You can't beat a bit of classic red lippy to add the wow-factor to an outfit and make you feel great. We've rounded up our favourite 10 buys under a tenner...
It’s the one make-up bag must-have every woman should own. A sweep of red lipstick can brighten your look in seconds and add some wow-factor to any outfit. But with such a huge amount of choice, it can be tempting to shell out a lot of money for a red lipstick that comes in fancy packaging. Well, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best red lipstick options that won’t break the bank (and still come in a pretty tube too!) so don’t even think about going shopping for a new red lipstick without clicking through our favourite red lipsticks first.
Red lipstick has to be the sexiest of lipstick colours, especially when worn with a killer dress and heels for party season. But how bright can you go? We’ve got plenty of different red lipstick colours for you to choose from, including bright red lipstick, dark red lipstick and matte red lipstick. So whether you’re looking for a classic pillar-box red or a bright matte red, we’ve got something for everyone. And best of all, they’ll cost you less than a tenner.
Have a click through our best red lipstick gallery and find the perfect red lipstick for you.
There’s a lot to love about this NATIO red lipstick. It glides on really easily and is subtle enough for day time use – the best red lipstick for someone who’s not used to bold colour on their lips. It’s also packed full of essential oils to help your pout stay full of moisture.
Available at: Lookfantastic.com
Great for: Lipstick virgins
In a pretty floral tube, this Smooch red lipstick feels like it should cost a lot more than it does. The bold red lipstick colour gives a really impressive look – a great way to jazz up an old outfit and make you feel like you’ve made an effort.
Available at: smoochcosmeticsuk.com
Great for: Bold-colour lovers
We’re sceptical of any beauty products that says it lasts 24hrs, but this red lipstick one really does have incredible staying power! The long-lasting formula means there’s no need to re-apply throughout the evening and you won’t find any red rings left on your glass. Split into two parts – colour and conditioner, your lips won’t feel dried out by the high-impact colour either.
Available at: feelunique.com
Great for: Ladies that can’t be bothered with mid-evening touch ups
No7’s Moisture Drench is a good, classic post-box red lipstick shade with blue undertones – perfect if you’re pale or blonde. It glides on really easily and has an SPF 15 to keep your lips protected. Despite being a red lipstick, it can be used as a lip ‘stain’. Simply apply as usual and then blot away the colour with a tissue for a more subtle finish. The colour doesn’t last too long (about an hour) before a touch up is required.
Available at: Boots.com
Great for: A classic red lip
With a balmy texture, this red lipstick doesn’t dry lips out and feels super soft as you apply it. Make sure you leave it a minute or so to dry though to prevent smudging, however once on the colour does last. The slightly smaller packaging makes this the best red lipstick for carrying around in your handbag.
Available at: Very.co.uk
Great for: Touch ups on the go
For those looking for a matte finish this is the red lipstick for you. While it can take a bit of practice mastering the application as the texture isn’t as smooth as other lipsticks, once on it stays on and W7’s lipstick won’t smudge. The bright shade of red suits almost all skin tones and will add an instant pop of colour to your outfit.
Available at: New Look (in-store)
Great for: An alternative to the glossy finish
Classic and chic, Shade 1 from Kate Moss’ red lipstick for Rimmel will make heads turn as you enter a room. The bold shade is not for the faint-hearted, however, with light-reflecting ingredients and a nourishing formula, this is the best red lipstick if you want to make a statement. It has a soft texture and the lipstick glides on easily but watch out for smudges.
Available at: Superdrug.com
Great for: Making a statement
For a classic red lipstick, Revlon’s Matte Lipstick is perfect. Despite the name, there is a very slight shimmer to the finish and with a soft texture, this lipstick glides on easily. Plus, unlike some lipsticks, this one won’t disappear with your dinner.
Available at: Boots.com
Great for: A striking pop of red
At the top of the price bracket you would expect this red lipstick to offer more than your standard one, and Soap & Glory’s Super Colour Fabulipstick doesn’t disappoint. With plumping ingredients and hyaluronic acid, which is seriously hydrating, lips are left looking softer, smoother and plumper after a day’s wear. The shade, ‘Perfect Day’ is slightly pinker than the other lippies in our round-up and has an impressive shimmer that lasts for hours. This one’s the best red lipstick for giving you a fuller pout.
Available at: Soapandglory.com
Great for: Those wanting more than just colour
The name of the shade ‘Rio Rio’ alone makes you dream of exotic lands faraway and with orange tones included, this red lipstick from Topshop is ideal for adding a tropical touch to your look. While it doesn’t necessarily last all day, the formula won’t dry out your lips and the shape of the lipstick makes it the best red lipstick to to apply when you’re on the go.
Available at: Topshop.com
Great for: Adding some warmth to your look