Whether used as a mood booster, a bold distraction or a power play, there are many reasons why a great red lip is hailed as the ultimate makeup solve-all. But while it may be a classic, there isn't just one colour (or formula) perfect for everyone. From blue-based reds to bright orange hues, subtle glossy formulas and lip stains, the options for wearing red are endless—and entirely personal.
We've pulled together a list of the best red lipsticks, arranged by colour and type, so you can take your pick from the top tier.
Here are the best red lipsticks you can shop on The Iconic in 2022.
The Best Classic Red Lipstick
Elizabeth Arden Lip Colour Lipstick: Legendary Red
With buildable pigment, conditioning care and a non-feathering formula, this creamy red lipstick is a must for your beauty bag. Shop it here.
The Best Long-Wear Red Lipsticks
KVD Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick: Outlaw
This rich red lipstick is incredibly pigmented and long-lasting, with a creamy formula that applies like a gloss, sets to a true matte, and avoids any flakiness or drying effects thanks to vitamin E and sunflower seed wax. Shop it here.
Yves Saint Laurent Tatouage Couture Velvet Cream: Rouge Tatouage
A one-coat wonder that offers complete coverage, a velvety-smooth finish, this luxe formula is available in 14 shades including this iconic, eye-catching red. Shop it here.
The Best Deep Red Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Rouge D'Armani Lipstick Matte: 403
Super creamy, enriched with jojoba oil and offering an epic bang for your buck, this deep red lipstick is perfect for a winter take on your favourite red lip look. Shop it here.
The Best Orange-Red Lipstick
MAC Matte Lipstick: Lady Danger
A vibrant, warm-toned red lipstick, this classic matte formula is long-wearing and provides a perfect pop of colour that suits most skin tones. Shop it here.
The Best Blue-Red Lipstick
Lancome L'Absolu Rouge Cream Lipstick: Bisou Bisou
It's said that blue-toned red lipsticks make your teeth look whiter... and this classic take by Lancome also offers deep hydration with 30% moisturizing rose balm, hyaluronic acid and cold pressed oil. Shop it here.
The Best Pink-Red Lipstick
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick: Defiant Coral
This hydrating, high-pigment lipstick offers eight hours of wear, and the fresh, pinky hue is a brightening and fresh take on the classic red lipstick look. Shop it here.
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