From Hollywood starlets of yesteryear, to today’s pop culture idols of the runway and red carpet, red lipstick is eponymous with style, fashion and beauty. Red lipstick spells allure, glamour, sophistication, and oozes sex appeal. A makeup must-have that is simultaneously a trend and yet a classic, red is on the lips of women of all ages and skin tones.
Rihanna has been rocking red lipstick on both sides of the pond. RiRi's red lips have been taking her from haute dinners out and about to night's channeling her inner child while go-cart racing.
When red lips are done right—meticulous application, seamless blending of lip liner and lip color in a flattering hue for your skin tone and undertone—you've got glam gold. Whether you have champagne and caviar cash or beer budget bucks, there is a red lipstick for you.
Red lipstick options span the color wheel—vampy vermillion, classic crimson, sassy scarlet, banging burgundy—and RiRi has been letting her lips speak volumes with five shades of red.
Check out Rihanna's 5 Shades of Red:
1. Glam Red
Try: Tarte Glamazon 12 hour lipstick
2. European Red
Try: Black Up Cosmetics Lipstick no. 30
3. Pro Red
Try: Make Up For Ever Rouge Natural No. 45 Lipstick
4. Budget Friendly Red
Try: NYX Matte Lipstick in Bloody Mary $5.99
5. Red Good Enough to Eat
Try: Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Poppy