Five Red Lipsticks to Try Now

February has me overdosing on all things red and let’ssss be honest, there’s no better time than now to rock a bold red lip! I know there are a million options out there (and trust me, I’ve tried a TON) but there are a handful of red lipsticks that I swear by! 💋 There are a few shades that I’ve been wearing for what feels like decades, and then a couple new colors that I’ve learned about more recently. Since I know a lot of you girls love a red for this season, I pulled together the best of the best red lipsticks. All 5 colors happen to be MAC – I’ve always enjoyed their texture and colors!

mac red lipstick

So here are my Top Five Favorite Red Lipsticks that I highly recommend. I pretty much ALWAYS wear a lipliner with all my lipsticks and totally feel undone if I don’t. It’s pretty genius (and SO helpful) that now they sell them in a duo so no more guessing which color to pair them with! So let’s get to it.

Ruby Woo

First up is Ruby Woo!  It was probably my first red lipstick I ever purchased for myself a million years ago and is that universal red that looks great on just about everyone.

Lady Danger

If you are looking for that POW in-your-face show-stopping red…this is it! I always get so many compliments whenever I rock this one. I tend to go for this one on special occasions or a fun girls’ night out. Definitely a great one to have in your makeup kit.


Ahhh Chili, hands down my most worn red ever. It’s a little deeper than the rest and bit more understated. It always gives me that classy Old Hollywood vibe and LOVE it! It’s also the one I’m wearing in the above photos. If I had to choose ONE it would be a tough call between this and Lady Danger but would have to go with Chili! 

Russian Red

Russian Red, another classic that you honestly just can’t go wrong with. It’s the perfect shade and looks great on everyone!

Mulling Spices

Is a newer lipstick in my kit but has been used a ton. This style of Mac Lipstick is a bit more moisturizing and the color is a bit more of an understated red – similar to Chili.

and here’s a swatch of all five of them if you girls want a closer look….

red lipstick swatches

Okay so I clearly have an addiction to Mac lipstick and know there are TONS of different reds out there from different brands. If you have a red you’re obsessed with, please share! I think I want to try one from NARS next!

I’m also giving away a lipstick goodie bag to two of you! Just leave a comment below and on my Insta post today telling me YOUR FAVORITE RED and the winners will be announced here (and on my IG post on Sunday!) 

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  1. I love Ruby Roo but my favorite and most unique Retro Red combo is MAC Cherry Lipliner with MAC Vegas Volt lipstick! It is Perfection! 💋

  2. I love Ruby Woo!! If you want to try out one from Nars … I recommend you try out the velvet lip pencil in Cruella👌🏽 The formula is so velvety and comfortable on the lips ❤️ Girl!! But now I have to go out and try out all your picks!! Especially Chili😉Tnx for this post!

  3. I am not normally a res lipstick kind if girl but had bought Ruby Woo yrs ago and had a time pulling it off for me. I really like Mulling Spices which looks like a gorgeous color and love that its not so in your face kind of red!

  4. I’ll admit that I have only worn red lipstick once in my life. I’ve always struggled with which red to wear. You look amazing with red lipstick Andee! I need to be more bold on a night out and try maybe Ruby Woo or Chili! My hubby would probably like it, too.

  5. I don’t actually have a favorite-I’m a red lipstick virgin! But I really want to try “chili”, it looks gorgeous!

  6. My favorite red is Strawberry by Anastasia Beverly Hills! I love wearing a liquid red so it doesn’t smear and stays on all night

  7. I mean red lips means sexy time for the husband lol, plus it’s classic and gorgeous! Love the tips
    Thank you!!
    Also side note did the valentines breakfast for my kids! They enjoyed it SO much!

  8. I loe Russian Red and Ruby Woo. Also like Ladybug which is a sheer red but looks great with the Redd lipliner from MAC. Definitely try the lipstains from Stila in Beso and Fiery. Both colors are gorgeous reds. Not drying at all and can easily be applied without a lipliner.

  9. My favorite red EVER is GloMinerals Suede Matte Crayon in Bombshell (so comfortable to wear and lasts forever). Closely followed by Ofra Liquid Lipsticks in Atlantic City and Ultimate Red (a bit drier but won’t move all day). Love your MAC choices as well!

  10. I love MAC retro matte liquid lipcolour in “Dance With Me” and my very favorite red is NARS “jungle red” ❤️… gonna try Lady Danger, though.

  11. My go-to red is Mac’s Russian Red, but when i want more of a “wine” color, i go for Urban Decay’s Bad Blood. I definitely would like to try Ruby Woo!

  12. The chili lip combo is gorg girl!!! Definitely going to go get myself that combo! Thanks for the recommendation! 😀 XO p.s. giveaway checklist completed!!

  13. Definitely Chili because I wear it too! Another recent fave is Under My Thumb from NARS. It’s a liquid matte and the best kind I have EVER tried! Long lasting and non-drying in the least! Feels like a regular lippie! It’s a stunning berry-maroon-red.

  14. Love them all! But my favorite is Russian Red! And also I don’t have an instagram, but I follow your blog!

  15. Wow! Thanks for these. My fave is Ruby Woo but my makeup artist during my wedding highly recommends Lady Danger. I’ll make sure to use a lip liner next time.

  16. I have two reds I’m obsessed with. Kat Von D’s liquid lipstick in Outlaw and Smashbox’s Legendary lipstick in Legendary.

  17. Love “Chili”! Love your blog and insta stories. I have been following along since Ava was solo 😉😘 Beautiful family!

    Insta- @nicolette_chava

  18. CONGRATS @NICOLETTECHAVA and CHRISTINE and ALYSHA! (please check your comment here to see that i’ve commented beneath it incase there are people with the same name!) You girls are my winners! Please email me at so i can ship your goodies! xoxo

    THANKS so much to all you girls that entered and I plan on doing more of these for you girls!

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