Nothing completes a look like a swipe of lipstick. We all have our tried-and-true favourites we turn to in times of need, but it’s time to make room on the shelf: Red, a timeless classic, is now trending with a summer twist. Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid have been seen rocking the bright neon red in the day and the night, and even Beyoncé has been spotted sporting the red-hot hue.
The thing is, finding the perfect shade of fiery, orangey red can seem nearly impossible. Too red, and it looks garish during the day; too orange, and you'll look washed out. Deciding between Lady Bug and Dangerous or Ruby Valentine and Red Royal isn't as always as easy as it seems. But if Kendall, Bey and Gigi can do it, then so can we (with a narrowed-down, beauty editor–approved list of course).
Keep scrolling to see Kendall, Gigi and Beyoncé rock the look, and shop our favourite red-orange lipsticks for summer.
Kendall Jenner wore her red lip with a messy bun and a sheer top over a bralette, for the Adele concert in L.A.
Hadid paired her tangerine lips with cool-girl Le Spec sunglasses on the streets of NYC.
From her lipstick to her dangling earrings, Queen Bey was the picture of fresh summer beauty.
Keep scrolling to shop our favourite bright-red lipsticks for summer.
This shade from Urban Decay's Vice lipstick line is an even mix of red and orange, with a super-pigmented and creamy formula that will stay on your lips even through the summer heat. Nourishing ingredients—including aloe vera, avocado, jojoba and babassu oils—keep your lips softly hydrated.
For those who love a matte finish but hate the way it dries out your lips, this iconic lipstick from Nars is for you. This semi-matte shade is surprisingly creamy and moisturising, and the bright, universally flattering colour really does bring the heat.
If you prefer a sheerer, buildable finish, try this gem from Revlon. It glides on silky smooth, and the reddish-coral shade will give any makeup look a fresh summer flair.
It is no wonder that this lipstick is a beauty editor favourite. The formula is super-matte, but doesn't flake or crack, and the look-at-me red is easy to wear and surprisingly flattering on everyone. Prepping with some lip liner will ensure that it stays put day without having to reapply.
With more of a glossy finish, this super-hydrating lipstick nourishes your lips and freshens your look in one sweep. Plus, the anti-aging ingredients promise to reduce wrinkles and lip lines, all while flaunting a bold, creamy colour.
This summer-ready lipstick from Tom Ford is worth the splurge. It creates a velvety, slightly creamy finish that lasts for hours, and the luxurious formula glides on evenly while remaining lightweight. Plus, this particular shade of red-orange is a staple in almost every makeup artist's kit!