My Favourite Red Lipsticks for Christmas 💄

Who doesn’t love a red lip?

Red lipstick looks good on every shade of skin and tone. Finding the perfect red lipstick can be as good as finding chocolate in your stocking! :p

And with the list going on of all the amazing drugstore brand lipsticks, you can find the perfect one without sacrificing your wallet this Christmas.

The swatches match the photos from right to left 😘💋

Starting off with the Revlon Colour Stay Moisture Stain: I have purchased 3 of these over all, and have used all of them religiously. Upon first application the texture is light and airy, but glossy and full of pigment. For someone who is strictly a matte lip kinda gal, this really says something. This is a more expensive drugstore item but worth it for the double feature of a lipstick and a lip stain. Here I have the shades Miami Fever and Shanghai Sizzle. Next sticking with the theme of glossy red lips I love the NYX Xtreme Shine Lip Cream in the shade Absolute Red. This is a high gloss, high pigment lipstick for that perfect Marilyn Monroe pout. My pointer, invent in a good lip liner to avoid and bleeding lines. 💋

I have 2 NYX Matte Lipsticks that are ride or die in my makeup bag Indie Flick and Merlot. Indie Flick is and orange red and is vibrant and bright for the holidays, where Merlot has shades of purple in it, perfect for sultry winter evenings. Both are True Matte Lipsticks, semi dry down, without drying out your lips.

Rimmel Kate Moss in Shade 10: This lipstick was highly influenced by my favourite Youtuber/blogger Zoella, who swears by this lipstick and so do I. This particular shade is the most classic red in my mind and when used with a lipliner and brush, you can create the most precise red lip, for a low price.

Last but not least is the highest priced lip to from Ciate London in the shade Diva. This is a mousse lipstick and half drys down on the lips. I’ve spoken about this before, and while it’s not a true Matte, the texture it creates is worth the few smudges here and there. Plus I have to shoutout to the applicator for being a perfect doe-foot applicator for a red lip on the go!

I hope everyone had been enjoying their lead up to the holidays! Happy (almost) Holidays everyone!

~M 💄

Favorite Fall Lip Colors!

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Much the same way a Pumpkin Spice Latte is a staple tradition of fall, finally getting to don your favorite  autumnal lip color is just as sacred. The beautiful purple plums and deep reds that would usually be considered to bold for Spring and Summer have finally come out to play! (To be fair, I often do not play by the rules and wear some of these lip colors year round.)

My biggest tip for rocking these awesome colors is to always start with a clean and moisturized canvas. The canvas being your lips.  I always begin with my Bubblegum lip scrub from lush! This is such a lifesaver. There was a time in my life I had no idea you needed to exfoliate your lips just as you do the rest of your body.

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As for moisturizing my two main products to hit up are just a plain lip balm by Blistex called Lip Medex. Sturdy and long lasting it is bar far the most soothing for the dry cold months. My other faithful lip balm is the Baby Lips Dr.Rescue. This is great if you want a little bit of color as well as healing properties.

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Time to get to the good stuff! Let’s just dive in shall we?

#1. The ever luscious Kate Moss Lasting Finish in #10.
The perfect color to pair with a crisp walk on the pier! All you need is a fun partner and a hot cocoa!
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#2. Iced Amethyst 265 by Revlon.
A lovely plum shade that isn’t too light nor too dark. I struggle with darker colors washing me out, but this manages to capture the rich purple and sparkles with out being too much!
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#3. Revlon Color Stay Moisture Stain in Parisian Passion.

This is one of the best color stains I’ve come across. It sounds strange to say that even as it wears off throughout the day, the color still looks amazing. As lip stains tend to, it has a wee bit of trouble staying in place at first but practice makes perfect!

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#4. Clinique Spiced Apple.

This one is an oldie but a goodie. You can see I’ve nearly used it up! Its one of those lipsticks you find that is the perfect color. It isn’t too flashy for casual outings, and just bold enough to be formal. I’ve had it for way too long and I’m due for a new tube soon!
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That is my list of must have fall lip colors! They are all moderately priced, and very lovely! These are all colors that go well with a paler skin tone, since I, myself am on the paler side.
Here is a swatch of all the colors and how they look on.
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Hope you enjoyed! Cheers!

~M