The search is over.
While we love the rose gold lipstick trend and already have our favorite signature shade for everyday wear, we still love the bold look of a classic red lip. Finding the perfect shade of red lipstick is much easier said than done but, fortunately, we can now end our search.
Reese Witherspoon’s makeup artist Molly R. Stern, who works with a catalogue of celebrity clients, shared with Byrdie her five must-have beauty items she keeps in both her pro makeup kit and personal collection. Among them is the perfect shade of red lipstick that she thinks every woman should own. We'll always be fans of red lipstick (also known as confidence in a tube), so we were instantly intrigued to learn what this magical shade could be.
According to Stern, the red lipstick every woman should own is Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick in Power Red ($25; elizabetharden.com). The shade is not too orange or pink, and comes in a beautiful, gold tube. While some long-wear shades may dry out lips, this color was formulated to leave lips feeling smooth and soft with color that will last from day to night. To apply, start in the middle of your lip and spread to the corners. Make sure to fill in all angles for the best results for all-day wear.
We couldn’t be more excited to finally know what the perfect shade is, especially as we approach the busy holiday season where a red lip will no doubt be the look du jour. Top off your look with this bold lip color and it’s sure to be the perfect finishing touch for your festive ensemble.