Top Picks for Red Lipsticks

With the holidays upon us, it’s time to start getting festive with our makeup. And, what better way to do so than with a classic red lip?!

Finding the right shade of red lipstick can be tricky – there are numerous shades with varying undertones to choose from, not to mention your skin tone plays a crucial role in deciding what will and will not look good on your lips.

For all my fair- and medium-skin toned gals out there, I’ve rounded up my top picks for red lipsticks that are sure to flatter a variety of skin colors.

Each of these lipsticks are tried and true favorites, and each color offers something different for everybody – whether it be a brighter red with an orange undertone or a deep burgundy with a blue undertone.

What all these lipsticks have in common is they don’t dry out the lips or leave them looking flat and lifeless. Each one offers a healthy dose of moisture and sheen, even the lipsticks that are considered a matte finish.

Don’t forget to check out my tips for flawless red lips to ensure a clean and precise application.

What red lipsticks will you be rocking this holiday season?

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  1. Katie wrote:

    Love this guide! Can't wait to buy some red lipstick 🙂

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  2. Jessi Otey wrote:

    My vote is for really red! You are rockin' it girl! So pretty xoxo

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  3. Nadia wrote:

    All of these reds are stunning! I think I'm going to get a matte red this year to add to my collection – Tyler isn't really a fan of reds but I think they're too perfect for the holidays to leave out!

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  4. Caitlin S. wrote:

    I'm thinking the red velvet would probably work best for me! I tend to use more sheer glosses or butters that have color but not quite so saturated, even though I love the saturated colors on others. I know I need to branch out! These are great options.

    Caitlin @ Coffee with Caitlin
    coffeewithcaitlin.blogspot.com

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  5. I definitely need to check out the reds in her line since that's one of my favorite drugstore brands for lipsticks.

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  6. Oh! I will have to check out that color – I'm a big fan of Maybelline lipsticks, but I don't think I've ever tried one of their matte ones. Thanks for the suggestion. 🙂

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  7. I'm pretty sure you have one of, if not both, Revlon lipsticks in this post!

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  8. Thank you! Hope you found this helpful.

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  9. I think that one is probably universally flattering. Plus, it's so easy to apply since it's a cross between a balm and lipstick.

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  10. You're so sweet, thank you! There's no easier way to feel glamorous than with a red lip. 🙂

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  11. I have Pomegranate from Bite, too – that's a great red! I'll have to check out the MAC Ruby Woo.

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  12. I only have red lipstick. I've got about 10 different shades.. but they are all red. I love the Kate Moss line by Rimmel.

    Sarah
    Midwest Darling

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  13. Mia- MakeMeUpMia wrote:

    LOVE this post, I'm just getting into red & bold lips! My current obsession is Maybelline's matte lipstick in Divine Wine, gorgeous!

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  14. Debra Stachelski wrote:

    A pretty red lip is so nice for this time of year! I think the Revlon color has my name on it!

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  15. All of them look fab on you, but the first one and the last one are my favorite. I was also thinking about red lipstick yesterday for some reason, so thanks for sharing some of your favorites! 🙂

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  16. Red velvet is one of my favorites! I actually gave it to my mom because I thought it was too dark for me, but ended up taking it back because I actually loved it!

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  17. Pamela wrote:

    All of these reds look amazing on you! My favorite red is MAC in Dangerous! It just makes me feel so glammed up and I feel like it looks great with my skintone!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  18. Biana Perez wrote:

    I love all of them on you!!! Red is such a fun color to make you instantly feel glam!!! I have this great one from MAC Ruby Woo and then I'm obsessed with my lip crayon from Bite in Pomegranate!!!

    http://www.blovedboston.com

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