This creamy rich formula features a high colour payoff.
There is a bold and sexy lipstick shade out there for everyone.
While a classic red shade isn’t technically neutral, it’s a traditional lipstick colour that pairs well with almost everything, for any occasion.
Even if you know your sexiest shade, you want to make sure you can find it in a formula that stays put and feels comfortable on your lips.
After all, we have no time for constant mirror checks to make sure colour isn’t smeared outside our lips.
To help you out, we’ve rounded up 10 of the sexiest lipsticks in matte, gloss and satin finishes that will complement all complexions.
NARS Powermatte Lipstick in ‘Dragon Girl’
With the NARS Powermatte Lipsticks, you can play with a high-intensity matte sensation.
In just one swipe, ‘Dragon Girl’ glides on the bold colour that lasts for 10 hours and sets to a smooth, matte finish.
This sexy lipstick contains a Power Pigment Complex consisting of a dynamic blend of pure pigments and colour-locking ingredients.
They help to saturate the lips with dense colour that glides effortlessly and wears comfortably all day.
If a true red isn’t for you, the NARS lipsticks are available in a line-up of 15 transfer-resistant shades
Above all else, this lipstick provides high intensity, zero weight and is all-out comfortable.
Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Lipstick in ‘Escapist’
For those on a budget, this Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Lipstick is perfect.
The long-lasting lipstick provides intense liquid matte coverage that stays on for up to 16 hours.
This bold and sexy lipstick also features a unique arrow applicator for easy, precise application.
As well as providing amazing colour pay-off, this Maybelline lipstick has a non-drying formula for a matte effect that doesn’t look or feel dry.
If this dark hue doesn’t take your fancy, there are over 25 shades available to suit every skin tone so you’re sure to find at least one other colour that leaves you feeling seductive.
MAC Matte Lipstick in ‘Keep Dreaming’
MAC Matte Lipsticks are bold, colour-rich and undeniably classic.
This lipstick is often regarded as the original matte lip as it was one of the very first to hit the market.
These MAC lipsticks offer intense colour with a full matte finish and comfortable 10-hour wear.
‘Keep Dreaming’ is a relatively new MAC shade – it is described as a deep rose with blue undertones.
This creamy rich formula features a high colour payoff in a no-shine matte finish and is sure to make everyone who lays eyes on your lips swoon.
Bobbi Brown Luxe Shine Intense Lipstick in ‘Trailblazer’
This Bobbi Brown Luxe Shine Intense Lipstick leaves the lips with amped-up shine, vivid colour, and a sculpted, voluptuous look.
Emollient-infused, this lipstick delivers immediate and long-term moisture for luxurious suppleness.
It hydrates the lips instantly with the help of Hyaluronic Acid and provides long-term moisture with the help of Salicornia Herbacea Extract.
The Bobbi Brown lipstick glides luxuriously onto the lips and will look magnificent on your dressing table thanks to its gold packaging.
NYX Smooth Whip Matte Lip Cream in ‘Pillow Fight’
If darker tones aren’t your thing, consider some bold and bright tones, like this explosive pink shade from NYX.
To stop it from looking severe, avoid full-blown mattes, as they can look unflattering.
This is a soft matte formula, so you get the colour payoff without the severity or dryness.
For a sexy look, swipe the product on with the lip-hugging applicator and build up the NYX Smooth Whip Matte Lip Cream as desired.
If this somewhat severe shade is not for you, this lipstick is also available in 11 other vibrant lip-smacking smooth shades.
Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick
If you’re a fan of the original cult-classic Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick, you’ll love the new and improved formula.
Kiss hello to the perfect pout with the iconic Max Factor lipstick formula, in 29 kissable shades.
Veil lips in bold colour and a lip-loving, nourishing formula, containing a blend of emollients, antioxidants and vitamin E to care for and condition.
Your lips will be left feeling smooth and moisturised for up to 24 hours.
Sweep this bold lipstick onto lips for a hit of highly pigmented colour in a long-wear finish.
L’Oréal Paris Volume Intense Matte in ‘Rouge Avant-Garde’
L’Oréal Paris’ lipsticks are industry classics but this newer, slimmer lipstick in their collection caught our eye.
It means you can have better control when you’re applying the colour, and it slots nicely into compact handbags.
The sexy blue-toned shade ‘Rouge Avant-Garde’ from L’Oréal Paris works beautifully on warm skin tones, to balance things out.
It’s matte without feeling too dry, and it features a slim bullet which gives a really precise application.
e.l.f. Srsly Satin Lipstick in ‘Cherry’
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to try the sexiest lipstick shades – this bargain buy gives you change from a fiver.
The e.l.f. Srsly Satin Lipstick is available in 10 shades so you can experiment with a few different tones without breaking the bank.
It has a great, wearable satin texture too.
If you’re looking for an everyday, crowd-pleasing red, then this is a brilliant option.
e.l.f. also have a cool-toned and a warm-toned option, so there’s one to suit everyone.
Shiseido Modern Matte Powder Lipstick in ‘Peep Show’
Shiseido is often referred to as the go-to brand for refined skincare textures and technology, but that expertise also extends into its make-up offering.
This velvety matte formula wears comfortably throughout the day without flaking or drying out the lips and this plummy hue is buildable, perfect if you’re easing into darker tones.
A unique blend of waxes and oils melts and transforms into an ultra-thin, featherweight powder, while spherical pigments float across lips to blur imperfections.
Available in 31 shades inspired by Tokyo’s vibrant nightlife, this statement-making Shiseido lipstick provides eight hours of rich, velvety colour.
Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in ‘Underdawg’
If it’s the ultimate longevity and bold colour you’re after, the Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint has you covered.
This applies with zero patchiness, just pure pigment that stays put through dinner, drinks, and kisses.
Its serious 12-hour hold is so weightless, if it weren’t for the non-stop compliments, you’d forget you were even wearing it.
Fenty Beauty’s Stunna Lip Paint won’t feather, staying kissably smooth.
The application takes some getting used to (a small lip brush will help) but it’s worth it for the lasting, high-octane finish.
Finding the sexiest lipstick shades, that also suit you, can feel like a daunting task, but once you know what to look for, you’ll find your perfect match in no time.