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Amanda Puravankara splendidly once wrote, “A good red lipstick is hard to search out.” Okay, fine, perhaps I took some liberties with that quote, however, I would rather have a superbly creamy, moisturizing, brilliantly smart red lipstick over a good man any day.
Which is why I sifted through just about each red lipstick on the market to bring you a definitive list of my absolute favorite formulas that I’d like to be buried with when I die. “These lipsticks are matte once they ought to be, hydrating once they have to be, and perfectly bright, opaque, and long-lasting once you need them to be (i.e. always).”Find your new go-to formula, ahead.
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Certainly Red, $5
BEST FOR:- A gently moisturizing, semi-matte, blue-based finish that actually, truly appearance smart on each single skin tone.
Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet in Magenta No. 33, $34
BEST FOR:- Anyone who wants a long-wear formula and hates the super-drying, moisture-sucking nature of typical liquid lipsticks.
NYX Pin-Up Pout Lipstick in Fiery, $6
BEST FOR:- An orange-toned pop of color that won’t make your teeth look yellow, as most tangerine-red lipsticks can.
Make Silk Cream Lipstick in Maraschino Cherry, $25
BEST FOR:- Anyone with naturally flaky lips. This creamy, berry-toned formula is filled with softening rose hip and safflower oils to stay skin from drying out.
Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo in Icon, $32
BEST FOR:- Lipstick newbies who feel more comfortable wielding a creamy, easy-to-draw crayon, rather than a dry, precision-required bullet.
Too Faced Melted Matte Liquefied Long Wear Matte Lipstick, $21
BEST FOR:- A matte, deeply opaque, long-lasting (like, lasts-until-you-wash-it-off long) finish that looks like you literally dipped your lips in pigment.
Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lip in Brains ‘N’ Bronze, $24
BEST FOR:- Anyone who thinks, “Red lipstick? Pish posh!” This chrome-y, oil-slick lipstick adds a cool, iridescent twist on a classic color, without looking garish.