These are the 11 best red lipsticks to make a statement


Laura Sutcliffe

Is there anything more fabulous than a red lipstick? Be it matte, gloss, deep, tomato-toned, a bolt of red can instantly make dull complexions radiant again, not to mention instantly giving your face a bit of a lift. Red is always in fashion and is a great hue that gives you instant glam, made-up look. Everyone has their favourite shade of red and sometimes it's quite hard to find the perfect fiery tone just for you. Never fear, we have put together a roundup of the best red lipsticks that will totally give your pout some va va voom….

Ruby Woo, £16.50, MAC


Ask any makeup artist what their to-go red lipstick is, and you can bet the majority of them will say MAC's Ruby Woo - it's a cult classic. This extra-matt texture is the perfect rich red which has blue undertones, making your teeth look pearly white after just one swipe.

Cherry Lush, £40, Tom Ford


And the prize for the best-looking lippie goes to a certain Mr. Tom Ford. Not only is the square shaped bullet one of the chicest choices of packaging ever – and thanks to the chamomile flower oil, the formula glides on and hydrates your lips as well as adding a classic rustic tone.

Tell Laura, £24, Charlotte Tilbury


Charlotte Tilbury's extensive range of lipsticks are widely regarded as the best in the business and there isn't anything quite as chic as whipping one out of your clutch to reapply in the ladies. The Hot Lips lipstick in Tell Laura has light-diffusing pigments which give your lips that full-bodied sheen – and the warm, orange toned red looks insanely good with a tan.

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Oh Miley, £25, Marc Jacobs Beauty


Marc Jacobs Beauty's Le Marc Lip Crème are infused with Seaberry and Cocoa Butter which means they last up to a whopping 10 hours. Plus, they are named after A–list ladies that have inspired the man himself – we are loving Oh Miley.

Falling Fast, £8, Topshop


Topshop Beauty is loved by a whole host of cooler-than cool celebrities including Alexa Chung and Poppy Delevingne and it's easy to see why. The velvety-finished formula that is smudge-proof and long lasting.

Rouge Louboutin, £70, Christian Louboutin


Have you EVER seen anything quite so beautiful? Christian Louboutin's Velvet Matte Lipstick gives your lips an opulent burst of colour which is super matte and long-lasting. No need to worry about the colour drying your lips out either – it contains seed butters which will give you a boost of hydration. And trust us, you won’t be able to stop looking at the jaw-dropping packaging either…

Kate Lipstick in #1, £5.49, Rimmel London


When you think of a celebrity that personifies the red lip (apart from Megan from Love Island) you instantly think of Kate Moss. Her own range of shades at Rimmel are purse-friendly and brilliant. The #1 is a pillar-box rouge and would suit any skin tone. For under £6, you just can't go wrong – and rumour has it – its Zoella's to-go-to shade.

Lady Balls, £21, Too Faced


Too Faced is always one step ahead with its extensive range of innovative products and their Melted Matte range is a fantastic selection of liquid lipsticks that are long-wearing and hugely pigmented. Lady Balls is a creamy, dark-hued red which would look so striking pared with black Adele-esque liquid eyeliner.

Opera Rouge, £14, Paul & Joe


Paul & Joe's beauty line is a first rate display of the most aesthetically pleasing products ever and the Lipstick N Full range is a creamy formula that glides on smoothly with the lightest touch and wont bleed either due to its long-lasting properties. Plus how extra is the baby blue retro tube? Love!

Red Perfecto, £4.85, L'Oréal


If you want to look red hot on a budget, L'Oréal Paris Color Riche Matte Lipstick in Red Perfecto is the most vivid of reds which will pack a punch when applied. It’s enriched with oils which gives extra comfort and for under £5, it’s a great drugstore gem.

Liquid Matte in 'Heartbreaker', £18, Huda Beauty


Huda Beauty's liquid matte lipstick is a pinkish red hue which gives a suedette-style finish which does not budge until you want it to – great if you have a day of eating and drinking ahead!

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