The Red lipstick is a power move .. Red lipstick it's unavoidable and potent; it's also simultaneously unquestionably, unabashedly feminine. That makes it unlike pretty much every other cosmetic or garment: it embodies strength and womanliness in equal measures.
Yves Saint Laurent Tatouage Couture Lipstick
Liquid lipstick is a fool-proof way to coat your lips with little effort, and Yves Saint Laurent's offering has serious staying power - even when food and prosecco are involved. Result! We love the fact it doesn't feather or bleed and would look good on all skin tones.
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick
Red lipstick is synonymous with Hollywood glam and Elizabeth Arden's classic rouge is the kind of tone that totally pops. The satin finish has a light sheen and is renowned for its intense long-wear staying power. Perfect for naturally dry lips, it offers moisture and colour that lasts for up to 12 hours.
Velvet Matte Lip Colour: Christian Louboutin
If you are after a matte texture with some serious vamp, you won't find a more stand-out lipstick than the Christian Louboutin offering. Velvety and rich, the vivid shade is just what you need to pair with your little black dress - and perfect for a special occasion like Valentine's Day...
L'Oréal Infallible Lip Gloss
If a gloss is more your bag, you can get intense colour and hydration without splashing out. L'Oréal's Infallible gloss is a fan favourite thanks to its unique formula enriched with hyaluronic acid and shine colour pigment. Bonus: it's not at all sticky. Pass the vino...
Hot Lips: Charlotte Tilbury
Want a megawatt colour and majorly bouji packaging? You NEED to gift yourself a lipstick by Charlotte Tilbury, ASAP. The Hot Lips range has the PERFECT red for gals that aren't afraid of making an impact - and it's inspired by Charlotte's own mum!. It glides on easily, and who could resist that leopard print tube?!
Ruby Woo matte lipstick: MAC
Ask any makeup artist what their go-to red lipstick is, and you can bet the majority of them will say MAC's Ruby Woo - it's a cult classic loved by the likes of Rihanna. This extra-matt texture makes your teeth look pearly white after just one swipe, and in our experience is guaranteed to gain you plenty of compliments.
Velvet Matte Lip Pencil: NARS
For something a little more subtle but easy to apply, a crayon is ideal. If you're tentatively stepping your toes into red lips, this product will allow you to build colour, starting subtle. Plus, the precise tip means it's much harder to mess up. Basically, it's a makeup bag staple.
Rouge d'Armani Matte Lipstick: Giorgio Armani
Last but not least, Armani's intense matte-finish lipstick gives a bold, stand-out pout. Enriched with hydrogenated Jojoba Oil and a unique light-diffusing gel, the creamy, full coverage lipstick glides on easily and never dries your lips out.
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