Rouge Allure in Pirate, $49, Chanel
This neutral red flatters any skin tone, whether you have cool or warm undertones.
Rouge d'Armani Lipstick in 400, Giorgio Armani
This crimson beauty has a slight warm undertone and an elegant satiny finish.
Lipstick in Russian Red, $33, M.A.C
This bluish-red is one of the most popular red lipsticks by M.A.C. It has a velvety-matte finish and stays on for hours on end.
Artist Rouge Mat in M401, $35, Make Up For Ever
This highly pigmented bullet gives intense colour payoff with just one swipe and has a soft matte effect.
Audacious Lipstick in Rita, $44, NARS
Its ultra-creamy texture glides over lips for a velvety finish. It has slight warm undertones to add warmth to pale skin tones.
Rouge Dior in 999 Matte, $49, Dior
The iconic Dior red got a matte update last Fall, and it's been a mainstay in our vanity ever since. Creamy to apply, comfortable to wear yet sets in a super chic matte finish, this is minimal maintenance with maximum impact.
Studded Kiss Lipstick in Hellbent, $32, Kat Von D
This medium-dark red with blue undertones gives dull skin an overall brightening effect. Its matte formula also clings onto lips for all-day wear.
Lip Color in Ruby Rush, $80, Tom Ford Beauty
This slightly-muted tomato red lipstick feels weightless on lips and provides even and full coverage. Added botanical butters also mean your lips remained soft and smooth.
Vice Lipstick in Doubt, $29, Urban Decay
This medium-deep red has slight cool undertones and has a velvety-matte that lasts all day long while remaining comfortable on lips.
Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in 1 Le Rouge, $51, YSL Beauty
This neutral red flatters all skin tone and wears beautifully throughout the day without fading or feathering.
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