Until recently, I was never much of a lipstick girl. However, after spotting everyone from Lucky editors to multiple celebs at the Emmys sporting a strong red lip, it was obvious that I was missing out on something. Fun colors like orange, hot pink and even dark purple certainly have their time and place, but a classic red lipstick will never fail to look seriously amazing. With all the options out there, it’s easy to find a new everyday favorite (hello, MAC Ruby Woo!), but you know a lipstick is really good when you find yourself using a Q-tip to scoop up every last bit in the tube (NARS Jungle Red) like I was the other night. Clearly, I’ve turned a new lipstick-wearing corner.
Whether you’re a newbie to crimson lipstick or have been a devout fan of the color for years, there are plenty of formulas and finishes to choose from—at every price. Click through the slideshow above to find a great red lipstick that you’ll wear forever.