Best Holiday Red Lipsticks
There’s something about a woman with red lipstick on. Even a swipe of red lipstick can make one feel alluring, striking, and confident, and history actually proves it. It’s no secret—Southern women love lipstick, and they’ve tried pretty much every shade of red lipstick. If you’re an experienced red-tone wearer, then every season is appropriate for a bold look. However, if you’re hesitant to try out a red lip, there’s no better time than the holidays. During Christmastime, everything is merry and bright, and with a shade of red lipstick, your beauty look can be too. These are the best red lipsticks to try this holiday season, whether you’re in the market for a classic red, a ruby red, or a burgundy. From new-on-the-market reds to timeless hues that have stood the test of time, Christmas is when you'll wear these fabulous shades. When you’re getting dolled up for holiday parties this season, a coat of red is the only finishing touch you'll need. These are the best Christmas colors, and this season is the time to try.
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Bombshell Red
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Intense Long-Wear Lip Colour in Nightfall
Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Fire Starter
Buy It: $5.49; walgreens.com
Rimmel’s most recent lipstick release is a long-wear matte lipstick that doesn’t dry out like many formulas. There’s only one red in the line, but Fire Starter is a strong enough color to stand on it’s own. The name alone makes us want to cozy up next to a fire this season.
MAC Liptensity Lipstick in Mulling Spices
Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick in Pioneer
Buy It: $7.12; amazon.com
If you haven’t noticed, liquid matte lipsticks are in right now, and Maybelline’s newest release is getting rave reviews online. We liked Pioneer, which is a dark cherry red, but the collection’s other red, Heroine, is a poppy-like hue if you're looking for something brighter.
Dior Double Rouge in Matte Metal
e.l.f Cosmetics Beauty Shield Lipstick in Red Siren Screen
Buy It: $6; elfcosmetics.com
As far as getting the best quality for the best price, e.l.f. Cosmetics reigns supreme. Their newest line of lipstick not only has a fabulous red, but it also contains antioxidants, oils, and vitamins to nourish and protect your lips. Double win.
Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color in Ruby
Buy It: $29; nordstrom.com
Bobbi Brown is a makeup brand known for exuding laid-back, effortless beauty, and its newest lipstick collection gives just that. This ruby red is perfect for those who aren’t used to rocking a strong red lip but want to try. It’s a warm color for the holidays, but it’s not so sultry that it should be solely reserved for nighttime. Regal and Cherry are our other favorite reds from this line.
L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Lipcolour in True Red
Buy It: $8.99; walgreens.com
This shade lives up to its name. True Red is a coral-red that’s a timeless classic, which makes it an ideal red to wear to a holiday party.
NARS Audacious Lipstick in Louise
Buy It: $34; nordstrom.com
NARS has a few classic reds (their Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl and their original Lipstick in Jungle Red are both iconic), but the latest red title to join the brand’s extremely popular Audacious Lipstick crew, Louise, is a deep crimson that will warm up any look. NARS lipstick is always worth the splurge, and if you’re jumping on the liquid matte trend, try their new Powermatte Lip Pigment—you won’t be disappointed.
CoverGirl Outlast Longwear + Moisture Lipstick in Red Siren
Buy It: $8.99; walgreens.com
CoverGirl’s Outlast products have been popular since their debut, and this lipstick is one of the best long-wear formulas you can pick up at the drugstore.
Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge in Absolute Rouge
Buy It: $32; bloomingdales.com
Lancôme’s L’Absolu Rouge line is one of their best sellers for a reason. Unlike many of the in-style matte looks, this is a classic creamy lipstick, and Absolute Rouge is a timeless red. The brand’s more recent lip release was the Matte Shaker High Pigment Lipstick (a spinoff of their top-rated Juicy Shakers), which is perfect if you want to try a light matte look.
NYX Professional Makeup Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in Snow White
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in American Doll
Buy It: $20; sephora.com
Anastasia Beverly Hills’ liquid lipstick formula has arguably reached cult-product status because of its popularity, and American Doll is described as the brand’s classic red. If you’re looking for a liquid matte lipstick, this is the one to try.