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Festive beauty: The red lip

Festive beauty: The red lip

Shades to try this season

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Image: Chanel
Image: MAC
Image: Lancome

As the festive season rolls in, beauty brands released relevant collections in all their golden glory, and many matte lipsticks in all manners of red. Classic red, fruity red, Bordeaux red, orange-red, coral-red; you get the picture.

For the lovers of classic shades, most are loyal to the likes of MAC's 'Ruby Woo' (or even 'RiRi Woo', named in honour of brand muse Rihanna). However young admirers of a bright scarlet lip are whispering recommendation of a new tone in town, Lancôme L'Absolu Rouge in 'Rouge Etincelle', and for slightly older fans of the pillar-box pout, the cherry-red shade of Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet's 'La Desiree'.

There's one rule to remember here - let your lips stay matte, with a slight sheen.  We'll leave the decision of whether to add lip liners and gloss up to you, however according to make-up artist Ernest Muntaniolya, modern girls today look better with lipstick alone...

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