Beauty Essentials: My Favorite Red Lipsticks

Like liquid eyeliner, a classic red lipstick is one of my ultimate beauty essentials. A bold lip is a great way to dress up any outfit and look put together with minimal effort. It’s also a holiday party necessity, so I figured this was the perfect time to share my tried and true favorite red lipsticks with you.

Beauty Essentials: My Favorite Red Lipsticks

MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo, $16

NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil in Dragon Girl, $25

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Ruby, $21

Because the perfect red lipstick has a lot to do with your skin tone, I suggest testing before you buy anything new. If you have fair skin and have pink undertones, opt for a cooler, blue-based red. If you have a more olive skin tone, try a red lipstick that has orange undertones. And if you’re unsure, the simplest route is to head to your local beauty counter and ask for a second opinion.

Do you have a favorite red lipstick?

Let me know below!

XO Lauren

P.S. If you’re rocking red lipstick soon, don’t forget to use my lipstick trick!