Makeup Showdown!

Red lipsticks you can find locally!

Written by S. Mahmood on March 17, 2017

Pakistani cosmetic companies are really stepping up their game. With packaging and the products now aiming, meeting and competing with international standards and brands such as MAC Cosmetics, we thought to try out red lipsticks from local companies to see which ones top the list. You can never go wrong with red; and it is a color that is universal in that it looks good on everyone. So here it is – the battle of the local lipsticks! In order of preference:


1. Luscious Cosmetics Signature Lipstick

Shade : Royal Red
Price: Rs. 770

The formula is wonderfully creamy with good color pay off , as expected from this brand. Luscious Cosmetics went global last year with the brand being available on Sephora’s website in Australia. The lipstick is comfortable on the lips, and moisturizing as well.

2. Atiqa Odho Cosmetics Lipstick
Shade : Rich
Price: Rs. 425

A creamy red, this lipstick is easy to apply and comfortable on the lips, even though the red is not as intense as some of the other brands competing. The packaging is a shiny plastic red for all her lipsticks, which is different from the typical black bullet that most companies opt for. The bottom of the tube also shows the shade of the lipstick so you know which one you are reaching for.

3. Note By JDOT Lipstick
Shade: Merlot
Price: Rs. 985

The formula of this product is very smooth and creamy, but takes a while to set. It is a beautiful shade of red, however if you are looking for a matte lipstick, this isn’t the one. It definitely has a sheen to it. That being said, the color payoff is great and it really is a classic, opaque red.

4. Musarrat Misbah Cosmetics Lipstick
Shade: Marilyn Move
Price: Rs. 880

This shade is reminiscent of MAC Cosmetics’ infamous Ruby Woo, but unfortunately not just for the gorgeous blue-based red color but also for how drying it is.  It is not advisable to apply this to dry or flaking lips. In order to pull this off, lips must be exfoliated and moisturized beforehand. It also comes off patchy, which is why you may need to apply a couple of coats. We aren’t sure if it is worth the price, but it is a great shade of red!