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The Best Creamy Red Lipsticks Our Beauty Editor Is Loving Now

Nothing beats a red lip. After all, even makeup maven Francois Nars was once quoted saying, “Red lipstick is to beauty what the LBD is to fashion. The difference is that when you walk into a room wearing a red lip, people notice you.”

And while I do love cool mattes and glossy sheens, my favourite texture is definitely still a rich cream when it comes to red lipstick. There’s just something really timeless about the combination that always makes the wearer look chic. Another plus: creamy lippies are usually more hydrating, so you won’t have to worry about unsightly creases or cracks.

Here, we pick out our favourite creamy, red lipsticks.

#1: Dior Addict Lacquer Stick in #757 American Girl, $50
Considered both a lacquer and a lipstick, this hybrid gives the smooth texture and colour intensity of a liquid in an easy to apply stick format. Infused with nourishing oils, beeswax and a quasi-crystalline base, its hydrating formula melts into a fluid upon contact with lips. #2: Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-Talk Cream in #RD302, $17.90
This soft creamy texture helps to reduce the appearance of dead skin cells for a velvety smooth finish. #3: L’Oreal Makeup Designer Paris Infallible Le Rouge in #337 Refined Ruby, $23.90
this has a long-wearing formula with silicone microspheres that help to give rich colour. It has a creamy, conditioning base loaded with hydrating vitamin E that keeps your lips moist and comfortable. #4: Burberry Lip Velvet in Military Red, $45
This longwear lipstick goes on smooth and gives a velvety finish, #5: Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Underage Red, $32, Sephora
This doesn’t budge for 10 hours and has an antioxidant complex and vitamins A, C and E to keep lips supple and soft. #6: Lipstick Queen Silver Screen in Have Paris, $37, Escentials
The has a wet-look effect and is infused with pomegranate fruit extract to improve the barrier-function of the lips, keeping them soft and hydrated for longer. #7: YSL Beauty Rouge Pur Couture in #1 Le Rouge, $51
This hardworker gives rich colour, intense hydration, fights free radical damage and a luxe finish all in one swipe. #8: Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick in #202 Goddess, $42, Sephora
This pigmented lippie has a buttery finish and provides up to 10 hours of wear. It has nourishing peptides, antioxidant-rich seaberry extract and cocoa butter to plump, nourish and hydrate your puckers. #9: Nars Audacious Lipstick in Lana, $46
This super chic lipstick gives full on colour in just one swipe, rich texture and a moisturising formula. Even the magnetic closure closes with a stylish click #10: Tom Ford Lip Color in Cherry Lush, $76
Infused with soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomilla flower oil, this has an ultra-creamy texture. Specially treated pigments are blended to deliver pure colour with just the right balance of luminosity for a polished finish. #11: Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in 69, $29
The brand’s proprietary Pigment Infusion System gives the formula a creamy texture, rich colour payoff and great colour dispersion. A yummy butter blend hydrates and conditions lips, while aloe vera, jojoba, avocado and babassu oils nourish and softens.  Vitamin C and E provide protection against free radical damage. Like this? Check out the eyeshadow shade all the It girls are wearing, our beauty editor’s travel skincare essentials and the Nars summer limited edition makeup launch everyone is raving about.