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16 red lipsticks to wear if you want to score the face off someone on Valentine's Day

Pucker up.

1. Rimmel Provocalips 16hr Kissproof Lip Colour in ‘Kiss Me You Fool’


Appropriate title, or wha’?

This is a demi-matte, super long-wearing lipcolour that comes with a balm to lock in colour and stop bleeding/smearing.

For what you pay, the colour pay-off is extremely impressive. If you like liquid lipsticks, but aren’t keen on dry lips, this might just be answer!

2. MAC lipstick in ‘Ruby Woo’


The red to end all reds. Not necessarily kiss-proof, but it’ll look just as nice all over the person’s gob.

This is considered to be a universally flattering shade as well. Score!

3. NYX Liquid Suede lipstick in ‘Kitten Heels’


Not the most enticing name of the bunch, but the colour still packs a punch (you won’t read a better Valentine’s poem all year, trust me).

In the event that you’re dining out this year for V-Day, this should last you throughout the meal with minimal touch-ups.

4. IsaDora Ultra Matt liquid lipstick in ‘Red Romance’


This lippie provides good pigment without being overbearingly heavy on the lips.

‘Cause let’s be honest, the last thing you’re going to want to be thinking about is your lipstick all night!

5. elf Cosmetics Liquid Matte lipstick in ‘Red Vixen’

This is another dreamy one in terms of application. It’s super cheap too!

6. L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Exclusive Reds in ‘Blake’

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For the pale and fair haired among us, Blake Lively’s custom matte red for L’Oreal is a doozy. (It’s nice on brunettes too though!)

Be warned that too much repplication can cause this to flake – otherwise, it’s a show-stopper.

7. Urban Decay Vice liquid lipstick in ’714′


If you’re after something more metallised, Urban Decay’s offerings are your best bet.

Red remain the star of the show – you just have a nice hint of glimmer to go with it.

8. Yves Saint Laurent Vernis À Lèvres’ pop water lip stain in ’46′


This has staying power, colour but cannot be arsed with unsightly texture.

Sure, it’s pricier than other ones on this list. But in our opinion, it’s a good investment!

9. Kat Von D Everlasting liquid lipstick in ‘Nosferatu’

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People LOVE Kat Von D’s liquid lips for their packaging, their shade range and their intense colour pay-off.

‘Nosferatu’ is a bit of fan favourite, even beyond the most romantic day of the year.

10. Too Faced Melted Matte liquid lipstick in ‘Lady Balls’

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This long-wearing lipstick applies glossy, but dries matte for a pout that will last well beyond pecks and shifts aplenty.

This is described as being a ‘true red’ stage, so it should be good on most complexions.

11. The Balm Meet Matt(e) Hughes in ‘Devoted Bright Red’

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Not exactly the catchiest name, but this is a liquid lipstick that lives up to the hype.

12. Illamasqua Anti Matter lipstick in ‘Midnight’


Half way between matte and satin, Anti Matter lipsticks glides onto lips smoothly and provides comfortable, continuous wear.

‘Midnight’ is the second darkest shade offered in the range, but it’s still vampy enough if you fancy something less intense.

13. Max Factor Colour Elixir Lip Liner in ‘Red Rush’


This provides matte, long-wearing colour without being fussy like a liquid product.

Throw it in your handbag and away you go!

14. Essence Matt Matt Matt lipstick in ‘Kiss Me If You Can’

Good, cheap, easy to apply and easy to transport.

“A bit like myself”, says you!”

15. Catrice Pure Pigments lip laquer in ‘Breaking Red’


This is vegan AND purse friendly, providing a colour pay-off comparable to pricier alternatives. Get it, girl.

16. Flormar Supermatte lipstick in ‘Scarlett Dress’


Flormar continues to prove itself as a brand that can stand its own in the budget beauty market.

This is a bright, racy red that will offset those pearly whites off yours.


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