The ultimate pin-up girl has gone mainstream, and red lips are red-hotter than ever before. All of the young Hollywood celebs, including Lindsay Lohan and Christina Aguilera are wearing these very adult lips, but to get the look, you'll need good materials. (Tune in later today to learn how to find and apply the right color for you.) Here are some of my favorite red lipsticks.
Clinique Different Lipstick in Angel Red is amazing. It deliciously smooth and comfortable with medium coverage that won't stain your lips. (Fun fact: Nicole Kidman actually wore this shade in the movie Moulin Rouge.) Buy it here for $14.
MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Ruby Woo has been reviewed on countless blogs as hands-down the best vivid bluish-red lipstick on the market. It stays on forever and won't feather or cake. Runner up to Ruby Woo is Russian Red, an intense matte bluish red that was specifically designed for Madonna. Buy them here for $14.
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Chanel Rouge Hydrabase Creme Lipstick in Red N°5 is an East Coast cult classic. It's got a satiny, creamy feel and moderate coverage that will last a long time without needing to re-apply. Buy it here for $24.50.
Nars Lipstick in Fire Down Below is a darker, semi-matte blood-red color. It's a rich and creamy deep shade that will add a dramatic flair to your look. Also popular is a bluish-red hue in Scarlet Empress. Buy them here for $23.
Armani Cosmetics Matte Silk Lipstick No. 9has a velvety finish and is very luxurious to wear. This color is a powerful bright and fruity red with a highly pigmented, long-lasting coverage. It is recommended that you apply this lipstick with a lip brush. Buy it here for $25.