One thing that every woman can agree on is that finding the perfect red lipstick can be quite a strenuous journey, especially with the multitude of finishes that exist and your skin undertone to consider. We've asked our team to share their ultimate secret—their favourite red lipsticks. Find the perfect red lipstick you truly want from our core range or create your unique shade at our Colour ID Lab.
Matte Velour Lipstick - Opera
Maria spent an entire year researching hundreds of red lipsticks to develop the perfect shade of red. The result? This universally flattering and bestselling ravishing red in 'Opera'. With blue undertones, this red is sure to flatter an array of complexions. Says Maria, "This is the only red lipstick that makes my teeth look whiter! It makes me feel feminine yet powerful. The formula is a comfortable matte, I can eat and drink without fear of it smudging everywhere".
Glazé Lip Lacquer - Gala
Cristina's go-to red is the Glazé Lip Lacquer in Gala. "I love the high-shine finish, it's perfect for a night out and makes me feel glamorous and sophisticated all at once, especially when I wear it with a graphic cat-eye. Plus the pigmentation is crazy – I can sit through dinner and drinks and the rouge tint will still be on my lips, guaranteed". This is the one for high-impact red lip lovers.
Colour Brilliance Lipstick - Honest Mistake
Miriam created her own red lipstick with our Colour Maestro at the Colour ID Lab and named the shade 'Honest Mistake'. "I wanted to create my own shade of red even though there are so many variations out there because I was looking for something to make me feel special. I wanted a lipstick that suits my lifestyle and mood. I wanted something made just for me". At the Colour ID Lab, Miriam picked a creamy finish because she prefers the texture as it's easier to apply and its versatility means that she can always blot it down for a matte finish.
Matte Velour Lipstick - Mambo
Jacqueline picked Matte Velour Lipstick in the shade 'Mambo.' "It's so different from all of the other lipsticks I've tried. I love the bright fuschia tone, it gives such a fun twist to the classic red lip. I like how it feels comfortable and it's not high-maintenance, so I don't need to reapply it after every few hours."
5Secs Express Lip & Cheek Colour - Carmen
Scarlett isn't usually a fan of lipstick but fell in love with 5secs Express Lip & Cheek Colour in 'Carmen'. "It's such an effortless and easy-to-use product. It's love at first application, I love how it leaves my lips feeling smooth and nourished. It gives a natural healthy tint to both my lip and cheek. Definitely, an off-duty red lip that should be in everyone's handbag!"
Matte Velour Lipstick - Feels Red
'Feels Red' is a pre-made bespoke lipstick, available at our Burlington Arcade store. This is Tanya's favourite red, though she usually doesn't opt for rouge hues. In her words: "I feel like this shade has just the perfect undertone to complement my eyes and hair. The mix of waxes in the lipstick enhances the volume of my lips and glides on so easily. I love it!"
Matte Velour Lipstick - Circus Red
Wanischa's choice of red is Fenwick's exclusive Matte Velour Lipstick in 'Circus Red'. This vibrant red lipstick is the ultimate high-impact shade. "Despite being a matte lipstick it feels super comfortable and doesn't dry out my perpetually dry lips, instead, the formula smooths out the lines and leave my lips looking plump. I am not usually the one to rock a full-on red lip but I love using them as a tint by applying the lipstick directly from the bullet to the centre of my lips and blend it out using my fingertips".
Matte Velour Lipstick - Jazz Red
Fay's top pick is the orange toned red lipstick in 'Jazz Red' which was inspired by surrealist artist Dora Maar. Exclusively available to purchase at the Tate Modern, says Fay of this fiery hue, "It's a must-have red lipstick for the Art aficionado! I love how smooth and creamy this lipstick feels on my lips. I feel that the subtle orange tone brightens up my complexion and gives me the confidence to take on anything!"