ESC: Best Beauty, Jessica Biel

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Whether you're going on a romantic date with your soulmate or having a girl's night out, your Valentine's Day pout has to be perfect.

First, you have to select the shade that pairs well with your skin-tone and ensemble—a hue that makes you feel confident and beautiful. Then, you'll need a formula that will stay put with minimal upkeep. There are a few things we're trying to avoid here: Getting lipstick all over yourself (teeth, face, etc) and getting lipstick all over your date.

These requirements are also essential for the red carpet. While celebs like Jessica Biel have glam squads to ensure their pouts are perfect, finding the best shade and product is the priority. This is why we went through the Best Beauty of this year's award season to find the lipsticks for the romantic holiday.

There are also a few tips we've learned from the sidelines of the carpet that will make your pucker pop. For example, lip liner is important for a long-lasting pout. It keeps lipstick from feathering (Read: Going beyond your lip line) and amps up the pigment. Next, a liquid lipstick or lip stain will stay put all night long and minimize bleeding, so you can feel confident when there's no mirror around.

Ready to find the lipstick of your dreams? Check out our favorite hues from the red carpet and editor-tested products below!

ESC: Best Beauty, Jessica Biel

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Jessica Biel brings Justin Timberlake's "Strawberry Bubblegum" lyrics to life with her fun pop of pink.

ESC: V-Day Lipsticks From Pink to Red

Matte Shaker Liquid Lipstick in Yummy Pink, $22 

ESC: Critics Choice Beauty Tips, Olivia Munn

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Olivia Munn's coral-tinted lipstick and her red dress are the perfect pair.

ESC: V-Day Lipsticks From Pink to Red

Super Stay Matte Ink Lip Color in Heroine, $7.29

ESC: Beauty Tips, Golden Globe Awards 2018, Lily James

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Who needs a dozen roses when you have Lily James' soft pink-to-brown lip hue?

ESC: V-Day Lipsticks From Pink to Red

Miracle Matte Liquid Lip Color in English Rose, $9.99

ESC: Best Beauty, Eve

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Eve amps up her nude with a glossy rose-tinted lipstick. If you're not a fan of bright colors, this is the way to go.

ESC: V-Day Lipsticks From Pink to Red

Hollywood Lips in Show Girl, $34

ESC: SAG Awards, Best Beauty, Madeline Brewer

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Madeline Brewer is Valentine's Day beauty goals with dewy, natural-appearing makeup and bright red lipstick—a great shade next to her red hair.

ESC: V-Day Lipsticks From Pink to Red

Powermatte Lip Pigment in Light My Fire, $26

ESC: SAG Awards, Best Beauty, Tracee Ellis Ross

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Tracee Ellis Ross opted for deeper red and added drop ruby earrings, inspiring our V-Day look.

Exact: Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick in Dashing 206, $30

ESC: V-Day Lipsticks From Pink to Red

Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color, $24

ESC: Gal Gadot

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Gal Gadot is channeling Wonder Woman with her powerful pout.

Exact: Revlon Super Lustrous in Bombshell Red, $4.99

ESC: V-Day Lipsticks From Pink to Red

Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiery, $22

ESC: Drugstore Beauty, Rita Ora

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Rita Ora's ox blood red is the sultry hue that our hearts desire.

Exact: Rimmel London Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Plum This Show, $4.99

ESC: V-Day Lipsticks From Pink to Red

Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in High Drama, $21

ESC: SAG Awards, Best Beauty, Chrissy Metz

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Then again, Chrissy Metz's plum pout is perfect.

ESC: V-Day Lipsticks From Pink to Red

Statement Matte Liquid Lipstick in Devious, $19

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