There’s no shortage of red lipsticks out there, yet only a handful manage to become iconic. But what makes a red lipstick timeless? Intense, opaque color payoff, a creamy texture, and a long-wear formula that stays on without drying up and flaking on your lips are just a few of the attributes.
Some that have made the list include: MAC’s Ruby Woo, the gateway shade for many red lipstick fans, and Revlon’s Fire and Ice, an affordable orange-red color that’s so popular, one sells every four minutes in the U.S.
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But whether you love a classic matte or an easy-to-apply liquid lipstick, the following shades check off all the boxes. Here, we’ve rounded up the 10 best red lipsticks of all time.
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