Nothing says you’re ready to pucker up for Valentine’s Day more than a pair of luscious red lips. Even if you have no special someone this February 14, a great ruby lipstick can still fill you with confidence and may even catch the eye of a new love interest – if you want one, of course. You do have to be a bit careful with reds – some can make your teeth look less than white – but if you find the right shade for you and your skin tone, you’re on to a winner. Here’s a look at ten of the best.
For a true diva look, go for a bright red pout. Check out Collection Little Mix Jesy’s Lipstick, a young and vibrant lippie with a great price tag, or put a smile on your face with a Rimmel Red Nose Red Lipstick by Kate for Comic Relief. If you’re looking for a mid-priced red, how about a L’Oreal Colour Riche Collection Privee Red Lipstick in Blake? Or a Mac Cosmetics lippie from the Red Collection will give you a ruby smile that should last throughout the day. If you quite happy to splash out on high-quality lip colour, try an Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Moisturising Lipstick in Red Door Red.
Darker reds are one of the easiest colours to wear and are ideal if you want to make a statement. Take a look at the Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Lipstick in Decadent, the super-affordable Collection Volume Sensation Lipstick Ruby Red, a luxurious Estee Lauder Pure Color Vivid Shine Lipstick, a bargain Barry M Lip Stain Paint in Absolute Burgundy or the decadent NARS Collection Pure Matte Lipstick in Mascate.