5 Shades of Red Lipstick Ideal for Your Desi Wedding

DESIblitz gives you the definitive 5 best red lipsticks for your wedding. Running down the truest of true reds, which will last you through your day.

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“The perfect red is hard to get right, and it’s really hard to find your red that works on your skin tone.” 

With Desi weddings, colour is very much part of the detail. One focal point is always going to be the colour of the lips. Especially, if you opt for red lipstick.

Most brides opt for makeup artists for their wedding look, but if you are on a budget, or you want to have a very specific look conveyed to your makeup artist, we can help.

Lipstick can be tricky, some can dry you out, others can fade, some have too much sheen and some are just sticky and irritating to wear.

That’s why DESIblitz has researched the five shades of lipstick which are ideal for your wedding.

Looking at matte versus sheer, their staying ability and whether they have feathering issues.

We have summarised the five best red lipsticks on the market, fit for your wedding day.

As well as offering helpful tips and cautions for the application.

Mac Ruby Woo Lipstick – £17.50

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Mac’s Ruby Woo lipstick is a tried and tested friend to South Asian skin. A favourite amongst many Bollywood actresses, including Raveena Tandon.

There is no denying the pigment quality and popping power of this lipstick on South Asian skin.

This lipstick is durable, having a staying power of 8 hours. If you add a lipcote it could stretch further, meaning no touch-ups needed throughout the day.

The formula is very rich and nourishing, with no concern of flaking or drying during its wear.

A formidable formula with a flawless application, the perfect companion for your wedding.

Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Uncensored – £19

Fenty Beauty Stunna lip paint 5 best lipsticks wedding day - in article Rhianna designed this liquid lipstick with women of colour in mind. With finding the ideal red lipstick, Rhianna said:
“The perfect red is hard to get right, and it’s really hard to find your red that works on your skin tone.”

Fenty Beauty’s Uncensored Stunna Lip Paint has been tried on various skin tones before it’s release and has been proven as a perfect universal red across all skin tones.

The pigmentation is so strong it only requires one swatch for an application. It also has a unique precision formed wand, to make the application easier and more accurate.

With 12 hours long-wear ability, this would be an ideal red lipstick for your wedding day.

We would recommend exfoliating your lips with a good scrub, then applying a nourishing moisturiser for the best results.

Nars Semi Matte Heatwave Lipstick – £22

nars heat wave red lipstick best wedding day lipsticks - in article If you prefer a slightly dewier and sheer lip, Nars’ sheer-matte formula would be the best lipstick for your wedding day.

Due to its moisturising formula, you won’t have to worry about this lipstick drying your lips out through your day.

This colour is a more orange-red, as suggested by the name, ‘heatwave’. The perfect colour pop for a spring/summer wedding.

Reds and corals are known to work beautifully on South Asian skin tones, this colour is a blend of the two.

A bolder lip for a more playful bride.

Bobbi Brown Semi-Matte Red Lipstick – £24.50

bobbi brown semi matte lipstick red This iconic lipstick by Bobbi Brown is another creamy blend of semi-matte technology.

Meaning you get the staying power of a matte lipstick, with the texture and sheen of a moisture lipstick.

This red touches on the darker and deeper tones. If your bridal garb is a burgundy or deep red this lipstick will match perfectly.

For the application:

We recommend using a smaller lip brush and applying the lipstick with the brush rather than directly with the lipstick.

The brush will give you more control and lessen the chances for error or smudging.

Pat McGrath Mattetrance Vendetta Lipstick – £31

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Pat McGrath’s Matterance lipstick combines many unique beauty technologies to give a lightweight but opaque colour coverage, in this range of lipsticks.

This particular lipstick is formulated with optical diffusers that blur the appearance of imperfections, ideal for a wedding day look.

On this momentous day, you want to put your best foot forward. Another rich and deep red, we recommend adding a touch of concealer to your lips before applying this colour.

Adding concealer as prep will neutralise any colour pigmentation in your lips which could cause uneven colour distribution.

The use of a lip liner for accuracy also would be ideal for flawless application.

However, be careful with selecting the liner colour, you want to match it to your lipstick colour, don’t pick a shade too dark or light.

When it comes to your wedding makeup, the more research you do the better, with this list by your side you can’t go wrong.

Having outlined the best pigmented, longest lasting and most nourishing reds on the beauty market, you should be all set to wed in red.

Jasneet Kaur Bagri - Jas is a Social Policy graduate. She loves to read, write and travel; gathering as much insight into the world and how it works. Her motto derives from her favourite philosopher Auguste Comte, "Ideas govern the world, or throw it into chaos."

Images courtesy of makeup by Humera youtube, Mac, Fenty Beauty, Nars, Bobbi Brown and Pat McGrath websites.

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