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How to find the perfect red lipstick for you

MAC Cosmetics Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo is arguably the most famous blue toned red lipstick in the world.

All it takes is one swipe of this insanely bold matte shade to saturate the lips in vivid long-lasting colour.

Celeb fans include Rihanna, who was so obsessed with Ruby Woo that she partnered with MAC to create her own limited-edition version called Riri Woo in 2013.

And it sold out in minutes.

MAC Cosmetics Retro Matte Lipstick – Ruby Woo, £17.50, maccosmetics.co.uk, lookfantastic.com and debenhams.com

MAC Cosmetics Powder Kiss Lipstick – Lasting Passion

For something a little less intimidating, Debbie Finnegan suggests trying MAC Cosmetics Powder Kiss Lipstick in Lasting Passion.

The cool red has a semi-matte finish, which feels more like a lip balm, than a dry, powdery lipstick, thanks to its formulation of moisture coated powder pigments.

MAC Cosmetics Powder Kiss Lipstick – Lasting Passion, £17.50, maccosmetics.co.uk, lookfantastic.com and debenhams.com

Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance Lipstick – Obsessed

Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance Lipstick in Obsessed is a stunning red with neutral undertones.

It is brightly pigmented, with an uber creamy consistency and mega-flattering satin finish.

With a class A formulation and casing this gorgeous, it’s hard not to love it.

Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance Lipstick – Obsessed, £35, net-a-porter.com and selfridges.com

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil – Red Square

This tomato red lip pencil from NARS is velvety, highly pigmented and glides over the lips with ease.

It’s beloved by beauty editors, celebrities and beauty lovers alike, with an impressive star rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars online at SpaceNK.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil – Red Square, £22, spacenk.com, lookfantastic.com and debenhams.com

Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint – Uncensored

Dubbed as the new Ruby Woo, Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored, is feisty and ultra sexy.

The medium neutral matte red, is mega pigmented, sharp, sticks around from dusk till dawn and is especially flattering on dark skin tones.

It’s worth the hype, trust us.

Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint – Uncensored, £19, harveynichols.com

Orange based reds

MAC Cosmetics Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour – Quite the Standout

If you have a cool skin tone, Debbie Finnegan recommends MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip in Quite the Standout: ‘It’s wonderfully intense and a very long lasting formula,’ she said.

The bright orange red, applies evenly without a streak in sight and the pigment stays put.

It’s the perfect match for cool toned liquid lipstick fiends.

MAC Cosmetics Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour – Quite the Standout, £18, maccosmetics.co.uk, lookfantastic.com and debenhams.com

MAC Cosmetics Powder Kiss Lipstick – Mandarin O

Debbie Finnegan said: ‘An alternative is MAC Powder Kiss in Mandarin O, it still packs a punch in the colour stakes but the texture is quiet and velvety.’

The soft focus lipstick doesn’t dry your lips out and will leave you wanting to wear red lipstick everyday.

MAC Cosmetics Powder Kiss Lipstick – Mandarin O, £17.50, maccosmetics.co.uk, lookfantastic.com and debenhams.com

Huda Beauty Liquid Matte – Cheerleader

Huda Beauty Liquid Matte in Cheerleader has a matte formula that locks onto lips and won’t leave, or transfer for hours.

Huda Beauty Liquid Matte – Cheerleader, £18, cultbeauty.co.uk, and feelunique.com

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick – Tell Laura

This poppy hued lipstick from Charlotte Tilbury has a rich color payoff and a square-angled tip that is designed to mimic a lip brush for precise application.

Despite being matte, it never feels dry and the coloured bullet is wrapped up into her signature rose-gold tube.

It’s so beautiful no beauty junkie will be able to resist.

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick – Tell Laura, £23, charlottetilbury.com and feelunique.com

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