I’m pretty sure that I say this every year, but one thing that I get really excited about is changing up my lip colour to the change of the seasons. As it’s the month of Christmas and all things festive there is only one colour that I want to be wearing and that is red! If truth be told I’ve been wearing berry red lipsticks since October (but thats just because I’m a woman obsessed!). I just don't think any look is complete with out a festive pout that just screams have yourself a very merry Christmas! So today I thought I’d showcase my favourite red lips.
Kate Moss 107 Rimmel London.
Myself and every other beauty blogger must have mentioned this lipstick about a thousand times on our blogs, but rightly so as the Kate Moss 107 lipstick has just become such a classic. Out of all the red lipsticks that I own, this one from Rimmel is quite possibly my favourite and one that gets the most use and wear from me. It has everything you need and more in a red lipstick. First of all I love the deep berry shade that this lipstick gives; It’s dark but not gothic. Secondly its staying power is next to non and you can guarantee this survive most drinks and snacks - And thrirdly I love the formula; Matte finishes are always my favourite, I just love the effect it creates. I honestly think that this lipstick would suit everyone and if you’ve not added it to your collection yet I ask why? I’ve gone through about 3 by now!
When I fancy wearing something a little darker, I often find myself reaching this Makeup Revolution lipstick in the shade 'Still Missing My Baby'. The actual shade reminds me a little bit of Mac’s Diva which I so desperately want to add to my lipstick collection. The shade of this lipstick is a deep berry red, although it’s dark, I think its really warm and makes my complexion feel really warm on those cold winter days. It has a lovely creamy satin finish too, so I opt for this lipstick on those days that my lips are feeling dry from the cold.
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet - Grand Cru
A lipstick that I just fell in love with last year was the Boujois Rouge Edition Velvets and this year these velvet lipsticks have still been a favourite of mine. Towards Christmas last year Bourjois brought some new shades including Grand Cru which is just the most perfect winter berry red. I find that this lipstick has that almost vampy look to it, so I love wearing this in the evenings; I think it would be perfect to wear for all the Christmas do’s coming up. Not only does this look great on, but I also find it really long lasting. I think thats just the magic formula of these velvet textured lipsticks. They glide on and have a wet like finish and as soon as the air gets to them, try dry to a stain which will last for hours. I don’t know about anyone else, but I just love a lipstick that pretty much takes care of itself, especially with dark reds as these can sometimes be a messy nightmare.
Sometimes on the odd occasion I like to ditch the lipstick and just go for something a little bit softer and more subtle. I’m not the biggest fan of lip glosses, but sometimes I do like to add a shine to my pout and I just love this red one from Smashbox. Although it looks very red in the tube, its not as dramatic once on your lips. I find that it just gives my lips a lovely warm wash of colour without them being too over the top. I love the formula of these Smashbox Lip Glosses, they're not sticky and are really comfortable to wear. Sometimes I like to go all out and add this lip gloss over some of my more daring reds, which is such a Christmas winner!
When it comes to makeup I just love a good dupe and the Lip Lava’s from Makeup Revolution are an amazing dupe for the Too Faced Melted Lipsticks; Not only are they similar in their super glossy formula but also very similar in terms of colour. I think this red Lip Lava is the perfect Christmas red; It’s such a warm, vibrant and fun colour and so far I’ve gotten a lot of good use out of it. To me its that classic Santa Clause red which makes it so perfect and fitting for Christmas. With this shade of red I think the more glossy it is the better and this lip lacquer is super glossy. What I really love though is that after the gloss has faded it leaves your lips beautifully stained; So much so that I actually struggle to get this colour of my lips at the end of the day!
Ok so I’ve cheated a little bit here because this next lipstick breaks the rules a little bit. For a start it’s limited edition so I feel really bad showcasing it off as I know you guys wont be able to get hold of it and secondly its not really a red, but more of a cherry pink. I just had to add this in my Christmas lipstick favourites because I just love this lipstick so much and I only wear it this time of year. I think the colour is just so pretty and really looks beautiful on. I actually think it looks a lot darker on that what it shows up on camera and in real life. This lipstick is just a beautiful pinky red and its matte formula makes this lipstick really bold and striking on. Not to mention its super long lasting. It really is one of my all time favourite lipsticks and not just because it has the prettiest packaging ever! Please can Mac decorate all their lipsticks in white and rose gold casing?
L-R Rimmel Kate Moss, Makeup Revolution Still Missing My Baby, Bourjois Grand Cru, Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Gloss, Makeup Revolution Lip Lava Firestrom, Mac Rihanna Pleasure Bomb
I love all of these lipsticks so much, I would love to know what your favourite lip shade is to wear this time of year? Do you only rock red lipstick too? Let me know in the comments below.
Lots of Love