A red lip is classic; it shows confidence, maturity, and a subtle sexiness that is timeless. Many of our favorite celebs, such as Sanaa Lathan, are known for rocking a stunning red lip on the regular. And, contrary to what many may think, the color can actually work for almost any situation. Whether its red-orange or a deep crimson hue, wine or fire-engine bright–we encourage you to spice your lips up the next time you go out!

Here are a few red lip colors you should try:

1. Maybelline ColorSensational Lipcolor in “Red Revival”, $7.50

2. MAC Matte Lipstick in “Ruby Woo”, $14.50

3. NARS Semi-Matte Lipstick in “Fire Down Below”, $24

4. OCC Lip Tar in “Strutter”, $12

5. Urban Decay in “Gash”, $22

6. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in “Red Square”, $24

7. N.Y.C Ultra Moist LipWear in “Retro Red”, $1

– From Coco +Creme

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  • whit

    read my mind. Rockin a red lip this weekend.

  • bosslady

    I love Ruby Woo! I bought it just before Xmas. My first red lippie. I’m around the same complexion as Noami Campbell, but Ruby Woo is perfect on all colors and complexions!

  • I just rocked Mac’s “Mac Red” this weekend. Got rave reviews!

  • omg

    i use pur minerals’ red ruby. $16.

    i order from zappos. but, i first came across it at ulta. i’m so glad i did!

    i’m dark too and it’s a great red. i get compliments when i wear it. the last one was from a makeup artist.