Friday, December 9, 2016

Red Lips: My Top 5 Picks For The Festive Season

Red can be a tough colour to wear, especially lipstick! If you're not careful enough one moment it's on your lips the next it's smeared all over your face, nose and chin. But, you will agree with me that there is not a more fitting time to wear red than at Chrismas time. Red may be the colour of energy and passion, but there is something about it that makes perfectly festive too. When it comes down to picking the right shade, the secret is to find one that works with your colouring, from skin undertones to hair and even eye colour. Blue-toned reds look more retro and cool whilst orange reds (which are not a big favourite of mine) look warmer and more modern. And of course, we cannot leave out the berry red shades which are just perfect for the winter. Whether you're a beauty pro or a make-up novice if you want to update your look for the festive season why not try a killer red lip? Here are my current top 5 red lipsticks!

From left to right:

Nu Skin Replenishing Lipstick Cha Cha Red* | £17.27
Not particularly pretty from the outside but the bullet is everything you wish for! This lipstick provides rich, non-feathering colour and added protection thanks to its antioxidants and tissue-nurturing ingredients. The texture is light and incredibly moisturising; the lasting power isn't as great as a matte option but this isn't a major drawbacks for me.

Sleek Matte Me Lip Gloss Rioja Red | £4.99
I reviewed this here (one of my ever popular posts even 2 years later!) and what can I say, this red is everything you look for in a matte lip cream. Application is smooth as it goes on evenly and not patchy or streaky, and the finish isn't shiny nor sticky. It is a little drying after you've worn it for a long period of time but this is one of the most long lasting of this bunch so definitely a great option for Christmas dinner time.

KIKO Smart Lipstick 908 True Red | £3.90
The most affordable and one of my favourites; what can I say I don't need to spend too much to be content. The shade is very similar to Sleek as well as Ruby Woo but the finish is deliciously nourishing! The soft consistency does make application a little harder, but the result is the amazing feeling of comfort. Unlike Cha Cha Red, despite being a satin finish this is rather long lasting and I can go about 6 hours without reapplying. You don't have to spend a fortune on a red lippie, especially if you're only going to be wearing it over Christmas. Definitely give this a try!

MAC Retro Matte Ruby Woo | £15.50
If you're looking to splurge a little why not try the ultimate red colour, the very famous Ruby Woo. Pair it with the MAC Cherry lip liner and you've got yourself a stunning combination that is going to last all day without the need of reapplication. This is an example of a blue toned red lipstick which makes it perfectly retro (hence its name); pair it with a fierce feline flick and your make-up look is on point!

NYX Matte Lipstick Alabama | £6.50
If you love matte but non-drying formulas, just like me, then NYX Alabama Matte Lipstick is definitely one to try. The shade is a brick red done right and the texture does not weigh down the lips. It is highly pigmented and long-wearing, and I love how the formula glides on smoothly, doesn't bleed into fine lines and stays put with a non-drying matte finish; a must in your collection!

Tell me, what are your favourite red shades? Will you be wearing red for Christmas? Let me know below!
Thanks for reading beauties and wishing us all a nice weekend ahead!


* Contains PR Samples. All opinions are my own (disclaimer here).


  1. Oooh, great picks! I love Kiko and definitely need to try out some new reds!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  2. There's no Christmas without red lipstick :) I love Nyx Matte lipsticks, Alabama is a beautiful red! x
    Mummy's Beauty Corner

  3. I'm a big fan of red lipsticks :-) Great selection my dear, have a lovely weekend :-)

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  5. Oooo these look so pretty! I need to check out the sleek and kiko ones :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes | Giveaway

  6. Red is such a Christmas colour. I have a red lipstick but I don't wear it often. You rock red really well though. :)

    Mich x

  7. Great picks, Pam! I love red lips for the holidays :)

    xo, Liz

  8. You may have just convinced me to pull the trigger on Ruby Woo--but then again, the NYX one looks awesome as well (well, they all do, lol).

    Amanda @ A.Co est. 1984

  9. Oh my gosh, the Sleek Matte Me - help! I need it in my life! :)
    Loved the post!

    Agnese | Agnese's Coiffeuse

  10. Bright red lipsticks don't look good on me but they look so good on other gals. Ruby woo is so awesome and I dare to wear it every once in a while.

  11. I'm not familiar with these except Ruby Woo which as been my go-to red for special occasions. xx

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  12. Batom com cores lindas amei, obrigado pela visita bom final de semana.

  13. Love all of them!

    Maybe we could follow each other via GFC? Let me know on my blog! :)
    Hello, my name is Ev

  14. LOVE all those colors!! Great post, thanks for sharing! <3 -

  15. Ameei tudooo
    Parabens pelo post
    Seguindo seu blog ja

  16. Red lip is such a classic makeup look for the festive season and definitely the only time I really wear a red lip. MAC Ruby Woo is one of my faves x

    Beauty with charm

  17. Red lips are always great, dear Pam! I loved all your picks, but especially Kiko lipstick - I like this brand very much, and the price is good! And then the MAC one, that is really a classic by now! Hope you have a great Saturday and weekend!

  18. Red is my fav color for lipstick, being a brunette looks great...I'm used to wear Kiko products but MAC too are great!!!Kisses

  19. I have always wanted the perfect red lipstick and I love the Nu Skin Replenishing Lipstick! - It looks so beautiful :))

  20. my favourite shades of red...perfect for holidays

  21. I adore red lips all year round, but gravitate towards them even more during the holidays. Your selection is awesome!


  22. The Sleek one looks gorgeous, I'm impressed by how bold the red is!



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