8 mood-boosting red lipsticks
One of the quickest ways to feel instantly put-together? A swipe of red lipstick. Not only can it elevate an otherwise simple outfit, but a strong red lip also holds the power to boost your mood and increase your confidence. It's no wonder that sales of the stuff skyrocket during times of uncertainty with red lipstick now tipped to be one of the biggest beauty trends of 2020.
But, without the ability to trial and test, how do you know which shade of red lipstick will suit you? An easy rule of thumb is, if you have fair skin then blue-red shades tend to look best, while orange-reds are more flattering on darker skin tones. Then, keep the rest of your makeup simple, and pair with strong brows, a little mascara and a flawless base for that easy French-girl chic.
Looking for a new shade for summer? We've picked out our favourite red lipsticks from the likes of Dior, Tom Ford and Charlotte Tilbury.