With the holidays right around the corner, it’s time to bust out our sparkly dresses, velvet pumps, and festive-colored makeup. Of course, no fall or winter ensemble would be complete without some bomb red lipstick. And since Latinas can pull off this shade like no other, what better time to stock up on some cult-faves and brand new ones? Whether it’s a blue-based red, cool-toned one, or spicy burgundy, this is the perfect season to rock a good red lipstick.
To make shopping a little easier, we found over 15 lipsticks for you to add to cart. From classics like MAC’s Ruby Woo, to new faves like Fenty Beauty’s Stunna Lip, there’s a shade for everyone. Best of all? We found a bunch of drugstore options, because you don’t have to break the bank to look good.
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Vive Cosmetics makes the lushest liquid lipsticks on the market, and they can even withstand the greasiest tacos. The brand’s liquid lip in Amor Eterno is extra special, not only because it’s a bomb red, but because you’ll look as fly as El Divo himself. Yes, we’re talking about the late Juan Gabriel.
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Sigma is known for its incredible and durable brushes, but they also make comfortable liquid lipsticks. Forget about your lips flaking or cracking with their soft-matte formula. And their deep, blood-red shade in Venom will look muy cute during all of your holiday festivities.
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Founded by cosmetics historian and artist Gabriela Hernandez, Besame’s lipsticks are truly one-of-a-kind. In fact, each lipstick is an exact replica of popular shades from the past. In particular, the Red Velvet lipstick (which a 1946 color) is one of the few shades that have a neutral undertone, making it perfect for everyone.
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If there’s one thing this Latina-owned brand knows how to do, it makes red lipstick. Of all its crayon sticks, the shade Fresa (so cheeky!) is a head-turner. It’s a spicy, deep red that will match your fresa attitude—we say this in the best way, of course.
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There’s a multitude of reasons to love Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Starting with the fact that she became the youngest woman in Congress, and that she’s always looking out for her fellow peeps. Case in point: After receiving a bunch of inquiries about what striking red lipstick she was wearing during her debate with Joe Crowley (back in July), she kept it 100 and revealed she was wearing Stila’s liquid lipstick in Beso. If it’s good enough for her, it’s good enough for us.
6. Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Best Red ($4.99)
Give your lips some high-shine with this rich red. It’s a creamy, no-fuss lipstick that easily glides onto your lips, and the chic gold packaging will look gorgeous on your vanity.
7. MAC Cosmetics Red Lipstick in Ruby Woo ($18.50)
Iconic for a reason, this blue-based red lipstick looks amazing on everyone. Don’t believe us? It has a 4.5 rating and over 9,000 reviews on several retail sites (we’re talking 9K and 4.5 stars On. Each. Site). Take one peek, and you’ll see people singing the lipstick’s praises.
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Another classic, Rihanna brought us a universally flattering red when she launched Fenty Beauty. The brand’s Stunna Lip Paint also features a special formula that dries down matte but gives your lips a sexy shine. It’s no wonder Priscilla Ono, Rihanna’s go-to makeup artist and Fenty Beauty Global Artist, uses it on all her clients.
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Inspired by Chilean-French director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s film Santa Sangre, Kat Von D Beauty made the perfect blood-red lipstick. And since the Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks are smudge-proof, you know it’s going to last all day. Even better? The brand’s lipsticks are vegan and cruelty-free.
10. NYX Cosmetics Suede Matte Lipstick in Spicy ($7.99)
If you love NYX’s Suede Matte Lip Liners, then you’ll adore the lipstick version. The velvety formula will glide onto your lips like butter. It’s a super-soft and lightweight lipstick, too, so it won’t feel like you have thick icing stuck on your lips after hours of wear.
11. Morphe Mega Matte Lipstick in Steamy ($9)
Stun on them haters when you wear this classic cherry red. The long-wearing formula has a matte finish but it will feel creamy on the lips, so they won’t feel dry after all-day wear. It’s seriously the best of both worlds.
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Tap into your rebellious side with this poison-apple red lipstick. Best of all? It’s vegan and looks incredible on all skin tones. Just take a peek at the brand’s website, and you’ll see that every person who wears this shade looks like a certified dime.
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Bite Beauty makes lipsticks good enough to eat, and we wouldn’t expect anything less considering its name. Instead of rocking a dark red in the fall and winter, switch it up with the brand’s Saffron Fire shade. A bright red-orange, this lipstick will add a pop of color (literally) to your makeup.
The shade Ground-Breaker is a deeper red than most on this list, but it’s a total stunner. The liquid lipstick’s formula is also hard to beat. It will literally last through dinner, drinks, and then some. Don’t believe us? One customer reviewed the product, writing, “The colors are everything and I wear it all day while eating and drinking… sometimes kissing.” Mic drop.
Charlotte Tilbury’s products are definitely a splurge, but they’re worth every penny. And the matte lipstick in Carina’s Love is no exception. Not only will it give you kissable lips, but it’s ultra-flattering on all skin tones. Plus, Salma Hayek and Penélope Cruz are fans of the brand (they even have lipsticks named after them), we’ll use whatever they’re using.
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Don’t sleep on Wet n Wild’s liquid lipsticks, especially its Megalast Catsuit line. Each liquid lip is long-wearing, ultra-pigmented, and cheaper than a Chipotle bowl. So what’s not to love?
17. ColourPop Ultra Matte Lipstick in Arriba! ($6.50)
Created by Latina beauty influencer, Karen Gonzalez, this liquid lip will have you fiesta-ready, honey. Since it’s a warm red, it looks amazing on all skin tones. And don’t expect this to smear when you eat tamales during the holidays, either. It’s smudge-proof.
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Even though the glow queen is known for her nude lips, she launched a dazzling red liquid lipstick with Inglot Cosmetics. Get caliente with the rich, blue-based red, which is playfully called Vamos. It also has an old-Hollywood vibe to it that we can’t get enough of.
Get double the red with this handy duo lipstick. Featuring two shades, a spicy red and brownish red, this stick is perfect for any day-to-night transitions.