The perfect red lipstick can do a lot for a girl from elevating her self-esteem to acting as the perfect accessory for any look. If you haven’t found your perfect shade yet, check out our favorites that cater to every skin tone.

red1NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Mascate, $26. This bold, deep red is the absolute perfect shade for girls with darker complexions. Because of its undertones, this red will look natural while still standing out.

red2Lancome Color Design – Sensational Effects Lipcolor – Smooth Hold in Red Haute, $22.50. If you’re a fan of MAC’s Ruby Woo but dislike how dry your lips feel, this is a great alternative. This shade is a true red leaning towards blue undertones and is incredibly creamy. It’s also well-pigmented and lasts all day so you’ll have to touch-up less during the day.

red3NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Morocco, $6. If you have yellow or warm undertones, orange reds look most natural on you. NYX made the most perfect orange red that stays on all day at such an affordable price you’ll end up buying back-ups of. The applicator makes for smooth lines and because the product is matte, you don’t have to worry about it bleeding if you forgot the liner.

red4Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar – Matte in NSFW, $18. For a red that every skin tone can wear, especially if you’re neutral, this is the shade for you. This lip tar red is a true red so everyone can benefit from it as it’ll flatter every skin tone out there. Perfect for special events or whenever you need it to stay put for long periods of time.

red5Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in The Red, $33. For those days when you want to wear red but with a more relaxed feel to it, this lip stain will do the trick. It’s on the glossier side and can be built up for a stronger shade of red.
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