MATT or glossy, retro or modern, a bolt of red lipstick can update your look instantly.
Shades such as Chanel's classic Pirate or MAC's high-impact Ruby Woo are much-loved among confident lipstick-wearers, whilst cult favourites such as Lipstick Queen's semi-sheer Medieval offer a wearable option for those intimidated by the fiery hue. And there will always be something to suit you, from rich blue-based shades to fiery orange-toned hues.
A rich, blue-toned red, Chanel's classic Pirate is particularly flattering on golden skin tones. Also, the chic, click-open case never fails to impress.
Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Lip Colour in Pirate. £25
A classic, wearable red that suits most skin tones, Fire & Ice also boasts SPF 15 protection and a nourishing vitamin E and avocado oil complex.
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fire & Ice. £7.49; available at www.boots.com.
A true, brilliant red with a hint of orange, Dior's punchy Trafalgar is as bold as they come.
Are you intimidated by red lipstick? Not anymore. Lipstick Queen's very versatile Medieval lipstick is the brand's bestseller thanks to it's semi-sheer formulation, high levels of hydrating vitamin E and flattering berry-red hue. If you think red lipstick isn't for you, think again.