New red lipsticks for the festive season

‘They're real! Red on!’ by Benefit cosmetics — Picture courtesy of Benefit Cosmetics
‘They're real! Red on!’ by Benefit cosmetics — Picture courtesy of Benefit Cosmetics

NEW YORK, Nov 14 — The holidays are almost here again, and there’s no better way to get into the mood than with a festive red lip. Luckily, the classic red lip has never been more on-trend — as some of the latest new cosmetic launches prove. Here are the reds you’ll be wanting to try out this winter.

Fenty Beauty

Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty makeup line stormed the cosmetics world back in September, and each subsequent new launch seems to gain her even more makeup fans. The infatuation seems set to reach new heights on November 23, when the superstar drops her new ‘Stunna’ lip paint on, which comes in a fire engine-red hue and offers complete coverage with a single application, as demonstrated by her recent Instagram beauty tutorial.  


Benefit Cosmetics has been working on a new lip product just in time for the holidays. Called ‘They’re Real! Red On!’, it comprises a buildable, long-wearing colour that is designed to be applied with a custom tapered brush and provides a soft, matte red finish.

Gigi x Maybelline

Rihanna isn’t the only star who has been working on her own lip colour this fall — supermodel Gigi Hadid’s debut makeup collection for Maybelline also contains a vivid red lipstick. Offering a creamy, matte finish, the lipstick comes in a variety of shades, but none will say ‘happy holidays’ as much as the vibrant, coral-red ‘Lani.’

Estee Lauder

Estee Lauder’s new ‘Pure Colour Envy Sheer Matte Sculpting Lipstick’ promises to moisturize the lips at the same time as providing a sheer matte colour, for an elegant approach to makeup this season. ‘Name Dropper’ is a fiery, cherry red that should tick all the boxes this holiday period.

Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs is preparing for a big beauty launch this season, in the form of the new ‘Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon’. A liquid lipstick in a crayon form, the product promises to deliver a bold, long-lasting colour with just one swipe, offering a lightly shimmering ‘ghost pearl’ finish. It launches on on December 12, but the campaign images have already been released, and they show model of the moment Adwoa Aboah sporting a siren-red shade called ‘How Rouge’. — AFP-Relaxnews