Just like the color of your roses, the lipstick shade you wear can say a lot about your intentions. Wear a vivid red and your significant other will know that romance is on the menu. Go for a pink and things will take a decidedly friendlier, flirtier vibe. See what we mean? To help you send the right message this Valentine’s Day, here are our Maybelline New York lipstick picks so you (and your lips) can make the smooth moves you intend to. 


Editors Picks for Valentines day lipstick

Red Lipstick

What your lips will be saying: Red is the traditional color of love and romance, wear it for a date night with your significant other.

We love: If your skin has warm undertones, try a red with hints of brown or orange like Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color in All Fired Up. For skin with cooler pink undertones, go for a red with hints of blue or purple like Color Sensational Lip Color in Are You Red-dy.

Pink Lipstick

What your lips will be saying: The color pink reflects happiness. It’s sweet but flirty, joyful and friendly. It’s perfect for a night with friends (keep the shade light to medium in tone)—or for those you’d like to become a little bit more than just friends (the deeper or brighter you go, the naughtier it becomes).

We love:  Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color in Blushing Pout for a light-to-medium shade; or Vivids Lipcolor in Fuchsia Flash, a brighter, bolder pink

Nude Lipstick

What your lips will be saying: It’s the color of bare skin, need we say more? It’s charming and intimate at the same time, which makes it perfect for a cozy amorous evening.

We love: Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes in Purely Nude or Peach Buff for fair skin; Beige Babe or Almond Rose for medium skin; and Raw Chocolate or Toasted Truffle for dark skin. 

Purple Lipstick

What your lips will be saying: Because it’s often associated with finding love at first sight, purple makes for a very adventurous, unexpected look—and experience.

We love: Color Sensational in Pretty in Plum or Color Sensational Loaded Bolds in Berry Bossy

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