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Hot lips: The best red lipsticks


1. Lipstick in Pleasure Me Red

Maybelline's lipsticks have a creamy consistency, thanks to the honey nectar. If you're not really a red-hot kinda girl, there are 23 other shades to choose from.

£7.19, Maybelline, available nationwide

2. Pocket Pen

This little wand gives you the option of a matte finish with the much-loved 'benetint' colour, or a shiny pout with the clear gloss.

£15.50, Benefit, benefitcosmetics.co.uk

3. Super-saturated high gloss lip colour

Apply this chubby pencil all over the lips to leave a lustrous red hue. Blot with tissue for a more subtle, day-time shade.

£14, Urban Decay, urbandecay.co.uk

4. Lip cover in No 19 Brick Red

If a pillar-box shade scares, take baby steps towards a rouge pout with this lightweight but intensely pigmented lipstick.

£22.50, Burberry, harrods.com

5. Pretty Amazing lip colour in Upper Class Red

Virgin Atlantic's signature colour has been immortalised in make-up. The long-lasting lacquer is currently only available at the airline's Clubhouse Spas, but will be stocked by Bare Minerals later in the year.

£15, Bare Minerals, virgin-atlantic.com

6. Lipstick in Tulip

Containing lauroyl lysine which is impervious to water and oil, you're guaranteed a long-lasting colour.

£25, Chantecaille, uk.spacenk.com