Classics are classics for a reason. Take red lipstick: a quintessential piece of beauty iconography that is as gorgeous on the lips as it in the tube. We think it’s a shame so many women shy away from red because it makes a real statement (and admittedly, that’s intimidating). But at the BeautyMNL office, we’re of the mind that anyone can pull it off—provided, of course, that you pick the best rouge for your complexion.

Now, finding the perfect red may seem the impossible task. And yet there are boxes of this color that fly off our shelves on the regular. Coincidence? We think not! From bright cherries and rich rubies to the most heart-stopping scarlets, we’ve whittled down our massive red lipstick stash to 6 flattering shades for Filipinas. You’re welcome!

1. Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Atlantic City, P850
Opaque and long-lasting, this classic blue-based red is fit for a movie star. It’s a cool-toned shade that happens to suit all skin tones. Shop it here.

2. Imagic Matte and Smudge-Proof Liquid Lipgloss in #10, P215
This warm red-orange is certainly bold yet incredibly wearable. Also, it won’t budge for hours. Shop it here.

3. Eden’s Paradise Honestly Matte Liquid Rouge in Friday Feels, P499
It’s vibrant without being overbearing, and that’s what makes this warm brick a great everyday shade. Shop it here.

4. Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Mattes in Divine Wine, P299
Smooth as a glass of merlot, this deep, warm burgundy will turn every head in the room. Shop it here.

5. W7 Mega Matte Lips in Hasta La Vista, P349
This bright cherry has a touch of cool pink in it. It’s a summery shade that will make the skin look radiant. Shop it here.

6. Skin Genie Oh Matte Goodness Lipstick in Easy A, P220
If you prefer vampy (but not vampiric) reds, take this earthy ruby out for a spin. Shop it here.

So, which scarlet will you be slicking on?

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