If You Love a Red Lip, Try This Instead
If you love M.A.C's Lipstick ($15) in Lady Danger...
...try spring's must-have shade—bright orange!
If M.A.C.’s classic red is your go-to, you’re already used to sporting a bright hue with orange undertones. Try Revlon’s ColorBurst Matte Balm ($9) in Audacious for matte, or Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine ($34) in Orange Impertinent to go glossy.
If you love Hourglass' Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick ($30) in Icon...
If you love Revlon's Cherries in the Snow ($8)...
If you love Tom Ford's Lipstick ($49) in Black Orchid...
If you love Nars' Lipstick ($26) in Jungle Red...
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...why don't you go crazy and try a soft pink?
True red and soft pink are the most classic shades of lipstick and you should have both in your arsenal. We guarantee you’ll find one (if not eight) to love in Edward Bess’ Baby Pink Lip Palette ($75). Or try CoverGirl’s LipPerfection LipColor ($7) in Darling.
Finding the best red lipstick for your complexion takes enough work (and experimental purchases) that once you do, we don’t blame you for wanting to stick to that shade. But in the spirit of taking Valentine’s Day less seriously, we thought we’d create a handy guide to the pinks, purples, and oranges of the world. Because whether you have a hot date with someone new or a girls’ night ahead, the whole point is to have fun.
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Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick,
Super Lustrous Lipstick,
ColorBurst Matte Balm,
Yves Saint Laurent,
Rouge Volupte Shine,
Rouge Allure Velvet,
Matte Crème Lip Crayon,
After Glow Lip Color,
Marc Jacobs Beauty,