10 Red & Pink Lipsticks That Really Are Universally Flattering (PHOTOS)

Maressa Brown | Feb 11, 2015 Beauty & Style

lipsticks best red and pinkBelieve it or not, spring will be here (at some point, right?!), and pale, understated hues will be all the rage. Time to take advantage of winter by rocking a bold red or pink lip ... which of course you may be even more inclined to flirt with on Valentine's Day.

Not sure you can pull it off? Think again!

We rounded up 10 of the most wearable and universally flattering red and pink lipsticks out there. Check them out, then tell us: Which would you be willing to try?


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  • Josie Maran Playful Pink


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    No red or pink hue will look flattering if your lips are damaged, peeling, or dry! But that's why this Josie Maran Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating Lipstick ($22, sephora.com) in Playful Pink is so perfect. It's a multi-tasking, triple-duty formula. The clear part is made of pure argan oil, while the inner core is a highly pigmented, warm rosy pink. J'adore!

  • Tarte Lively


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    Known for their eco-chic formulas that are toxin-free, Tarte is always a good, safe go-to! Red pout-lovers adore their LipSurgence™ Matte Lip Tint in Lively ($24, sephora.com) for its minty scent and bold, bright pigment that's foolproof to build. Plus, you don't need much at all to get a glam look!

  • MAC Ruby Woo


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    If you're all about going for what's tried-and-true, MAC Ruby Woo ($16, Nordstrom.com) is for you. The classic, Hollywood glam red is a cult classic, because it's just so darn flattering on a wide variety of skin tones!

  • NARS Dragon Girl


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    If you're going to go with a bold red lip, but don't want any shine whatsoever, consider NARS Dragon Girl Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($26, sephora.com). Unlike other matte formulas, this one's enriched with emollients, vitamin E, and silicone to keep lips moisturized and totally chic.

  • Revlon Sky Pink


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    Brightening up your face can be as easy as throwing on a cheerful light pink lipstick, and the matte Super Lustrous formula from Revlon ($6.39, drugstore.com) in Sky Pink fits the bill!

  • Tarte Angelic Nude


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    Tarte's Amazonian Butter lipstick ($16, sephora.com) in Angelic Nude is a good bet if you want to do a seriously understated, neutral pink. Reviewers love that it's really easy to wear, flattering on many skin tones, and has a texture that's super-creamy ... like buttah!

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  • Urban Decay Catfight


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    Urban Decay's Revolution lipstick ($22, sephora.com) in Catfight is a pink-fuchsia with a slight red undertone, so think of it as the best of all the sexy lipstick worlds! Plus, with a formula that packs jojoba oil, avocado oil, cocoa butter, and shea butter, it's a moisturizing powerhouse. Hot!

  • Make Up For Ever Moulin Rouge


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    Make Up For Ever's Moulin Rouge #43 ($20, sephora.com) is known as a satin, vibrant red. Ooh la la! With the right lip liner (like Make Up For Ever's clear Lip Line Perfector, $19, sephora.com), you can do your best impression of a classic Hollywood film siren.

  • CoverGirl Classic Red


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    This CoverGirl Continuous Color lipstick ($6.85, amazon.com) may be called Classic Red, but reviewers say it's more of a deep raspberry. Hey, that may make it even easier to wear for those of us not totally comfortable with a true red.

  • Bobbi Brown Blondie Pink


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    Pippa Middleton reportedly loves this Bobbi Brown lipstick in Blondie Pink ($26, sephora.com). 'Nuff said! Okay, if that's not enough, consider the fact that it's a way to pull off pink in an uber-natural way, as BB lipsticks are known for being neutral enough for all skin tones!

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