It’s not always what’s inside that counts. For example, when you remove a tube of lipstick from your evening bag, how it appears on the outside is almost as important, maybe even more, than the color itself. Dressing up for a night out is like costuming for a turn on the stage, you’ve got to get the details just “so.” To that end, when you’ve put on the fancy, you should follow through with fancy lipsticks. Even though your day to day drugstore lip makeup might be your all time favorite, you really ought to put on a great show for dress up and staying home. Red lipsticks are the perfect way to keep things festive this year.
One of our favorite cases in point is Pat McGrath’s Matte Lip Trance. The packaging says kiss me deeply and who doesn’t want that? A leopard shows her spots with this holiday edition YSL and this YSL Limited Edition carries more of a kiss me quick message , if you are that kind of girl. Red is the signature color of the night and we cant get enough of smooth skin and a pop of red pout. Tom Ford makes the truest reds and that signature Chanel La Favorite package telegraphs a no nonsense glamour.
MAC’s retro matte red is festive and fierce, and you can’t go wrong with Rihanna’s liquid lipstick in an attention grabbing red shade. If it’s good enough for Rihanna, it’s good enough for us. Westman Atelier’s Lip Suede palette is a perfect gift for you or a beauty-loving friend.
Shop our favorite red lipsticks below:
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