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beauty mark: red lipstick

our editor picks the best of the best. get ready to pucker up!

by: katie dickens

November 19 2013

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Trust me when I say that you'll be better off red this winter.

The color in question is classic but it’s easy to make it your own. Need proof? Just look at images of Solange, Gwen Stefani, and even farther back to Elizabeth Taylor; they add their own twist to their signature crimson shade of lipstick, so the color looks anything but derivative. 

You don't have to be hounded by the paparazzi to put a unique spin on red, either. If you need some inspiration, here are a few of my tried-and-tested tips:

1) Wear it the old school way by pairing a satin finish lipstick with a cat eye.

2) Make it edgy by choosing a matte finish and keeping the rest of your face bare.

3) Or try a cooler look a la Kate Moss with a stained mouth, smudged black liner, and loads of mascara.

But first, you need to pick your lipstick. I've gathered my 10 favorites (as NYLON's Beauty Director, trust me when I say I've tried a ton of them). Click through the gallery to see my picks and figure out which one works best for you.

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