Top 5 Matte Red Lipsticks

We'll never tire of a classic matte red lip. Here are our absolute favourites...

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Bourjois Rouge Velvet The Lipstick - 07 Joli Carmin'ois, £8.99

WHY WE LOVE IT

So creamy and easy to apply for a matte lipstick – quickly settles into a matte finish which lasts all day.

“I love a bold red lip and I love this colour for my skin tone.  Highly pigmented, this is a joy to apply and an instant pick me up for your face.  A beautiful texture that lasts well throughout the day.”

Kit

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Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick Shade 1, £5.99

WHY WE LOVE IT

A classic dark vampy red which lasts.  A lovely matte texture that doesn’t feel too drying.  Great value for money!

“For a vampy lipstick, which is going to last, you can’t go wrong with Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in Shade 1.  It’s great on warm skin tones and packs loads of colour for a drugstore lipstick.  Almost comparable to MAC’s matte formula.”

Sabrina

 

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Mac - Lady Danger, £17.50

WHY WE LOVE IT

MAC matte lipsticks are iconic for a reason and this lipstick is no exception. Glides on easily, has great staying power and isn’t too drying. The colour is highly pigmented and leaps off your lips!

“One of my all time favourites.  A slightly creamy texture with a deep pigment and a colours that is absolutely show-stopping!”

Simone

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Nars Audacious Lipstick Lana, £26

WHY WE LOVE IT

The texture of this lipstick is light and creamy.  It feels like it saturates your lips with a highly pigmented colour that lasts all day.

“Expensive but it goes on like a dream, and really is the most wonderfully smooth formulation, with no drag at all, which is unusual in a matte lipstick.”

Rachel

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Maybelline Superstay 24 Matte Ink Lipstick - groundbreaker, £9.99

WHY WE LOVE IT

This literally lasts all day on your lips without budging an inch!  A great range of colours that are highly pigmented and glide on smoothly.

“I have never worn a more complimented lipstick than this. Nurses in hospitals have asked me to write down the exact shade and brand, influencers have quizzed me about it… It’s a super deep pigment with a matte finish that has incredible staying power and doesn’t seep into any emerging lip wrinkles. You have to have a steady hand as once it’s on it’s on but the definition is fantastic. Only issue is that it’s really hard to take off! Olive oil or a face oil will get it off in a jiffy though.”

Ellie