Top 5 Red Lipsticks for 2011

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Red lipstick is the one colour no girl should live without! It's bold, seductive and can add sophistication or attitude to any look. For a delicious pair of fiery red lips, try the following:

Rimmel Colour Show Off in Red Fever: £6.29

The latest lipstick in the Rimmel collection (main image), Colour Show Off gives lips a long-lasting velvet finish. Red Fever's extreme colour also has a lovely gloss, contributing to a striking, shiny finish. Rimmel Colour Show Off can be purchased from Boots.com

imageIllamasqua Lipstick in Sangers: £15.50

Positively vampish, this is one of the fuller coverage lipsticks available. Leaves lips looking sumptuous and fuller and is ideal if you want to make a statement with your lips. For a dramatic, eye catching effect, team this colour with nude eye colours. It looks particularly good on olive and dark skin tones. Illamasqua Lipstick can be purchased from Debenham.com

imageL'Oreal Colour Riche in Deep Raspberry: £8.19

This delicious shade is perfect for everyday use and with it's long lasting hydration, it defeats anything that passes your lips. With a slight pinkiness to the red, it is perfect for brunettes. L'Oreal Colour Riche can be purchased from Boots.com

imageMax Factor Lipfinity in Hot: £10.99

The Lipfinity lipsticks come complete with a moisturising top coat and they really do stay put all day despite eating and drinking so perfect for the inner party girl in you! Our favourite red from the range is Hot - a fiery coral red which you can be sure will stay put however hot and flustered you get! It is also a great shade for blondes. Max Factor Lipfinity can be purchased from Boots.com

imageLaura Mercier Shimmer Lip Colour in Truly Red: £18.50 

A rich, moisturising lipstick in a fabulous, appetising shade of red. It's silky finish boosts the appearance of your lips and the smooth texture conditions, making them soft and irresistible. This shade works well with fairer skin tones. Laura Mercier Creme Lip Colour can be purchased from House Of Fraser.

Red lipstick is workable day or night, just make sure you don't empower it with clashing colours. As mentioned above, wearing red with subtle make-up is best as it adopts the classic Marilyn Monroe look exactly. For evening wear, it works wonderfully with smokey eyes or a quick flick of liquid eyeliner.

Overall, it is a must have for the make-up bag!