While every new year brings about a slew of new makeup trends to try, there's one that never goes out of style: the red lip. In case of any doubt, look no further than megastar singer and Rare Beauty founder Selena Gomez. According to Vogue, some things just have eternal staying power and brings up makeup artist Hung Vanggo's latest look for Gomez on his Instagram- a stunning red lip with a neutral face and voluminous hair. You just can't go wrong. It's an effective look that screams confidence and power and it all boils down to a tiny tube of red lipstick.
While Gomez uses Rare Beauty's Lip Soufflé Matte Lip Cream in Inspire, here are great drugstore options that cost less than $15.
Maybelline's SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick has 40 shades, but if you're after a classic red lip, Innovator is Who What Wear's top pick. And while mask-wearing can be discouraging for lipstick lovers, this Maybelline formula is transfer-proof and will last the whole day.
e.l.f. Cosmetics is a very popular drugstore brand thanks to its impressively wide range of cosmetics at very pocket-friendly prices. Allure likes the deep red shade of Red Vixen and finds that its teardrop applicator can already save you from using a lip liner.
If you're looking for a bright red with a hint of orange, Matte-ly Love is a good shade to try. This L'Oréal formula is good for dry lips as it's on the satiny side of matte and will look excellent for any Zoom meeting.
Here's another red-orange lipstick to try. Harper's Bazaar says Nyx is a drugstore brand that's worth the hype and it's also another Allure favorite for its semi-matte and non-drying formula with great color payoff.
While matte lipstick can be drying, Revlon Super Lustrous The Luscious Matte has agave oil, moringa oil and cupuacu butter for extra moisture while still having a matte finish. Allure likes the shade Show Off, which is a deep blue-red that will suit most skin tones. Harper's Bazaar prefers the classic Revlon red, Fire and Ice, which was launched way back in 1952!
There are many shades of red and if a brick-red goes well with your skin tone, Allure suggests Physician's Formula The Healthy Lip Velvet Liquid Lipstick in Red-storative Effects. Its creamy matte formula is comfortable to wear and barely needs any touch-ups.
For those who prefer the more lightweight feeling of a stain, Who What Wear recommends L'Oréal Rouge Signature Matte Lip Stain in Discovered. Its watery gel formula and unique applicator makes it easy to apply and still looks pretty as it wears off.
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