GAL APPROVED! Best Red Lipsticks for Valentine’s Day – Five You Can’t Live Without!

By   |   February 4, 2022   |   Beauty, Gal Approved

Valentine’s Day is getting closer – are you ready to pucker up? We’ve done a deep dive to find you the best red lipsticks for Valentine’s Day! Read on for our top five faves, from drugstore brands to luxury reds, and our fave red lipstick for dark skin!

Best Red Lipstick For Dark Skin

Vera Moore Cosmetics is at the top of our list when it comes to the best makeup for dark skin. From foundation to lips, this famous daytime actress-turned-beauty icon always brings the pigment! Vera Moore Cosmetics has your lips (and cheeks!) covered this Valentine’s Day with “Vera’s Signature Red” lipstick, “Vera’s Signature Red” lipgloss and “Rivierae Red” blush. These will pair flawlessly with a matte face, black eyeliner and a gorgeous smile.

Best Drugstore Red Lipstick

Luxury Gal loves a daily red lip! “I never leave the house without a pop of red on my lips. I love the way a red lip draws attention to my smile,” she shares. Her favorite affordable brand is e.l.f.’s tinted lip oil in “Shimmer Red Kiss.” Infused with jojoba, apricot and vitamin E to nourish and hydrate your lips, it adds beautiful sheer shine and only costs around $6.

Best Luxury Red Lipstick

For our own ImageGal’s 50th birthday, the travel Divas got her an exclusive gift: Tom Ford F*&%ing Fabulous Lip Color. This decadent red will make your lips feel luscious, but we’ll let her tell you about it!

Best Red Lipstick Kit

Want to color your lips three different ways? The “Kiki Lip Kit” from Rinna Beauty is a triple treat! Inside you get “I love Lois,” a long-lasting lipstick, named in honor of Lisa Rinna‘s mom, who recently passed.  Hustle, a true red lip gloss is all about texture, it’s not sticky or tacky and goes on very smooth. “Wink Wink” the lip lining pencil glides on effortlessly and prevents lip color from bleeding. Use the lip pencil to fill in the entire lip to provide a more intense color and longer wear of your lipstick.


Best Red Lipstick That’s Hard To Find

Our pal Nichole of sugaRushtv told you about Inglots red lipstick #409 more than a decade ago! It’s a blue-based red that’s matte, and bright, but not obnoxious and ideal for women of color. She shared that if you want picture-perfect puckers (and don’t mind reapplying!), Inglot #409 would make your lips iconic. Nowadays, it’s a little harder to find this specific color, but we got you covered on where to get Inglot’s red lipstick #409! If you want to know how to apply the vibrant shade, check out sugaRushtv’s red lipstick tutorial “I’m Bringing Sexy Matte” from 2011!

photo credit: Vera Moore Cosmetics, Rinna Beauty, Amazon, Inglot


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