Wednesday, 7 December 2016

The best Christmas Lip

Isn’t Christmas make up the best? Glitter, golds and, best of all, festive reds. I really love this time of year and when it’s cold outside, I will happily sit down at my dressing table and spent ages on a full face of make-up. Red lips are kind of my thing. I tend not to go a single day without some kind of lip coverage but if I could only choose one colour for the rest of my life!? Hands down its red. It makes me feel more like me. I’ve blabbed on about lipstick love in lots of other posts but honestly I own a TON of reds in my collection. I’ve narrowed it down to three I think are the perfect shade of red for Christmas day.

I know everyone has their own preferences, but to me, the Christmas lip is a deep but bright, matte shade of red. I prefer to go for heavy gold, glittery eyes so I tend to avoid shimmer shades on the lips to avoid looking like a disco ball face.

The left is my first ever MAC purchase of ‘Russian Red’. This shade is so gorgeous and I’m so happy I picked it. It can be a little out of control to apply, so it’s a good idea to pick up a liner. I use a cheap Barry M one and it matches perfectly. This one is super Matte which makes it a little longer lasting than the others but it can be a quite drying on the lips so I recommend applying a bit of balm before this. 

The next, I got from spending all of my money at Clinique on lots of Christmas presents. It’s called 'Crimson' and it comes in the cutest packaging all covered in a pattern of lips. As it came as part of a set, I have no idea how much it costs to buy, but Clinique lipsticks are usually around £16. Again it’s a strong bright red and completely matte. It’s slightly smaller than an average lipstick in width, making it really easy to apply.

Last is from my ever growing Topshop lipstick collection (which I go into full details about here). I love these and at £8 they are really affordable and the cheapest in this post. This shade is called ‘Hazard’ and is one of my all-time favourites for all year round. The wear ability is quite good, but if you’re going to eat your Christmas dinner or smooch under the mistletoe, you will have to top it up!.

As for me, I’m really not sure which one I’m going to wear on Christmas day. Maybe Santa will get me a new one to try out! 
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