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25 Best Red Lipsticks of 2023

The Best Red Lipsticks on the Market, Period

25 Best Red Lipsticks of 2023
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  • Red lipstick is a staple makeup item that can change your entire look.
  • The perfect shade of red lipstick depends on many factors, but brands have created different options to complement all skin tones.
  • Shop our favorites, from budget lipsticks under $10 to luxury buys worth the splurge.

The same way a good pair of denim jeans is an essential in everyone's closet, a red great lipstick is something everyone should have in their makeup collection. (Just ask Taylor Swift.) It's bold, attention-grabbing, and the perfect way to take your look to the next level, whether you pair it with a cat eye and a full face of foundation or simply swipe on the shade and wear it alone.

But what are the best red lipsticks? Well, if you're especially into makeup, we recommend owning more than one — especially because the color can look different depending on your skin's undertones. Cherry reds, for example, are ideal for when you are feeling retro and want something classic. They also tend to be blue-toned, which makes them great for cooler undertones. Dark crimson shades are perfect for colder months because they can can give your entire look a moody vibe, and tend to complement neutral or warm undertones. In the summer, you may want to try out a warm orange-red or one with a glossy finish to complement the warm weather.

Regardless of how many red lipsticks you plan to add to your collection, we've got you covered. We've tried dozens of brands and shades to ensure we bring you the very best red lipstick for both fair, medium, and dark skin tones (plus every tone in between) in every finish, from matte to glossy to creamy. Our picks range in price from the best drugstore options to luxury splurges. So what are you waiting for? Scroll through for the best red lipsticks on the market, ahead.

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