10 Red Lipsticks for the Perfect Valentine’s Day Pout

By Shayna Seid

Whether you have a date for Valentine’s Day, or Galentine’s Day is your chosen celebration this week, a red lip is never a bad idea. Nothing draws the eye quite like a scarlet pucker. A little bit—or a lot—of rouge says, “I’m confident and ready to celebrate this holiday right.” From dinner and drinks to possibly something more, a red statement look is très chic. Make those “Hallmark holiday” naysayers eat their words; you’ll look too good for that kind of negativity.

For those expecting big moments on the day, bring out the big guns with Chanel’s Rouge Coco “Arthur” shade or Code8 x Emilia Wickstead’s matte Spring ’20 color. If a fun night out with a group is in the cards, then maybe Covergirl’s Seduce Scarlet cream lipstick is the one for a night filled with wine and dancing. In a newer relationship? A matte lip, like Charlotte Tilbury’s Red Carpet Red, is will assure your date that you’re ready to build up to something great (color-wise and relationship-wise). Below, ten red lip shades guaranteed to make you love love.