queen's Rouge, in both sinner (90% pigment, opaque, matte) and saint (10% pigment, sheerer, satin) formulas.  As with Russian Red, the sinner formulation can be a bit dry.  The saint formulation is wonderfully smooth and glossy and luxurious, but it won't stay put quite as well.  Sometimes I like to layer the saint lipsticks over a matte stain for more depth and wearing power.


Laura Mercier's Lip Stain in Scarlet is incredibly wearable/day appropriate, but still has the oomf of a full on red lip. 


I haven't tried YSL's Le Rouge, but I aboslutely adore Le Orange.  I suspect Le Rouge is equally fabulous. 

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I remember when I was growing up, I always wanted the perfect red lipstick until I found Chanel Lipsticks. I love how their reds! I have been using Chanel Rouge Allure in Passion #14.

What I love about this color is that it gives you that Hollywood Glam Look.


Also if you want something a little brighter, try Chanel's Rouge Coco lipstick in Gabrielle.


Both of these lipsticks are blue-based.



Chanel Rouge Allure  goes on matte and Coco goes on silky with shine.


Remember don't forget to use a red lipliner!

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