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10 Red Lipsticks To Up Your Pout Game In Time For Christmas

by Pascale Day Published on 2 November 2016

All ladies know that no makeup bag is complete without at least one red lipstick. From matte to glossy to satin, a rouge lip knows no bounds. But it's also a tricky colour to pull off - it needs to be applied with care, and even then it can end up on your chin, cheeks and even your forehead. Every shade of red is unique, complementing each skin tone in a different way. But which red lippy is for you? Check out our handy guide...

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Precision Glide Lip Liner in Red Door Red

Elizabeth Arden's Beautiful Color Precision Glide Lip Liner, £17, works perfectly as a simple liner to add definition to your lipstick, but is equally as great when just using it as standalone coverage for your lip. A darker matte red that contains just a little bit of blue, this colour looks great in winter, teamed with pale skin and winged eyeliner. Classic! And with long-lasting durability, it's perfect for Christmas party swigging.

Christian Louboutin in Rouge Louboutin

Yes, it is a logistical nightmare when it comes to finding a place to keep this lipstick on account of its pointed ends, but luckily it comes in a gorgeous little vampy box. Mr Louboutin has captured the essence of his iconic red soles, that entice the likes of Beyonce, Victoria Beckham and Kim Kardashian, in a furious Rouge Velvet Matte lipstick, so now you can match your shoes to your lippy! But, like a Louboutin heel, the lipstick comes with a hefty price tag - £65 to be exact, so you'll have to make sure you keep it in its case at all times.

Bourjois Rouge Velvet in Hot Pepper

If you, like most of us, can't afford to splash out £65 on a lipstick, then perhaps Bourjois Rouge Velvet Lipstick in Hot Pepper might suit you better. Intense red in hue with a hint of orange, this pout comes without the price tag at just £8.99. Bargain!

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Fascinante

As with everything Chanel touches, their Rouge Allure Velvet, £26, is the ultimate in luxurious lipsticks. La Fascinante is highly pigmented and particularly flattering on warmer skin tones, so definitely pack this one in your suitcase when flying out on your hot holibobs.

Rimmel Kate Lasting Finish in 01

The results of Rimmel's Kate 01 lipstick are completely at odds with the price - that is to say, despite the small price tag (just £5.49!), the product looks anything but cheap. Perfect for those who aren't sure whether a red lip will suit them and don't want to splash out on a luxury lippy too soon, who will come for the price tag and stay for the great quality.

Nars Lip Gloss in Eternal Red

Nars' gloss collection is perfect for those who don't want such a strong hit of colour - because a bright red is not for all of us! Their glosses give a high shine hit with a nice subtle colour finish. Their Eternal Red gloss, £19.50, will flatter a summer tan perfectly, but also great paired with rosy autumnal cheeks and a chunky tartan scarf. Zara, we're looking at you.

Christian Dior Couture Colour in Trafalgar

You can't go wrong with a bit of Mr Dior in your handbag, can you? His Rouge Dior Couture Colour in Trafalgar, £26, is a pillarbox red with the slightest hint of orange, and has a vivid quality that only comes from a truly good matte lipstick. Bella Hadid is currently the face of Dior's makeup range, which means that any shade good enough for her is good enough for us.

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Infatuated

Nars' range of jumbo pencils are the perfect antidote for those who don't really rate lipsticks. This moisturising crayon in Infatuated, £20, gives a velvet-to-matte finish, and you can mess around with it to create a look that suits you. Like to layer it on? You can do that. Like something a little more understated? You can do that too!

MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo

Infamous among us ladies, MAC's Ruby Woo, £15.50, is the don when it comes to red lipstick. As matte as can be and an intense, vivid red in hue, it's not hard to see why gals go crazy for this lippy. It recently sealed its fate as an iconic makeup staple when people went crazy for it after seeing Justin Bieber's video for 'Sorry', in which all the dancers were sporting a lick of it.

YSL Rouge Pur Couture in Le Rouge

You can't get more classic than YSL's Rouge Pur Couture in Le Rouge, £26. Hella moisturising and bright bright bright, this is the shade you'll wanna be wearing to every glitzy occasion: weddings, dinner parties, birthdays, nights in, nights out - there's no event that this lipstick isn't appropriate for. Buy it here.

What's your favourite red lip product? Let us know! @sofeminineUK

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