We’re moving towards the season of red jumpers, dresses, nails and of course lips to match! But is there ever a bad time for a good red lip? There’s a whole world of red out there but here’s my personal favourites tried and tested over the years:
Lady Bug, MAC
I love this warm, full red lip. It often comes out in winter and autumn to make a black outfit pop or at Christmas to try and bring some beauty to a hideous Christmas jumper ensemble! I have a glossy finish one which goes on easily and nicely and has a lovely shine.
Ruby Woo, Mac
This is a classic bright, orangey red, think pillar box. I have this in a matt finish so it does last although does that thing where stays around the edges comes off in the middle! So keep on reapplying even though it may be a while. This is a great one to recreate the bright look just seen across catwalks for London Fashion Week.
Shade 1, Rimmel, Lasting Finish by Kate Moss
More of a warm, berry shade, perfect for autumn! This nice, budget friendly choice is perfect for an evening. It lasts relatively well throughout cocktail drinking and lips feel nourished.
Hot Pepper, Rouge Edition Velvet, Bourjois
Rouge Edition is quite a statement red option. Velvet by Bourjois is the ‘new era of lipsticks’. This has all the qualities of lip gloss but turns into a matt, velvety finish. The enriched formula ensures that lips are left smooth and soft, so don’t be put off by matte – this does not mean dry! All that and as always comes at a great price.
Tell Laura, Charlotte Tilbury
This soft, orange toned choice is from the Hot Lips collection. Hot lips leaves two different finishes; one enriched with an antioxidant, a blend of special waxes and clever light-diffusing pigments for full-bodied, ultra-brilliant lips. The other uses a unique square-angled tip that is designed to mimic a lip brush and contains Orchid Extract, and voluminising 3D pigments for cashmere-soft lips.