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7 Universally Flattering Red Lipsticks Every Makeup Lover Should Know

Because we all deserve to find our perfect red.
7 Universally Flattering Red Lipsticks Every Makeup Lover Should Know
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Because we all deserve to find our perfect red.

Red lipstick will always be an indispensable part of any beauty kit. It’s a versatile, bold, shade that will look timeless and elegant, regardless of the occasion. One swipe can add a touch of sophistication to any look, not to mention it can also give you an instant confidence boost. There is a right shade of red for everyone, and once you find yours, it’s impossible not to wear it over and over again.

By now, you already have a go-to bullet in your beauty rotation, but if you are still in the pursuit of looking for the perfect red, we got you covered. Ahead, we put together a list of universally flattering lippies that you can add to your collection. Keep scrolling to find your new signature color.

1. Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain The Satin Lipstick in N°25 

For a rich red that looks and feels luxurious, swipe on this hue from Guerlain. The shade N°25 in particular registers as a moderately cool-toned, medium-dark red that suits all skin tones. And the best part? It is infused with lip-loving ingredients such as jojoba, mango butter, hyaluronic acid, and gugul resin that delivers a punch of hydration in every application. 

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Rouge G de Guerlain The Satin Lipstick in N°25, P1900, GUERLAIN, Rustan's

2. Gucci Rouge à Lèvres Matte Lipstick Voile Lip Color in Goldie Red

Let this golden bullet lipstick from Gucci convince you that Goldie Red is your new signature shade. It comes with an intensely hued, smooth, and matte formula that will make you fall in love with the first swipe. Non-drying and long-wearing, this is the best lip color to wear on your next night out. 

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Rouge à Lèvres Matte Lipstick Voile Lip Color #25 Goldie Red, $42 (approximately P2114.41), GUCCI, Gucci.com

3. Hermès Rouge Hermes Matte Lipstick in Rouge H

In search of a perfect deep red shade? This lippie from Hermès is your best bet. The matte lipstick in Rouge H is a flattering rouge shade color that looks good on both fair and medium tones. It also sets to a velvety, and powdery finish that never feels heavy on the lips.

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Rouge Hermès Matte Lipstick Rouge H, $67 (approximately P3372.98), HERMES, Hermes.com

4. Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Color in Pirate

Chanel’s Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Color in Pirate is an ideal pick for anyone who is looking for a classic bright red. It's a cool-toned shade that instantly brings any dull lips back to life! Its rich formula is also backed with coconut, castor and sappan wood oils to give you a soft, healthy-looking pout. 

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Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Color in Pirate, P2250, CHANEL, Rustan’s

5. Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance Lipstick in Vendetta

You can always trust Pat McGrath to give you an impressive lineup of universally flattering hues, and the MatteTrance Lipstick in Vendetta is our pick for a perfect rouge. It sets to a rich, blue-toned red that simply looks good on everyone. Not to mention, it comes with a creamy and weightless formula that delivers a hefty dose of color in one coat. 

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MatteTrance Lipstick in Vendetta, P2400, PAT MCGRATH, Sephora

6. Dior Rouge Dior Velvet in 999

Another chic option you can consider is this iconic color from from Dior. This long-wearing formula leaves a mesmerizing cool red that can effortlessly earn you compliments. Plus, its formula is enriched with red peony and pomegranate flower extract for additional moisturizing perks! Needless to say, it definitely deserves a spot in your vanity kit. 

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Rouge Dior 999 Velvet Finish, Price Unidentified, DIOR, The Podium Mall

7. Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color in Uncensored

Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without the most-loved shade from Fenty Beauty. It’s a lip-defining red that can give you a fuller lip look in seconds. And since it is designed to flatter all skin tones, this shade can also instantly make your teeth look brighter without dulling your complexion. Its staying power is impressive, too, making it an ideal pick for anyone who wants to sport a statement lip all night long.

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Stunna Lip Paint Uncensored Longwear Fluid Lip Color, P1600, FENTY BEAUTY, Sephora

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