Pucker Up for the 11 Bestselling Lipsticks of All Time

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From Hollywood screen sirens Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor, to pop princesses Taylor Swift and Gwen Stefani, there's no denying the power of a well-applied, big-impact lipstick.

Whether it's to give yourself a little confidence boost on a dull and dreary day – or a final touch to your Saturday night outfit – our lipstick is right there with us whenever we need it the most.

We've rounded up the 11 best-selling lipsticks of all time that are well worth leaving on a loved one. Get your smooch on! 
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1. MAC Lipstick In 'Ruby Woo'

No round up of best-selling lipsticks would be complete without MAC's infamous Ruby Woo.

A much-loved lippy thanks to its deep pigment and matte texture, it provides red-lip lovers with the ultimate pop of bold colour.

Whether worn during the day with minimal make-up or with your favourite LBD, you can never go wrong with a slick of this MAC favourite!
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2. YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick In 'No. 19 Fuchsia for Her'

Did you know that this lip-popping colour was actually the first shade created by Monsieur Saint Laurent in 1979?

Since then YSL's No 19 Fuchsia for Her has achieved cult status and a spot on bathroom shelves all over the world, thanks to its bright but chic shade.

The best part? It suits pretty much all skin tones and glides on like a dream! And yes, unlike many products before it, the colour does stay true from tube to lips…
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3. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick In Fire & Ice 720

Looking for a make-up artist staple on a budget? Revlon's Super Lustrous Lipstick is it.

Boasting a stand-out red with the impressive staying-power and moisturising formula of a luxury lippy for less, it's no surprise that this little tube has gained cult status amongst beauty bloggers and editors.

Achieving the perfect red lip is easy: Just be sure to line the lips with a matching lip-liner first, use a lip brush to apply and blot with a tissue once done for real staying power.
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4. NARS Semi Matte Lipstick In Schiap

This standout pink shade is not for the fainthearted – and that's exactly why it has achieved bestseller status!

NARS Semi Matte Lipstick has a high pigmentation, which means one application lasts for hours. 

What's more, the colour suits pretty much every skin tone, so you can be safe in the knowledge that when you're feeling brave enough, this colour will bring out your best side!
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5. Estée Lauder All Day Lipstick In Frosted Apricot

No other lipstick shade has quite stood the test of time like Estée Lauder's Frosted Apricot.

Okay, so the colour might be a little on the tricky side to pull off (keep the rest of your make-up to a minimum to do it justice) but it's cult for a reason – people love it!

Launched 30 years ago, it's still a make-up-bag staple lipstick lovers ask for again and again. Maybe just avoiding teaming it with a blue eyeshadow.
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6. Lancôme L'Absolu Rouge Lipstick In 134 Idole

You won't find many make-up bags out there without a Lancôme lippy inside, and for good reason.

The creamy colour and moisturising properties of Lancôme Le Rouge Absolu Lipstick combined with the classic pop of red is a staple women always come back to.

Think bold, rich and dewy, without the tell-tale bleed you can get from a lot of other lipsticks. A real classic!
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7. Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick In Iconic 999

Dior Rouge Dior is the first lipstick the luxury fashion label ever produced and it remains their number one bestseller.

It's easy to see why. Not only does the colour of Iconic 999 flatter most skin tones, but it's soft and gentle on lips unlike some of the more tricky-to-wear matte shades, without being shiny. No wonder the A-list can't get enough.
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8. Tom Ford Lip Color In Sable Smoke

Tom Ford is one of the best-known and loved names in the lippy world, and the Sable Smoke shade has achieved bestseller status because it really is a suits-all nude.

People come back to this product time and again because it's quite simply the ultimate in nude lip colours, and – what's more – it smells good and lasts forever too. What's not to love?
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9. Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick In 01

When supermodel Kate Moss launched her own range of Rimmel lipsticks, the world went crazy for them and the red 01 shade in particular.

Purse-friendly as well as long-lasting, it has a slightly matte finish for those who prefer their pout to really pop. 
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10. Chanel Rouge Allure Lip Colour In Rouge Noir

If this shade sounds familiar, that's because Chanel's nail varnish in the same colour also achieved cult status (and created beauty hysteria) when it was seen on Uma Thurman in the 1994 blockbuster, Pulp Fiction.

If you're a fan of the nail colour, then you'll definitely love the just-as-wearable Chanel Rouge Allure lip shade. 
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11. Clinique Almost Lipstick In Black Honey

A certified cult classic, there aren't many must-have lists that Clinique's Almost Lipstick in Black Honey isn't on!

With its chic silver case and easy application, it's more of a heavy-duty balm than a full-on lipstick. The result is subtle, natural and totally kissable, which is pretty perfect seeing as it's International Kissing Day. Now get smooching! 
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