1/ Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored $36, Sephora
Billed as the universally flattering red lip colour all over Instagram, Rihanna’s Stunna lip paint is inky and intense (pro tip: don’t forget to shake the bottle). It legitimately lasts all day long and goes on glossy but dries velvety matte.
2/ Matte Revolution Red Carpet Red, $49, Charlotte Tilbury
Given her slew of celebrity clients (think everyone from Miranda Kerr to Kim Kardashian to Victoria Beckham), you can trust Charlotte Tilbury to make a red lipstick for the red carpet. This is exactly that: a true ruby red that will last past multiple champagnes and Christmas canapes.
3/ MAC lipstick in Lady Danger
A vivid orange red, this matte shade pops on porcelain complexions and dark skin tones alike. Prefer more of a classic shade? You can’t go past the blue-red tones of MAC’s most famous red bullet, Ruby Woo.