Nothing says party quite like a red lip. It’s like a visual: “I’m here!”, or, “I’m ready”, or, “Pour me that wine and make it snappy.” Basically, it’s the beauty equivalent to an LBD; bold, beautiful and means business. (It’s also great when you’re stuck on something to wear – a failsafe, foolproof option, always.)

And while we’re not going to take our partying advice from a teenager (no Red Bull Vodkas, thanks), we are going to take some beauty inspiration from one. A very well-heeled, fashion-forward, glamorous one. Kaia Gerber – looking more and more like mama Cindy every day – shows us exactly what a perfect party-red looks like. Rich and creamy in finish, razor-sharp at its edges, its power even mightier against a fresh face and strong brows – it’s all the inspo we need to reach for that little bullet of beauty heaven.

From a great drugstore find to a cult classic; here are five creamy red lipsticks to really get that party started. And if you have a little date with the D-floor in mind, remember to line your lips first and powder in between applications to really make it go the distance.

A sparkly dress, a spiked heel, a backcombed bouffant and a slick of red. Did someone say party?


CHANEL, Rouge Allure in ‘104 Passion’, $53 from David Jones. SHOP NOW


NARS, Audacious Lipstick in ‘Rita’, $52 from Mecca. SHOP NOW 


Maybelline, Colour Sensation lip colour in ‘530 Fatal red’, $18 from Priceline. SHOP NOW

Giorgio Armani, Lip Maestro in ‘402’, $56 from Sephora. SHOP NOW

Tom Ford Beauty, Lip Colour in ‘Dressed To Kill’, $70 from Sephora. SHOP NOW

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