Whether you have a date for Valentine’s Day, or Galentine’s Day is your chosen celebration this week, a red lip is never a bad idea. Nothing draws the eye quite like a scarlet pucker. A little bit—or a lot—of rouge says, “I’m confident and ready to celebrate this holiday right.” From dinner and drinks to possibly something more, a red statement look is très chic. Make those “Hallmark holiday” naysayers eat their words; you’ll look too good for that kind of negativity.
For those expecting big moments on the day, bring out the big guns with Chanel’s Rouge Allure shade or Yves Saint Laurent Beauty’s Lunatic Red plump-in color. If a fun night out with a group is in the cards, then maybe Covergirl’s Seduce Scarlet cream lipstick is the one for a night filled with wine and dancing. In a newer relationship? A matte lip, like Charlotte Tilbury’s Red Carpet Red, is will assure your date that you’re ready to build up to something great (color-wise and relationship-wise). Below, ten red lip shades guaranteed to make you love love.