The Best Dark Red Lipsticks To Add To Your Winter Makeup Must-Haves!


I don’t know who needs to hear this, but honey, no two red lipsticks are alike. The colour red has many shades to it such as candy apple, scarlet, fire brick, crimson, mahogany and more. However, for evening events, dark red lipsticks always look grand. Dark red lipsticks look great on Indian complexions and can make any woman feel confident in her skin. If you’re looking for the best dark lipsticks in the market, you’ve come to the right place!

The Best Dark Red Lipsticks To Shop

Whether you’re into liquid, matte, creamy, crayons or glittery textures of lipsticks, we bet you will find the best dark red lipsticks on our list. Ladies, keep your plastic money ready because we’re about to go on a shopping spree in 3..2..1!

Best Liquid Dark Red Lipsticks

In the age of face masks, liquid lipsticks can stay put on the lips for a longer time than other lipstick formulas. No staining, no bleeding of the lips, no reapplication every hour - liquid lipsticks are zero maintenance.

The LIT Liquid Matte Lipstick by MyGlamm - CU46

If you’re looking for a dark red matte lipstick, then this is perfect for you. Not only will this lipstick give you soft, kiss-proof lips, but it will also give your lips an intense colour payoff. The best part of this lipstick is that it is PETA approved, vegan and cruelty-free. Unlike other liquid matte lipsticks that dry your lips out, this one won’t because it has moringa oil that moisturises the lips.

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Lakme Absolute Matte Melt Liquid Lip Color - Red Vibe

Even though this is a dark red liquid lipstick, the finish isn’t glossy, but velvety matte. The earthy dark red lipsticks feel feather-light on the lips and can stay put for a good 6-7 hours. Its lightweight texture does not dry out your lips or cause them to crack. On the other hand, it feels great on the lips.

Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipstick - Red Rose

Ladies, take a moment to appreciate the packaging of this lovely liquid lipstick. Coincidentally, the rose petal packaging matches this shade’s name. This lipstick will not only give your pout a dark red hue but also make them feel velvety soft like a rose’s petal. It’s a vegan and cruelty-free lipstick that has a French-vanilla formula that feels comfortable on the lips.

Best Creamy Dark Red Lipsticks

As compared to liquid matte dark red shades of lipsticks, creamy dark red lipsticks give a more natural colour payoff. They keep the lipsticks moisturized, plump and oh-so-soft! The only con about creamy red lipsticks is that they are high-maintenance. They’re not smudge-proof and transfer products almost instantly to objects that come in contact with the lips.

Sephora Rouge Matte Lipstick - Rebel Chic

Channel your inner rebel with this gorgeous red lipstick from Sephora. What makes this lipstick great is that it has a velvety matte finish and delivers an intense colour pay off with only one stroke. This lipstick also has shea butter that glides effortlessly on to the lips and hydrates them.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution - Red Carpet Red

As mentioned earlier, dark red lipstick looks fantastic for a night occasion. This one from Charlotte Tilbury has a long-lasting, buildable formula that looks fantastic on the lips. What makes this creamy lipstick a winner is that it has a blend of oils, waxes and triglycerides and orchid extracts that protect and hydrate the lips. Not to mention, it also has 3D glowing pigment that gives one the illusion of bigger and fuller lips.

Maybelline New York Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick - Divine Wine

Don’t you love the colour of red wine? This creamy matte lipstick here has the same colour. From all the lipstick shades from this range, this red lipstick happens to be darkest and boldest. To make your pout stand out further, keep the rest of your makeup neutral, apply a little bit of mascara and paint your pout this pretty red.

Best Satin Dark Red Lipsticks

Satin lipsticks have a sexy, seductive glossy shine to them. While they keep the lips moisturised, they make them shiny at the same time. All satin lipsticks have a high oil component that gives them a glossy finish.

M.A.C Satin Lipstick - Viva Glam

Every girl must own at least one MAC lipstick in her life. The reason we say so is that the quality is unbeatable. The one we recommended is a glamorous red lipstick that looks good on Indian complexions. The coverage is buildable, and since satin lipstick is usually a high maintenance makeup product, you may have to reapply it more than you would with liquid matte lipsticks.

Givenchy Rouge Interdit Rouge - 12 Rouge Insomnie

For someone who has expensive taste in beauty, they will love this dark red lipstick from Givenchy. The packaging looks rich, and the quality of the product is fabulous too. It has a subtle satin sheen to it with reflective micro-crystals that make the pout stand out in the prettiest way possible.

Makeup Revolution Pro New Neutral Satin Matte Lipstick - Vamped

This matte bullet lipstick delivers a satin finish to the pout. It’s long-lasting and ultra-hydrating on the lips. All the lipsticks from this range come in a golden bullet and provide the pout with a satin matte finish post-application. Did we mention that this lipstick is cruelty-free? It looks like an expensive piece of makeup thanks to its fancy gold packaging, but in reality, it’s more affordable than other luxe lipsticks.

Best Glossy Dark Red Lipsticks

Satin lipsticks are great, but if you’re someone who prefers more shine on the pout, then you’ve got to try glossy lipsticks. As compared to tinted lip glosses, glossy lipsticks are more pigmented. Let’s find you the perfect glossy dark red lipstick now!

