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Perfect that pout this valentines.

Whether your looking for a sultry dark gothic shade of red, or something with a touch of classic Hollywood glamour, we've hand picked some of our favourite alternative lipsticks. All in sultry shades of red, that are just perfect for valentines day - and of course, any time of the year too!

Classic red lipstick shades by alternative cosmetic brands

Killer Pin Up

For a classic shade of red that just oozes Hollywood glamour, from pillar-box red, to lush blood reds.

From top left to bottom right:
Medusa's Make Up "Red Square" Lipstick – in a bright red tone | Besame "Red Velvet 1946" Lipstick - a luscious deep rich red | Sugarpill "Nurse" Liquid lip color – a classic bold matte red | Barry M "Bombshell" Lip Paint – a bright pillar-box red | Manic Panic "Poison Apple" Cross Gloss – a high shine gloss in blood red.

Dark gothic red lipstick shades by alternative cosmetic brands

Vamped up valentine

For a sultry, gothic take on the classic red, from deep red wines, to metallic shimmering tones.

From top left to bottom right:
Manic Panic "Black Rose" Lipstick – a deep dark, red wine tone | Besame "Blood Red 1922" Lipstick – a sultry, rich dark red | Lime Crime "Feline" Matte Velvetines – a deep dark matte red | Illamasqua "Box" Lipstick – a classic red with dark notes | Medusa's Make Up "Cherry Pie" Metal AF Lipgloss – a bold shimmering metallic dark red.

To find stockists for all these make up brands visit our directory site, where you can a selection of sites selling each listed brand.