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
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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, emolyne.com start the slideshow
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