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We can all vouch for the power of a single red lipstick. One stroke can glam up your look, uplift your mood, and inject a pout-full of confidence. But with so brands and products out there, it’s hard to choose the best red lipstick shade for your skin tone, your personality, and your pocket too.

As a lipstick enthusiast with over 120 lipsticks, I present to you a carefully curated list of lip colors that will make you stand out, regardless of what’s going on in the room.

1. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fire & Ice, $4.99

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Revlon’s Fire & Ice shade is legendary – point-blank PERIOD. The red lipstick debuted in 1952 (!!!!) and continues to be a best seller 67 years later. Why? Because the vitamin-E-infused formula is ultra-creamy, and although it’s a red hue, the shade has a slight orangey tint, which makes it ultra-bright and crisp. I am obsessed.

2. CLOVE + HALLOW Lip Crème in Damsel, $23

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This lipstick is an all-time favorite of mine. Both affordable and stylish, this can be layered for a heavy, dark red lip, or blotted for a lighter magenta lip. Whatever you choose, this lip color has serious staying power, so go ahead and drink that eggnog without fear of your amazing lipstick fading!

3. Milk Makeup Lip Color in New Wine, $24

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Milk Makeup doesn’t mess around when it comes to their offerings, and this shade (plus the ten others offered!) is the solution to driving attention your way. Rub your lips on a tissue, eat saucy pasta—go for it! Shea butter, coconut oil, and grapeseed oil are active agents in ensuring that the lippie is velvety and healthy for your lips.

4. bareMinerals BarePro Longwear Lipstick in Cranberry, $20

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If liquid lipstick isn’t your thing, opt for this nourishing offering from bareMinerals. It hits your lips like a lip balm with Vitamin C, sunflower seed, and jojoba wax in its ingredients on top of its full-coverage color. The lippie is a soft matte, which means it’s lightweight, moisturizing, and can be darkened with several swipes! Why look fancy while breaking the bank when this baby is on the market?

5. MAC Frost Lipstick in Fresh Moroccan, $31.83

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If you’re looking for long-standing favorite makeup brands among professional makeup artists, M.A.C. lipsticks are always top of the list. Fresh Moroccan is a moderately warm-toned, dark brown with a frost finish, and it shimmers beautifully whenever I use it. Still obsessed!!

6. Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick in Dead Roses, $18

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The very name invokes a dark, Gothic, winter night – and this lipstick mirrors the sentiment. A grey-based dusky pink, this lipstick is comfortable and long-lasting, which means you can jump from party to party without worrying about your pout. Comfortable enough to wear to work but sexy enough for your night out? Sign me up.

7. HAUS LABORATORIES Sparkle Lipstick in True Red, $20

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I adore this new lippie from Lady Gaga’s makeup line: it literally takes one swipe and you’re set. The formula is very similar to Charlotte Tilbury but with 10x the pigmentation on first swipe itself. It feels light on the lips and not heavy at all. Doesn’t bleed and so a liner isn’t necessary. You can see actual sparkles on the lips but I don’t feel any grittiness whatsoever. It’s a stunning lip color for the holidays or for any fun occasion!

8. Burt’s Bees Matte Lip Crayon in Redwood Forest, $7.52

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This amazing wine red crayon is infused with shea butter and jojoba oil to make sure your winter lips say hydrated. This eye-catching color has fantastic staying power (I went to the gym and it did not budge) – plus it’s a relatively inexpensive (yet high quality!) lippie to add to your collection.

9. Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored, $32.99

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This was one of the first liquid lipsticks I bought because I was tired of having to reapply lipstick in the middle of an event (less than amazing photos by the wedding photographer, anyone?). Queen of all things beauty Rihanna needed a lipstick that could keep up with her, so she made one. As she said in the press release from the launch, “I wanted a lipstick that wouldn’t budge—even as you eat, even as you make out.”

10. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiery, $22

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This iconic liquid lipstick lives up to its name, particularly in the dusky rose hue. I’ve worn it for a full 16 hours straight — and after eating two full meals, countless cups of coffee and water, and wiping my mouth, it still looked as fresh at bedtime as it did when it was first applied. Plus, thanks to the vitamin E and avocado oil-enriched formula, it didn’t give my lips any issues.

11. Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips Liquid Lipstick in Screen Siren/Ruby Red, $43.99

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Finally, I’m ending on this show-stopping red liquid lipstick by makeup icon, Charlotte Tilbury. It’s perfect for any occasion – you name it, you can wear this, because once this lippie’s on, it’s literally not going anywhere. The liquid formula lasts for hours without fading, smearing, or feathering, so you don’t need to worry about touch-ups during the day.

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By Shruti Sardesai

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