We’ve talked a lot of lip this year—lipstick, that is. And while a parade of stellar pinks, purples, and oranges have made their way down the red carpet, it’s the classic reds that have done the most damage to our wallets. From retro matte to slick and shiny, we yet to meet one we don’t love. Here are the best from our red carpet IDs this year; happy shopping!
Cate Blanchett at the New York Film Festival.
Makeup artist Jeanine Lobell mixed Armani’s Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick ($34) in #410 and #502.
Selena Gomez on Late Night with David Letterman.
Makeup artist Katey Denno used a mix of Bite Beauty Pigment Pencils ($25) in Poppy and Pomegranate.
Carey Mulligan at the Cannes Film Festival.
Joan Smalls wore a classic red shade from Estee Lauder’s holiday 2012 collection at Chanel’s Tribeca Film Festival dinner.
Try the brand’s Signature Hydra Lustre Lipstick ($23) in Rich Red for a near-identical hue!
Ali Larter at a party for Carolina Herrera in Los Angeles.
She's wearing Avon’s Totally Kissable Lipstick ($8) in Berry Smooth.
Marling wore M.A.C.’s Lipstick ($15) in Ruby Woo.
Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor at Chanel’s Tribeca Film Festival dinner.
Makeup artist Pati Dubroff used Lancome’s L’Absolu Rouge ($30) in Berry Noir.
Ashley Madekwe at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Match in Los Angeles.
Makeup artist Lauren Andersen used Avon’s Ultra Color Lipstick ($7) in Cherries Jubilee.
Aly Michalka at the premiere of Grown Ups 2.
She's wearing Ck One Color’s Pure Color Lipstick ($16) in Little Liar.
Christina Hendricks in New York.
The Mad Men actress wears one of our editor’s favorites: Hourglass’ Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick ($28) in Icon.
Rihanna at the Grammys.
She wore her signature red lipstick whipped up in collaboration with M.A.C., RiRi Woo ($15).
Saoirse Ronan at the Toronto Film Festival.
Winona Ryder at the premier of The Iceman.
She's wearing Tom Ford’s Lip Color ($48) in Cherry Lush.
Georgia May Jagger at the premiere of The Great Gatsby.
She matched Rimmel’s Moisture Renew Lipstick ($7) in Red Alert to her Cavalli dress.
Jessica Pare at the Emmys.
Score Pare's orangey-red lip with Chanel's Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour ($34) in Coromandel.