Your ultimate guide to the best red lipsticks out there


Red lips are the ultimate fashion statement and one that is NEVER out of style. If you want to lift your look to the next level and add some serious flair, a quick slick of red lippy will do the job!

Here are our picks of the ultimate red lipsticks on the market. Yes, some may be on the pricey side but there are some make-up products that require and investment and we reckon red lips is one of them!

The cult-classic
MAC Cosmetic’s lipstick in Ruby Woo can be found in most women’s make-up bags and is a definite must-have for nights out. 

Available at Brown Thomas, BT or the MAC store at €19.50

The innovator
Lime Crime’s Veleveteen in Red Velvet is a relatively new arrival on the market. The special thing about this product is that is goes on as a liquid with an applicator – somewhat like a gloss – before changing to a deep, matte that won’t budge. Basically it’s magic. 

Available from at £13.50

The icon
Revlon Fire and Ice is a bright tomatoey-red loved by women worldwide– and it’s no wonder why. The shade, which is a perfect red suits most tones and is inexpensive.

Available from Boots at €10.69

The celebrity-favourite
NARS Velvet Matte lip pencil was made famous by Taylor Swift whose red lips are becoming part of her statement look as the months go by. However, it was another famous face who inspired Taylor to choose the shade, as she said herself: “I bought it ‘cos I heard on the radio that Hilary Duff uses it. And Hilary Duff is a magical princess.”

Available from ASOS at €27.14