The Best Red Lipsticks We Love At Simply Be HQ

There’s something about a classic red lipstick that can instantly transform your outfit and brighten the dullest of days. Even if you have time for nothing else in the morning, a red lip can immediately make you look polished and ready for business. We spoke to the lipstick loving women around the Simply Be Head Office, who just can’t get enough of the red hue.

The Classic Red

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NARS Audacious Lipstick in Lana

Social Media Executive, Alice says,

“My all-time favorite red Lippy! I spotted this shopping around 5 years ago and I went on about it to everyone I spoke to… this resulted in my boyfriend and my sister both getting it me as a gift for my Birthday. I have only made it through one of these so far but it reminds me of all the great times I had in my first year or university where the lipstick was a part of every outfit I wore! It is more of a coral-red shade than your typical red lipstick but has the ability to make you feel better no matter what day it is.”

The Orange Red

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Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in Shade 012

Ecommerce Executive, Becki says,

“This orange toned red is my go to lipstick for any occasion, I wore it to the Simply Be Christmas party last year. It is looks amazing with a classic flick of eyeliner or a dramatic smokey eye.  I find that red lipsticks can look too harsh on my pale skin tone however the warm orange tone works with my natural complexion but still works when I have tan. The formula is really moisturizing which is perfect if you have dry lips like me.”

The Red Gloss

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Mac Lip Glass in Russian Red

Email Executive, Olivia says,

“I love the combination of MAC Soar lip liner and Loreal pink lipstick as they’re both the perfect pink and the lip liner is slightly darker so gives the illusion of fuller lips. I think the shade looks great when I’m pale but also with a tan. The look is quite matte but if I’m feeling more of a glossy lip then I add the matching MAC lipgloss in Russian Red.”

The Matte Red

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Sleek Matte Me in Party Pink

Email Coordinator, Jen says,

“It’s a very pigmented vibrant red (not sure why it’s called pink) and I love it because it lasts all day and is a bargain price! Also it’s the most pigmented matte lip color I’ve ever used!”

The Deep Red


Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Glastonberry

Ecommerce Executive, Chloe says,

“I love this red hue! This muted purple berry lipstick has subtle cool-tones, so it’s perfect for whether you want a subtle tint or a statement lip, it’s super build able. Looks great on all skin tones and stays put all night. I’ve slept in it after many a night out and it was still there the next day!”

What’s your favorite red lipstick? Let us know in the comments below!

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I work in the International Acquisition Team. When I’m not working, I enjoy eating, yoga and music; I spend my time listening to music and going to see live music. I love getting glittered up and wearing 70’s style disco pants, anything silver and glittery, throw my way.  To relax I like watching box sets and eating lots of chocolate.

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