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The 10 Shades of Red You Need to Know About


Dior, Estēe Lauder, Givenchy, Charlotte Tilbury, MAC, Revlon, Burts Bees, Maybelline, NYX and ELF

Whether you have a V day date or a Galentines date, you’re 100% going to need the perfect red lip… it’s basically the rule of Valentines.


The iconic red lip is known for making a person feel sexy and powerful… can’t find the right one? Well, we’ve written you a list of the most perfect red lipsticks ranging from high-end prices to drugstore gems.


From creams to mattes, we’ve got you covered to make those lips irresistible this Feb 14th.


Dior Rouge Lipstick ‘999’

Dior Rouge Lipstick ‘999’ £30

ICONIC. This stunning red came out in 1974 and was the first lipstick on the Dior runway; Does it get much more classic than that?!


Estēe Lauder Envy Lipstick ‘Rebellious Rose’

Estēe Lauder Envy Lipstick ‘Rebellious Rose’ £27

So, this is the only lipstick which isn’t actually a classic red, it’s a rosey-pinky-red and is perfect if you’re a little scared of the ‘red red’ look, it’s a tad toned down. It’s a stunning long-lasting lipstick for a cream which means it won’t be too drying on the lips. Lauder’s #1 worldwide best-selling shade… try it to see why!


Givenchy Encre Interdite Lip Ink ‘Radical Red’

Givenchy Encre Interdite Lip Ink ‘Radical Red’ £26.50

This beauty is 24hr wear and won’t transfer (I feel like you literally can’t ask for more for a lippy on V Day… you know what I mean) and has a rich red-red intense colour to really make those lips pop and look irresistible.


Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips Liquid Lipstick ‘Screen Siren’

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips Liquid Lipstick ‘Screen Siren’ £25

Not to mention CT is KILLING the industry right now, but her lipsticks are to-die-for. This non-crack formula is made with nourishing beeswax and is buildable enough to get that crisp perfect strong pigmentation lip. Not to mention it’s fade-proof… so those lips will keep your date intrigued all night, or your Galentine will be trying to sneak a try of it when you’re not looking.


MAC Retro Matte Lipstick ‘Ruby Woo’

MAC Retro Matte Lipstick ‘Ruby Woo’ £17.50

I mean we all know MAC is iconic for their lipsticks and the most iconic shade ‘Ruby Woo’. I’m telling you this red is s-t-u-n-n-ing. The colour payoff is so intense and gorgeous, no wonder it’s a worldwide bestseller.


Burt’s Bees Moisturising Lipstick ‘Scarlet Soaked’

Burt’s Bees Moisturising Lipstick ‘Scarlet Soaked’ £9.99

If you’re looking for more of a natural product this is the best shout for you. 100% natural and full of moisturising ingredients such as beeswax, moringa oil, raspberry seed oil and vitamin E. There is no chance of dry lips after putting this on let me assure you! It is more of a sheer formula, but you can build it up a tad to add colour.


Revlon Super Lustrous Cream Lipstick ‘Fire and Ice’

Revlon Super Lustrous Cream Lipstick ‘Fire and Ice’ £7.99

Again ICONIC. This lipstick was first introduced in 1952, and 68 years on it’s still a bestseller! In all fairness, it probably is more suited to a fairer complexion, but man is this glossy for a cream formula.


Maybelline Color Sensational ‘Ruby For Me’

Maybelline Color Sensational ‘Ruby For Me’ £6.99

Now, in my opinion, this is probably all round the best choice here. Not only does this lipstick include honey nectar which leaves such a sensuous finish, but it was tested and proved to work on 50 different skin tones! So you just know it will look sickening on you.


NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream ‘Amsterdam’

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream ‘Amsterdam’ £6

So, I have always been a huge fan of NYX lips; the price is insane and the product really compares to the higher end brands. This is just another example, a velvety smooth lightweight and creamy formula with a stunning colour…no wonder it’s such a fan fav.


E.L.F Matte Lip Color ‘Rich Red’

E.L.F Matte Lip Color ‘Rich Red’ £4.50

I mean for £4.50 you really don’t have an excuse to not try this one out! I’ve spent more on freaking chocolate bars. Not only is it cheap as chips, but it includes vitamins A, C and E which is going to give you a healthy moisturised matte lip. It’s also super easy to apply as it’s basically a small crayon applicator.


Better get down there and grab what you have your eyes on before they’re gone! This totally proves that you do not need to splash out for a good lip product (although luxury is luxury right..?).


Words by Sophie Smiler

Graphics by Araceli Alonso


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