Donna Karan F/W 2010

MAC “Ruby Woo” ($16.50 CAD at MAC)

Every fall, there is a sudden need for red lips. Perhaps it’s the falling leaves and the general lack of colour in winter. Like every year, there were millions of red lips on the fall runways but some of my favourites were the lips at Donna Karan, Hervé Léger and Richard Chai Love. Not surprisingly, there were classic colours by MAC like “Ruby Woo” and “Lady Danger” (although my favourite is still “Russian Red”).

Hervé Léger F/W 2010

MAC in “Lady Danger” ($16.50 CAD at MAC)

Richard Chai went with the all-time classic Revlon, the inventor of the red lipstick. Make-up artist Gucci Westman used the upcoming Revlon Suede Rhapsody Multi-Use Palette although it seems to me that the colour matches Revlon’s stellar matte “Really Red” lipstick.

Richard Chai F/W 2010

Revlon “Really Red” ($8.99 CAD at Shoppers Drug Mart)

As far as other options go, Elle has recently completed a review of 21 red lipsticks titled “Red Alert: 21 Days of Must-Wear Rouge Lipsticks,” a fascinating and informative guide. A must read.

Do you have a favourite red lipstick? Please tell me, I want to know.