No matter what other trends are occupying my life come December, there’s always one beauty tradition that I turn to without fail – the bright festive lip. Over the years – and the past few months – I’ve built up quite the collection of Christmassy reds that I like to whip out without restraint during the weeks leading up to Christmas Day.

First up, the most reliable go-to of the group is the Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayon in Red IslandMoisturising, yet with really buildable colour, it offers a variety of options – one slick and you’re left with a sheer coat of ruby red, three and you have a strongly-coloured festive lip.

The next is a newer addition to my lipstick stash – Georgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick in Teatro – which has been slicked on my lips almost every day during the past week. The colour is a beautifully rich red, the product is pigmented but not heavy and the lipstick hangs around on your lips for the longest time without budging a bit. Much like my other favourite non-mover, MAC Lady Danger. The most orange-y red of the bunch, it’s also the more matte of the group as well and offers a more unique take on the festive red. I find it slightly too drying to wear throughout the day but for a slick of colour during a party, it’s perfect.

Coming in second in the orange list is the Daniel Sandler Micro-Bubble Lipstick in Micro Reda simple, smooth pillarbox red with just the slightest hint of orange. This bad boy applies quickly and smoothly, hangs around for a reasonable amount of time and manages to stick to the lips rather than drifting off onto other parts of your face which is always handy during a festive party (and generally during day-to-day life). One to pop into your handbag for any lipstick-related emergencies.

Two shimmery options up next – the Lancome L’Absolu Rouge in Topaze Ecstasy and the Max Factor Colour Effect Flipstick in Salsa Red – both of which add a tiny bit of festive sparkle to the traditional red lip. While the pinky-red Lancome has just the subtlest shimmer within it, the Max Factor offering allows you to apply the red lip first before slicking over a top coat of shimmery, sheer gold. Definitely one to whip out come Christmas.

What red lippy are you guys loving for the festive season?


14 thoughts on “Festive pouts

  1. izziekiki says:

    Gorgeous reds! I love red lipstick but I always feel like I’m too pale for it 😞 great post! 😊

    1. You should go for it! Give them a go. There are so many different reds that you can try and so many look so pretty with paler skin. The Bourjois option would be good as it’s nice and cheap so won’t leave you out of pocket if you don’t love it! x

      1. izziekiki says:

        Ok I will, thanks 😊 love your blog x

  2. aishaaaxo says:

    fab post how much are the Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayons?

    1. I think they’re around the £7 mark in Boots! x

  3. I love a red lip for the holidays! Great color choices too. I’ve been switching between an Urban Decay color for awhile now, appropriately named F-Bomb and a red lip from MAC. I like the look of the Lancome you’ve tried. I’ll have to check it out. Thanks! X

  4. Now those are some pretty lipsticks!

  5. Jessy says:

    Love a good red lippy Chaz! Have you come across any peachy ones you can recommend? xx

    1. The Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Muse is a really good peachy-red –

      For a cheaper option, the Kate Moss x Rimmel Last Finish Lipstick in 01 is a nice pinky red which might work?


      1. Jessy says:

        Shopping on Friday, so might treat myself, thanky 🙂

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