The word iconic is used a lot.
But there's simply no better way of describing the quintessence of feminine makeup: red lipstick. In celebration of National Lipstick Day, we want to explore the meaning behind the most expressive, mood-enhancing piece in our makeup bags, as well as some unexpected aspects of its versatility.
A colour synonymous with passion and energy, it's no wonder we rely on it for an instant boost. But beyond its ability to make us feel self-assured and sensual is a history that defines it with power and strength. That's why we love it so much – the secret to its confidence-enhancing magic lies beneath the aesthetic.
Ever since the Suffragettes wore it in their fight for the vote in the early 20th century, red lips have been a symbol of women's independence and rebellion – of women supporting women.
Red lipstick's impact on women, and the world, goes beyond beauty. Ever since the Suffragettes wore it in their fight for the vote in the early 20th century, red lips have been a symbol of women's independence and rebellion – of women supporting women. It was prevalent during the Golden Age of Hollywood, when it became a signature of film's most iconic stars. From Marilyn Monroe to Elizabeth Taylor, a red lip was the epitome of glamorous femininity and remains so to this day.
A new era of red lipstick
Today, we love to recognise this beautiful feminine heritage by wearing a red lip whenever we can. We've created our luxurious Matte Silk lipstick to truly celebrate the colour, with its rich, intense, and enduring pigmentation. Meanwhile, the uniquely emollient formula is deeply hydrating and comforting, bringing even more joy to the experience of wearing red lipstick.
But our innovative formula isn't all that brings the red lipstick into a new era. We wanted to honour pioneering women of the past by creating a lipstick that considers the values and concerns of the modern woman. Our clean, vegan formulations are held in exquisite refillable packaging, bringing together luxury and sustainability. Like the colour, our lipsticks are beautiful inside and out.
New shades of red to try for National Lipstick Day
We've carefully curated our collection of versatile shades so that there's a red for every woman, as well as every mood. Which will you pick?
We want to share the joy and confidence red lipstick brings, women to women. So now we want to know- what are your favourite red lipstick moments?