Red lips are a staple for the festive season. Pair with glowy skin, golden highlight and bronze Smokey eyes for the ultimate party look. Here’s my top three drugstore red lips in liquid, stick and crayon form.
1. Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick from Bourjois
This santa clause red liquid lipstick has a soft texture which glides effortlessly onto the lips, giving a matte finish and leaving lips feeling smooth and soft like velvet.
It is enriched with oil that provides a soft, second skin feel that does not dry or fade lips and lasts for 24 hours. £8.49 on the Superdrug website.
2. Rimmel Kate Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick
A sumptuously rich matte red colour with a sublime comfort. The Ruby powder enriched formula privides an all day intense velvet colour lasting beyond your Christmas dinner.
£5.49 on FeelUnique website.
3. Sleek MakeUP Power Plump Lip Crayon
Pump up your pout with Sleek’s power plump in a fiery red.
This super-pigmented, tingling lip crayon gives a pop of colour with a plumping effect by enhances the appearance of your lips and helping them appear fuller and more luscious.
£5.49 on Boots.com
Extra, extra! To ensure your fabulous red lips don’t bleed or feather, make sure you prep with a lip liner. We LOVE this vegan Sephora bestseller No Bleeding Lips by Know Cosmetics.It’s a clear lip liner that can be worn with any shade of lipstick or lip gloss, including bright and bold red colours. Applied around the lips, No Bleeding Lips will stop bleeding and feathering. Easy to use, dermatologically approved, this wax based formula is waterproof, smudge proof, gluten free, and long lasting (5+ hours). Free of preservatives, paraffin, mineral oil and animal derived ingredients, No Bleeding Lips is perfect for every skin tone and all skin types. Simply twist the pen up (not too much as the pen doesn’t wind back!), draw around the outer edges of your lips before applying your favourite lipstick or lip gloss. £12.50 from Llyods Pharmacies