A bold red lip is a classic choice for any special occasion, but it’s an especially relevant when it comes to Valentine’s beauty. Choose a shade of bright cherry red for a fun and flirty look or a deeper berry shade if you’re looking for a more sultry vibe, but any hue is bound to leave you with perfectly kissable lips. If you’re looking to try out a new shade this year, here are seven of my top red lipsticks for the perfect Valentine’s shade.
MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo
You can’t have a list of perfect red lippies without the OG of red lipsticks! This blue-toned matte red is a universally flattering shade that’s beloved by makeup artists and celebrities alike.
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Red Carpet Red
This deep red gives lips the appearance of being fuller and wider thanks to 3D glow pigments, and although it’s a matte finish, doesn’t leave lips feeling dry. I also love the square tip of the lipstick bullet, which makes application on the go a breeze.
Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored
A relative newcomer to the lipstick game is Rihanna’s Stunna Lip Paint, a liquid lipstick with a unique doe-foot applicator that packs a punch. Its vibrant red is great on all skin tones, and dries to a soft matte finish that stays put throughout the day.
ILIA Tinted Lip Conditioner in Arabian Knights
This natural lipstick provides tons of hydration and a sheer buildable colour that makes it ideal for everyday wear. Arabian Knights also has some famous fans, and was worn as Anastasia’s lip colour of choice in the 50 Shades franchise.
Kaja Heart Melt Lip Gloss Stick in Too Hot
This adorable lip gloss couldn’t be more appropriate for Valentine’s Day with its heart-shaped design and sheer red colour. This moisturizing gloss doesn’t have a sticky formula, making it ideal for date night.
Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in Maneater
I love this matte liquid lipstick for making it easy to stay on trend with a metallic look without all the hassle of multiple products. One swipe of this lightweight lipstick gives enough coverage for hours of wear, with the added bonus of a subtle metallic finish.
Kjaer Weis Lipstick in Adore
This lipstick makes it onto my list of favourites because of its genius sustainable packaging. Not only does it come in a gorgeous metal case (making it a great showstopper for your dresser or vanity), it can also be reused simply by purchasing a refill of your lipstick and replacing the bullet inside. Sustainable, and chic!