Your lips say a great deal when they’re coated in crimson. Dating all the way back to ancient Egypt, women have donned red lipstick to communicate everything from social status to job title. The rich red colour has been embraced by everyone from royalty to ladies of the night, even becoming a political statement when suffragettes wore it and gathered on New York streets to make a powerful statement about women’s rights. Let red lips be your beauty signature with a shade for every statement-making occasion. Here’s how to do it.
Deep Red for Work
Capture your strength and show off your sense of style with a deep, vintage red lipstick at the office. For this, we like Red Haute Pin-Up Pout Lipstick from NYX Professional Makeup. The creamy lip colour is rich in pigment – which means the bright colour will pop outrageously and last all day, too.
Mix it up on date night with a perfect pout using Tatouage Couture in Rouge Tatouage from Yves Saint Laurent. This has to be one of the best red lipsticks out there. With high pigment, the ultra-matte liquid lip stain offers long-lasting wear – so you’ll be good to go for the entire night (depending on how much smooching you do).
Girls on the Town
Got a big night planned with your squad? Don’t leave home without your High-Color Revolution Lip Gloss in Gash, which you can grab from Urban Decay. This product offers full coverage as it glides on smoothly for a glammed-up look that’ll set you apart from your BFFs.
Follow in the footsteps of all the boundary breakers that came before you. Make waves, put on some red lipstick and live a little.