February is here and, other than Aquarius season, this can only mean one thing — Valentine’s Day is coming. With the day of love fast approaching, you’re probably looking for a small but meaningful gift to get for your loved ones or for yourself. And with all this love talk, we’re seeing red! Whether it’s for a hangout with your friends or a date with your significant other, the perfect red lip will always give you that extra spark. EnVi has listed a round-up of products that will give you a great timeless red lip for you to shop through!
Charlotte Tilbury Hyaluronic Happikiss in Romance Kiss
This hidden gem from Charlotte Tilbury is a plumping and enriching lipstick that slides onto your lips during application. The finished look is a glossy and juicy one but minus the stickiness. The product also has hyaluronic acid and C-peptides that work as a mask that helps hydrate and nourish. If a flashy bold red isn’t for you then this charming, soft red shade, Romance Kiss, is the way to go!
Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink in Pioneer
Pigmented, long-lasting, and with tons of colors to choose from, what’s not to love about Maybelline New York Superstay Matte Ink? In just one swipe, this lipstick gives your lips a full coverage of color and tops it all off in a matte texture. With 45 different shades, this product will give you plenty of options to pick and try out. But for this romantic season, their cool cherry red shade “Pioneer” is bound to give you a fun and cheerful red lip!
Emilie Heathe Lip Atelier in 212
If bold in-your-face colors aren’t your thing, try out Emilie Heathe’s Lip Atelier this Valentine’s Day. Its sheer tinting color has a smooth and buildable formula that lets you decide the color coverage of your lips. The strong and powerful shade 212 is what every girlboss needs, with the brand calling it their ”perfect red, like a power suit for your lips.”
Romand Juicy Lasting Tint in Apple Brown
For that fresh plump look, Romand’s Juicy Lasting Tint is superb. The tint is a multifunctional one that works as a tint, a gloss, and even a cheek stain! At the first application, the tint gives off a saturated high-shine finish. However, once the tint settles in, the product starts to adapt to your lips after hydration and the tint becomes more subtle. The shade Apple Brown is a pinkish coral red that is much more lighthearted and cutesy than the usual red lip—definitely a color that works for everyday use!
MAC Cosmetics Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo
You can never go wrong with a MAC lipstick. Whether it’s a professional makeup artist or just anyone who uses makeup, this lipstick is a unanimous favorite. The pigmentation stays on the whole day; the formula glides on with ease and doesn’t dry your lips; and there’s a shade that flatters everyone! This particular shade of Ruby Woo is the perfect classic red that works well with all skin tones. Fun fact, this is the product behind Taylor Swift’s signature red lips!
Rose Inc Satin Lip Color Rich Refillable Lipstick in Persuasive
If you’re looking for a product with utility, check out this refillable lipstick by Rose Inc. It’s lightweight, it’s flattering, and it’s maximizing. This specific shade is perfect for people who want to try a reddish color, as it’s a more subtle and soft shade of red that doesn’t look flashy but is saturated enough to give your lips a boost. This lipstick is enriching too, as the Swertia chirata, oil-dispersed sodium hyaluronate, and squalane in it help supply hydration and Vitamin E.
Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense in 104 Passion
We can’t talk about red lips without mentioning Chanel’s Rouge Allure line. If you’re a lover of that old Hollywood glamor type of red that screams confidence, then shade 104 – Passion is for you. In contrast to their velvet edition, the Luminous Intense gives off a satin finish that isn’t glossy but still enhances your lips with a shine. The formula is lightweight with a smooth texture that easily glides on, so it’s definitely a product that is perfect for every day.
Dior Addict Lip Tattoo in 661 Natural Red
Dior’s lip tattoo is one of the most talked about lip products on the internet for its dreamy finish and longevity. With a recent upgrade in the formula, the lip tattoo is now creamier and pigmented, meaning that after the product sets on your lips, you’ll be able to see a more vivid tint. Their 661 Natural Red shade will give you that cheeky cherry lips with a cooler shade of brilliant red.
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Intense Volume Matte Lipstick in Le Rouge Avant-Garde
Now if you’re looking for a timeless red lip on a budget then this one’s for you! This particular choice of color is a classic shade of red that’s powerful and bold but still elegant. The Colour Riche Intense Volume is also known for its pigmented colors and its longevity — it lasts up to 16 hours. With hyaluronic acid in its formula, the product does come with a plumping effect as well.
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