Pucker up! 10 of our favourite red lipsticks right now

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Laura Sutcliffe

Who doesn't love a red lipstick? If you are a matte, glossy kinda gal or perfer a deep, tomato-toned red or even a blue-toned scarlet, a bolt of red can instantly make dull complexions radiant again, not to mention instantly giving your face a bit of a lift. Red gives you an 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….


1. Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso, £17, Stila


Liquid lipstick is a fool-proof way to coat your lips with little effort, and Stila's Stay All Day offering has staying power for up to six hours - even when food and prosecco are involved. Result! We love the fact it doesn't feather or bleed and would look good on all skin tones.

2. ROUGE ALLURE Luminous Intense Lip Colour, £31, Chanel


Red lipstick is synonymous with Hollywood glam and Chanel's Rouge Allure lipstick in 104 Passion is the kind of tone that totally pops. The satin finish has a light sheen and is renowned for its intense long-wear staying power. With nourishing almond oil and green tea ingredients, your pout is left moisturised and smooth, too. Pucker up!

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3. Semi Matte Lipstick in Jungle Red £23, NARS


If you are after a semi-matte texture with some serious vamp, Nars Jungle Red will be right up your street. Velvety and rich, the vivid shade is just want you need to pair with your little black dress..

4. Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick, £26, Laura Mercier


We can't get enough of the Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipsticks from Laura Mercier. Not only is the colour Rouge Electrique a super bold, intense shade, but its weightless texture and a lovely satin finish soothes your lips and best of all, doesn't bleed or feather. Pass the vino...

5. BlitzTrance Lipstick, £35, Pat McGrath Labs @ Selfridges


Want high shine, a megawatt colour and majorly bouji packaging? You NEED to gift yourself a lipstick by Pat McGrath, ASAP. The BlitzTrance Lipstick range has the PERFECT red for gals that aren't afraid of making an impact - Blood Rush. Packed with  glittery micro-shimmers, the creamy texture is pure joy to use.

6. Ruby Woo, £16.50, MAC


Ask any makeup artist what their go-to 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 makes your teeth look pearly white after just one swipe.

7. VisionAiry Gel Lipstick,218 Volcanic £25, Shiseido  


For maximum impact, Shiseido's VisionAiry Gel Lipstick offers a weightless colour that lasts for up to 6 hours. Nice! Despite the fact it is bold and bright, the water-based ingredient list ensures your pout won't get dry, meaning your red lips will last even longer... 

8. Patsy Red, Hot Lips 2 Collection, £28, Charlotte Tilbury


Charlotte Tilbury's lipsticks are widely regarded as the best in the business and there isn't anything quite as satisfying as whipping one out of your clutch to re-apply on the go. The brand has just released the Hot Lips 2 collection - a range of 11 lipsticks named after inspiring women. 'Patsy' is inspired by Charlotte's own mother and has a bold matte texture that is both buildable and moisturising. And, it's encased in the glammest of bullets - look at that leopard print! 

9. Oh Miley, £25, Marc Jacobs Beauty


Marc Jacobs Beauty's Le Marc Lip Crème collection is 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  and we are loving Oh Miley.

10. Matte Lipstick in Perfect red, £7, NYX 


Suitable for all budgets, the NYX Matte Lipstick is under a tenner and delivers a strong mattified finish that feels velvety when applied. Enriched with beeswax, it gives intense shine and we love the orange undertone - great for warming up lacklustre complexions. 

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