Red lipsticks: The best of the best

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Add a touch of Hollywood glamour or vamp up your off-duty look in a second...

Red can be a tough shade to wear. Like seriously though. One moment it’s on your lips, the next it’s smeared all over your face, nose and chin. So making the right choice in the red lipstick department is crucial!

Firstly it’s about picking your shade. The secret is to find one that completely works with your colouring. Basically, everything from the undertones of your skin, to your hair and eye colour. Yes, it’’s undeniably the hardest part of finding a new lipstick but these small things really do make a big difference when finding a shade of red that suits you.
Blue-toned reds look cooler and more retro, whilst poppy orangey red are warmer and look a little bit more modern. And those dark very red that you covet on the covers of magazines and backstage are totally achievable too – when you know the right product to buy.
Team your new red lipstick with a nude eyeshadow and just a hint of mascara for that cool-girl look. Or slick on a feline black liquid liner to look like you’ve just stepped out of the 1950s.Whatever you choose to do, add classic glamour and an air of elegance to any ensemble with our pick of the 10 best red lipsticks, for every complexion and budget. Not looking for red? Check out The 10 Best Lipsticks that every handbag should have in their possession. There’s no denying that a red lipstick is a make-up bag staple, but do you know which shade should you be wearing? Take this quiz to find out.

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