10 Ultimate Red Lipsticks

The red lipstick is to beauty as the little black dress is to fashion. In my opinion it is a classic that every woman should own. I believe there is a perfect shade of red for every skin tone. I probably have “50” shades of red in my collection. The trick is, Red can be a tough shade to wear. One moment it’s on your lips, the next it’s smeared all over your face, nose and chin. So, you have to make sure  that you’re wearing the best red lipstick out there . In my experience, best in this case does not mean the most expensive either.

Ultimately, it comes down to picking the right shade for you. It has to completely work with your skin tone, hair and eye colouring . These small things really do make a big difference when finding a shade of red that suits you.



For the ultimate classic cool-girl look make sure you team your new red lipstick with a natural nude eyeshadow and just a hint of mascara. Or try slicking on a Chanel black liquid eye-liner to look like you’ve just stepped out of the 1950s. Whatever look you’re choosing to go for, add classic glamour and an air of elegance to any ensemble by picking the best red lipstick for your complexion and budget.



I have an Olive skin, and what I have noticed, I can get away with wearing heavier eye make up combined with certain shades on Red Lipstick.

1.NYX Professional Make-Up – Butter Lipstick in Mary Jane £5.50

Named after the Greek goddess who ruled the night, NYX’s make-up combines beauty and power. Rich pigments, long-lasting formulas and a fun approach to colour help you find your perfect match across its high-quality line of matte lipsticks, waterproof mascaras and brushes.

Matte finish, Moisturising texture, Lightweight coverage, Long-lasting colour, Vivid and colourful shades

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NYX red lipstick in Mary Jane

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Me, wearing NYX lipstick in Mary Jane

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2.NARS Semi-Matte Lipstick in Red Lizard From £20.00

Semi-matte lipstick by NARS. Enriched with vitamin E for maximum hydration, the highly pigmented, matte formula is non-drying, long-wearing with a velvet finish, ideal for creating a statement lip.

This red lipstick is perfect for ladies with Fair Skin tone. However, I love it too.

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Kate wearing NARS lipstick in Red Lizard

3.Lancôme Rouge in Love Lipstick in 181N Rouge St Honore £22

Lip colour that lasts for up to six hours without drying or matting, the hydrating lipstick offers long-lasting full coverage that has the look of a gloss, but the soothe of a balm. Vibrant colour is combined with a feather-light texture to create the perfect pampered pout.

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Lancôme Rouge in Love Lipstick in 181N Rouge St Honore

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Me, wearing Lancôme Rouge in Love Lipstick in 181N Rouge St Honore

4.Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Moisturizing Lipstick in Marigold £21

Now £14.07 at Lookfantastic

Condition and nourish your lips whilst treating them to a wash of luscious colour with Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Moisturizing Lipstick (Various Colours). Lasting for up to 12 hours straight, the moisture-enriched pigments won’t feather or fade, so your lips look fabulous around the clock.



Formulated with Volulip™ which delivers and locks in moisture for a fuller and plumper appearance, it also contains a powerful blend of protective vitamins and soothing shea butter to keep your lips kissable soft and smooth. Waterproof and smudge-proof, this nourishing lipstick is sure to give you the perfect pout

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Me, wearing Elizabeth Arden Lipstick in Marigold

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Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Moisturizing Lipstick in Marigold

5.Estée Lauder Pure Colour Envy Liquid Lip in Strange Bloom £20

Much warmer tone. My favourite for Autumn. This innovative liquid lipstick hybrid plumps with continuous moisture. Saturates with high-intensity colour, without sticky shine. Lips look pouty, sculpted, sexy.

Creamy, moisture–rich formula glides on in one effortless swipe of bold liquid colour. Goes on wet. Comes on strong. Lasts up to 8 hours. Oil elixir-infused formula is infused with avocado, jojoba and sunflower oils, creating a luxuriously comfortable, satin-matte finish.

Dual-sided applicator lets you shape and colour with precise definition. One side has a rounded tip that follows the curves of your lips. The other, holds extra colour to build impact.Depth, dimension and definition in one stroke.

