You can never have too many red lipsticks. It’s a hue that’s been the epitome of fabulous since the early 1900s, and it’s still going strong. Red is a statement colour that’s powerful, glamorous, feminine, sexy and edgy – all at once!
There are so many shades to choose from, and we’re seeing many new ways of wearing red lipstick. Fresh from the catwalk, here are the latest looks.
Use both dark and bright red to create an ombre effect on your lips. Apply a lighter shade of red to your lips. Then line with a deep red lip pencil and blend the colours using a lip brush.
Try Lancôme L'absolu Rouge Hydrating & Shaping Lipcolor in Indecise. This new range from Lancôme is fantastic as all colours are available in 3 variants – cream, sheer and matte. Use the creamy shade for ombre blending.
Pair your lipstick with a dark liner – we recommend NYX Professional Makeup Retractable Lip Liner in Plum.
Glossy, smudged, just-been-kissed lip colour is right on trend. Use a creamy lipstick but apply it without being too precise. Then add clear lip gloss or lip balm and smudge the colour with your fingers.
We love the vibrant cherry and velvety texture of NYX Professional Makeup Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in Chaos.
Apply your favourite shade of red, then add lip balm to the centre of your bottom lip and blend with your fingertip. This will create a slight glow that makes your bottom lip look fuller.
The matte effect of NYX Professional Makeup Line & Load All-In-One Lippie is just gorgeous, and contrasts well with a shimmer balm on your bottom lip.
The faded look
For lips that are stained with colour but faded as if you’ve been wearing lipstick all day without reapplying, use your finger to dab the product onto your lips. Finish with lip balm for a sheer effect.
Try Urban Decay Lo-Fi Lip Mousse in Amplify – we love this sheer, buildable dark red, with its round lip balm packaging that makes it easy to use your fingers for application.