Valentines Day is one of the nights of the year that everyone breaks out their red lipsticks for date night. So I figured why not share my favorite red lip options to complete your V-Day looks. Keep in mind, I have a huge lipstick collection, and these five shades and formulas rank superior and are some of my favorites.
This was the first red lipstick I ever bought (believe it or not, an inspired purchase from a Givenchy billboard ad) and it still continues to be one of my favorite lipsticks I own till this day. This is proably the truest red in my collection and it is so lightweight it feels more like a balm. Be warned, because of that it can slip and slide around a little but it is so comfortable to wear and the color is rich perfection.
NARS Cruella is a cult classic red and rightfully so. I probably give this one the best overall. It is the deepest red I own, so perfect for a multitude of skin tones. It is a true satin finish so the best of both worlds formula wise, and the staying power is excellent. The crayon style stick also is great for applying on the go.
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Mrs. Mia Wallace
SO unfortunate, but one of my favorite red lipsticks is Mrs. Mia Wallace by Urban Decay which was part of their limited addition Pulp Fiction Collection. This lipstick is so creamy and glossy, it has a very vinyl feel to it. A little on the sticky side but it lasts great on the lips and is a gorgeous deeper red which would be stunning on so many skin tones too. I included some close dupes below.
I am not always the biggest liquid lipstick fan as they can be super drying, but I generally love the Stila Stay All Day formula and love this red shade in Fiery. The good news about liquid lips is you don’t have to worry about them as much, and as a classic liquid lip this one isn’t going anywhere. It is definitely completely matte when it dries down but it is really comfortable. You’ll forget it is there and won’t have to reapply.
Kat Von D Underage Red Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
This color is back from when KVD was still Kat Von Dee Beauty, and unfortunately along with my beloved Urban Decay lipstick, ceases to exist now. This one is the lightest and brightest pops of red I have but is still so beautiful. It’s on the matte side but more of a creamy matte finish. It is comfortable and lasts so well on the lips. Tragic loss to the KDV Studded Creme Collection but again, some dupes below.
Some other fan favorite formulas:
Do you guys own any of these lipsticks or formulas? What are some of your go-to reds or date night makeup looks?