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The perfect shade of red

By ELLE team  October 31st, 2014

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan shone on the Cannes 2015 red carpet in this gorgeous Elie Saab and a dark red lip (courtesy L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Moist Matte collection in Arabian Nights).

The red pout is classic, sexy and one of our all-time favourite looks. And as it surfaces this season, here are six must-have tried and tested shades (because one isn’t enough).

Maybelline New York Lip Polish ‘Pop 6’
Another word for it would be liquid lipstick. It’s got the colour, it’s got the texture, it’s got glitter and it’s got the gloss without the sticky business.

Chambor Rouge Plump+ Lipstick ‘Rouge Plump’
If bright red is something you shy away from, this subdued and more coral hue is an ideal pick.

L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Pure Reds ‘Pure Fire’
It’s neither safe nor dangerous but it definitely is a deliciously edible apricot shade.

Lakmé Absolute Gloss Addict Lipstick ‘Red Delight’
Don’t be fooled, this lipstick shines bright (not like a diamond), giving the lips the right amount of the gloss effect that isn’t too jarring.

M.A.C Viva Glam Lipstick ‘Viva Glam I’
We are addicted to matte and this one takes its own time sliding on to the lips but once it does the result is beyond perfect.

Colorbar Soft Touch Lipstick ‘Rougemarie’
Want to channel the bad ass rock lips; this one is going to do the deed for you.