Valentine’s Red Lipstick Shades You Can’t Miss + Swatches

Valentine’s Day:

The international day of amour! In case you aren’t sick of Valentine’s Day posts yet, I decided to share some of my favourite red lipstick shades. There’s nothing like a red lip- it’s simply iconic, yet they are all so different. It’s kind of like nude lipstick, one is never enough. I have so many favourite reds and they are all unique and wonderful! Read on for my red lipstick picks for Valentine’s Day, or any day.

Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment in ‘Don’t Stop’

I was initially browsing Sephora for a nude lipstick when I discovered this shade and fell in total lust. It’s the most vivid, darling red. The formula is also extremely pigmented, which means on swipe will do ya. It’s kind of a more liquid formula like the Huda Beauty liquid lipsticks, but the applicator is pointed. This means its much quicker to apply this lipstick as you get more precision. I’ve gotten so many compliments while wearing this!

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in ‘Outlaw’

It might be the shade name, it might be the colour, or both, but I always feel badass when I wear this red lip. It goes perfectly with my more fair, yet yellow skin tone. Also, this is a fool-proof formula that will last through anything. A lot of people are afraid to wear red because it’s a more high maintenance colour. Not with this formula, trust me.

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in ‘Star Crossed’

This is the most beautiful blood red shade. Perfect for your ex’s funeral. It’s especially stunning when worn with a simple eye look so the colour can do all the talking. The only thing I will say is that it can bleed in the corners of your mouth after drinking, so you have to be very careful.

MAC Matte Lipstick in ‘Russian Red’

Omg it’s not Ruby Woo! I personally find Ruby Woo doesn’t look right on me, but I’ve never had so many compliments in my life from a red lipstick than when I wear Russian Red. It’s just such a beautiful deep red shade, and since it’s in stick form it’s a bit less drying than liquid lipstick. This also has good longevity and won’t bleed from eating or drinking.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in ‘American Doll’

Valentine’s lipstick to the max…Even though ABH liquid lipsticks have dropped off in popularity, American Doll is still 10000% worth a mention. If you want an all-around beautiful red that will look good on basically anyone, this shade is for you. It’s a true deep blue red and super sexy. The only thing with Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipsticks I find is they can be more high maintenance and don’t layer the best throughout the day. This colour is absolutely stunning though.

Revlon Matte Lipstick in ‘Really Red’

This is a super affordable, yet impressive and timeless formula. I wore this to work the other night and barely needed to touch it up at all. The formula is creamy and comfortable for a matte, but I didn’t have any issues with bleeding. It’s such a pretty, warm red!


Of course there must be swatches. These hearts were surprisingly hard to do free-hand. I’ve already accepted I probably won’t trend on Pinterest but we out hereee.

Unedited lighting and contrast.

Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day 🙂 What are your favourite red lipsticks?

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  1. February 19, 2019 / 2:31 am

    I love that NARS shade of red! It’s so pretty!

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