My Top 10 Red Lipsticks For Valentine's Day - RED LIPSTICK DIARIES

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My Top 10 Red Lipsticks For Valentine's Day

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I've been wearing a red lip since I was about 14 years old, it's always been my favorite. My collection includes tons and tons of red lip options and since tomorrow is Valentine's Day I wanted to share some of my favorites with you. I do have other favorite red lipsticks that you won't see in this list because they are limited edition and no longer available for purchase. For this post I decided to go with options that are available to be purchased, in case you like any of them.

I really think you can't go wrong when it comes to rocking a red lip. There is no other shade that makes me feel as confident as when I wear a red lip and with so many reds to pick from, why not add a few to your collection?

Ruby Woo - an iconic red lipstick, Mac Ruby Woo is the perfect shade of red, but it's also incredibly dry. In order to wear this comfortably I suggest applying a balm underneath. Even with the dry formula, there is no denying that this is probably the best red on my list and a must-have in any collection.   
Mac Viva Glam 1 - this was my first ever Mac lipstick, a gift from one of my girls. Viva Glam 1 is a warm, deeper red that is gorgeous. I always get asked what lipstick I'm wearing when wearing this shade. This formula on this lipstick is a bit dry too, so again I suggest a layer of lip balm underneath. 
Mac Damn Glamorous - from the Mac Matte collection, this cool red shade is another favorite of mine. The formula is a very comfortable matte finish that isn't at all dry like the two shades above.
Essence Dare To Wear - This is a darker red that is only $2.99 at Ulta. With a great, creamy formula Dare To Wear is one of those lipsticks that's a joy to wear. This range of lipsticks from Essence is so overlooked in my opinion. The shades are so pigmented and comfortable, plus that price is so low!
Circa Beauty Maria - This is the only Circa Beauty lipstick that I own and we only bought it because of the name. But either because it happens to have the same name as I do, or the fact that my boyfriend bought it for me, I love it. Plus it truly is a beautiful red lipstick that has a high-end feel and costs only $10. I would definitely consider buying more lipsticks from Circa Beauty. Find Circa Beauty at Walgreens. 
L'Oreal Jennifer's Red - If you're looking for a perfect blue red lipstick then you don't need to look any further. I do have a full face photo below wearing this lippie so you can see just how red and stunning it is on. 
Revlon Fire & Ice - One of my favorites from this list, Fire & Ice is such a gorgeous tomato red lipstick that's been around since the 50's. These lipsticks are so underrated in my opinion and this red is such a perfect option if you prefer a creamy and smooth, moisturizing lipstick. 
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Amsterdam - NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams are some of my favorite lippies of all time. There are two reds: Amsterdam and Monte Carlo that are stunning and since they are only $5.99, easy to purchase. My Monte Carlo has gone MIA but Amsterdam is really pretty too and I would suggest picking up either or both. 
Stila All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso - I only have this in a sample size because I don't often wear liquid lipsticks, but this is a stunning true red. If you don't wear red lipstick because it can be messy and transfer then this would be my pick for you. It's a liquid lippie that has major staying power, it's transfer-proof and it's pretty comfortable to wear.
Too Faced Melted Ruby - This was my favorite red for the longest time but I don't think I can recommend it anymore. The Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks are beautiful, and there's a great shade range, BUT these go bad in about a year. After a year the formula begins to separate and becomes oily, patchy and gross. Even in this swatch, you can see how bad it is and how it won't set to a matte the way it's supposed to at all. I would only suggest getting this if you plan on using it quickly. 
Red lipsticks are my jam and for years and years it was the only shade of lipstick that I wore. Nowadays I have found a love for nudes and other neutral shades, but still nothing makes me happier than a good red lippie. If you're looking for that perfect red lipstick to wear for Valentine's Day, I hope my list has helped you narrow some down. 
Circa Beauty Maria
Will you be rocking a red lip this Valentine's Day?

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