The 12 Best Red Lipsticks For Winter |
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A red lip can update your look instantly – and whether you favour matte or satin, deep or bright, everyone has their own opinion on which is the ultimate hue. We went straight to the experts to find out which red lipsticks they couldn’t be without. Take note...

Lip Gloss in Hollywood Red, £22 | Bobbi Brown

“If, like me, you’re a little wary of a full-on red lip, try this gloss. It’s beautifully sheer and has the perfect amount of red for a polished finish.” – Jane Cunningham, British Beauty Blogger

Liquid Matte in Heartbreaker, £18 | Huda Beauty

“For a red with real staying power, look no further than this Huda hero – the silky formula goes on like a gloss but dries to a suede-matte in moments.” – Alexia Inge, Co-Founder of Cult Beauty

Lip Crayon in Blood Orange, £32 | Surratt

“With a suede-like formula, this densely pigmented crayon is surprisingly comfortable to wear and creates everything from a sheer stain to a bold pout.” – Alexia Inge, Co-Founder of Cult Beauty

K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in So Marilyn, £24 | Charlotte Tilbury

“Packed with light-diffusing pigments, this lipstick will leave lips full-bodied and the perfect shade of deep red.” – Vanita Parti, Founder of Blink Brow Bar

Colour Intense Cream Lipstick in Floozy, £24 | Delilah

“I give my full marks to this velvety red – it seems to flatter everyone, has a great consistency and hardly needs topping up throughout the day.”- Justine Jenkins, make-up artist

Matte Revolution in Red Carpet Red, £24 | Charlotte Tilbury

“When it comes to red lipstick, you can’t go wrong with Charlotte Tilbury. This bullet provides perfect colour in one swipe and it leaves lips plump and hydrated, too.” – Nigma Talib, naturopathic doctor

Matte Lipstick in Lady Danger, £16.50 | MAC

“Lady Danger may be more of an orange-red but I find it suits my skin tone perfectly.” – Nicola Haste Chapman, Co-Founder of Pixiwoo

Ultra Slim Refillable Lipstick in I Crave, £18 | Hourglass

“My quest for the ultimate red lip ended when I found this Hourglass shade – it’s the perfect warm red that has just the right amount of pigment.” – Margaret Mitchell, Buying Director at Space NK

Retro Matte Lipstick in Relentlessly Red, £16.50 | MAC

“With a hint of pink, this MAC shade suits pale skin tones perfectly. Remember to keep lips hydrated for the best results.” – Kate Kerr, facialist

Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl, £20 | NARS

“Worn lightly as a stain or layered on thick for a statement look, this colour looks great on everyone and couldn’t be easier to use.” – Dr Rabia Malik, GP & cosmetic doctor

Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo, £16.50 | MAC

“This is my go-to red every time. Not only is it a true classic but it’s super long-lasting and suits myriad skin tones.” – Fleur de Force, beauty blogger and YouTuber

Matte Lipstick in Kate, £5.49 | Rimmel London

“A cherry red that isn’t too dark and won’t cost you much over a fiver, this Rimmel matte shade has long been my go-to.” – Millie Kendall, Co-Founder of beautyMART

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