Other than every day, Valentine's Day is our favorite holiday for indulging in a red lip. So naturally we'd suggest taking your Valentine's Day look ten levels up a notch on the spice scale, and pairing whatever ensemble you have planned with a sexy red lipstick. One, because a simple swipe of red supplies instant confidence, and two, you'll have your date drooling before dessert even arrives. Like Audrey Hepburn said, there's a shade of red for every woman, so look to our favorite ladies of Instagram to find yours—powerful meets playful in these red pout and hair combinations.

Center Part Updo + Scarlet Red

Flaunt your neckline with an effortless updo, Marianna Hewitt style, and a scarlet lipstick to match your salsa dancing girl emoji dress. 

 

Sleek Lob + Coral Red

Give your glass hair extra glow by pairing it with a succulent coral-colored lipstick.

 

 Half-Up Mermaid Waves + Ruby Red

Black lace and mermaid locks are all the more sultry when they center around a rich ruby red.

 

S-Waves + Dusty Rose

If a classic red lipstick isn't your cup of tea, do as Camila Coelho and swipe on a flirty rose shade to go with your flat iron waves.

 

Slicked Bun + Vampy Red

A moody red similar to Olivia Culpo's is extra striking when offset by a sleek bun made with OUAI Rose Hair & Body Oil

 

Tousled Bob + Classic Red

Serve all sorts of a certain je ne sais quoi in a French girl-red lipstick that mirrors your lived-in texture.

 

Glass Ponytail + Strawberry Red

Skip the strawberries and whipped cream and wear this juicy red hue made all the more delectable by a polished ponytail. 

 

Wet, Pushed Back + Peachy Red

An out-of-your-face hairstyle accentuates your eyes, cheekbones, and lips so push it back and put on a peachy red. 

 

Curly Updo + Pinkish Red

Keep it easy on the eyes—let your lipstick and curls do the talking with a work-to-play updo that gives your tendrils a starring role.

 

Beach Waves + Fire Red

Ultra-glam lids and a fire red lipstick like Desi Perkin's are sure to make your date do a double take. 

 

Wispy Bun + Big Apple Red

A no-fuss bun calls for a sparkly headband and a bright, big apple red on the lips.

 

Sleek + Blood-Red

What's better than being wined and dined? Being wined and dined while wearing a wine-stained hue and sleek, straight hair. 

 

Textured Waves + Clementine Red

Fluff up your fringe and waves with some OUAI Texturizing Hair Spray before swiping on an orangey red.

  

Soft Curls + Crimson

Complement a set of loose curls with a crimson pout and graphic statement accessories.

 

Get more Valentine's Day inspo with these easy celeb-inspired hairstyles