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Monday, the 14th of December, by Joely Harvey

10 Perfect True Red Lip Colours for all Skin Tones

Here are the 10 best true red lip products to suit every skin tone. With a range of lipsticks, liquid lipsticks, lipliners and glosses, any of these products will create the most beautiful combination when paired together.

10 Perfect True Red Lip Colours for all Skin Tones

As we’re nearing the Christmas season it’s almost time to dig out the red lipsticks for the (virtual) Xmas Parties. Well, why not treat yourself to a new combination! Here are the 10 best true red lip products to suit every skin tone. With a range of lipsticks, liquid lipsticks, lipliners and glosses, any of these products will create the most beautiful combination when paired together.

 

Pat McGrath BlitzTrance Lipstick – Blood Rush

£36 for 4g.

patmcgrath.com

This mesmerising product for makeup legend Pat McGrath Labs will make you the belle of the ball with its ultra-reflective pearls to give your lips a glow. It has a soft glittering shine finish with full coverage, hydrating formula. Pat McGrath Labs is cruelty free.

 

Huda Beauty Power Bullet Matte Lipstick – El Cinco De Mayo

£22 for 3g.

selfridges.com

This high pigment, full matte lipstick will be sure to make a statement wherever you go. It has full coverage and a non-drying formula for ultimate comfort. Prep your lips first with your staple lip balm to ensure your lips stay hydrated. Huda Beauty is cruelty free.

 

MAC Matte Lipstick – Russian Red

£17.50 for 3g.

maccosmetics.com

Bringing us the classic true red, MAC. This staple colour from MACs range has a blue undertone meaning it will match all skins whilst giving the illusion of whiter teeth. This soft matte, non-drying, full coverage formula is the perfect Christmas lip.

 

NARS Power Matte Lip Paint – Don’t Stop

£23 for 5.5g.

narscosmetics.co.uk

This high impact liquid lipstick from cult favourite brand Nars will create a strong, statement lip on any skin colour. It has a full coverage, matte, smudge resistant formula for long wear whilst remaining lightweight. This product is also paraben free. Be sure to moisturise your lips before wear to keep your lips feeling soft.

 

Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint – Uncensored

£20 for 4ml.

fentybeauty.com

An iconic product from the ground-breaking brand Fenty Beauty, this liquid lipstick offers high impact pigment on every skin tone. The soft matte, long-wearing formula is cruelty free and vegan and promises weightless, comfortable wear. Like all liquid lipsticks, it is recommended to moisturise the lips before application.

 

NYX Liquid Suede Lipstick – Kitten Heels

£7 for 4ml.

nyxcosmetics.co.uk

Affordable brand NYX packs a punch with their liquid suede lipsticks. The shade kitten heels is the perfect true red with blue undertones so it will suit every skin tone beautifully. It has a matte formula but isn’t fully drying so your lips will stay soft and hydrated. NYX is cruelty free.

 

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lip Liner – Red Dynamite

£3.99.

rimmellondon.com

Beauty Industry OG’s Rimmel make lip lining easy with this lip liner. It has a full coverage, smooth formula to line the lips easily. You can use this just on the edges of your lips or fill your lips with it to create a full lip look with just one product, or pair with any of the products mentioned here to create an impactful lip.

 

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Lip Pencil – Bad Blood

£16.

urbandecay.co.uk

This deeper red shade of lipliner from staple brand Urban Decay is the perfect shade to create a bit of depth with your lipstick. It has a creamy matte, waterproof and smudge proof formula that offers high impact colour and coverage on everyone. If paired with one of the lipsticks listed above this would create a statement ombre.

 

Limecrime Cherry Wet Lipgloss – Marachino Cherry

£14 for 3ml.

limecrime.com

Indie brand Limecrime know how to make a statement with their products and this lipgloss is no different. The sheer, high gloss formula has an iridescent shine to it to create the glossiest lips that won’t bleed, crease or feel sticky. Can be worn alone with just some lipliner or applied on top another red for even more drama.

 

NYX Butter Gloss – Apple Crisp

£5.50 for 8ml.

nyxcosmetics.co.uk

Lipstick Legends NYX is the perfect finishing touch for any red lips. It offers a sheer-medium coverage with high shine to create the most impact whilst remaining smooth and not sticky. Wear alone with just a lipliner for a more subtle red or over the top of another lipstick for full coverage gloss. NYX is cruelty free.

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