Cher Webb’s Favourite Red Lipstick
Expert makeup artist Cher Webb has tried everything but when it comes to red lipstick, only a few get her seal of approval
Cher Webb's Favourite Red Lipstick
Expert makeup artist Cher Webb has tried everything but when it comes to red lipstick, only a few get her seal of approvalBy: Cher Webb
The power of a red lipstick. It’s the ultimate timeless makeup staple that instantly adds confidence and impact to any look. In fact, the perfect red can dress up a look with one single swipe and finding your perfect signature red is like discovering your little black dress or best fit jeans.
To create the perfect red lip, one application tip I can share is to use a lip pencil, firstly to shape and define the lip line, then turn the pencil onto its side and feather across the lip to create a veil of colour. Then add your lipstick on top so they adhere together, then another layer of lip pencil to lock in the shade. This statement red lip will not budge with this speedy layering technique.
When it comes to the best formulas, I love this powerhouse selection of universal reds. There is one for every type of look from laidback to full glam…
Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick in My Icon Is, £35
There is something uniquely nostalgic about the refillable packaging. The lipstick comes in a chic slim gold metallic lipstick applicator which looks and feels luxurious. It's both a real treasure in your makeup bag and looks divine on the dressing table. As for the lipstick itself, the shape of the bullet fits and hugs the lip for an easy and neat application. This universal red-carpet red is one that suits everyone and delivers a creamy, high pigment colour with a satin finish. If you ask me, these lipsticks always make a lovely gift.Shop Now
Westman Atelier Lip Suede in Les Rouges, £78
Tailor your lip shade depending on your mood with this handy lip palette that contains a mix of four stunning shades. This customisable compact is the perfect mini lip kit for makeup on-the-go and features a great selection of reds each with a different undertone, plus a neutral for daytime. They can also be mixed together; the shade possibilities are endless.Shop Now
Surratt Lipslique in Rubis, £32
Surratt’s textures are the perfect alternative to a bold lip and a great choice if you’re new to wearing lipstick or want something a little understated. With a sheer-medium buildable colour, you can achieve your desired fullness with a high shine non-sticky finish.Shop Now
Chantecaille Lip Definer in Passion, £21
You can easily trace and define the lip shape with this smudge-free lip pencil from Chantecaille. Feather across the lips and wear alone or with a touch of lip balm or gloss on top.Shop Now