On our list of life mottos: Never underestimate the power of a red lip. A firey pout is daring, year-round, and the ultimate way to take any look up a notch.

To narrow down the endless selections of shades and sticks, we enlisted five Seattle beauty experts to share their top lip picks in this iconic color. Click through the slide show above for the winners.

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