You’ve got it, I’ve got it, we’ve all got it. We’re talkin’ about that ride-or-die lip shade that’s always in your bag no matter what – you know, the one that you’re surprised you haven’t lost yet. It’s your go-to and your beauty safety blanket, but it’s also different for everyone. Us DARE girls rallied round to share our faves…

three smiling girls wearing their favourite lip colours

Editoral assistant Shannan

Sometimes when it’s date night, you just gotta get your freakum’ lipstick on. My go-to? Terracotta tones. Sepia shades really go with my skin tone. Revolution Pro Supreme Matte Lip Pigment in Affection is easy to apply and lasts for dayz. If you want to switch up your shade, cocoa colours will make your pout look more tempting than a galaxy chocolate bar. Mwah!

Revolution Pro Revolution Pro Supreme Matte Lip Pigment Affection £4.00 Buy Now
girl wearing a sepia toned nude lipstick

Junior digital writer Chloe

Whether it’s date night or dinner with the gals, I’m all about a nude. Call me boring, but I just think it suits me best. So, if you’re like me and all about that birthday-suit-beauty kinda life, rock it. My holy grail is Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lipstick in Blush. It’s a gorge mauvy pink shade that complements my skin tone, hair and eye colour – and it doesn’t budge. I’m also super-fussy with matte lipsticks, but this one is really comfy to wear and doesn’t make your lips feel like the Sahara. Aha, honey – it’s a yes from me!

Rimmel Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lipstick Blush 110 £5.99 Buy Now
girl wearing nude pink lipstick

Junior beauty writer Mollie

Putting on a red lipstick makes you feel really sad… SAID NO ONE EVER. I’m obsessed with how good applying a bright red lippy makes you feel and the way it instantly transforms any makeup look. There are two dead certs that come with every big event I have in the diary. I’ll be the first one on the dance floor and I’ll be wearing a red lipstick. B. Luminous Lipstick in Jeopardy has long been a favourite, thanks to its orange undertones and super-bright formula. It stays on for hours and doesn’t feel drying on your lips. If you’re a red lippy ride-or-die kinda hun, I’d 10/10 recommend it.

B. B. Luminous Lipstick Jeopardy £6.99 Buy Now
girl wearing bright red lipstick