Everyone, regardless of their skin tone or make up regime should own a red lipstick.
It promotes that girl boss attitude and there is a shade to suit every complexion.
There are just a few things to remember before you rock a red lip.
Always use a lipliner
This will prevent smudging and help lock your lip in place for longer.
Find the shade to suit you
Always shop around for the tone that best suits your complexion. If you’re fair skinned opt for a blue toned red. Medium skin tones should opt for pink reds and darker skin can pull off a deeper more plum red.
Here are just a few of my favourite red lipsticks:
Mac Cosmetics – Ruby Woo £17.50
An iconic blue red matte lipstick with some serious staying power.
Barry M – Bombshell £5.00
Rich and vivid matte lipstick, long lasting and super hydrating for the lips.
NARS – Jungle Red £23.00
Best for fairer complexions this semi matte lipstick is highly pigmented with a non-drying formula.
NYX – Perfect Red £4.99
Comfortable and hydrating, this shade really suits an olive complexion and having worn this one myself without a lipliner I can confirm this does stay in place for a good couple of hours.
Mac Cosmetics – Relentlessly Red £17.50
Another favourite of mine, this is my daytime red lipstick as it has a more coral undertone. This is my go too for those summer nights.
Let me know your favourites in the comments or over on Instagram: foreveratwentysomethinggg