Best Red Lipsticks Of All Time
Red lipstick is an overall mood. It can be worn on its own and make an otherwise boring look pop, or it can be added to a glamorous outfit to take it up another notch.
Red lipstick has a history with power and rebellion; from Elizabeth Arden herself distributing red lipstick back in 1912 when the Women’s March for the right to vote, to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, wearing red lipstick and hooping at her swearing-in ceremony. It’s not just a color, it’s an expression.
With that in mind, here are the best red lipsticks of all time…. So you can add them to your makeup bag and make your own statement.
Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Power Lip Gloss, 99 Pirate, $38.
To be honest, when you think of luxury beauty products, you immediately think of Chanel. This dark red shade is loved by celebrities and makeup artists for its ability to look any skin tone without drying out your lips of any skin tone.
Revlon Super Gloss Lipstick on Fire and Ice, $4.97.
This one is an absolute legend in the red lipstick game. This shade debuted in 1952 and continues to be a best seller 68 years later!
Giorgio Armani Beauty Ecstasy Shine Lipstick in Play, $38
This gorgeous red lipstick offers the same shine as a lip gloss, but without the usual sticky feel.
Clinique Pop Matte Lip Gloss + Primer at Mint Pop, $19.50 Clinique Pop Matte Lip Gloss + Primer, $19.50
Who needs to waste time with primer when you can get a lipstick that has it built in? The primer in this lip balm makes the lips smoother and more supple, giving them a really bright and long lasting color.
Kilian Le Rouge Parfum Matte Lipstick in Taboo Blush, $55
You think scented lipsticks are for teens? Then think again. This baby is infused with vanilla, marshmallows, marshmallows and orange blossoms, so you’ll get a lovely scent of it every time you brush it.
True red and tango are both beautiful colors that will look great. This brand is all-natural and the formula is seriously creamy to make your lips feel good, thanks to the organic oils it contains.
This brand is all-natural and the formula is seriously creamy to make your lips feel good, thanks to the organic oils it contains.
M.A.C. Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo, $19
One of the OGs of the Red Lipstick game, Ruby Woo has been around since 1999 and is a favorite of many celebrities like Rihanna and Taylor Swift. The matte finish is particularly stylish and the shade looks great on everyone.
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick at Beso, $22.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez herself had nothing but praise for this product. It is a true red and looks great on any skin tone without flaking or drying.
Dior Red Satin Lipstick, $38.
This one comes in both matte and satin textures, if you have a preference, and was worn by models on Dior’s first runway in 1947, and it’s still popular today, more than 70 years later.
Maybelline New York Made for All Lipstick by Color Sensational in Red for Me, $5.62.
This one was tested on 50 different skin tones to make sure it looks good on everyone. Plus, it’s creamy and feels good on the lips.
Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance Lipstick in Elson, $38
While fairly new, this celebrity-approved lipstick is already a great way to adore the status. This blue red has a pop like no other and the flawless matte finish is hard to beat.
Giorgio Armani Beauty Red D’Armani Matte Lipstick at Nightberry, $38
Are you looking for a red with depth? This deep big red has a luxurious vintage glamour that will make you feel like an Art Deco girl. We also love the plush matte finish.