10 Classic Red Lipsticks Every Girl Should Know About

You can't go wrong with a red lip!

(SPOT.ph) Nothing says glam like a bright red lip! Take it from classic Hollywood bombshells like Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn: If you want to turn heads and make a statement, all you need is that perfect shade of red. Below, we round up 10 classic red lipsticks that have stood the test of time and prove that makeup trends may come and go, but a fiery lippie is forever!

Here are 10 popular red lipsticks you have to check out: 

Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo (P1,100) from MAC


There’s a good reason why this lipstick remains one of the top-selling MAC products of all time. First released in 1999, Ruby Woo is loved by women of all skin tones because it’s said to flatter just about any complexion! Most of all, its classic matte formula promises to stay on from day to night, even with meals in between—making it the perfect red for your next night out. 


See a list of MAC branches.

Semi-Matte Lipstick in Jungle Red (P1,500) from NARS

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Legendary makeup artist Francois Nars came up with the shade “Jungle Red” after a famous scene in the classic 1939 film The Jungle. The show-stopping scarlet hue has a creamy and semi-matte finish that keeps your lips smooth and hydrated. It’s especially flattering on those with a neutral or warm-toned complexion.

Available at Rustan's The Beauty Source.

Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour (P1,650) in Pirate from Chanel

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One of the best-selling red lipsticks of all time is Chanel’s classic red shade in Pirate. Everything about it screams “chic,” from the signature gold click case to its head-turning blue-red color that looks gorgeous on those with more tanned skin tones. Its satin formula isn’t as long-lasting as others on this list, but it’s the perfect shade for those who are normally intimidated by a bright red. 

Available at Rustan's The Beauty Source.

Rouge Dior in 999 (P2,250) from Christian Dior


The Dior 999 shade dates as far back as 1953 when Christian Dior himself created the shade for his models to wear while they walked down the runway. Now, its modern reinvention is so popular among beauty lovers that it comes in multiple formulas: matte liquid, metallic, ultra-shiny gloss—you name it! Dior also swears that the creamy and highly pigmented formula will last through anything. 


Available at Rustan's The Beauty Source.

Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fire & Ice (P350) from Revlon

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You don’t need to shell out a ton of cash to flaunt an iconic red lip. Revlon’s classic shade had everyone talking in 1952 when the brand featured supermodel Dorian Leigh in a two-page spread that famously told women that they can wear makeup for themselves (and not for any man!). Revlon’s wearable red lipstick is also infused with SPF 15 and nourishing ingredients like vitamin E and avocado oil complex. 

Available at Watsons and SM Department Store.

Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored (P1,320) from Fenty Beauty 

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Leave it to Rihanna to create a red lipstick that could steal any show. A tiny bit goes a long, long way with this liquid lip that promises to look good on anyone. The ultra-pigmented and soft matte formula practically feels like nothing on the lips, and won’t smudge, smear, or feather on your pucker, no matter how many burgers you down.

Available on Sephora.ph.

Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso (P1,250) from Stila

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True to its name, Stila’s liquid lipstick boasts a wear time of up to six continuous hours without fading, flaking, or feathering. The brand’s “true red” shade has blue undertones, meaning it will make your teeth appear whiter upon wear! The bright red hue recently sold out in the U.S. after Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (the youngest woman to ever be elected in U.S. Congress!) said that she wore the shade all throughout her political campaign. 


Available at Rustan's The Beauty Source.

Color Sensational Lip Color in Red Revival (P299) from Maybelline 

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This rich, medium-toned red is widely known as a much more affordable dupe for another classic MAC shade, Russian Red. This vibrant lipstick has a comfortable, satin finish that promises to stay put, and will definitely make you stand out in your next party or night-out.

Available in Watsons, department stores, and on BeautyMNL.

Rouge d'Armani Lipstick in 400 (price available upon request) from Giorgio Armani Beauty

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Widely known as the classic Armani Red, this show-stopping color is the same shade as the brand’s signature red lipstick cases. This intense red is highly pigmented, but weightless on the lips—and yes, it’ll stay on all night! The Armani Red is such a classic, that it even comes in multiple finishes so you can flaunt any makeup look worthy of the red carpet. 

Available online.

Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl (P1,550) from NARS


If you’ve ever wanted to cop Taylor Swift’s signature red lip, look no further than this gem from NARS. This matte pencil delivers a high-impact, bright red shade that promises an opaque color that won’t dry out your pucker or fade throughout the day. And because it comes in a creamy pencil formula, it’s super easy to use: you won’t worry about over-application at all.


Available at Rustan's The Beauty Source.

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