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There is no substitute in a beauty lover's makeup stash for a quality, long-lasting, smudge-proof red lipstick. It's a timeless staple that everyone ought to have, but deciding which ones to buy can be a more than overwhelming task.

So Revelist staffers Kala Riggins and Blake Newby collected five of the internet's most beloved long-wear red lipstick formulas from Kat Von D Beauty, Fenty Beauty, Pat McGrath Labs, Sephora Collection, and The Crayon Case to put them to the ultimate test.

What's the best red lipstick out there? We've got the answer for you.

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