Red lipsticks make a comeback for Valentines so we've tried and tested the best
TIP: If you're shopping online take note that some of the colours can look different on screen, so to avoid any confusion always buy your lippie in store, and while you're at it, grab some liner and lipcoat to perfect that pout.
MAC IN RUBY WOO, £21 3/5 If you're looking for eye-catching red then this is for you. It's perfectly matte and felt barely there, but beware that after a while lips can feel dry so keep a conditioning balm close at hand.
REVLON IN FIRE AND ICE, £7.49 4/5 Even though it glides on easily, after an hour lips felt dry. That said, the colour held well and didn't fade out.
YSL IN ROUGE PUR COUTURE '1LE ROUGE', £22.50 3/5 The shade is truly sophisticated and has reasonable staying power. The conditioning agents are impressive and doesn't give lips that chalky feeling.
BLACK UP IN RAL 06, £21 3/5 Incredibly slippery! The colour was bold, but it got absolutely everywhere - teeth, fingers and face. On the bright side the heavily moisturising qualities mean that lips won't dry out.
GiORGIO ARMANI IN ROUGE D'ARMANI, £23 5/5 A wonderfully strong pigment and conditioning shade that only needs one coat to last all day.
SLEEK IN STILETTO RED, £3.99 5/5 Notably strong pigment means that you can get away without wearing liner. Added bonuses are the price and that guys take a shine to it
NARS IN JUNGLE RED, £17.50 4/5 This has a very velvety and light texture that keeps lips comfortably moisturised, and gives you an effortless rouge pout through the day. The very subtle colour allows you to build up for a sultry evening look too