Go from 0 to 100 real quick with these striking reds.
By the Beauty Beat Team
When it comes to date nights, a red lipstick is the ultimate staple. Gorgeously scarlet lips can easily complete even the simplest of outfits, and can instantly turn up the glam for any look. There’s a bevy of statements you can make with the classic red hue, too—from sweet and elegant, to bold and seductive. What’s more, it complements many colors, including black, white, gold, nude, silver, and gold.
Whether you’re a fiery femme looking to rock a chili hot pout or a delicate sweetheart who prefers to go for a subdued or pinkish red, you’re sure to find your match (and more) from our list. Check out our top date night reds—for every budget, too—here:
Glossy puckers are in, and this deliciously caramel scented lippie from BYS not only drenches lips with a classic red hue; it also nourishes with skin-loving ingredients such as avocado oil, olive oil and coconut oil. The result: Ultra soft, hydrated lips.
Go edgy with this perfectly matte bright red that’s made to endure—even as you spend all night on the dance floor with your bae. The creamy matte finish is non-drying, and seamlessly covers the lip surface without flaking. Plus: It comes with a chain necklace for easy touch-ups.
A crimson red in a lightweight stick format, this has twice the mattifiers of regular lippies but leaves soft and luxurious color with every swipe. You can’t go wrong with the price, too!
A fave of bridal makeup artists, this lip color is true to its name: It’s absolutely kiss-proof! The dual-ended pen features an intensely pigmented liquid lipstick on one end, and a clear, long-lasting top coat on the other. Once applied, the color is guaranteed to last for up to 16 hours—even as you eat, drink, and make out!
A cult favorite in the beauty world, Jeffree Star’s best-selling liquid lipstick glides on smoothly, leaving behind bold, full-coverage color that dries to a comfortable and completely matte finish.
The darkest of the six lippies from Nadine Lustre’s newest Lustrous Collection, this captivating berry red flatters morena skin tones and can easily be worn both day and night. Wear it alone for a matte finish, or top off with the new Lustrous Lip Gloss in Oh La La.
Prefer a just bitten, K-beauty-inspired red lip? This Bludging (Blur + Smudging) tint is the perfect formula for you. The light and velvety formula delivers saturated color but can be blended to a soft stain effect. Alternatively, you can also layer for fuller coverage without any flakiness.
The term “wickedly divine” is apt: This long-wearing liquid formula drenches lips with a gloriously smooth and opaque color that feels comfortable even as the day (or night) wears on and on.