Top 5 Orange-Red Lipsticks for Summer! ♡

So all weekend, I’ve had a MAJOR orange-red moment. In fact, I’m currently typing this from freshly painted essie clambake nails.

It practically SCREAMS summer.

It also just happens to be so incredibly flattering! I find it makes my lips look bigger, eyes bluer & just so pretty on all skin tones. You can also easily dress it up or down.

In fact, on Saturday, Erik & I grabbed a quick brunch in the neighborhood. I had very little clothes at his place so it was slim pickings, let me tell you. I topped the haphazard outfit with a fiery lip and my rx ray-ban’s & it totally tied together whatever tf I was wearing.

With such a bold warm lip, keep everything else simple. A little golden highlighter on top of the cheekbones, inner-rim eyeliner, brushed brows, & a coat of mascara & you are good to go.

Even better that it’s a less than five minute makeup routine, right?

Welllllll since I was rocking this all weekend long, I figured I’d round up the 5 best. 🙂

ONE }: Wet ‘N’ Wild MegaLast Lipstick in #907 – Purty Persimmon 

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OKAY. SO. Post for another day, but I LOVE Wet ‘N’ Wild’s lipsticks. The quality is VERY high… & the price? A very fine $1.99. It is highly pigmented with a semi-matte finish with awesomestaying power. This is the one I am wearing in the image above!
Price: $1.99 || Semi-Matte Finish

TWO }: Alexis Ren x ColourPop in Little Weapon

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This is one of my favourite lip-products I own. For one, I love Alexis Ren & her collab with Colourpop is one of my FAVOURITES and I have every piece. This is a BRIGHT orange red liquid lipstick with a matte finish & FULL staying power. I wore this to a Lazy Bear date night {aka 9 courses with 9 wines} & it didn’t budge one bit.
Price: $6 || Matte Finish 

THREE }: TopShop Lips in Rio Rio

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This bright lippie is a favourite from one of my favourite muses, Alexa Chung – read what’s in her makeup bag here! The texture is creamy with a matte finish & known for being universally flattering for all skintones. Price: $10 || Matte Finish

FOUR }: Too Faced Melted Lipstick in Melon

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This one has a lovely pink tone to it. This unique formula is a mix between a liquid lipstick + a stain + a glossy finish. I love the felt applicator which makes it easy to hug every curve of the lip. It’s lightweight {perf for summer} & stays on forever. Pair with a white bikini, inflatable swan, and a spiked La Croix.
Price: $21 || Glossy Finish

FIVE }: Benefit Cha Cha Tint for Lips & Cheeks

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Benefit is famous for their stains & this one is one of my favourites! In fact, I didn’t expect to like it, but I got my makeup done {for my first c@s photoshoot !!} & was a convert ever since. I love the monotone look with this on both lips and cheeks. You can build it up for a brighter look or use one coat for the office. I’m obsessed with this stuff.
Price: $30 || Stain Finish

+++ BONUS }: Lipliner: Rimmel Exaggerate in Call Me Crazy

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This is my go-to orange red lip liner! I find when you pair it with all of these colours, it adds an insta “Kylie Lip Kit” feel. Not to mention, it’s super inexpensive. I love to put lip liner on both before {extra staying power} AND after {contours with shape & dimension} lipstick. Also LOVE automatic pencils vs manual sharpening ones, esp for travel.
Price: $6.99 || Matte Finish

How about you – digging this colour as much as I am? If so, lmk others I should add to my list! xx Shannon

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    I am makeup product junkie! I do bridal makeup so I love anything makeup related. I will be grabbing that wet & wild for under $2

    • Thanks Gretchen! So cool you do bridal make-up! The Wet ‘N’ Wild is amazing & comes in sooo many shades! In fact, 901B Think Pink is a great MAC Angel Dupe 😉 xx

  • Emily Soto

    I love these colors! So fun for summer!


  • Katie Schubert

    Yay! I love red lips, and I don’t think I’ve tried any of these so big thanks for the awesome suggestions!

    xo, Katie
    Willow and White

    • Of course, Katie!! LMK what you think if you get any 😉 x

  • I’ve tried number 1 & 2, but I have yet to try out the rest. Definitely will look into it. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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    • omg isn’t Alexis’s collab soooo so so good?! You are so welcome!! LMK if there are any I need to get my hands on! x

  • Siheily Statia

    I will definitely buy 1 or 2! Thanks for the tips!

  • Morgan Jorgenson

    Loving this! A post for all of the blue eyed babes!

    • Thanks Morgan! I’m all about making blue eyes look bluer 😉 try out the inner rim eyeliner I mentioned too – it seriously does eye-brightening magic! xx Shannon

  • i’m so into orange lipsticks lately, they are perfect for Spring!

    • I totally agree! It’s so flattering on everyone with everything! x Shannon

  • super fab list! not into orangey shades but it is very interesting. love tha cute packaging of your picks.

    ♡Courtney Bentley ||

    • Give them a try, Courtney!! I think you’d be pleasantly surprised 😉 xx

  • Karissa Allen

    I love an orange red lip! You’re right, it’s a shade that any skin tone could wear. There was one I really loved but it got discontinued so thanks for the recs:)

    • Thanks Karissa!! I’m a new convert with the shade but I cannot get enough! Which one got discontinued?? That’s seriously the worst! Thanks for reading babe 🙂 xx Shannon

  • I’m a sucker for a red-orange matte lipstick. My favorite is by Bite cosmetics in zinfandel (

    PS We’ve emailed previously about getting together sometime — I’m in SF, STILL working on launching my blog, and feel like I need to meet you asap (to bond over all things bloggy, introverty, and boozy). 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Oh god. I didn’t realize my current FB profile picture would now be my Disqus picture….that’s gotta change, haha

    • That Bite Pencil looks AMAZING!! Great name too 😉 & YES! Let’s def meet up over the summer and talk all things blog, booze & anti-aging. Can’t wait for your blog to launch!! And always remember, you can constantly tweak it – don’t let perfection slow you down, it’s one of my personal blog regrets!! Let me know when it is live and we’ll def grab some champagne to cheers to it!! xx Shannon


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