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!
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….
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!)
Definitely love that Chili!
Russian Ref is my fav! I’m gonna have to try Chili though.
I love Russian Red! It was my first red lipstick!
Bing by smashbox
Hands down, Ruby Woo is my fav
I love Russian Red by MAC also! ♡
MAC Ruby Woo!
I have a thing for red!!! Love all these … chili might be my new fav!
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! 💋
Ruby Woo was my first red lipstick and is just a classic!! ❤️💋
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!
Ruby woo always
Beso by Shila is amazing!!
Ruby Woo looks like a red I’d love to try!
Whirl and Sweet Venom By MAC 😍💕
My go to is the Kat Von D matte liquid lipstick in Underage Red 🔥🔥🔥
Russian Red is my red lip color! I don’t wear it often but it’s the best red for sure!!
Stila beso liquid lipstick is my favorite all time red. I need a new tube soon.
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!
Mac Red 💋💄
Love Chili and Brave Red!
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.
Mac True Loves Kiss (Maleficent Collection) Best red everrrrr and unavailable now 😩
I don’t actually have a favorite-I’m a red lipstick virgin! But I really want to try “chili”, it looks gorgeous!
Russian Red & Ruby woo are always my go to 💋
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
I love Russian Red, but Lady Danger looks like it could be fun in the summer!
Oh, I love them all. Definitely feeling the Chili shade.
Love the ruby red
I love a high/low combo… so my two faves are Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in Carina’s Love & Revlon lipstick in Love That’s Red!!
I mean red lips means sexy time for the husband lol, plus it’s classic and gorgeous! Love the tips
Also side note did the valentines breakfast for my kids! They enjoyed it SO much!
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.
I love red anything!! Chili is so pretty!! ❤️ Happy Galentines day!!
Mac hot Tahiti is my fav!
I’ve always stuck with Ruby Woo (pretty sure I purchased because of your recommendation YEARS ago)! But I’d love to try Chili! Xo
I am so scared to try red lipstick (silly, I know) but I do love Mulling Spices!
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!
I have a red by mabelline that I love and just can’t find anything that looks as good!
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.
Love the Mulling Spices!
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!
I love NARS Red Lizard!
Mac ruby woo and Russian red!
I love Ruby Woo but I may have to try Chili now 😉
AHhh! Need to try the Chili! And of course YOU look amazing in red lips!
Ruby woo is my go to red! Chili and mulling spices look gorgeous!
I love the Russian Red!
Will need to try some of these colors! I’m a huge fan of the NARS Audrey lipstick. Creamy matte perfection!
I love Russian red! 💕
Love that Chili color and mulling spices bc I tend to find Mac dries my lips out! Already added to cart!
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!!
congrats babe you are one of my winners please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org with red lipstick winner in subject line so i can ship your goodies!
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.
congrats babe you are one of my winners! please email me email@example.com (red lipstick winner in subject line) so i can ship your goodies! xo
I use red lipstick only for special occasions and I have just one witch is Tom Ford’s Cherry Lush 🙂
Can’t go wrong with Chili! I personally do not wear many reds but this color is making me reconsider!!
A liquid lip from Gerard cosmetics, I can’t remember the name
Mac Russian Red is my first and only red!
Love them all! But my favorite is Russian Red! And also I don’t have an instagram, but I follow your blog!
I’m a Russian Red fan 🙌🏼
The MAC Ruby Woo has been a favorite of mine for a while!!
Love me some NARS MATTE PENCIL in Red Square
Ruby Woo , my first MAC ever
Russian red fan
I have never tried Mac lipstick before. The all the reds are pretty. The ruby woo is stunning!!!
I have never tried Mac before. I would love to try the ruby woo!!!
I’d try Russian Red
Love the MAC line viva glam!!
*specifically viva la glam 3 💋
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.
MAC Ruby Woo!
Ruby Woo and Mulling Spices
I love Bobbi Brown Harlow red!
I love the lady danger lipstick! 💄💄💄💋
The ruby woo is gorgeous!
Love all of these ❤️
I love Russian Red🙌🏻🔥
That chili has got me feeling fire 🔥💋😍
I absolutely love Russian Red! I love how it can be fierce and feminine all at once.
I personally don’t wear a red lip very often! But ruby woo! 😍😍 hubby likes it too!
Ruby woo! And creeper from color pop!! Love love your blog mama!!
Reds are my favs!
And yes MAC Ruby Woo is amazing!
I’m usually sooo into neutrals but Russian red is that perfect red classic!
Chili looks like a color I will have to try, love that classic understated look!!
Russian Red is my fave!
I never wear red but after reading this post I may have to give it a try! Thanks!
I have two reds I’m obsessed with. Kat Von D’s liquid lipstick in Outlaw and Smashbox’s Legendary lipstick in Legendary.
Love a pretty red lip 🍷💄💋pick me – it’s my birthday! 💃🏻🎈🍷
I haven’t had too much experience with reds quite yet, but Ruby Woo is absolutely stunning 😍
I love the Russian Red! ❤️💋
Love “Chili”! Love your blog and insta stories. I have been following along since Ava was solo 😉😘 Beautiful family!
Congrats babe you’re one of my winners! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (red lip winner in subject line) so I can ship you your goodies!! xo
Love a good red lip 💋 Thanks for the giveaway 🙌🏻
Chili 🌶 💋 & ruby woo 🙌🏼😍
I think RED is just a perfect colour for any occasion My favourite us RUSSIAN RED .❤
Ruby Woo is my all time fave red! 😍❤️😍
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 email@example.com 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!
How do you choose?! I’d have to go with Mulling Spices! Gorgeous!!! ❤️
I’m going to have to try the Chili. Have never been able to find a great red.
Ruby Woo is all time favorite!