Bionic’s red lipcolor roundup for Valentine’s Day

by Jami Summers on February 10, 2011 · 6 comments

Regardless of how you’ll be celebrating (or not-celebrating) Valentine’s Day, women everywhere seem to go on the quest for the ultimate red lipstick.

To help you wade through the masses, I’ve come up with a Bionic Red Lipcolor Roundup that has a little something for everyone…

elf cosmetics cherry bomb candy shop lip gloss

elf's Cherry Bomb lip gloss

For the budget-conscious, and just a twinge of redness- e.l.f. cosmetic’s $1 Candy Shop lip gloss in Cherry Bomb.

L'Oreal Cherry Freeze lipstick

L'Oreal Colour Juice lip stick in Cherry Freeze

Love haunting the drugstore beauty aisles? L’Oreal Colour Juice Stick in Cherry Freeze is a cool-toned red that can go on super sheer, or be layered for a much deeper red.


CoverGirl OutLast Lipstain in Berry Smooch

CG's OutLast lip stain in Berry Smooch

If your V-day plans involve kissing the night away, a lip stain is the only way to go. It’ll last and there’s virtually no transfer. Affordable and accessible suggestions- Cover Girl’s OutLast lip stain marker in Berry Smooch, or Sonia Kashuk’s lip and cheek stain in Sheer Bliss (at Target stores), or Revlon’s Just Bitten lipstain marker in Goth. Top the lip stains with a lip balm or gloss for shine and moisture.

Lipstick Queen Glossy Pencil in Chinatown Thriller

Chinatown Thriller "liquid" pencil by Lipstick Queen

Ease of application and superior moisture – Lipstick Queen’s Glossy Pencil in Chinatown Thriller combines lipstick and lip pencil in one. The chunky, stylish black pencil applies like a dream. It’s quite sheer, but can be layered with a few coats for a richer color; and unlike most pencils, it will not dry out your lips!

Three Custom Color The L Word lipstick in Bette

Bette lipstick by Three Custom Color

Three Custom Color’s Bette lipstick was named after the powerful and passionate character on TV’s “The L Word”. It has a slightly warm tone: a classic creamy tomato red. Killer Heat is another absolutely perfect sheer red by Three Custom Color!

Whatever color you choose, remember to take your skin’s undertones into consideration. If you’re a warm toned individual (yellow or olive tones), stick with reds that have a orange or neutral base. For cool skinned women (blue or even rosy undertones), look for berry or blue based reds. However if the lip color is sheer, it’ll usually work for any skin tone!

Happy V-day, Bionic Beauties! I’m sending virtual hugs to you all.

Stay Bionic,

Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog