The Sheer Red Lipstick Edit

Hope you all had a lovely weekend! I wanted to see The Hobbit but had so much stuff to do so I might catch a late night show this week. I’m kinda sad it’s all ending though.

So for the last two months, I’ve really really been loving sheer red lipsticks. I don’t know what it is I always go through these phases where I have my usual chunk of nudes and bolds that I wear but on the side I have something else going on (lipstick wise).

These are some of the lipsticks I’ve been loving and I thought I’ve give you a peek into my sheer red lip stash!

Sheer Red Lipsticks 1

Sheer Red Lipsticks 2


The Handbag Friendly One

I love pulling this out of my bag and applying it on the go for no reason other than it being shaped like a crayon and very moisturising. Clinique Chubby Stick in Chunky Cherry has a sheen but it’s not very glossy, it has a balm like quality to it. It’s also one I can apply without a mirror. Isn’t the pinky red colour gorgeous though? You’re going to hear “pinky red” a lot in this post.

Sheer Red Lipsticks clinique chunky cherry


Slap and Go : More Colour

This shade is an absolute beauty. I love my Revlon Lip Butter in Wild Watermelon for the winters. I also don’t need a long wearing lipstick every time I step out of the house. If I’m just going out for a bit, this quickly gives ample colour and brightens the face.

Sheer Red Lipsticks REVLON wild watermelon


Slap and Go : More Comfort

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boheme is a recent purchase but I loving it so far. It gives a very sheer wash of pinky red colour but it makes your lips appear so smooth and glossy. It also feels a bit heavier than the lip butter (in a good way) and more moisturising.

Sheer Red Lipsticks chanel bonheme


Something More Substantial

This is definitely one for the evenings. Lakme Absolute Gloss Addict in Red Delight* is a fairly pigmented glossy red. It’s so lightweight and the colour can be played up or down.

Sheer Red Lipsticks lakme red delight



When Shimmer Is A Requirement

A really good holiday red lip gloss is the Guerlain Gloss D’enfer Maxi Shine Intense Colour & Shine Lip Gloss in Red Pow. If the name doesn’t impress you, let me tell you these are really lightweight lip glosses with absolutely no sticky factor. It’s a bright red with fine gold shimmer running through it and overall effect is very subtle and gorgeous! Can be layered sheer or opaque.

Sheer Red Lipsticks guerlain red pow


Ok I cheated with a gloss but it’s sheer and pretty! Let me know your favourite sheer reds! :)

Sheer Red Lipsticks 4

L-R | Revlon Lip Butter in Wild Watermelon | Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boheme | Lakme Absolute Gloss Addict in Red Delight | Clinique Chubby Stick in Chunky Cherry | Guerlain Gloss D’enfer Maxi Shine in Red Pow

*PR Sample

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  • PM

    I like Revlon lip butter — have one in light pink, and another one in bright pink. Will have to check out the one that you mention as well!

    • Xuvious

      I love my lip butters as well. Pink Truffle is favourite though, it’s a great mlbb for me. :)

  • Divya

    I love all of them on your complexion! I am A) Not a gloss girl and B) Not a red gloss girl ha! Intensely pigmented lips problem!


    • Xuvious

      Haha! I have a feeling you’ll get there some day! 😉

  • IshtyleAwhile

    I own one red lipstick and one red lip gloss.. This post has given me ideas as to what I need to look out for..

    • Xuvious

      Hope it helps! I feel like with red lipstick, even if it’s pigmented it can still be used as a sheer one. :)

  • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

    Beautiful picks! My favorite sheer red would be Guerlain Coque d’Or. It’s a coral red with beautiful gold sparkle :)

    • Xuvious

      It just sounds beautiful, loved the colour from the swatches I found! xx

  • Krithi Marla

    those are pretty sheer red collection out there
    Im definitely a red lipstick gal but after reading this post I’m thinking hard and i realized i only have one sheer red lippie in my collection which is chanel bohem 😛
    btw i defintely want that Guerlain lip gloss so pretty 😛

    • Xuvious

      I wasn’t much into sheer reds before either but I some how accumulated all this. Don’t ask me how that happened! 😉
      I through makeup phases…

  • Agata

    As someone going through a red lip phase myself and being too scared to wear full on bold red lipsticks, this list is made for me! Lakme Red Delight would be my favorite from your picks.

    • Xuvious

      You can definitely pull it off! Thanks Agata! xx

  • Lancy

    Gorgeous shadess!! I love sheer reds too <3

    • Xuvious

      Thanks Lancy! xx
      Which are your favourite reds?

  • Kiss & Make-up

    I love ’em ALL :-) I love sheer or semi-sheer formulas.

    • Xuvious

      They’re just so perfect for winters. :)

  • Richa Saxena @ CoralswithBlues

    wow….They all are so pretty! I love sheer reds esp Revlon’s wild watermelon is supah prettyie :)

    • Xuvious

      Thanks Richa! Any favourites at your end? :)

  • fiona furtado

    You look lovely in all the shades! I love bohème quite a lot.

    • Xuvious

      Thank you! xx

  • Clever Girl Reviews

    If you like a sheer red you should try Lipstick Queen Medieval! It’s a favorite of mine and it’s 100% universally flattering!

    • Xuvious

      Yes, I’ve seen swatches of those, very pretty. I also liked Aloha. :)