rosefilou

What's the best Matte Red lipstick?

I'm on the hunt for a nice matte (yet not dry) red lipstick that's medium bright in colour, and one that's not too orange. I already have Stila long wear lip colour in outrageous, which is awesome, but I'm looking for something more on the red-side. I want to go for a look that has lightly black-lined eyes and a nice, matte red lip.

For reference, my skin tone is Fair/Light with warm-yellow undertones. Any suggestions guys?

katie1724

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If you need any more suggestions, I love NARS Heat Wave -- it is slightly orange based, but it's such a gorgeous red. NARS Shanghai Express is also matte and is a more neutral-toned red, but it's definitely noticeable. I also love Dragon Girl!

astein76

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I've been playing around with the classic pin-up look and am in love with Smashbox's Infrared, very matte and gives a great retro look.  I use Two Faced Perfect Red lipliner underneath.  Have gotten a ton of compliments on that red!

makeupobesessed

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Nars Dragon Girl is my go to redAnd that and clear lip liner to keep it from feathering outside my lips.

glossy

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My GO-TO Red is MUFE #41.  I have had many friends of different skin tones try it and love it too. Especially if you're into something more of a brown/blue red rather than orange/coral red.

 

Ignore the crappy application here, I just slapped some one to show how the color appears on my med warm/yellow/olive undertones. 
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rosefilou

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So I made it to Sephora today and tried them all out, and I loved ALL your suggestions. After vigourous testing of both high and low end reds, I found Sephora Collection Colour Lip Last in #19 Pure Red NAILED IT. Exact colour and finish that I was looking for. Thanks a lot for your replies! *Below is the look I was going for (ya, in my dreams!)retro-red-lips.jpg

rosefilou

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These are all great suggestions, I definitely made a list and I'm gonna try them out on my next Sephora visit!

kaththemiao

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other than all the great answers above, you should also try lip stain. my fav is JOSIE MARAN MAGIC MARKER LIP STAIN. go to a store and try all the colors! they have natural matt finish AND it stays on FOREVER!! 

IsabellaBeauty

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   Hi rosefilou! 

   On the topic of matte red lipsticks, Makeup Forever has some great ones in many, many shades. I, myself, prefer a creamier texture, not completely matte, so I also like shades from brands like Sephora Collection, Too Faced, Smashbox, and Clinique. 

 

    Check em out!

     Isabella 

rosefilou

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Awesome! Thanks guys! I'm gonna test these out at my local Sephora :x

helpful

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Nars Lipstick in Jungle Red. It says semi-matte on the website but I find it to be closer to an actual matte. It has won a ton of awards for best red lipstick.

ChicDabbler

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It's a bit off but gives the same effect. I have Tarte matte Lipsurgence in Fiery. It's a matte cool dark-ish red (but light enough you can def tell it's red and not black/brown etc). I have light/med asian complexion (yellow undertone). When I wore it, it makes my complexion look brighter and when paired with black-lined eyes, gives a Marilyn Monroe kind of look. The first time I wore it out, a girl pointed at my lips, bounced up and down while exclaimed "I like your lip color! I like your lip color! I like your lip color!"

 

So, I suggest you check that out. There's also Dragon Girl lip pencil by NARS and YSL lipstick with SPF15. I'm assuming you are looking for a cool red and not warm red (since you mentioned not too orange).

beautylovingirl

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The Dior Diorific lipstick in #39 . Expensive but the perfect red you just can't go wrong.Hope this helps!

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