I Tried Hundreds of Red Lipsticks to See Which Ones Were Sandwich-Proof

A perfect red lipstick could be considered the beauty world's equivalent of a perfect pair of jeans. If you find the right shade, it can make you feel more put-together than exercising, eating breakfast or answering emails all before 8:30 a.m. on a Monday. That said, if you're able to find a lipstick that manages to last from dawn till dusk, you know you've met a keeper.

I've always been a fan of red lipstick. I'm pale, so it suits my complexion, and I often like to wear liquid eyeliner so a scarlet lip colour tends to compliment the whole Alexa Chung beauty vibe I've been attempting to emulate since I was 15. Given that I've been dabbling with the whole red-lip look since my teenage years, I've tried and tested many, but even the best tend to be saved for the nights out when I don't mind topping-up. In essence, it's tough to find a long-lasting, go-to red lipstick.