Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Three Red Lipsticks for the Festive Season

Whilst red lipsticks for Christmas may not be groundbreaking, they're a firm favourite every year. I'm not usually a lover of red lips and I find that it's very easy for them to wash me out because of my skin tone, but when I find one I like, it sticks. Today I thought I'd round up three of my favourite (and very different) red lipsticks for the festive season!

MAC Ruby Woo - This is just a classic, isn't it? I bought this last year and was told by the guy at the MAC counter that they'd just got a huge order of them in, as Ruby Woo sells like hotcakes during the festive season. For good reason too: the formula is Retro Matte so it lasts for hours on end and it's so pigmented that you only need a few swipes to build it up to an opaque colour. This is a pretty bright red and really perks up the complexion. A great one with bare lids and lashings of mascara.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella - For those who prefer a vampy lip, Cruella is a gorgeous wine red that looks lovely with a subtle coppery eye. The fact that it's a pencil makes it super easy to first outline the shape of your lips and then fill them in. It's very matte and long-lasting, so aside from touching up here and there, it's a pretty low maintenance pick.

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Mona* - I mentioned this in my christmas gift guide post on Monday. I'm a sucker for browny-orange shades and this is basically a burnt orangey-red colour. It looks super flattering on even my pale skin tone and I've been loving pairing it with various different eyeshadow looks. This, unlike the other two lipsticks, has more of a satin finish, but the colour lasts really well throughout the day nonetheless. The Audacious lipsticks are just amazing and so worth the splurge. Plus they have a magnetic lid, which just makes any lipstick ten times better!

From left to right: Ruby Woo, Cruella and Mona.
Three very different red lipsticks but all shades that are super seasonally appropriate! I think any one of these picks would be a great choice for a Christmas party or for Christmas day, which is already next week! Are you a red lipstick fan? What are some of your faves?

*This post contains PR samples. As always, all opinions are my own.

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  1. I have never tried NYX and MAC before!! These are such beautiful red lip options

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  2. Love all three, especially the Nars ones :) Nars cruella is also my red lipstick go to :)

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

  3. While I don't think I can pull off Mona well, I cannot deny it's such a gorgeous color. Cruella and Ruby Woo are such a classic!

    Selene Addicted

  4. Cruella is a long-time favourite, so perfect for this time of year. I hadn't seen swatches of Mona before but it is beautiful! I'll have to swatch it next time I have a chance.

    Clementine | My Darling Clementine


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