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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 sure you’re wearing the best red lipstick out there is crucial.
First of all, it comes down to picking the right shade for you. The secret is to find one that completely works with your colouring. Which is 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 reds are warmer and look a little bit more modern. And those dark very berry reds that you covet on the covers of magazines and backstage are totally achievable too – when you know the right products and shades to buy.
For the ultimate classic cool-girl look make sure you team your new red lipstick with a natural nude eyeshadow and just a hint of mascara. Or try slicking on a feline black liquid eye-liner to look like you’ve just stepped out of the 1950s. Whatever look you’re choosing to go for, add classic glamour and an air of elegance to any ensemble by picking the best red lipstick for your complexion and budget.
Not looking for red? Why not give the subtle nude lip a try? Or mix things up with a pop of purple lipstick. Overwhelmed with the choices out there? Check out our round up of the best lipsticks that every beauty bag should have in its possession.
There’s no denying that a good lipstick is a make-up bag staple, but do you know which shade should you be wearing? We’re here to help you find out.
Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick latest shade is a high impact red for a foxy midnight look. It’s packed full of natural moisturisers, too, so will keep lips luscious and primed to perfection all night long.
We love Elizabeth Arden’s Ceramide Plump Perfect Lipstick in Flame with its lip plumping, voluptuous, colour rich and long lasting benefits. Plus, it also includes vitamins A, C and E for anti-oxidant protection.
Clinique’s High Impact Lip Colour is an absolute must for day-time red wearers. As well as moisturisers, it contains the all-important SPF factor to keep lips protected, whatever the weather. We love the Red-Y To Wear shade and it lasts up to an impressive eight hours, too!
Estée Lauder’s Hydra Lust Lipstick is a definite must for a truly siren-red pout. The rich formula glides on with ease, keeping lips glossy and moisturised throughout the day, while an SPF15 protects during warmer weather. Plus, it has incredible staying power, too.