Welcome, 2022! Are you ready to remove your mask and show your smile again? Let me help you transform your look with the best drugstore red lipsticks. I’ve found six reds that you’re going to absolutely LOVE. The best part? Their price and quality will wow you! Get links to all these reds below!
Best Drugstore Red Lipsticks to Try in 2022
Fingers crossed, I really hope that masks will be gone soon and I’m sure that you’ll be ready to show off your beautiful smile again while out in public! Why not make a statement in 2022 with a new bold red lipstick?! These lipsticks can all be at your closest drugstore, meaning that they are totally affordable. So try one under $5, under $10, or under $20!
You may have noticed that these are liquid lipsticks. I’ve ditched most of my classic roll-up tube lipsticks for liquid lip colours because I like the rich, pigmented colour that they provide, as well as their easy application wands. If you’re going to go red, then you have to go bold!
Red Lipstick Tips
If you’re a newbie with bold lip colours, then try a generic red lip liner to trace your lip line, making it easy to fill in when using the application wand. If you’re one of those people who feel that they look “silly” wearing red lipstick, well think again! Build your confidence by wearing your lipstick around the house for a couple of days before taking those lips out in public. After a few glances in the mirror throughout the day, you’ll start to see that you look fierce! Red is a power colour and meant to increase self-confidence!
Drugstore Red Lipstick Swatch
Six red lipsticks for you to try this year! Here are my absolute favourites. Pin these great Pinterest Pins to your favourite beauty board for later shopping reference! Many of these lipsticks are long-lasting which means, apply in the morning and keep that gorgeous red colour all day without a reapplication! These are in order from top to bottom on the red lipstick swatch above.
Milani is fun and flirty. I love trying new products from this brand! This lipstick has beautiful warm tones making it a rich, “look-at-me” red.
My go-to red lipstick. Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink liquid lipsticks have been my favourite for the past two years because they don’t smudge under masks. They wear beautifully all day long and look just as good after eating and drinking. Individualist is a warmer red with more yellow tones.
Pixi may be the most expensive drugstore brand of the bunch but this red is worth every single penny. It’s a classic true deep red. Apply this highly pigmented liquid lipstick and relish in its instant glamour. You can’t go wrong with this one as it looks beautiful on any skin tone.
NYX Shine Loud lip colour has a double-ended applicator: one end provides the rich lip colour and the other a topcoat of glossy shine! This is a cooler red with more blue tones. If you love gloss, try this one out and layer it on throughout the day.
If you’re hesitant to give red a fair shot, then “I Dare You” to try this Essence rouge under $5! I mean why not? Essence has been a best-kept secret among beauty bloggers and is quickly developing a loyal fan base. Don’t let these extremely low price tags make you think that it’s not a good quality product!
Did you know that red lipsticks with blue undertones make your teeth look whiter? True story! I love this brand so much that I had to include a cooler tone for you to try!
Looking for more lip colours that last all day?
Try this previous blog post: The Best Lipsticks to Wear Under a Mask