8 red lipsticks to wear this summer

Ask any beauty insider and they’ll tell you the easiest way to add that French-girl chic to any outfit is with a red lip. Whether you’re going all out vamp in a deep, rich red or pairing a tomato shade with strong brows and a little mascara, it’s a fail-safe way to make a statement. Looking for a new shade this summer? Keep reading to see our favourite red lipsticks from the likes of Tom Ford, Charlotte Tilbury and YSL.


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Guerlain Rouge G Matte Lipstick 

Guerlain Rouge G Lipstick


The iconic Rouge G now comes in a semi-matte finish. More than just a lipstick, there's a selection of cases to choose from, all of which include a mirror so you can easily touch up on-the-go.

Guerlain Rouge G Matte Lipstick in 24, £26.00


Giorgio Armani Rouge D'Armani Matte Lipstick

Giorgio Armani Rouge D'Armani Matte Lipstick


The most hydrating, long-lasting matte lipstick we've tried yet. Shade 400 is an intense, vibrant red, and not one to wear if you plan on blending in.

Giorgio Armani Rouge D'Armani Matte Lipstick in 400, £30


YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Lip Stain

YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Lip Stain


Liquid lipstick is still going strong, and with its intense colour and impressive staying power, YSL has created another winning formula. This dries down to a luxe matte finish.

YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Lip Stain in Rouge Tatouage, £29


Origins Blooming Bold Lipstick

Origins Lipstick


Infused with the conditioning oils of 12 different flowers, the new lipstick from Origins is nourishing like a balm without compromising on colour. Try Tiger Lily for a bright shade that looks great with a tan.

Origins Blooming Bold Lipstick in Tiger Lily, £18.50


NARS Lipstick

MAC Lipstick


Heatwave is the ultimate summer shade and this is the lipstick we want to be wearing when we're outside sipping Aperol. Enriched with Vitamin E, this is semi-matte but very wearable.

NARS Lipstick in Heatwave, £23


Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lip

Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lip


If you like your lippy to be low maintenance, we'd recommend Bobbi Brown's new liquid lipstick. Try Cherry Crush for a lightweight, nourishing red that you won’t have to spend all day re-applying.

Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lip in Cherry Crush, £19


Tom Ford Lip Colour

Tom Ford Lip Colour


You're unlikely to find a lipstick more stylish than Tom Ford. Cherry Lush is a true red that lasts for hours and suits every skin tone. Try it once and you'll be hooked for summer.

Tom Ford Lip Colour in Cherry Lush, £40


Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution

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If you prefer a deeper red, we love Charlotte Tilbury's warm berry shade Love Liberty. The best-selling Matte Revolution formula contains 3D glowing pigments to give the illusion of fuller lips.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Love Liberty, £24