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Super Reds: The Best Red Lipsticks

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Classic red lips for every skin tone

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Never underestimate the mood-boosting powers of a good red lipstick. If you are feeling a bit flat or need to inject some minimal glamour, Nathalie Eleni picks some gorgeous reds to super-charge your lockdown look

Super Reds: The Best Red Lipsticks


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  • KIKO Milano

    Kiko Milano Metal Liquid Lip Colour in Classic Red

    This has a glamorous, dense sheen finish, giving this traditional red lip colour a lovely summery edge.

    Great for: Anyone wanting to have fun experimenting with new colours, without breaking the bank.


  • Pat McGrath Laps MatteTrance in Elson

    Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance Lipstick in Elson

    A deep, smoky red with a seamless velvet finish.

    Great for: Those confident in the art of red lipstick application.


  • Charlotte Tilbury Red Carpet Red

    Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Red Carpet Red

    A red now as iconic as Charlotte herself. A staple in most makeup artist’s make up kit, it works with all skin tones and delivers a powdery, sultry red finish, also beautiful when pressed on the lips for a more natural stain-like finish.

    Great for: Those wanting a classic, luxurious red.


  • Ilia in Tango

    Ilia Colour Block Lipstick in Tango

    A beautiful deep red that is also deeply hydrating. Glides easily onto lips or can be mixed with a balm for a see-through red.

    Great for: Those who prefer a creamy finish.


  • Shiseido Lipstick in Ginza Red

    Shiseido Visionairy Gel Lipstick in Ginza Red

    A long-lasting, full-coverage lipstick featuring innovative triple gel technology in the most stunning bright, orange-red shade.

    Great for: Those wanting weightless finish and without the ‘feel’ of wearing lipstick.


  • Lipstick Queen

    Lipstick Queen Lipstick in Medieval

    Sheer and silky, containing nourishing oils, this gives a beautifully sheer finish with a hint of deep red.

    Great for: Those new to red who want to be eased in gently.


  • Trinny London lip colour in Demon

    Trinny London Lip Luxe / Lip Colour in Demon

    A bold, beautiful classic red thats in a pot for easy application with fingertips. A little goes a long way.

    Great for: Those who want a fuss-free application and like to use their fingers.


  • Revlon Bombshell lipstick

    Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Bombshell Red

    A deep, pinky red lipstick with a soft, satin finish.

    Great for: Anyone looking for a darker red shade with a pink/burgundy undertones.


  • Emolyne Casblanca

    Emolyne Cosmetics Lipstick and Liner in Casablanca

    For a bold and beautiful orange red with a matching lip liner – both highly pigmented with a smooth velvet texture.

    Great for: Those who like to go bold with their lipsticks paired with the precision and volumising effect of a lip liner.

    Lipstick £21 and lip liner £13,

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