If you’re a committed red lipstick wearer, you will know that there are never, NEVER enough new shades of red lipstick to try. It’s a habit that ultimately leads to addiction. Red lipstick addicts have at least three reds in their bag at any one time. You can’t be too careful – imagine being caught short without one? The horror.
But being a lifer when it comes to lipstick means you’ve had to go through the rites of red lipstick passage. When you first wore it in front of your parents (WIPE THAT MUCK OFF YOUR FACE), when that good-for-nothing guy dumped you (because red lipstick means SLUT, right?).
Once you've made it past the first few hurdles and you own that dream red, life in terms of lipstick is a blast. You’ll never have to worry about what colour lipstick to wear (red). You’ll always be able to distract attention away from tired eyes and spots, and you’ll develop the power to identify which shade of red lipstick a celebrity is wearing from 50 paces. Impressive.
Even though everything you own has a bit of red lipstick on it, it’s something you're willing to accept. Here are 28 shades of pure red lipstick heaven.
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