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Top 10 Bold Lipsticks

Bold Lipsticks For The Most Daring Beauty Lovers

Bold Lipsticks For The Most Daring Beauty Lovers

Don’t get us wrong, we love a good nude lip. But there’s something about swiping on a bright red or a deep berry shade that makes you feel, well, bold. Changing up your lip color is the fastest and easiest way to transform your beauty look, but we know it can be tough to find a color that’s bold but not clown-like and works with your skin tone. So we went to work to find the Top 10 bold lipsticks that editors are trying and then stockpiling. Lipstick lovers, meet the standout shades that are going to completely rock your 2019. In classic red, deep cranberry, neon pink and fashion-forward blue these popular picks are hydrating, long-lasting and statement-making. All that’s needed to master your new look is a complimentary liner and perhaps a good lipstick remover (when we say they’re long-lasting, they’re really long-lasting). So, what will it be? Ruby Woo red or Schiap pink? Opening image: @narsissist

Love our 10 Best Bold Lipsticks? Check out our 10 Best Metallic Eyeshadows next!

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January 10, 2019

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The Rankings


stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Paradiso

Our Score

LOVED FOR: A matte finish no longer comes at the price of lips that look dry and cracked. This liquid lipstick is packed with hydrating ingredients like vitamin E and avocado oil.

BEST FOR: Deep reds and hot pinks might be seasonal, but cranberry lips are forever.


Maybelline New York Color Sensational Red Lipstick in Deepest Cherry

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Formulated with pure pigments, this deep cherry shade is packed with ultra rich color.

HELPFUL TIP: We exfoliate our face, why stop at our lips? For the best and boldest application, use after Maybelline's Lip Studio Master Glaze Lip Scrub!


Dior Rouge Dior Ultra Rouge Lipstick in 111 Ultra Night

Our Score

BEST FOR: Your vampiest look yet

HELPFUL TIP: Not into the goth look? Use this shade as a base or top layer over your favorite red or cranberry lipstick to create a custom color.


MAC Cosmetics MAC Plum Lipstick in Heroine

Our Score

BEST FOR: Olive skin tones

COMPLETE THE LOOK: Let your lips be the centerpiece by wearing with a dewy foundation or tinted moisturizer (depending on your coverage of choice), bold brows, and a few coats of mascara.


Revlon ColorStay Overtime LipColor in Always Sienna

Our Score

LOVED FOR: 16-hour wear that actually lasts for 16 hours through eating, drinking and even kissing (you're welcome!).

USERS SAID: "This is my all time favorite lip color. The Colorstay product is fantastic and believe me I have tried 90% of what is out there. Always Sienna is the perfect blend of red, burgundy, and rust—not too dark not too light—a perfect neutral without being beige or nude."


Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in 1993

Our Score

BEST FOR: A not too '90s brown

LOVED FOR: The color options and creamy formula are so good that it's basically impossible to just buy one!


Maybelline Makeup SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick in Voyager

Our Score

LOVED FOR: An arrow shaped brush makes applying this liquid lipstick easy... just remember a little goes a long way! 

HELPFUL TIP: The pro of a liquid lipstick is that it has real staying power, but the con is that it can be hard to get off. For easy removal, try using Maybelline's SuperStay Eraser lipstick remover.


Tom Ford Boys & Girls Lip Color in Cardi

Our Score

BEST FOR: Fashion for your lips

WHERE TO WEAR: This sheer blue shade is giving us major Coachella vibes.


MAC Cosmetics MAC Red Lipstick in Ruby Woo

Our Score

BEST FOR: A classic bold red lip

LOVED FOR: Ruby Woo is not only universally flattering, but has also gained a bit of a cult following for being one of the best red lipsticks of all time.


Nars Lipstick in Schiap

Our Score

BEST FOR: A pop of color on beach vacations

FUN FACT: This shade was named after fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli (one of Coco Chanel's biggest rivals) who famously loved hot pink!

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