Red lipstick on Meghan Markle? So elegant. Red lipstick on us? Total clown vibes. Though we’ve always been drawn to the classic but bold makeup look, we can never seem to pull it off—which is why we brought in the big guns. We asked makeup artists to share their favorite red lipsticks of all time. Not only did they spill their favorite shades, but they also gave us tips for choosing the best red lipstick for your skin tone and shared some application pointers.
"Because a red lip can be a bolder look, think about how your other makeup will play with it," shares Dani Kimiko Vincent, founder of KIMIKO. "While more is more for some people, if you’re concerned about looking overdone and want to go with the classic red lip look, keep your complexion clean and your eye makeup simple so it won’t compete with your new beautiful, bold red lip."
From the blue-based shade that works on (pretty much) every skin tone to the darker rouges that are preferred by their celeb clients, here are the makeup artists' picks for the best red lipsticks of all time.