Thanks to the Suffragette movement, red lipstick has long symbolised strength, and through the ages has become the staple of many a makeup bag.
Red lipstick can make an outfit by adding drama and sophistication, but how do some women wear it so well? It’s all about picking the perfect shade for you.
Here we round up our favourite rouges to make your mark this Valentine’s Day…
The Red Lipstick Revolution – Leighton Deny Ravishing Red Lip Dual- £12.50/11ml
- the ultimate classic red with a matte finish – suits everyone and creates the perfect pout!
- the dual ended lip system contains a long-lasting stain at one end and a creamy, luxe lipstick at the other so you can stain it, layer it, tone it up or tone it down your way!
- rich in antioxidants and ceramide-like ingredients, the rich lipstick is moisturizing and reassuringly long-wear thanks to a special blend of waxes preventing colour bleed
- the magnetic-like lip stain contains special polymers to affix colour to lips leaving a weightless, long-lasting finish
The Red Lipstick Revolution – Jelly Plumping Lip Tint Artistry Studio TOKYO edition
With hydrating and lip-plumping ingredients lips will love the sensation of this sheer, water-based tint with a matte finish. A heart shaped applicator makes the tint easy to apply, allow to set for 15 seconds and then reapply to build colour. Inspired by the shades of Japanese watercolours it is available in two shades; Sakura and Persimmon. Smudge proof it is ideal for wear under a face-mask.
The Red Lipstick Revolution – essence Long Lasting Lipstick 08 Passionate | justmylook.com | £2.29
The lipstick that lasts and lasts! The ultra-light, nourishing formula provides lips with intense colour for several hours without drying them out. The lipstick provides instant results that stay in place all day without smudging or running. Made in Italy, the affordable range is easy to apply and creates a creamy finish with full textured coverage which leaves lips looking soft, healthy, and beautifully vibrant. Free from oil, parabens, and preservatives. Cruelty-free & vegan-friendly.
The Red Lipstick Revolution – Volumizing Matte Rouge Inferno Lipstick 4.6ml | £25
Available from February, SkinLabo introduces their silky lipstick range with volumizing effect. Formulated with a lip-loving blend of Chinese konjac herbs and hyaluronic acid, this unique nude hydrate and plumps the lip contours for the perfect pout, while the specially developed pigment molecules offer matte coverage that lasts.
Savvy Minerals by Young Living™ Lipstick is formulated to bring out every woman’s unique and natural beauty. The lipstick glides on smoothly, with a creamy texture and medium coverage that makes application easy and forgiving. With natural-looking, beautiful shades that give your lips a pop of rich colour and a fuller look, this lipstick adds just the right amount of shine, colour and pout to your lips.
Comfort Lip Fluid is designed for all day comfort add is inspired by the Japanese phrase for applying lipstick – ‘tingeing with crimson.’
The product is made with ultra-high viscosity oil which adds moisture and ensures a smooth and even application, leaving a long lasting yet lightweight film of colour on the lips. There are plenty of shades to choose from including some fabulous reds!
This Vegan Lipstick dresses lips with lasting nourishment and hydration thanks to Certified Organic Avocado, Jojoba and Argan Oils, imparts long-lasting rich colour for a luscious, kissable pout. Vibrant colour combines with superior staying power, while the superior creamy formula moisturises without compromising on performance. INIKA Organic Vegan Lipstick glides on smoothly for easy application and a fabulously flawless finish.