I do believe there is such thing as the "perfect red" lip. But it's not my style to rely on just one color in any makeup category! Take a look at the lip with and without the gloss.
This lipstick, Such Flare!, is part of the MAC Holiday collection. It's a really great lip, even if you wear it alone!
I decided to jazz it up using Driven by Love Pro Longwear Lipglass. This color is pretty sexy all by itself. It reminds me of the older, classic MAC Lacquers from back in the day. Fanplastico was the best! Here's a swatch of it alone, if you will. I didn't use a lip liner with any of these looks. Woo hoo! Red lips rock!