The 10 Best Red Lipsticks You Can Wear For Any Occasion

Red lips are sexy, classy, timeless, retro, elegant and edgy all at once, which means you have absolutely no excuse not to rock them at least once. Looking to add a little spice to your classic, muted button down for a meeting at work? Red lips. Feeling a little bold the night of your favorite band’s concert? Red lips. Going to a black-tie event? RED. LIPS. Still, finding the red lipstick that speaks to you specifically can be difficult in the endless sea of options. That’s where we come in.

Whether you’re headed to the beach or getting ready for a night out on the town, having these 10 red lipsticks in your beauty arsenal will keep you covered.

10. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in ‘Dragon Girl’

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NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in ‘Dragon Girl’, $27

Might as well start with the basics. “Dragon Girl” looks good on everyone. No, really.

Stars like Blake Lively, Olivia Munn, Jaime King and Amber Valleta are all fans of this Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil – not to mention the queen of red lips herself, T Swift. Cue the chorus of “Style.”

It may have a classic matte finish, but it feels creamy when you put it on so you never have to worry about dry lips. Plus, the fact that it’s a pencil and not a tube makes it super easy to apply, especially when you’re on-the-go (but it’s so long-lasting you probably won’t need to reapply it anyway.)