Seriously, we get it. Lipstick can be super intimidating when you find yourself wanting to join what feels like an exclusive club of perfectly polished red lips (with lipstick-free teeth, of course). But fear not—baby steps is the key here, and who better to recommend a good red than the Cov-alums that we couldn't picture without it?
Joanna Hillman, Style Director at Harper's Bazaar:
Hillman copped to always carrying Lady Danger by M.A.C (you've probably seen her wearing it in a street style shot, or five hundred). It's the perfect, super-saturated shade of orange-red that keeps the red lip just modern enough without veering into total pin-up territory (unless you're into that thing, which by all means!)
The Beckerman sisters, Designers/Bloggers:
The Beckermans are rarely seen without rouge lips and an expertly-applied cat eye recommend Dragon Girl by NARS. The chubby pencil looks like a lip liner, but actually leaves your lips a super rich, classic matte red. And unlike other pencil formulas, the velvety texture won't dry out you out, which is probably a good goal to have in mind when your lips are always being put on display.
Brill and Dexter-Jones have both perfected the whole cool-girl-with-red-lips-and-artfully-tousled-hair thing. They also professed their love of M.A.C's Ruby Woo. Generally known as the perfect fire-truck, "true" red, the hue in this tube has inspired a cult-like following
See? Our Covs wear their reds fearlessly, and you cannot be afraid of a tube of lipstick for your entire life. Trust us—a little lip liner to set the color, and you won't have crimson all over your chin by lunchtime. Swearsies.