By Vivian Kelly
The ultimate beauty statement and omnipresent staple in every woman’s handbag – a classic red lipstick. This sassy and sophisticated shade has won the likes of many starlets, including Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe.
It’s a small price to pay to change the way you look, and what better time of year to celebrate red than, Right. Now? A quick swipe of crimson on the lips oozes classiness while adding festive cheer to any holiday look.
Elite Traveler have rounded up their favorite signature lipsticks this season, here are the ones to buy, stat.
Chanel, Rogue Allure Velvet in Rogue Feu<img id="largeImage" class="437-73004626-ROUGEALLUREVELVET_ROUGEFEU" src="https://images.selfridges.com/is/image//selfridges/437-73004626-ROUGEALLUREVELVET_ROUGEFEU_M?$PDP_M_ALL$" alt="CHANEL ROUGE ALLURE VELVET Luminous Matte Lip Colour (Rouge feu” width=”367″ height=”407″> Image: Selfridges
This luminous, ultra-comfortable lipstick is the perfect red for any occasion. Intense pigments promise the color to last all night long while jojoba oils help nourish and moisturize rough winter lips into a smooth silky pout.
Price: £26, buy it here.
Tom Ford, Lip Color in Cherry Lush
A beautiful cocktail of ingredients including soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomilla flower create this bespoke designer lipstick. The ultra-creamy formula effortlessly glides onto lips providing the perfect balance of pigment and luminosity.
Price: £39, buy it here.
Nars, Semi Matte Lipstick in Jungle Red
For a more mattifying lipstick, go for NARS lipstick in Jungle Red. The rich vivid shade has the perfect balance of hues that make a fabulous color for day and night. For an ultimate long lasting effect, pair it with the matching lip liner.
Price: £21, buy it here.
Marc Jacobs, Le Marc Lip Creme, Oh Miley
An undeniable Christmas red, Marc Jacobs’ lipsticks come in a sleek packed design that releases the lippy with one press of a button. So there no more lost, unruly lids at the bottom of your bag. What’s more, it’s super-pigmented formula is enriched with hydrating ingredients leaving your lips very happy indeed.
Price: £24, buy it here.
Mac, Mineralize Rich Lipstick, Everyday Diva
This red creamy formula is a must for party-ready lips. Not only does it tick all the boxes when it comes to color and durability, it also contains a 77-mineral moist complex that helps nourish and protect lips all day long.
Price: £21.50, buy it here.
Christian Louboutin, Velvet Matte Lip Color in Diva
Two-for-one gold. This velvet-matte lipstick is what we like to call the ‘universal red’, a powerful color and a stunningly neat finish. The luxurious packaging is made of gold tone vial giving you the option to wear the lipstick as a necklace as well. What’s not to love?
Price: £65, buy it here.
Charlotte Tilbury, Matte Revolution in Red Carpet Red
World renowned make-up artist, Charlotte Tilbury knows a good lipstick when she see’s one. So when she came out with Matte Revolution, one of the most innovative lipsticks of our time, we weren’t wasting any time waiting to get it. This head-swooning red formula is exclusively enriched with Lipstick Tree extract, a natural antioxidant that protect lips while Orchid Extracts help soothe and hydrate your pout round-the-clock.
Price: £23, buy it here.
Which red lipstick are you swiping over your pout this season? Let us know at @elite_traveler!