The big day is fast approaching and I don't know about you, but I'm EXCITED (hiding it well, aren't I?) So I'm already thinking what to wear to our annual lunch with the family on Wednesday and for dinner on Christmas Eve. I think a red lip is pretty much a given in these festive times and today I've prepared my favorite reddies for the holiday season.
Let's start with YSL Rouge Volupte Sheer Candy in Succulent Pommegranate. Go for this one if you're shy when it comes to reds and don't want to go to all the fuss of applying a proper red. It's a very glossy rosy red color which feels very moisturizing on the lips, almost like a lip balm. Really nice if you plan on eating a lot - I know I am!
My next pick would be the Bourjois Color Boost Lip Crayon in Red Sunset. This is another gorgeous glossy red, but this one will stay on for absolute ages! I even went swimming with it on once and it didn't budge. Doesn't feel as moisturizing on the lips, more so glossy, but it will stay in place longer than the YSL lippie.
Next up is my current favorite - Rimmel Apocalips in Big Bang. This comes in a gloss form complete with doe foot applicator, though it behaves like a lipstick on the lips. I especially love that it dries super fast and doesn't transfer on my lips (because I have had too many embarassing moments when a friend has to remind me my teeth are red). And on top of that it keeps the gloss even when it dries down. The price is great, too! Definitely my favorite pick.
I also really like Revlon's Cherries in the Snow, which I wore all of last December (accompanied by my grandma's complaining about it not suiting me, but then she says that about pretty much everything I wear, I should probably wear a potato sack to please her, heheh). It's more of a blue toned red, almost a hot pink, which will make your teeth look a lot whiter. The fact that I wore it so much atests to the fact that it is one of the best reds out there! Revlon has a few nice shades, like Revlon Red and Black Cherry if you're into the vampy look.
This last lippie is a Catrice one which I'm not sure you can get anymore, but there are plenty of dupes out there. It's a deep red shade with plummy undertones, and I only included it as a matte option. I know my friend Nina likes her lipsticks matte and with absolutely no shimmer, and I think she would love this one. It's really pretty!
There you have it, my picks for red lips, yo (because that almost rhymed. Come on, let me have my rapper moment). What will you be wearing on Christmas? Do you dress up or stay in sweats? :)