8 red lipsticks to wear this party season

Ask any beauty insider and they’ll tell you the easiest way to add that French girl chic to any outfit is with a red lip. Whether you’re going all out vamp in a deep, rich red or pairing a tomato shade with strong brows and a little mascara, it’s a fail-safe way to make a statement come party season. Looking for a new shade this Christmas? Keep reading to see our favourite red lipsticks from the likes of Tom Ford, Charlotte Tilbury and YSL.

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1. YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Lip Stain in Rouge Tatouage

YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Lip Stain


Liquid lipstick is still going strong, and with its intense colour and impressive staying power, YSL has created another winning formula. This one manages to feel moisturising and still dry down to a natural matte finish.


YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Lip Stain in Rouge Tatouage, £29


2. Giorgio Armani Rouge D'Armani Matte Lipstick in 400

Giorgio Armani Rouge D'Armani Matte Lipstick


The most hydrating, long-lasting matte lipstick we've ever tried. Shade 400 is an intense, vibrant red, and not one to wear if you plan on blending in.


Giorgio Armani Rouge D'Armani Matte Lipstick in 400, £30


3. Guerlain Rouge G Lipstick in 25

Guerlain Rouge G Lipstick


Rouge G is more than a lipstick, it's your new favourite accessory. There's a selection of cases to choose from (think metallic rose gold and pink leather), all of which include a mirror so you can easily touch up on-the-go. Not just pretty packaging, the formula is equally as impressive and we love this shade for a classic, glossy red.


Guerlain Rouge G Lipstick in 25, £24.50


4. Shiseido ModernMatte Powder Lipstick in Mellow Drama

Shiseido ModernMatte Powder Lipstick


This is loved by celebrity makeup artist Patrick Ta, which really says everything you need to know. It’s a full-coverage matte, with a powder soft finish in crimson red.


Shiseido ModernMatte Powder Lipstick in Mellow Drama, £25


5. MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo

MAC Lipstick


Iconic for a reason, Ruby Woo's super-matte formula will last on your lips all night - no matter how much mulled wine you're sipping. And a flattering blue undertone means this looks good on just about everyone.


MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo, £17.50


6. Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Walk of Shame

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick


A consistent bestseller, Charlotte's Matte Revolution has a hydrating formula which contains 3D glowing pigments to give the illusion of fuller lips. ‘Walk of Shame’ is our favourite red from the collection - a deep berry shade inspired by Christina Hendricks and Margot Robbie.


Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Walk of Shame, £24


7. Tom Ford Lip Colour in Cherry Lush

Tom Ford Lip Colour


A glossy, true red which lasts for hours and suits every skin tone. With its stylish Tom Ford packaging, we predict this won't be leaving your handbag this season.


Tom Ford Lip Colour in Cherry Lush, £40


8. Sila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiery

Sila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick


Stila's creamy formula dries to a matte finish and is pretty much party-proof. A firm favourite with celebs, probably due to the bold colour which you don’t have to spend your whole night checking and re-applying.


Sila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiery, £17