The pursuit for the perfect red lipstick rarely ends. There's always a new shade, finish, and formula to try, and it's a journey we'd gladly go on forever. But as all expeditions go, some sailors reign supreme. Last year's rockstar products were definitely liquid lipsticks and creamy mattes!
Below, we'll be going through our top discoveries and standouts from last year—some are classic while some are relatively new to the game. Keep scrolling to find your new lip obsession!
OLD HOLLYWOOD RED: One of the first liquid lipsticks on the market that blew our minds. It's matte, longwearing, and flattering on various skin tones.
Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 01 Always Red, P804, Sephora.ph
VIXEN RED: A dark burgundy shade for the lover of the vampy lip. This color stains the lips and fades graciously throughout the day.
MAC Matte Lipstick in Diva, Powerplant Mall
HOT RED: Your fire engine red dreams will come true with one swipe of this color. You'll fall in love with the creamy and pigmented formula, too!
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Wet n Wild Purty Persimmon, P299, Beautymnl
SCULPTED LIPS: Skipping lip liner won't be a loss with this cult favorite. It even has a true matte finish and a neutral undertone that's safe for anyone to wear.
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella, Glorietta 3
TRUE RED: Russian Red is the true, blue-toned red you remember seeing on Marilyn Monroe.
MAC Matte Lipstick in Russian Red, Powerplant Mall
INSTANT GRADIENT: Red gradient lips became one of our go-tos last year, and this unique product from Laneige made the application a lot easier.
Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar in Maxi Red, P1200, TriNoma
BRICK RED: A rare and warm-toned red comes in the form of this affordable lip color. It's a good beginner red that's not too strikingly bright and not dark either.
NYX Matte Lipstick in Alabama, SM Makati
BRIGHT AND TIMELESS: If you prefer a creamy satin finish for a bright red lip, you'd love this iconic shade from Dior.
Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick in 999, SM Aura
LUXURIOUS POUT: Longwearing, moisturizing, and pigmented. There aren't enough good things to say about this lipstick, which is probably why it's always sold out.
Guerlain Rouge G De Guerlain in Garconne, P2500, Greenbelt 5
VELVET STAIN: NARS' version of a liquid lipstick is as smooth as velvet. The color produces a wonderful stain without drying out the lips.
NARS Velvet Lip Glide in Le Palace, Glorietta 3