The Most Flattering Red Lipsticks


Discovering your signature red lipstick is a rite of passage for many women. Hours and hours can be spent trying to decipher between red lipsticks that at first glance look identical, but once they’re applied, they look very different. The right shade of red can enhance your smile, make you look more awake and give you the confidence to tackle the day. It’s no wonder it becomes a staple in many women’s daily makeup routines. Here are the most flattering red lipsticks you need to try:

Guerlain Kiss Kiss Lipstick Shaping Cream in Red Passion It’s no surprise that a lippy with ‘kiss kiss’ in the name delivers. This creamy lipstick gives you a flawless pout. It’s so decedent that it has a vanilla-violet scent with a hint of berry. Promise you won’t eat it off.

Priced at £26

L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Exclusive Reds in Liya This matte red lipstick was part of the collection tailored to every skin tone. The classic red is a wear-with-everything staple.

Priced at £6.99

Estée Lauder Pure Colour Crystal Lipstick in Twinkling Ruby This dazzling red delivers crystalline colour (read: shimmery, not sparkly) that will perk up any tired complexion. Keep this handy for upcoming parties.

Priced at £21

NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Moscow  If you want to try something different than the classic bright red, this vampy matte lipstick is a brilliant alternative. Don’t worry, it has a hydrating formula that won’t dry out your lips.

Priced at £19.50

Topshop Lips in Trigger Pink up this perfect shade of red lippy the next time you’re stocking up on jumpers and jeans. This Merlot red has a modern velvet finish.

Priced at £8

Collection Lasting Colour Lipstick in Valentine If you’re more a neutral lipstick type of person, this wallet-friendly red is a brilliant way to test the trend. Who knows, you might become addicted to it?

Priced at £2.99

Bobbi Brown Lip Colour in Burnt Red This semi-matte brick red shade is a must-have if you have a warmer complexion. It will bring out the golden undertones in your skin, no blusher required.

Priced at £19.50

Whichever shade of red you commit to, remember that the perfect accessory to a red lipstick is dazzling smile.