Before we dive in, let’s get that out of the way: everyone can wear anything Red lipstick they like, period. “The right red is the one that makes you feel good,” says Los Angeles-based makeup artist Fiona Stiles, whose clients include Margot Robbie, Gabrielle Union and Lily Collins Beckon.
However, you can find a red lipstick you love faster by considering your skin tone and your skin’s undertone. We asked professional makeup artists to share the red lipstick shades that flatter any complexion, along with some classic red picks from affordable and luxury brands for you to choose from.
Below you’ll find everything from drugstore bargains you can snag on Amazon to high-end products at Sephora that are certainly worth the money. Additionally, you can buy moisturizing picks that will mistake you for lip balm, matte finishes that apply easily, and even some that don’t move all day. (We’re looking at you, Dior.)
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