When it comes to organic makeup, finding that staple red natural lipstick is non-negotiable. After all, it’s the beauty equivalent of the little black dress. There is one for every occasion and a version to suit everyone. As organic make-up obsessives, we are all for the power of a red lip at any time of year. Read our guide to find the best hue for you and tips on how to wear it.
Sheer Red Lipstick
Are you wary of wearing too much pigment? Perhaps you are looking for a lighter more modern iteration to a classic red lip? These are the best “gateway” red natural lipsticks. For those shy of brights, we are hooked on sheer red Ilia Tinted Lip Conditioner in Bang Bang. As your colour confidence grows, you can build more intensity. It’s naturally versatile! For a classic ruby red, Tata Harper Lip & Cheek Tint in Very Naughty is a daytime favourite at CONTENT. The love child of lipstick and lip balm, its sheer tint finishes with a glossy shine. For a true red with a hint of poppy, we had to shout out the RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek in Beloved. It’s a beautifully pigmented natural lip stain (watch out if wearing white!). But the big perk: it’s smooching approved. The Ere Perez Beautiful Beetroot Cheek & Lip Tint is another dual purpose natural lip stain that comes with a handy wand applicator.
True Red Lipstick
Imagine the red lipstick shades worn by on-screen sirens like Lauren Bacall and Sophia Loren. Wear with your chin held high and confidence in your stride. Start with Absolution Organic Lipstick in Rouge Theatre. It dresses up lips with beautiful intense colour and semi-matte finish that doesn’t dry them out. Think theatre red for drama. If you are looking for a neutral red, look no further than Vapour Siren Lipstick in Ravish. It smells delicious thanks to natural skincare ingredients including pomegranate. For deep, warm, old-Hollywood-glam reds, we reach for the Kjaer Weis Lipstick in Adore. For an intense colour payoff and staying power, Rebound from RMS Beauty’s Wild With Desire Lipstick collection has us smitten. Infused with RMS Beauty Oil, you’ll get maximum hydration and staying power in one.
Dark Red Lipstick
The lady is a vamp? If you like a more traditional dark red natural lipstick, you’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven when you see the RMS Wild With Desire Lipstick in Rapture Red. Committed to the Ilia Organic Lipstick formulation? The Ilia Beauty Color Block Lipstick in Tango instantly adds impact to any look with its subtle creamy finish. We wear it even with a bare face and let Ilia strike up the conversation! If you like dark colours but don’t want to go too intense, try Kjaer Weis Lip Tint in Goddess. A sheer tint, the burgundy red looks great paired with smokey eyes and flatters all skin tones. Inika Vegan Lipstick in Pink Poppy is a burnt red that will flatter throughout the year, from paler winter skin to a more tanned summer hue.