10 Experts Reveal The Most Flattering Lipsticks

10 Experts Reveal The Most Flattering Lipsticks

There’s a perfect lipstick out there for everyone but, with so much choice, finding it can be hard. To narrow the search, we asked some of our favourite beauty insiders for some pointers…

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Lisa Eldridge Plush Matte Velvet Lip Colour in Velvet Morning, £26

Rated By: Lisa-Potter-Dixon, Make-Up Artist & Beauty Author  Why She Loves It: “There isn’t a single box this lipstick doesn’t tick. The texture is so smooth, and the satin finish is unbeatable. As for the colour, it’s bright, but still wearable – ideal for both day and night. It’s probably my favourite red of all time.” Available at LisaEldridge.com

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Walk Of No Shame, £25

Rated By: Kelly Dawn, Make-Up Artist  Why She Loves It: “For me, it has to be this one from Charlotte Tilbury. It flatters every skin tone – either pressed on as a light stain, or applied direct from the bullet for more impact. On lighter skin tones, press it on to create a natural ‘bitten’ effect or apply it in full for a more vampy finish. On darker skin tones, it reads as more of a pretty, soft pink. It’s a true staple in my kit.” Available at CharlotteTilbury.com

Chantecaille Lip Chic in Sari Rose, £33

Rated By: Ashley Dayes, Make-Up Artist & Beauty Influencer Why She Loves It: “I love this soft, subtle shade. It gives lips a healthy flush of colour, and it’s sheer but still impactful. A great everyday option, or layer it up for further intensity in the evening.”  Available at Chantecaille.co.uk

Vieve Modern Matte Lipstick in Deity, £19

Rated By: Adeola Gboyega, Make-Up Artist & SheerLuxe Beauty Contributor  Why She Loves It: “This is the ultimate cool-toned nude pink that works on every skin tone. It’s beautifully creamy as well, so you can sculpt the lips with ease.”  Available at Vieve.co.uk

Chanel Rouge Coco in Boy, £31

Rated By: Zoe Taylor, Make-Up Artist & SheerLuxe Beauty Contributor  Why She Loves It: “It’s a classic, and probably one that’s been mentioned endlessly, but I just can’t get enough of it. It’s so good at creating the illusion of a natural, healthy lip. There isn’t anyone this doesn’t work on – trust me, it’s the best.” ​ Available at Boots.com

Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick in Pillow Talk, £25

Rated By: Levi-Jade Taylor, Make-Up Artist  Why She Loves It: “Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillow Talk lipstick – and the entire Pillow Talk range – is so popular for a reason. There are original, medium and intense versions of the iconic shade, so everyone can enjoy it. It’s a beautiful mauve pink that’s really easy to pull off.” 

Available at CharlotteTilbury.com

Ciaté Pump Plump in Honey Dew, £20

Rated By: Mira Parmar, Make-Up Artist Why She Loves It: “Despite this being a gloss, it’s not sticky at all. It plumps lips up, while the colour is flattering on all skin tones. It also enhances any lipstick when applied on top. A must-try.” Available at CiateLondon.com

MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Ruby Woo, £18.50

Rated By: Cher Webb, Make-Up Artist & Beauty Influencer  Why She Loves It: “This universal red looks incredible on everyone – in fact, it was designed with that versatility in mind. It’s bold, beautiful and a timeless classic that’s always in my kit and personal make-up bag. A true icon.”  Available at LookFantastic.com

Ruby Hammer Lip Serum Balm in Nude, £18

Rated By: Ruby Hammer MBE, Make-Up Artist Why She Loves It: “Ever since I launched my Lip Balm Serums, the ‘Nude’ shade has become my go-to. It’s comforting and hydrating and the sheer texture means you can build it up in layers. It’s so easy to use and always gets compliments.”  Available at RubyHammer.com

Charlotte Tilbury Kissing Nude Lipstick in Penelope Pink, £25

Rated By: Frankie Neal, Make-Up Artist Why She Loves It: “I use this shade a lot on all my clients. It’s a great mix between a beautiful browny nude and a gorgeous pink tone. It’s a flattering shade and lends a great plumping effect to lips. Just dab it on lightly mixed with a lip balm for a natural finish, or apply it all over for extra fullness.”  

​Available at CharlotteTilbury.com

Chantecaille ‘Lip Chic’, £38

Rated By: Sophie Tilley, Make-Up Artist  Why She Loves It: "Chantecaille’s 'Lip Chic' is one of those lipsticks that is the perfect hybrid of colour payoff with high-shine, and it has a non-sticky finish. Its sheer formula means you can apply on-the-go without the need for a mirror.  Available in a vast array of shades, my favourite is ‘Patience’ for an all round flattering hue of nude rose. It also contains hyaluronic acid to moisturise and plump the lips so it ticks all the lip-enhancing boxes." Available at LookFantastic.com

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