A red lip colour can pull you together instantly – it’s the answer to everything from a bad hair day to a tired Monday morning, when you look washed-out. These three deliver an immediate confidence boost, and won’t dry out your lips or look too overpowering.
1 THE BARGAIN Catrice Demi-Matt Lipstick in 050 Boss Up, €4.50, is vegan and cruelty-free, as well as a great, bright, no-messing scarlet.
If you wear this, you mean business.
2 THE CLASSIC There has to be a Chanel in here – you can’t do better than a Chanel red. For daytime, the Rouge Coco Flash are perfect – as light as a balm but with lovely moisturising colour. Try Ultime for the ultimate classy red. €36, at counters nationwide.
3 THE QUICK-FIRE PENCIL Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl, €27. Keep one of these in your bag/car/pocket at all times for statement red lips in a hurry. Lovely bright colour, fast.