Red Lipstick for Every Occasion: the ELVI Top Picks

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ELVI’S TOP TEN
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The right red lipstick is confidence in a tube. Finding the perfect red lipstick can often seem like an impossible task in a market saturated with options. Every week there seems to be another version of the classic shade released, with each one promising different benefits whether that’s long wear, moisturising or a fuller pout. Add into this different finishes – matte, sheer, satin and amplified to name a few – and deciding on which to buy can seem like a makeup minefield. If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by the choice, don’t worry – we’ve outlined our top 10 in the article below.​[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

M A C

£ 1 6 . 5 0

A classic shade that’s a staple in most makeup artist’s kits, Ruby Woo is blue-toned red that suits all skin tones. Perfect for day or night, the finish is matte which helps to increase its staying power (not to mention it’s totally on trend).

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C H A R L O T T E T I L B U R Y

£ 2 4 . 0 0

The perfect red to project old Hollywood glamour, this matte lipstick is a bold blue-toned red that won’t enhance redness in skin and will make teeth appear whiter. As expected from the Charlotte Tilbury range, the gold packaging is exquisite and the formula long-lasting.​

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T O M F O R D

£ 4 0 . 0 0

For those with cash to splash, investing in a Tom Ford lipstick is the ultimate treat. This semi-matte formula is creamy, long-lasting and opaque, plus the black and gold packaging exudes luxury. With orange undertones, it’s the perfect red for summer and will pop against skin tones with a tan.

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S E P H O R A

$ 1 4 . 0 0

Liquid lipsticks are all the rage at the moment and this Sephora offering is long-lasting without being drying. Veering onto the pinkish side of the red spectrum, the matte finish is modern whilst the scent of vanilla is mouth-watering.​

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R E V L O N

£ 7 . 9 9

Perfect for those who want a more subdued red, this cute crayon lipstick provides a sheer flush of colour and a serious moisture hit. With a triple butter complex – coconut, shea and mango – it’s a remedy red for dry, chapped lips and has a light peppermint smell.​

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M A Y B E L L I N E N E W Y O R K

£ 6 . 9 9

Veering on the burgundy side of red, this drugstore lipstick gives a noir aesthetic without seeming vampy. A creamy texture keeps it from feeling drying and provides a semi-matte finish.​

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C H A N E L

£ 2 8 . 0 0

Hydrating colour with a fresh sheen and great payoff, Chanel’s moisturising offering is a bold red that applies smoothly. The formula doesn’t settle into lines and is easy to apply. ​​

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B U R B E R R Y F U L L K I S S E S

£ 2 4 . 0 0

We’re big fans of Burberry’s beauty offerings at ELVI HQ and this lipstick ticks all the boxes. An innovative lip pen design in sleek gun metal packaging looks chic whilst the fantastic colour pay off means one swipe and you’re done.​

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N Y X

£ 5 . 5 0

Boasting impressive colour payoff at an even more impressive price, this lipstick glides on smoothly and is buildable. The formula doesn’t feel drying and is long-lasting too.​

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L A N C O M E

£ 2 5 . 5 0

Flattering against a multitude of skin tones, luxe packaging combines with a velvety matte finish in this offering by French beauty house Lancôme. Comfortable to wear, the formula glides onto lips and isn’t drying; a must-have for the modern matte lipstick.​

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