10 gorgeous red lipsticks that will instantly transform your face
Who doesn’t love a red lipstick? If you are a matte, glossy kinda gal or prefer a deep, tomato-toned red, a bolt of red can instantly make dull complexions radiant again, not to mention instantly giving your face a bit of a lift. Red gives you an instant glam, made-up look – without having to apply a full face of makeup. Easy!
1. Tom Ford’s Extreme Lip Spark in Throb
There’s just something about this red lipstick that brings all the joy. Tom Ford’s Extreme Lip Spark is packed with metallic sequin-saturated colour, and the NEW red ‘Throb’ hue is insanely gorgeous. The lipstick glides on smooth, depositing an even coat of pigment and sparkle.
2. Antimatter lipstick, from Illamasqua
This long-lasting lipstick has an intense pop of colour that’s ideal if you’re feeling dramatic. Half-way between matte and satin, Antimatter lipsticks glide onto lips smoothly and provide comfortable continuous wear.
3. Rossy LIP2CHEEK, byTrinny London
Trinny London’s new LIP2CHEEK, Rossy, is one to treasure in your makeup bag. Rossy’s rustic undertones transform this shade into a rich yet workable red that is endlessly versatile. It’s a clever multitasker which is perfect for every skin tone.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Velvet Matte Lip Colour, , Christian Louboutin beauty
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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Rouge Dior Ultra Rouge Lipstick
The semi-matte finish of this lipstick is ideal for day-wear. It’s the first lipstick by Dior composed of a polymer combined with a plant-based oil, meaning it gives great hydration and won’t cake throughout the day.