Nina Dobrev Just Reminded Us How Powerful a Classic Lipstick Can Be

I've been on a seemingly never-ending quest for the best red lipstick—I have a grand total of five red lippies in my handbag at the moment (they all suit different moods and outfits, okay?). Red lipstick has been around for roughly 5000 years (shout-out to Wikipedia for the knowledge) and has been popular since the 19th century. Famously, flappers wore it in the '20s, thanks to advancements in technology giving us the lipstick bullet, and it became ubiquitous in Hollywood, with stars like Marilyn Monroe elevating it to an iconic status.

As a result, the red lipstick will never leave our makeup bags. But as with everything these days, there are so many incredible options that it's hard to find the right one. We turned to today's biggest stars to see what they put on their lips in a bid to uncover the best red lipsticks out there. We've even tested out a few of the latest launches so you can shop more updated versions. (Spoiler: A red lip crayon is all the rage right now.) Keep scrolling to see which red lipsticks the A-list loves, plus some of our favourites right now.