I swear by both funny face and schiap. I use them both as lip color and stains. In a pinch post gym they even will do as a cheek stain.
I am obsessed with Lancome's new "Rouge in Love" collection. I have it in two colors, my favorite is "Midnight Rose" I'm a fair brunette too!xx,Erinhttp://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com
Nars "Jungle Red" is also a great red color. For a bright pink, Smashbox "Pink Petal" is my go-to.