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Power Punch: The Red-Orange Lipstick Review


A true red lipstick is classic, but a red with orange tones has a little edge. The punchy shade will wake up your whole face and keep you looking energized all day long. It’s the perfect pick for a sunny day, or any time you simply want to shine. Here are some of our top picks. Which one is your favorite?

Inglot Cosmetics

Freedom Systems Lipstick in #09 | $7 | shop it

A true red orange lipstick that won’t disappoint! It’s creamy, goes on evenly and opaque, and is guaranteed to get you noticed. The bargain buy comes in a pan, sized to fit any Freedom System Palette; design your own here or pop it into a magnetic case like a Z•Palette before dropping it into your purse.

Inglot Cosmetics

Sleeks Cream Lip Paint in #103 | $10 | shop it

Boom. This neon orange-red gloss means business. Power-packed with color and a fluid shine, it really turns up the heat with any look. The test tube–like bottle is incredibly chic and the formula is non-sticky for ultimate wearability. Did we mention it also smells like cake? Obsessed.


Lipstick in Wild Child | $26 | shop it

Don’t shy away from this electrifying red—it goes on sheerer than you’d think, and leaves you with a simple, flattering, surprisingly sexy popsicle-stain look after one layer. But the sheer formula is buildable, so do another coat for more color.

Kevyn Aucoin

The Matte Lipcolor in Timeless | $33 | shop it

Sleek and easy, this muted red-orange matte is more approachable than traffic-stopping. A cooler undertone and fruity scent makes it a fun pick for spring. It’s matte and shine-free, but not drying.

Ellis Faas

Hot Lips in L402 Bright Orange | $35 | shop it

There are so many things to love about this liquid lipstick in twist-pen form: it’s a breeze to swipe on with the sponge-tip applicator, it has the lasting power of the stain but isn’t at all drying, and the pigmentation is out of this world. The shade is the most ideal hot red-orange for summer! 

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