10 Universally Flattering Dark Red Lipsticks You Need to Try

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Updated 04/22/19
Best Dark Red Lipsticks for Every Skin Tone
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When it comes to the best red lipsticks, it's no lie that the holy grail exists, and that’s especially true when it comes to this season’s delicious cohort of deeply dark red lipsticks. The One really is out there—that perfect shade of burgundy, berry or cherry noir to perfectly flatter your skin tone and set your features off on a seductive smoulder. It’s partly why we’re loving the trend so much right now. That being said, every woman worth her weight in lippy bullets knows that finding The One can take time and trial.

So we’ve taken the hard work out of it for you. Yep, we’ve puckered, slicked and smudged our way through a whole host of dark red lipsticks to find the very best out there. Just follow our expert tips in the gallery below to match yourself up with your perfect deep red. Keep scrolling through the gallery below for expert tips and to shop the best dark red lipsticks.

best dark red lipstick: Tom Ford Beauty Boys & Girls Lipstick in Emma 24
Tom Ford Beauty Boys & Girls Lipstick in Emma 24 $29
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If you’re fair, berry tones will do more for your complexion than a deep burgundy, which could leave you looking drained. Tom Ford’s Emma 24 is the perfect cranberry.

best dark red lipstick: Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick in Vampy Plum
Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick in Vampy Plum $15 $9
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Pinot noir shades look great on medium complexions, though if you want to vamp it up a little, you'll need to look for a deeper burgundy. Buxom's Vampy Plum is ideal for smudging on during the day and layering up come evening.

best dark red lipstick: Burberry Full Kisses in Oxblood No.549
Burberry Beauty Full Kisses in Oxblood No.549 $24
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For dark complexions, look to deep claret hues and rich oxblood shades to really make a statement. Burberry's new Oxblood No.549 is the ideal day-to-night hue.

best dark red lipstick: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Glastonberry
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Glastonberry $24
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A deep blackcurrant, the red wine tones in Charlotte Tilbury's Glastonberry will really pop on dark skin tones.

best dark red lipstick: Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick in When I'm Alone
Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick in When I'm Alone $31
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This almost-pink berry shade is the perfect party lip for fair complexions.

best dark red lipstick: Illamasqua Lipstick in Shard
Illamasqua Lipstick in Shard $20
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Medium complexions will look incredible wearing Illamasqua's creamy berry hue.

best dark red lipstick: INC.redible Matte My Day Liquid Lipstick–I'm Very Busy
Inc.redible Matte My Day Liquid Lipstick in I'm Very Busy $8
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We're loving the new liquid lipsticks from Nails Inc founder Thea Green. I'm Very Busy falls on the brighter end of the dark red spectrum, making it the perfect power lip for fair to medium skin tones.

best dark red lipstick: MDMflow Semi-Matte Lipstick–Vamp
MDMflow Semi-Matte Lipstick–Vamp $15
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Created with dark skin tones in mind, MDMflow's Vamp is a seductive deep berry that can be lightly buffed on during the day, then layered up come party time. 

best dark red lipstick: Lilah b. Tinted Lip Balm in B.Savvy
Lilah B. Tinted Lip Balm in B.Savvy $30
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This sheer tinted lip balm will suit all complexions, adding a subtle hint of colour with plenty of lip nourishment.

best dark red lipstick: RMS Beauty Wild With Desire Lipstick in Rapture
RMS Beauty Wild With Desire Lipstick in Rapture $30
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A delicious burgundy, RMS Beauty's Rapture works brilliantly as a daytime statement for medium to dark skin tones.

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