Today is International Kissing Day and we thought it would be the perfect time to celebrate a classic makeup item… red lipstick.

Red lipstick is one of those items that so many of us have in our make up bags and yet somehow it’s never easy to find the perfect shade. Of course, there is a shade suitable for every skin tone it’s just a question of finding it as well as the ideal texture for you. Here is a selection of tried and tested options that we absolutely love.


Ciate Velvet Liquid Lipstick

Great colour in the form pure velvety pigment. Plus these are moisturising and matte at the same time which is rare to find in a liquid lip colour, they are usually either too moist and bleed over your lip line or they are too drying and you need to apply lip balm to make them wearable. These are enriched with hyaluronic acid which smooths the lips, helping them to appear supple and fuller, and its precision tip ensures perfect application.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

The tapered wand makes the lipstick very easy to apply and the colour payoff is flawless. This liquid lipstick is infused with vitamins A, C and E for added hydration making it very comfortable to wear, so it won’t completely dry your lips out plus you get a modern matte finish. It has a very lightweight texture and feels like you have (almost) nothing on the lips. Here’s a link to our full review.


It has a silky, light texture that is imperceptible once you’ve applied it. Once it’s on your lips still look and feel like your lips: not waxy or sticky at all! The pigment is smooth and even when applied. They have a semi-matte finish that feels very moisturising. It features nourishing ingredients including Rosehip, Green Tea, Grapeseed oil and mango butter, with Orange Oil to give them an uplifting scent. Here’s our review of the brand’s lipsticks.

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