A red lipstick is considered one of the essentials in a woman’s make-up kit. Even if it is used as a quick night-out accessory or a personal go-to product, its essence when it comes to makeup has always been felt. Each shade of red tends to bring out a particular glow on your face. If you are running low on confidence, put on red lipstick and watch it elevate your look and boost your confidence in many ways.

The usage of red lipstick dates far back. During the early 20th century, red lipstick symbolised strength and power, especially during the time of the Suffragette movement. The colour red was feminine yet daring and powerful. It symbolised strength when women were considered inferior to men and helped them stand up for themselves.

The main factor to consider when choosing the right red lipstick is finding the correct shade that compliments your skin and its undertones. Here are some of the best options that you many find most appealing for different skin tones.

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Dior 999, Rs 3,600

Are you a fan of matte lipsticks? If so, Dior 999 is a perfect pick for you. It is a lipstick rich in colour that provides a smooth finish. The matte stick promises lasting comfort that goes with all kinds of skin tones and styles. 

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M.A.C Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo, Rs 1,650

One of MAC’s best-selling lipsticks, Ruby Woo is a beautiful shade of red that can be used as an everyday look. Each stroke provides a smooth texture, leaving your lips soft and beautiful. 

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SUGAR Matte as Hell Crayon Lipstick in 35 Claire Redfield, Rs 799

This lip crayon glides across your lips and gives you the perfect shade of matte red that you need within a few seconds. It comes with a free sharpener and lasts long enough for a fun night out. 

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Lakmé 9 To 5 Primer + Matte Lipstick in Red Coat, Rs 480

Lakmés matte lipstick in red not only lasts 14 hours but also includes an additional primer that has double the effect that of a normal one. The lipstick provides picture-perfect lips elevating your whole look. 

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Nykaa Matte Luxe Lipstick in Bachelorette, Rs 799

The weightlessness of this lipstick makes you feel like there is nothing on your lips. Just one swipe and you get a gorgeous red painted onto your lips instantly. The packaging provided is perfect for travelling and every use makes you feel luxurious and comfortable. 

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Colorbar Deep Matte Lip Crème Deep Red, Rs 699

This one will hydrate your lips while covering them in a deep shade of red. With a combination of essential oils, your lips become plump and soft every time you choose to wear it. Colorbar Deep Matte Lip Crème is more hydrating than any other matte lipstick and gives a long-lasting finish to all kinds of makeup styles. 

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Bobbi Brown Luxe Matte Lip Colour in Red Carpet, Rs 3,700

Bobbi Brown Luxe Matte Lip Colour features pure matte powder pigments mixed with oil-infused powders. Every use lasts up to 12 hours with a high-impact colour that is comfortable and light weight as well. 

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Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Colour in HD Passion, Rs 1,250

HD Passion from Revlon provides a velvety matte colour that keeps your lips moisturised the entire time. You get full coverage with just one coat alongside a delicious scent of creamy mango and whipped vanilla. Be assured that your lips will remain soft and scented. 

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Guerlain KissKiss Shaping Cream Lip Colour in 331 French Kiss, Rs 3,360

The Guerlain 331 French Kiss is infused with Hyaluronic acid spheres that give your lips a good plump. This lipstick incorporates a few other oils as well to hydrate the surface of your lips, enabling them to instantly regain softness and fullness. 

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Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Bawse, Rs 2,100

Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick is a smudge-proof matte lipstick that was formulated with Advanced Polymer Technology to ensure that it will last at least 8 hours. It’ll give you a bold finish and is lightweight as well. 

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Stila Beauty Boss in In the Red, Rs 1,390

Stila Beauty Boss is a newly created next-generation lip gloss that features a pearly shine with amplified dimensions and pure colour. The luminous oils add a beautiful and natural glow along with volume and without any artificial procedures such as lip fillings. 

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L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Moist Matte Lipstick in Flaming Kiss, Rs 750

L’Oreal Paris Flaming Kiss indulges your lips in vibrant red colour. The lip formula consists of Jojoba oil which is known for its moisturising features. This lipstick will provide you comfort along with an intense bold matte look. 

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Shiseido Visionary Gel Lipstick in Scarlet Rush, Rs 2,500

With the help of Triple Gel Technology, Shiseido Visionary Gel Lipstick in Scarlet Rush provides high levels of colour to mix with water. This enables it to create a soft and comfortable look. The colour remains the same for a minimum of six hours. 

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Estée Lauder Pure Colour Love Lipstick in Bar Red, Rs 1,900

Estée Bar Red provides a soft and smooth texture to your lips. You are set to look bold and wonderful with every as this lipstick goes with any style. 

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Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipstick in Red Rose, Rs 1,900

As the name suggests, Velvetines Liquid Matte guarantees to give you a velvety and luxurious feel. It lasts all day and is even smudge-proof, so, you can eat and drink without any worry. 

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Huda Beauty Power Bullet Matte Lipstick in El Cinco de Mayo, Rs 1,995

Huda Beauty’s Power Bullet Matte Lipstick is a must buy if you’re looking for a smooth red like texture. This lipstick will never fail to add a velvety touch to your makeup. The diamond cut on the packaging supports the richness of the lipstick itself and each use will leave you feeling your best. 

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