Lipstick first gained popularity in 16th Century England, when Queen Elizabeth wore bright red lipstick made from a blend of beeswax and berries with a stark white face.
Since then red lips have never failed to make a lasting impact, but lipstick colours and textures have come a long way since then. Here are our top picks of the best lipsticks around.
Complement a pared-back look with a bolt of colour. The Top Shop Lip Bullet glides on smoothly with a non-drying, highly-pigmented formula, giving you something to pout about.
Cult favourite Lipstick Queen’s top selling shade called ‘Medieval’ noticeably enhances your natural lip colour with a silky sheer tint. Packed with vitamin E, your lips will appear fuller with a luxuriously nourished feel. This one suits all
A wear-anywhere shade is perfect when you want to accentuate your lips but not make a bold statement. This lipstick from Japonesque provides the ultimate lip service - a hydrating, budge-proof formula with a velvety finish.
Channel the petal-stained lip trend and dab a matte pinky shade to the centre of the lips, fading out towards the edges for a romantic, soft-focused look. Nars’ Emmanuelle lipstick offers a versatile shade of pink. For more ideas, watch our
Strike the perfect pout, in the ultimate fuchsia shade: Fever. This sumptuous colour is ideal for bold and daring lipstick lovers who want a lustrous, creamy formula that really makes your lips pop!
The berry-toned trend is here to stay. Invest in a rich plum or deep crimson coloured lipstick to achieve this wine-stained, vampy look. Try bareMinerals Marvellous Moxie’s Lead the Way whose buttery texture will leave your lips