While we fully support wearing red lipstick all year round —not just for the holidays! — winter is one of our favorite times to sport the shade. A red lip just pops against white snow, and it looks truly chic paired with cold-weather accessories. We have to admit, however, that it’s challenging to choose just the right hue for the endless parties that come with this time of year. If you feel the same, we’re here to help! Save yourself the hassle and some much-needed time with a range of universally-flattering shades and rich formulas that are sure to please both you and your pout.Giorgio Armani® Beauty Rouge D’Armani Matte Lipstick in Lucky Red
This matte red from Giorgio Armani Beauty ($38) will add a touch of class to any look. The formula has nearly six thousand “likes” on Sephora’s website from consumers who hail it for being non-drying (and even moisturizing).Givenchy® Le Rouge Lipstick in Grenat Initie
For a dramatic and dynamic pout, try this deep burgundy shade from Givenchy ($40). It’s best to keep it on hand for times when you need to show everyone who’s in charge. We give it bonus points for the luxe, limited-edition tube.Dior Beauty Diorific® Mat Velvet Colour Lipstick in Triumphante
Add some intensity to your look with this bold crimson shade from Dior ($38). It has a plush matte velvet finish and comes in a gold tube that looks like it’s straight out of an old Hollywood movie.Charlotte Tilbury® K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Love Bite
This charming maraschino cherry shade from Charlotte Tilbury ($34) boasts a creamy finish so shiny, it could rival lip gloss. But instead of a frustrating gooey or sticky texture, it’s smooth and creamy to the touch (so your hair won’t get stuck in it).Lancome L'Absolu Rouge® x Camila Coelho in Copacabana
The cheeky, kiss-shaped bullet from Lancome’s collaboration with Camila Coelho ($32) is as flirty as they come. Wear this satin formula to a party where you’ll have some moments under the mistletoe (it’s also infused with vitamin E for keeping lips soft and supple).MAC® Cosmetics Powder Kiss Lipstick in Lasting Passion
This lipstick from MAC Cosmetics’s new collection ($19) is perfect for obtaining a softer finish that’s a little smudgy and very sexy. This vibrant blue-red is perfect for adding a festive touch to everything from shopping to soirees.Ilia Color Block High-Impact Lipstick® in Flame
Fans of this fiery shade from green beauty brand Ilia ($28) love it for its lack of synthetic fragrances and abundance of pigment. The creamy, longwearing formula is practically begging to be worn on bold occasions.Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture The Slim® Matte Lipstick in Mystery Red
This slick stick from Yves Saint Laurent ($39) is like a lipstick and liner in one unique package. Use the sharp edge to outline, then fill in to your desired intensity. This coral-red shade in particular strikes the perfect balance between posh and playful.
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