I've had the chance to try a few red lipsticks in my day as a dancer, and well being as girly and makeup obsessed as I am. This smashbox piece, is superb. I have been looking for one like this for a while now, and finally I have stumbled upon this in the perfect J.Crew red (you know, that orangy-red they use on all their models).
Anyway, I am loving it. It comes in many glorious shades, but for starters I recommend "True Red", and how true it is.
smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in True Red