Kiko Milano Jelly Stylo - 506 Cherry Red

Glossy red lipsticks are all about the wet look finish, and this one from Kiko Milano will surely win your heart. Loved for its innovative gel texture, this lipstick glides like butter on the lips. Made from the combination of plant-based amino acids and humectants, it's a nourishing lipstick. Did you know that this lipstick is also dermatologically tested and formulated without parabens? It’s the best!

Manish Malhotra Hi-Shine Lipsticks by MyGlamm - Ruby Runway

Happiness is gifting yourself this dark red glossy lipstick. The shade ‘Ruby Runway’ is a statement-making red colour that adds shine and dimension to the lips. Even though it’s a creamy lipstick, it does make your pout look glossy and oh-so-kissable.

Maybelline New York Shine Compulsion Lipstick - Audacious Red

Do you know what makes this lipstick so fancy? It has 60% of reflective oils in it. To create the ultimate glossy, shine effect, it is formulated with ultra-saturated pigments. You have to try it to believe it!

Best Glitter Dark Red Lipsticks

Call them glitter or metallic - whichever you’re comfortable! Dark red glitter lipsticks look the best at night occasions. Which of these dark red lipsticks will you want to add to the cart? Let’s find out!

Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Metallic Lipstick - Red Hot

You previously checked out the matte version of this lipstick, but the metallic one is even better. While it gives your pout a metallic finish, it makes your lips feel velvety smooth. Don’t worry about it bleeding or transferring, cause this lipstick won’t do the nasty!

Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Metallic Matte Sculpting Lipstick - 430 Passion Patina

This lipstick shade is for the bold and the fearless. It’s a lipstick that delivers full coverage and gives the pout a brushed-metal red look. Not to mention that it also is infused with moisture and comfort, and paints the pout with a single stroke.

Lottie London Slay All Day: Metallic Matte Metallic Liquid Lipstick - Boy Bye

This metallic lipstick is not only affordable but of top quality as well. Free from parabens and gluten, this lipstick is also a vegan-friendly product. The shade we’ve chosen for you is dark, glittery and sophisticated. It’s the perfect product to add that extra sparkle to your makeup look.

Best Crayon Dark Red Lipsticks

Crayons are the cutest lipstick packaging of all times! They usually have a creamy matte formula which feels light on the pout. Ready to check them out?

Kay Beauty Matteinee Lip Crayon - Publicity

You’ll be thrilled to know that this lip crayon is smudge-proof and sweat proof. Not only does it deliver an intense colour pay off, but it’s also enriched with marula and chamomile oil. This helps to keep your lips moisturised and nourished.

Auric Beauty Lipstick Intensiv Lip Crayon - Love Potion

Curated for Indian skin, this lip crayon can make any woman look like a bombshell. This velvety matte lipstick doesn't only deliver an intense colour pay off but stays put on the lips for hours. If you’re left with excess product, just dab some of it on your cheeks - and you’re good to go!

Palladio 2-in-1 Lip Crayon Pencil in Colour - Red Shade

What makes this lip crayon even more special is that it has two shades in one lipstick. It’s not only known for its rich pigment, but it’s also uber moisturising. Creamy and nourishing, this lipstick won’t dry your lips out, but keep it moist and hydrated.

Best Budgeted-Drugstore Matte Lipsticks

The best part of drugstore makeup is that it’s easily available in the market and is affordable for the masses. If you fancy drugstore matte lipsticks, we’ve found you the perfect ones!

Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick - 042 BRICK-O-LA

Brick shaded lipsticks are usually rusty red in colour. This one has a deeper colour. It’s 2 in one formula glides smoothly on the lips and leaves behind a soft creamy finish on the lips. Did you know that it also has Vitamin E that helps the lipstick stay put and hydrated for 5 hours straight? Yep, it’s really cool!

L'Oreal Paris Rouge Signature Matte Liquid Lipstick - 134 Empowered

One of the best gifts you can give yourself is this dark red drugstore lipstick. It has the consistency of a lip stain and feels feather-light on the lips. Plus its oil-in-water formula lets your pout breathe and does not dry them out.

E.l.f. Cosmetics Day to Night Lipstick Duo - Red Hot Reds

E.l.f cosmetics is finally available in India now! From all the dark red lipstick shades, this one offers variety. Hence it’s no surprise that you would find this drugstore brand in our list. Not only does this dark red lipstick have a velvety stain formula, but it’s also enriched with shea butter and Vitamins A, C and E.

More Lipsticks To Shop

Not a fan of dark red lipsticks? That’s perfectly fine! We have a lipstick shade for every pout and every personality. Let’s check ‘em out already!

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Best Plum Lipsticks - Plum lipsticks are reserved for grand occasions. Once applied, they give the illusion of fuller lips. Not to mention, they make you look P.H.A.T.

Best Wine Lipsticks - Wine lipsticks look great during the winters. The chilly, gloomy weather serves as a great background for deep wine lips. 

Best Peach Lipsticks - Peach lipsticks tend to look great on wheatish complexions. With so many peach lipsticks out there, it must be tough to find the best one, right? We’d love to help!

Best Maroon Lipsticks - Maroon is a dark brownish shade of red that looks great on all skin tones. If you have a job interview or first date, this is a great power colour to sport.

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