Sunday, 15 December 2013

Top five: The Festive red lip.

Hello everyone, I hope your having a good sunday.
I for one have got a horrible cold so am writing  this without a scrap of makeup as well as a sniffle and a cough. Hot.

Anyway enough of me moaning, it's so close to Christmas now! Whenever I think of  makeup looks for this time of the year, a red lip is the first thing I think off, so with that in mind, I have compiled my top five red lipsticks, which are all different but perfect for the festive season :) I have swatched them all on the lips so you can see them in comparison to each other and also the category I think they fall into.



 `The matte red` -Topshop `Rio Rio`

 As a self confessed lover of a matte lippie or ten two, this is one I totally adore. Topshop`Rio Rio` and is a bright red, far more orange toned than any off the others but is fab for brightening up the teeth and has brilliant staying power, perfect for when you're munching on your mince pies.

`The glitzy red` - L'oreal Paris `Feeric Fuschia`


This is a lipstick I was never expecting to like. It was free after spending a certain amount in my local boots, and never one to turn down a freebie I choose it out of a borning mascara and nail polish. It has tiny little flecks of glitter in it which initially was what I wasn't keen on, but have actually grown to love! It is perfect for Christmas and I have worn it on several occasions. Also, how perfect is the packaging; gold and holographic sparkles? Yes please.

`The classic red`- Rimmel lasting finish by Kate Moss in `01`


Next up is the classic red lip, simple but effective for any fancy occasion. The formula of this is super moisturizing and the colour is flattering on all skin tones, it also smells like cherries, so is definitely and all round winner. 

`The berry red`- Rimmel lasting finish matte lipstick in `107`


`107`is a blogger favourite and I for one am firmly on the bandwagon, I have worn in in plenty of outfit posts (see here, here and here!) and adore it wholeheartedly. It's great if you want to stray from the classic, pillarbox red and into something more vampy, but be warned, it will be hard not to wear it at every opportunity once you have it! 

`The glossy red`- Rimmel Apocalips in `Big Bang` 

Finally we have `the glossy red`, a look that is seen on the red carpet every year and has been for decades. `Big Bang` is the perfect example of how they should be done; intensely pigmented, settles to a stain once it has worn down slightly, as well as being easy to apply precisely.

So that is  my roundup of the festive reds, now I just have to decide which one to wear come Christmas day! 

Which one is your favourite? Are you going to be sporting a red lip this Christmas?


20 comments:

  1. ah really love these lipstick shades! my favourite is the topshop ones, they're so affordable yet last so long!
    www.marylee31.blogspot.com
    x

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    1. Aw thank you :) + I know I love them! I really want to expand my collection x

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  2. I've never noticed Feeric Fuschia before but it looks stunning! Defo gonna be purchasing this. Great post :) xxx

    Grace | Glitter and Carousels

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    1. Thanks! I never really pay much attention to L'oreal, but this lippie is goregous :) x

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  3. I looove the Kate Moss Lipsticks you have made some great choices! I've never tried any of the Topshop cosmetics :o maybe I should;-) Great post Alice:)
    - From Annie ToadRoad
    toadroadfashion.blogspot.com

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  4. I love the berry red, such a gorgeous colour! Great choices x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

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  5. I love the matte red! I have a really hard time pulling off lipstick, but it looks lovely on you!

    haggardlibrary.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thanks! + I'm sure you could pull it off, it's just finding the right shade I guess :) x

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  6. I love the Kate Moss 107!!!
    www.styleandbeautyforless.co.uk

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  7. Heard so much about these, especially Kate Moss 107! Blogger classic!
    AlexRocksxo

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  8. I love the glitzy red one! So pretty. I need to be more daring with my lip colours...

    Chloesparkles

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    1. It is hehe :) + get out of your comfort zone! x

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  9. great picks and you pictures really show the difference between them all which is so useful! x

    amuchprettierpuzzle.blogspot.com

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