DIOR ROUGE DIOR COUTURE COLOUR LIPSTICK IN 999 A modern take on Christian Dior’s original lipstick 9, the Rouge Dior Lipstick in 999 is a classic iteration of an iconic shade that dates back to 1953. Known to be a universally flattering hue—it comes adorned with the classic silver Dior logo front and centre and in an array of finishes (satin, matte, velvet and metallic). Choose your fighter!
MAC RETRO MATTE LIPSTICK IN RUBY WOO Think of red and you’ll be thinking of MAC’s Ruby Woo. A shade that debuted in 1999, it quickly became beloved by celebrity and makeup artists alike giving it instant name recognition—so much so that Rihanna collaborated with the brand in 2013 to create a ‘Riri Woo’. Dubbed as a true red, it’s a highly pigmented ultra-matte lippie that’s certainly eye-catching. It also makes your pearly whites appear whiter.
NARS VELVET MATTE LIP PENCIL Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl comes in a very handy form and is as fiery as the name suggests. The pencil allows for easy and precise application and leaves behind a velvet-matte, vitamin E infused veneer. It’s also a lipstick meets lip liner that pairs well with other reds for a little added dimension (think Ruby Woo and Dragon Girl combined).
CHANEL ALLURE LUMINOUS INTENSE LIP COLOUR IN PIRATE When it comes to a blurred rouge pout the French can do no wrong. The Chanel Rouge Allure range is one that stands true to this sentiment and the shade Pirate is a vibrant, classic red that acts as a second skin. Containing vitamin E for longwear and a coconut, castor and sappan wood oil triad that protects against external aggressors and adds a boost of hydration. This lipstick leaves behind the slightest pearlescent effect for a luminous satin finish.