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Estée Lauder Pure Colour Envy Liquid Lip in Strange Bloom

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Me, wearing Estée Lauder Pure Colour Envy Liquid Lip in Strange Bloom

6.Bourjois Rouge Edition Souffle de Velvet Lipstick in Coquelic` Oh £ 8.99

This shade will work with olive and fair skin tone.

Add luscious colour to your pout with the Rouge Edition Souffle de Velvet Lipstick from Bourjois. With a silky smooth texture that glides on effortlessly, the long-wearing formula delivers non-drying, matte colour, whilst its cushioned tip applicator wand allows mistake-free application. Lips are left super soft, sumptuous and hydrated for up to ten hours.

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Bourjois Rouge Edition Souffle de Velvet Lipstick in Coquelic` Oh

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Me, wearing Bourjois ,Coquelic` Oh

7.Rimmel Lasting Finish By Kate Moss Lipstick in Effort Glam £5.49

Capture the flair and edge of Kate Moss’ look with the Rimmel Lasting Finish lipstick. Designed by the supermodel herself, these lipsticks boast high intensity colour that lasts for up to 8 hours while the formula is also infused with Black Diamonds to reflect the light like never before.

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Rimmel Lasting Finish By Kate Moss Lipstick in Effort Glam

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Me, wearing Rimmel Lasting Finish By Kate Moss Lipstick in Effort Glam

8. CHANEL ROUGE COCO in Gabrielle £ 26

I am not a big fan of Matte lipsticks by Chanel. By the end of the day of wearing it, my lips are very dry and flaky. So, I switched to this one, and I am very happy with it.

 Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour.ROUGE COCO, the iconic CHANEL lipstick, reinvented. A new formula for more hydration all day long. A new range of shades inspired by the close friends of Mademoiselle Chanel, those who simply called her Coco.

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CHANEL ROUGE COCO in Gabrielle

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Me, wearing CHANEL in Gabrielle

 9.Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro #400 and #414.

My latest favourite. It is amazing!

Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro. Giorgio Armani`s first truly matte lacquer. Rich intense colour, amplified by light. Ultra-comfortable velvet finish. Extremely soft texture with no make-up feel. High colour density for 8 hour wear.

Intense, seductive, illuminating colour. Giorgio Armani introduces Lip Maestro: the next generation of lip colour. Lips appear instantly plumped and radiant. The sensual, non-sticky texture offers hours of hydration and comfort. Concentrated pigments permeate the gel formula, offering an incredible depth of colour.

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Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro #400

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Me, wearing Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro #414.

10.Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in Rouge Vermillon £26

YSL Rouge Pur Couture. The Lipstick for heroines in haute couture iconic shades. Leaves lips moisturised in sumptuous colour.

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Me, wearing Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in Rouge Vermillon

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Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in Rouge Vermillon

Another lipstick I would like to add to this collection is by Givenchy, Rouge interdit, Marbled Lipstick. They call it made to measure, because it is actually adjust to your skin tone. So, no headache of choosing perfect Red Lipstick …Right!

I have purchased one yesterday in Chester, Debenhams. Lovely texture and long lasting. Also very moisturising, perfect for current winter days.

Me, and gorgeous Jessica are wearing the same lipstick, but it sure looks different.

What do you think?

It is a Limited addition lipstick, so If you are interested I suggest to pop in to your closest Givenchy store.

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Me and Jessica wearing Marbled, Rouge Interdit Lipstick by Givenchy

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Marbled, Rouge Interdit Lipstick by Givenchy

Red lipstick has been a classic beauty look for decades. The Suffragettes used it to signal their power stance in 1912, Marilyn Monroe made it the signature of Hollywood glamour through the 1950s, while women everywhere still use it as the ultimate in confidence boosting make-up.

Red lipsticks at ASOS

Red lipsticks at House of Fraser  includes Tom Ford lipsticks, Armani lipsticks, NARS and many more.

Red Lipsticks at LookFantastic

Red Lipsticks by  Benefits

So ladies, I hope this article will help you to choose that perfect Red Lipstick you were looking for.
Share your favourite Red lipstick and let me know if this blog encouraged you to purchase your 1st Red Lipstick.
 And just remember, Red lipstick is for confident ones, wear it as you mean it !
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Love, Samira x
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