Our Favourite Red Wine Lipsticks

Kim Woods

God, wine is lovely, isn’t it? A nice glass of red that turns into three on a Friday night – what a joy. And now, as we fly into mulled wine season, there are ever more opportunities to get festively tipsy. The only trouble (besides the inevitable hangover) is that tannin-infused stain that leaves your lips a patchy shade of Pinot Noir.

Well, we have a solution: the berry lip. Pair that wine-stained mouth with a chunky knit and make it your new winter staple.

*Also suitable for non-drinkers.

Not only is she one of the world’s most fabulous women (official), but Charlotte Tilbury has also invented a matte lipstick that doesn’t leave your lips feeling dry and peeling. Glastonberry glides on smoothly and lasts for hours.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Glastonberry, £23

Nars’ velvet lip pencils deserve their cult status, giving the precision of a lip liner with the full colour coverage of a highly pigmented lippie. This shade, delightfully named Train Bleu, delivers a powerful punch of deepest aubergine.

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Train Bleu, £20

Tom Ford, master of what seems like all trades, gives good lip with this Bruised Plum colour. Very Amy Adams in Nocturnal Animals. Wear with an equally heavy eye for a suitably film noir look.

Tom Ford Jasmine Rouge Lip Color in Bruised Plum, £39

Clinique’s classic Chubby Sticks provide an uplifting flash of colour in one quick swipe; they’re unfussy and gorgeously moisturising. More of a stain than a lipstick, this is best for berry lip virgins.

Clinique Chubby Stick in Chunky Cherry, £17.50

Channel '90s Drew Barrymore in this spicy, berry brown. Butterfly hair slides optional.

MAC Lustre Lipstick in Spice It Up! £15.50

It wouldn’t be a lipstick roundup without Kylie’s Lip Kit. Love her or loathe her, girl knows how to create a sell-out product. Spice is a rich raspberry colour, in her trademark matte finish. Get yours quick.

Kylie’s Lip Kit in Spice, $29

Burberry’s highlighter-shaped lipstick is designed to give full, long-lasting coverage. A deep, uncompromising shade, Oxblood will carry you late into a night of vino tinto.

Burberry Full Kisses in Oxblood, £24

A velvety texture, a juicy colour and an easy pencil applicator. Oh, and it’s £4.99!

Maybelline Color Drama in Berry Much, £4.99

When your lips can’t take a high-pigment product, this little pot of nourishment comes to the rescue. Packed with shea butter and vitamin E, this wonder balm provides a sheen of colour that can be layered up throughout the day.

Lipstick Queen Belle Epoque in Belle Wine, £18

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