SMASHBOX ALWAYS ON MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICK IN "BAWSE"
There aren't a lot of red lipsticks that are one-shade-suits-all, but this moisturising matte liquid lipstick (designed by YouTube star Lilly Singh and Smashbox) actually looks good on everyone. Don't believe me? See for yourself!
Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in "Bawse," $24 (Dhs 88), sephora.com
CHARLOTTE TILBURY K.I.S.S.I.N.G LIPSTICK IN "SO MARILYN"
This must-have shade is the perfect brick red that will not only leave your lips looking like Marilyn's, but its formula keeps your lips hydrated so they don't become dry and flaky.
Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in "So Marilyn," 32 (Dhs 117.5), charlottetilbury.com
GIORGIO ARMANI LIP MAESTRO LIP GLOSS IN "DRAMA RED"
This newcomer doesn't come in bullet form, but its stick-like stature houses an opaque stain that dries into a velvety lipstick-like finish. In my opinion, its true red hue and comfortable, non-drying texture are kind of amazing.
Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in "Drama Red," $38 (Dhs 140), giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com
BOBBI BROWN LUXE LIP COLOR IN "PARISIAN RED"
This rich bright red goes on creamy and leaves your lips with a patent-leather finish that's sexy AF — and it doesn't bleed or run all over your mouth! It's definitely one of my faves.
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color in "Parisian Red," $35 (Dhs 129), macys.com
ELF COSMETICS ESSENTIAL LIPSTICK IN "RICH RED"
This lipstick costs less than your Starbucks and rivals the bright rich red that is MAC Cosmetics' "Ruby Woo."
ELF Cosmetics Essential Lipstick in "Rich Red," $1 (Dhs 4), eyeslipsface.com
CIATÉ LONDON PRETTY STIX MURUMURU BUTTER LIPSTICK IN "CHICK FLICK"
Honestly, I've never swiped on a lipstick so hydrating in my life (and I've tried on A LOT of lipsticks as a beauty editor). Plus, it's super-pigmented, so while it goes on with a glossy finish, it's anything but sheer. This shade orange-y red is the perfect departure from a true or deep red.
Ciaté London Pretty Stix Murumuru Butter Lipstick in "Chick Flick," $20 (Dhs73.5) ,sephora.com
SHISEIDO ROUGE ROUGE LIPSTICK IN "REAL RUBY"
Not looking to wear such a vibrant red? Try a more muted take with this one from Shiseido.
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick in "Real Ruby," $28 (Dhs 103), sephora.com
KYLIE COSMETICS LIP KIT IN "MARY JO K"
You might already be familiar with this Lip Kit, but if you haven't tried this true blue-red duo, order it now! It comes with a long-wearing lip liner and matching liquid lipstick that smells like cherry-vanilla frosting and doesn't budge once you apply it — aka the reason Kylie's lip colours sell out in seconds!
Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit in "Mary Jo K," $29 (Dhs 106.5), kyliecosmetics.com
COLOUR POP ULTRA MATTE LIP IN "SAIGON"
I know this looks like an orange-y red shade in the tube, but it actually goes on as a gorgeous berry red. Plus, it's totally affordable and stays on all day, which is a total win-win.
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Lip in "Saigon," $6 (Dhs 22), colourpop.com
DOLCE & GABBANA THE LIPSTICK CLASSIC CREAM LIPSTICK IN "DEVIL"
Want a serious shot of color on your lips? This deep red rose-coloured, moisturising formula is ultra bright and is the perfect transition shade from summer to fall.
Dolce & Gabbana The Lipstick Classic Cream Lipstick in "Devil", $36 (Dhs 132), saksfifthavenue.com
MAC COSMETICS LIPSTICK IN "RUBY WOO"
One of the OG must-have reds, this oldie-but-goodie lip color has had a cult following ever since it launched in 1999.
MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in "Ruby Woo," $17 (Dhs 62), maccosmetics.com
NARS VELVET MATTE LIP PENCIL IN "DRAGON GIRL"
The perfect matte red in stick form, this chubby lip pencil has earned street cred over the years because it goes on creamy but dries matte (so it won't bleed into your lip lines), it's highly pigmented, and it hydrates your pout with vitamin E.
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in "Dragon Girl," $26 (Dhs 95.5), narscosmetics.com
CHRISTIAN DIOR ROUGE DIOR IN "RED SMILE"
If a red with coral undertones is what you're after, you can't go wrong with this one that complements skin tones from fair to deep.
Christian Dior Rouge Dior in "Red Smile", $35 (Dhs 129), dior.com