The lipstick colour of 2019

There is one beauty buy that is relevant every season, and that's lipstick. This summer red is on our radar thanks to its celebrity following. Editor Trudi Brewer shares the lip colour of 2019.

Images Instagram Celebrities from the 76th Golden Globes awards 2019.

The recent 76th Golden Globes awards ceremony put red lips squarely back on trend - and we could not be happier. It adds the finish to a glam makeup look like no other shade, and when you need an instant pick-me-up a slick of cherry, orange or wine red lippy does the trick. From A-listers to busy working mums once you find your signature shade, your lips will always look well-dressed.

Blue Red

If you have a cool undertone to your skin —the perfect shade for you is a bold, blue blood red.
— Trudi Brewer

Bobbi Brown Velvet Matte Luxe Liquid Lip in Scarlet Scarlet, $64. URBAN DECAY Lo-Fi Lip Mousse, in Amplify, $41. NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil Collection, in Baroque, $43. Burt’s Bees Satin Lipstick in Scarlet Soaked, $22.

Cherry Red

It’s tempting to be guided by your eye or hair colour when choosing a red lipstick. However, it’s best to be guided by the colour of your skin. If in doubt stick to clear reds, which are easy to spot next to their orange and blue red counterparts, they are cherry in colour and suit most people.
— Trudi Brewer

Revlon Kiss Cushion Lip Tint Crimson Feel in Crimson Feel, $22. Shiseido VisionAiry Gel Lipstick 221 Code Red $50. Smashbox Always On Metallic Matte Liquid Lipstick in Maneater, $38. Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Colour in Regal, $54.

Bordeaux Red

If you’re nervous about wearing a blood red lip colour, try a raspberry or wine coloured stain. This shade looks stunning teamed with bronzer on the cheeks, and lashings of black mascara.
— Trudi Brewer

Clinique Pop Lip Colour and Primer in Raspberry Pop, $49. TOO FACED Peach Kiss Moisture Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Get Ur Freak On, $33. MAC Retro Liquid Lipcolour in High Drama, $50. BY TERRY Hyaluronic Sheer Rouge Lipstick in Berry Bloom, $57.


Warm, golden skin tones look best in an orange-red. Complement this summery shade with a dusting of golden highlighter on the cheeks, and well-dressed bold brows.
— Trudi Brewer

Shiseido Global Suncare UV Lip Color Splash SPF42 Uluru Red, $36. ELLIS FAAS Hot Lips in Bright Red, $52. NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment, in Light My Fire, $41. ILIA Tinted Lip Conditioner in Shell Shock, $44.

Red Gloss

Don’t always opt for red lipstick, go for gloss or liquid lipstick. This finish is not maintenance free, but it’s sheer and youthful.
— Trudi Brewer.

Clinique Pop Splash Lip Gloss + Hydration, in Watermelon $47. Shiseido LacquerInk LipShine 305 Red Flicker, $55. NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer in Red District, $41. HOURGLASS Extreme Sheen Gloss in Icon, $44.