The Best Red Lipsticks for Fair Skin

The Best Red Lipsticks for Fair Skin and Pale Skin. Lip swatches!

Today I’m bringing you the best red lipsticks for fair skin, another installment in my Pale Girl’s Guide! This is a video that I made in collaboration with my friend Ivy, so make sure you watch her video too! She also did an amazing rose gold chrome nail video that you need to see. I’ve got bold reds, dark reds, burgundies, 90s inspired and subtle reds too. There’s a red for everyone! I did lip swatches of all the shades that I feature.

The Best Red Lipsticks for Fair Skin

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Products Mentioned in Video

  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Dahlia pencil (vegan) (a dupe for this would be Urban Decay Blackmail pencil)
  • Fyrinnae Wizardry (very complex, color changing shade)(vegan)
  • Nudestix Raven (vegan)
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Hex pencil
  • Urban Decay Mirana (a dupe for this LE shade would be OCC Black Metal Dahlia or Silk Naturals Cherry Black)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics NSFW pencil (vegan) (a dupe for this would be Urban Decay 69 pencil)
  • Urban Decay Bad Blood
  • Urban Decay 24/7 714 pencil
  • Urban Decay 714
  • Silk Naturals Cherry Black (vegan)
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Gash pencil
  • Urban Decay Gash
  • Urban Decay Disturbed
  • Urban Decay Violate
  • Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask in Smashed

If you don’t know where to start with reds, I highly recommend Urban Decay 714 if you’re warm toned or Urban Decay Bad Blood if you’re cool toned.

Let me know your favorite red and skintone below!

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  1. I love Bad Blood, Gash, and 714! I also really love Urban Decay Iracebeth (from the Alice in Wonderland collection), F-Bomb, and Sheer F-Bomb. For good (non-drying) mattes from Nars, Dragon Girl and Cruella are both amazing. For matte liquid lipsticks, I love Stila Beso (unfortunately no longer cruelty free), Kat Von D Outlaw, and Kat Von D Nosferatu. As a reference, I have a similar skin tone to Courtney; I’m quite fair, but neutral.

  2. Just LOVE Bad Blood and Gash – those two shades are for me…. Thank you for the video – it was very informative as usual Phyrra.

  3. I’ve got pale olive skin– my favorite reds are MAC Russian Red, Milani Matte Iconic, and Maybelline Siren in Scarlet. Fun post– I’m such a sucker for red lippies!

  4. When I met Paula Dorf a longgggggggggggg time ago she insisted I wear a red lipstick. I had an event to go to and it went well with my black tie outfit but I barely wore it after that. I just never felt comfortable.

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