What is it about a stand-out red power lip that adds a good whack of oomph to an otherwise unremarkable outfit? And in seconds, too. A crimson pout remains one of the most versatile makeup looks – it’s alluring, seductive, outspoken, rebellious, bold, loud and ultra, ultra chic. That’s a lot of personality from one lipstick bullet.
Here are some of the world’s best selling red lipsticks.
L’Absolu Lacquer Lipstick, £24, Lancôme
💄 In Shade: Be Happy 💄
It’s lightweight, it’s high-shine and we can’t stop wearing it. With buildable shine and colour you can create the lip look that you want. The best part? It doesn’t dry out lips. Winning.
Rouge Ecstasy, £30, Giorgio Armani Beauty
💄 In Shade: Rouge Ecstacy 💄
Beautifully intense, this is for those that love a classic deep red lipstick.
Hollywood Lips, £24, Charlotte Tilbury
💄 In Shade: Screen Siren 💄
Ultra pigmented, Screen Siren should be your go-to for a femme fatale finish. It may look like a lip gloss but don’t be fooled, it’s matte, richly coloured and totally weightless.
Rouge Coco Lipstick, £31, Chanel
💄 In Shade: Pirate 💄
As cult as it gets. The French are known for their iconic red lips, so who better than Chanel to nail the perfect shade (and finish)?
Matte Velvetines, £18, Lime Crime
💄 In Shade: Red Velvet Matte 💄
Fans of American drama series, Riverdale may recognise this as the exact red lipstick Madelaine Petsch wears while she steals the show. If you’re after an intense crimson shade, velvety finish and budge-proof power, this is your guy.