LIGHTS, CAMERA, PUCKER UP

If finding a vampy vegan lippie has you seeing red, we’ve got ya covered! Add a touch of Hollywood glam or vamp up your off-duty look in the sweep of a stick. One of the easiest ways to add a touch of vintage glamour to your look is to simply throw on some red rouge. Red lipstick is the makeup equivalent of slipping on a sexy pair of pumps. It's the easiest way to instantly upgrade your look. It adds a sense of occasion to the mundane, and can transform you from office worker to Hollywood starlet in an instant. Red can be a tough shade to wear, and a little intimidating at first approach. Like seriously though! One moment it's on your lips, the next it's smeared all over your face, nose and chin. So making the right choice in the red lipstick department is crucial.
 
Firstly it's about picking your shade. The secret is to find one that completely works with your coloring. Basically, everything from the undertones of your skin, to your hair and eye color. Yes, it’s undeniably the hardest part of finding a new lipstick but these small things really do make a big difference when finding a shade of red that suits you. Blue-toned reds look cooler and more retro, whilst poppy orangey red are warmer and look a little bit more modern. And those dark merlots that you covet on the covers of magazines and backstage are totally achievable too.
 
Team your new red lipstick with a nude eyeshadow and just a hint of mascara for that cool-girl look. Or slick on a feline black liquid liner to look like you've just stepped out of the 1950s Hollywood glam squad. Whatever you choose to do, add classic glamour and an air of elegance to any ensemble with our picks of the 8 best cruelty-free red lipsticks, for every complexion and budget. 
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Words written by Mallory Maupin