Francois Nars said it best: “Red lipstick is to beauty what the LBD is to fashion. The difference is that when you walk into a room wearing a red lip, people notice you.” Make a statement this holiday season with some of our favourite red lipsticks that look great on South Asians


Brighter Reds


NARS Semi-Matte Lipstick in Red Lizard

Wear it on it’s own or with the Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil to give you the ultimate full-bodied red lip that truly flatters all skin tones. NARS Semi-Matte Lipstick Red Lizard | $24, NARS Cosmetics. 






MAC Cosmetics Russian Red Matte Lipstick

One of the most popular red lipsticks in the market, it’s amazing how fluidly it goes on. It’s blue undertones make it pop on olive skin tones, making it a must for South Asian beauty. Wear it with the Cherry Lip Pencil ($18) to deepen the colour. Mac Russian Red Matte Lipstick |$18, Mac Cosmetics





Darker Reds


NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in Viridiana

Want a toned down version of red? This is the perfect colour for you. Not too bright and not too dark – you’ll still get noticed with this amazing shade. NARS Semi Matte Lipstick Viridiana| $24, NARS Cosmetics




Kat Von D

Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick in Rosary (Dark Burgundy Red)

Not as bright but still a great red, this lipstick hits a key colour trend for the Fall. Exclusively at Sephora, brighten this shade up with a lip gloss to give it extra shine. Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick in Rosary | $23, Sephora. 





Story By: Joti Dhesi