Buying a birthday present for someone special recently was a reminder that a red lipstick is always a win win!

A bold red lipstick is the ultimate piece of beauty iconography—sharp and gleaming in bullet form, universally flattering on the mouth. And finding that perfect red may seem the impossible task, yet a lineup of flawless options does exist, formulas that fly off the shelves year after year.

We all know that Mac’s Ruby Woo and Chanel’s Pirate are best sellers but here are some others currently trending that also strike our fancy:

116 Extrême – Rouge Allure Velvet Extrême by CHANEL. This is a new addition to the Chanel family. It is a colour so intense and pigmented with a matte but non-drying formula that glides smoothly onto lips with and gives a longwearing effect!

Flame – Luxe Lip Color- Lucky in Luxe Collection by BOBBI BROWN. A very bold and vibrant colour with an amazing formula that dramatically boosts moisture levels while intensely rejuvenating lips, keeping them comfortable and conditioned—even after it’s removed.

Red Stiletto – Luxe Shine Intense by BOBBI BROWN. This is a new addition to my collection and to Bobbi Brown and what I liked best about it is that it is packed with hyaluronic acid and vitamin E making it super hydrating and easy to apply. However, it doesn’t stay on for long but who cares? Just re-apply and enjoy the super hydrating effect!

133 Sunrise Ruby – L’Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream by LANCÔME. Ultra-pigmented and one of the longer-lasting formulas I’ve tried. The L’Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream line is sophisticated and bold with intense and luminous reds to choose from.

Go red, go bold, go beautiful!

Till next week