We’re officially in party season, which means a lot of sparkle and glamming up! I love getting ready for parties over Christmas, and like to spend a bit more time on my make-up for them. One thing that instantly makes a look feel more festive for me is lipstick in a red, or plum shade; they can add a touch of glamour to any look. So I’ve delved into my make-up drawer to find my favourite shades that I love using over Christmas time!
Clinique Cherry Pop Lip Colour and Primer
I love that this is a combination of a primer and a lipstick, which you can tell once applied, it’s very moisturising! This shade looks like a deep red from the packaging, but once applied is more of a red-pink colour. I suffer quite a bit with chapped lips but this lipstick does not cling to any dry patches whatsoever, which is down to one of its main ingredients being Shea Butter. My lips feel lovely and soft after using this lippie, as opposed to others which can add to the dryness of lips. You may want to apply between sips of prosecco FYI.
MAC La Vie En Rouge Matte
Aka The Life in Red, and what a gorgeous shade it is! La Vie En Rouge was part of MAC’s matte shades collection, but has sadly been discontinued since *sob*, although it still available on some sites and Amazon. Once applied this matte lipstick looks more of a coral than a red, and also more muted when you actually apply it. This is one of my go-to’s around Christmas time!
MAC Crosswires Creamsheen
Now this shade is neither red nor plum, but it one of my most worn day-to-night lipsticks, so I had to include it! Crosswires is a coral-pink shade and is a strong vibrant tone once applied. The texture, as you may have guessed from the name, is creamy and feels lovely. Like most MAC lipsticks, I find this shade stays on really well, although I haven’t attempted to eat a Christmas dinner with it on yet! It is a firm favourite which I will definitely be repurchasing.
Clinique Plum Pop Lip Colour and Primer
I can never resist a plum shade once the autumn months draw in! I love Plum Pop because it is a lighter, softer plum shade, which really suits my pale complexion. As with Cherry Pop, the formula is nourishing and feels lovely on your lips long after you have applied it. I alternate between this and Berry Pop as they are both perfect colours for this time of year. If you haven’t tried Clinique’s Colour Pop lipsticks, make sure to pick one up!
Glitter Lips Ruby Slippers
Last year my mum bought me Glitter Lips Ruby Slippers as a Christmas present, and ever since it has been my favourite party lip product. Glitterlips is waterproof and smudgeproof, so you can eat and drink to your heart’s content, as this lip colour has some serious staying power. With this product you receive the Glitter Lips Gloss Bond, your chosen Glitter shade, and an applicator brush. To apply you simply paint on the Gloss Bond – this is the base for your glitter to stick to- you then dip your brush in the glitter, I find using the glitter in the lid a bit easier, and dab the glitter across your lips. The great thing about this product is that you can layer it up to make it bolder, or just add a little glitter to your lips. There are so many gorgeous shades, but Ruby Slippers is perfect for the festive season, it is a gorgeous deep red tone, and requires minimal reapplication!
What are your go-to lip shades for the festive season? Let me know your favourites!