Different red lipsticks and who they suit best

Red lipstick is a classic beauty product, but not everyone feels confident wearing it. Could that be because you haven't found the one for you yet?

Red lipstick is something that instantly makes an impact. It's as classic as a crisp white shirt or little black dress. So why, then, is it so difficult to find the right one sometimes? Sure, there are some people who seem to be able to pull off any shade, texture or style imaginable. And I won't lie, I'm a little bit jealous of them. But for a lot of us, finding the right kind of red lipstick is a bit like trying to find a needle in a haystack.

To help you along, here are some different types of red lipstick and who they suit best.

Classic Red

Pillar box and poppy reds are seen as the most classic of all red lipsticks. Think Marilyn Monroe and you're about there. Really, a classic red will suit just about anyone, it's more to do with confidence than anything else.

Berry Red


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Deeper, cool tones such a berry are generally easier to wear than warm tones. They suit cool Celtic complexions as well as more olive skin tones. The also come with an added bonus of making your teeth look whiter.

Matte Red

Matte red lipstick has a more modern feel to it when compared to satin finishes. But it can feel drying on lips. The trick is to prep lips with a good balm beforehand. If you worry that matte makes your lips look smaller, use a lip liner to draw ever to slightly outside the line for a fuller finish.

Orange Red


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Warm, orange-red lipstick is one that can be a brave choice. But when it works, it looks great. These shades tend to suit tanned, olive and deeper complexions, but can also be beautiful on very pale skin tones too.


Which is your favourite kind of red lipstick to wear?

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