Beauty Guide: Red Lips For Fall

By Butterboom Writers  /  October 21, 2011

The best picks to recreate fall’s sexiest look. Fashion trends may come and go, but red lips never go out of style. A bold red statement lip, as seen on the catwalks for Jason Wu, Temperley, Erdem and Julien Macdonald at the Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Weeks, has been a perennial fashion favourite ever since the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth and Elizabeth Taylor steamed up the silver screen with luscious red lipstick.

For the most retro take on the trend, use matte red lipsticks to give a glamorous vampy look (match with hot red nails to become the ultimate scarlet siren!) and try shades-a-plenty at the make-up counters as reds can lean more towards pink, orange or blue on different skin tones. Remember that bold red lips are a strong style statement so keep the rest of your make-up to a minimum, ensure your face is flawless and blemish-free and turn your confidence up to the max!

Butterboom’s favourite red lipsticks:


Nars Jungle Red Lipstick

One of Nars’ perennial bestsellers, this semi-matte lipstick provides a burst of full-bodied velvety bright red in a long-lasting and Vitamin E-enriched formula.

How much? HK$220

Where to buy? FACES, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Tel: 2110 3950



Mac Russian Red or Ruby Woo Lipstick

Both of these cult shades are all-time favourites of red lipstick devotees Dita Von Teese and Gwen Stefani (Russian Red was specially created for Madonna’s Blonde Ambition tour) and deliver intensely-pigmented, ultra-matte blasts of colour. They can’t be wrong!

How much? HK$140

Where to buy? Shop J4-5, 1/F Queensway Plaza, Admiralty, Hong Kong. Tel: 3106 0478


Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating Crème Lip Colour in Paris

No-one does iconic make-up quite like Chanel and their latest lipstick is already a fan favourite thanks to its full coverage, lightweight feel, easy application and super moisturising formula. Paris, a fuchsia-leaning scarlet, looked show-stopping on Sandra Bullock when she won her Best Actress Oscar in 2010.

How much? HK$245

Where to buy? Shop 213-214, Times Square, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Tel: 2576 0930

Clé de Peau

Clé de Peau Beauté Rouge à Lèvres Extra Riche in R2 

Clé de Peau’s lipsticks are renowned for their plumping and smoothing properties, and this amazingly rich formula of a wickedly vibrant shade of red in a unique baguette-shaped lipstick combines to make this one of the most luxurious lippies on the market.

How much? HK$490

Where to buy? Lane Crawford, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Tel: 2118 3638


Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain in Garçonne

Deluxe packaging and a luscious premium formula (including ruby powder, Tiger Grass, wild mango butter and Gugul resin, used in Ayurvedic medicine) make Rouge G one of the hottest new lipsticks on the block. A blue-based daringly-deep intense red, Garçonne also packs a luminous plumping, smoothing and softening formula without stinting on colour or longevity.

How much? HK$330

Where to buy? Lane Crawford, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Tel: 2118 3638


Photo credits:

Jason Wu lipstick look –
Dita Von Teese/Sandra Bullock –


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