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Bollywood actresses smitten and bitten by the red bug!

Every single actress in Bollywood and Hollywood seems to be following this particular trend of painting their lips red! Red lipstick is a rage and to find the perfect one that suits you, compliments you and makes you look like a star is like finding your soul mate! Yes, I’m aware that I’m comparing a lipstick to a man but never mind! Lipsticks don’t give us heart aches.

We are all familiar with saying.. “You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince” but that also won’t guarantee of finding a sound prince. Luckily for us, we just need to try these lipsticks and keep on trying a 100 different ones before finding the perfect one. What’s the problem? We are impatient! Bollywood actresses endorse local brands and make us believe that that’s what they use.

Kareena Kapoor for example endorses Lakme and swears by the brand. She just loves it. But I’ll be damned if I find a single similar lip colour in Lakme that Bebo often sports. From Rihanna to Kangana, everyone is bitten by the red bug, so here we a have a list of 10 best brands and the best red colour they have to offer!


high end brands

#1 Estee Lauder Signature Hydra Lust Lipstick
Priced at £21
Estee Lauder’s collection of Hydra Lust Lipstick will give you a mini heart attack. The lipsticks are smooth and will glide on your lips like it was made specially for your lips. Gives you the sexy Nargis Fakhri pout and if you buy more than one, it will surely dent your bank account. The SPF 15 will help you keep your lips moisturized and the long lasting power is an added bonus, no need for a touch up!
Must Buy : Spanish Red

#2 Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Plump Perfect Lipstick
Priced at £19.50
This is another brilliant collection right here. Those with thin lips can go with this shade as it gives you volume, rich colour and what’s the best part? It’s long lasting! Also includes vitamins for anti-oxidant protection! How thoughtful! The collection has a lot of shades. From pinkish red to maroon-ish red with a matte finish. Something that Sonam would flaunt.
Must Buy : Rogue

#3 Clinique High Impact Lip Colour SPF15
Priced at £17
Now this is what definite means. Straight to the point. Clinique’s High Impact shades will last a solid 8 hours and again have an added advantage of SPF that makes them wearable in any weather. The collection has a variety of shades which scream Kareena! She would go for something like Sassy Spice and Peach Pop.
Must Buy : Red-y To Wear

#4 Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick
Priced at £15.50
Well, the name says it all! This collection is Legand..wait for it! darrrry! If looks could kill, you could wear one of these shades and stand right in front of your enemy and they would die due to lack of breath. Yes, this collection is THAT awesome!
Must Buy : True Red

#5 Mac Matte Lipstick
Priced at £15
Uff!! These MAC lipsticks will surely leave me penny less! The best part of this collection is that it’s matte. You can wear it to work and if you are going for a dinner date, you could top any of these shades with a little bit of transparent gloss!
Must Buy : Russian Red

#6 No7 Moisture Drench Lipstick
Priced at £ 9.50
No7 has to be the most coveted brand of all time and every little girl’s dream! The name of the collection speaks volumes about it. The lipstick doesn’t feel heavy and just blends in with your skin, so light, so natural. A perfect shade for night out with the girls!
Must Buy : 23 Siren


drug store substitutes

Its okay to splurge but it cannot happen all the time. Well, it can happen all the time but it’s just not right. There are times when you need to splurge on bags and sexy stilettos and those days, you just cannot afford to buy a super expensive lipstick and that is why, God blessed us with their drug store substitutes! Amen for that!

#7 Maxfactor Colour Collections Lipstick
Priced at £6.99
Max Factor’s Colour Collection lipsticks promise what Estee Lauder and Moisture Drench’s do. They promise to keep your lips moisturized and keep them glossy for as long as it’s possible and they say it will suit any skin colour. Wow! That’s a first. Again, they also promise a crazy pout and fuller lips!
Must Buy : Chilli

#8 Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick
Priced at £5.49
82 different shades in one collection! Are you serious? Yes!! They have them in matte, creme, pearl and shine. This collection came down as a blessing for all of us and Ladies! Lets make the most of it! They keep your lips moisturized, and make them looks lustrous! Uff!
Must Buy : Fabulous Fig

#9 Rimmel London Kate Lasting Finish Lipstick
Priced at £5.49
Rimmel London in collabration with Kate Moss launched a Rimmel London Kate Lasting Line. When I heard of this, I didn’t think this was true and then the stocks hit market and the ladies went crazy. I, for one indulged myself and to this date I don’t regret it.
Must Buy : Shade #O1

#10 Barry M Lip Paint
Priced at £4.49
Last but not the least we have Barry M’s Lip Paint collection. All the shades in this collection are pop and will blow your mind. Be warned, all of them will take your breath away and leave you wanting for more. These shades will go on neon colour outfits and complete your look.
Must Buy : Pillar Box Red

Bollywood actresses sporting red lips and soaring the temperature

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1 Comment

  1. Bagya

    September 17, 2014 at 3:47 am

    Channel has good reds too

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