I have been a makeup addict for quite some time now, and I have tried so many different red lipsticks through my time. Whether you’re just looking for an every day red to show off your Republican pride or looking for a show stopping red to wear to your next political conference, this list is a great place to start.

1) BUDGET: e.l.f: Moisturizing Lipstick- Red Carpet

This lipstick is a really great red for a low-cost price. It is a bright red. Get it here for less than $3.00. Also, try Razzle Dazzle Red is a great color as well.


2) SPLURGE: Tom Ford: Lip Color Matte – Ruby Red

This is my number one go to red lipstick. It lasts for at least 7 hours. I have worn it all day, and I never had to once touch it up. This lipstick is on the extremely pricey side, but it is honestly worth every penny. Get it here or here for $53.


3) BUDGET: e.l.f: Velvet Matte Lipstick- Ruby Red

Perfect for those who love a matte lipstick. Get it here.


4) SPLURGE: Marc Jacobs: Le Marc Lip Crème – So Rouge 240

This was the first real red lipstick I wore casually, and I got so many compliments on it. May your lipstick always be fierce, bold, and red. Get it here for $30.


5) BUDGET: Colourpop: Lippie Stix – Frenchie

Colourpop is what got me into lipstick in the first place. I bought this almost three years ago, and I have had a couple replacements since. They are great quality for the price. Get it here for $5.00.


6) SPLURGE: Nars: Audacious Lipstick – Rita

Rita is easily one of my top reds. I wear this color so often. Get it here for $34.


7) BUDGET: Colourpop: Lippie Stix- Bossy

Another great true blue red. Get it here for $5.00.


8) SPLURGE: Burberry: Liquid Lip Velvet- No. 41 Military Red

This formula and color are the perfect combination. It doesn’t dry out your lips either! Get it here for $34.


9) BUDGET: Milani: Lipstick Color Statement Matte- Matte Iconic

Milani is a great brand. I love this color and the formula. Get it here for $4.99.


10) SPLURGE: Kat Von D: Everlasting Liquid Lipstick- Outlaw

I own a majority of this line of lipstick. The formula is so smooth, especially for a liquid lipstick. It really is an everlasting color. Get it here for $20.


11) BUDGET: Milani: Amore Mattes Lip Crème- Devotion

A good quality liquid lipstick for a great price. Get it here for $5.59.


12) SPLURGE: Yves Saint Laurent: Rouge Pur Couture Lip Color- 01 Le Rouge

This is probably the truest red I own. It is well worth the money, and it looks amazing on every skin tone. Get yours here for $37.


13) BUDGET: Ulta: Lipstick- Cherry Picked 202

I love Ulta’s lipsticks. Get this color here for $8.50! Also try Red Haute 201 at the same link.


14) SPLURGE: Urban Decay: Vice Lipstick – Bad Blood

I know that Taylor Swift is most likely stuck in your head now. This lipstick, and its entire line, is perfection. Get this color here for $17.


15) BUDGET: NYX: Full Throttle Lipstick- Firestorm

Great formula for a great price. Get this color or Up The Bass here.

16) SPLURGE: Nars: Audacious Lipstick – Audrey

Audrey isn’t the brightest red, but it is beautiful. Get it here for $34.


17) BUDGET: Sonia Kashuk: Satin Luxe Lip Color SPF 16- Classic Red 93

Get it here for $9.99.


18) SPLURGE: Kat Von D: Studded Lip Kiss- Underage Red

This color also comes in the everlasting liquid lipstick formula as well. This color is super versatile, but it is still a charming red! Get it here for $21.


19) BUDGET: Burt’s Bees: Lipstick .12 oz- Ruby Ripple

Full coverage and moisturizing. Get this color (or try Scarlet Soaked) here for $6.59.


20) SPLURGE: Nars: Lipstick- Scarlet Empress

This color is a semi matte blue red. It is the perfect red for any occasion, and the blue undertones make your teeth look whiter. The quality is amazing. Get it here for $28.

Maggie B
FFL Cabinet Member
Maggie is a student at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She's studying Mechanical Engineering with Premed Specialization and Political Science. If her life had background music, it would be Fox News. She's a full time animal lover and spends most of her free time taking pictures of her cat. She loves politics, gold, glitter, pink, pens, lipstick, designer purses, Lilly Pultizer, and Kate Spade.

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