Blogmas 2018 Day Fourteen: My Favourite Holiday Red Lipsticks

Hi darlings!

Christmas is the perfect time for a red lip. In fact, is wearing any other shade of lipstick at Christmas even acceptable?? JK but no seriously, red lips are iconic during this time of the year. Red is one of my favourite colours so I take full advantage of sporting red lips during this season. I own about a dozen different* shades of red (* my boyfriend will tell you they’re all the same shade but they’re not *eye roll*). But today, I’m sharing with you guys four of my ultimate favourite shades and luckily, they are all drugstore brand/inexpensive! Us cheap gals need to stick together and help each other out, am I right??

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Revlon Ultra HD Matte LipColor in Love

This first one has been a staple in my makeup collection since probably my senior year of high school. It’s what I like to call a “fruity” red aka it’s a brighter, more fun shade of red than some of the others in my repertoire. It does give off a bit of a shine, so it’s not fully matte as they claim. And it’s a liquid lipstick which gives it a bonus point in my books however it is one that needs to be blotted a lot once applied as it produces a ton of excess product and is quite transferable. Something to be mindful of. Regardless of that, it stays put for quite some time and I think you could easily get through a night with only one or two freshen-ups. The nice thing is that it’s not at all drying, so if you apply a couple layers, it won’t make your lips disgusting (we’ve all been there…)

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ColourPop Lippie Stix in Love Life

I only purchased this lipstick this year but I absolutely knew almost right away that it would become a Christmas season favourite for me. I’m a huge fan of Colourpop’s lipsticks - both liquid and not - and these lippie stixs are wonderful. They’re so easy to apply and it’s hard to make a mess, as the product doesn’t easily smudge during application. Love Life is a beautiful matte lipstick which is described by the website as a “brownish brick red” which I think completely does it justice. I will say, when I was applying this the other night, a piece of it did fall off while I was pressing it (gently) to my lip soooo that was a bummer. Be very careful with this one!!

E.l.f. Cosmetics Matte Lip Colour in Wine

This is a very similar product to the ColourPop Lippie Stix… In fact, now that I’ve got a good look at both, the packaging looks eerily similar… Anyway, it’s the same concept as the Lippie Stix with a twist-up (plus there’s a hidden sharpener at the bottom of the tube!). In comparison to the Lippie Stix, however, this one is quite drying so I apply it sparingly and try not to reapply as often. It’s a full-coverage matte (do you think I have a type?) and it’s really a gorgeous maroon colour. I think of all of these, this shade suits my skin tone best. It’s really really lovely and SO inexpensive. I think it was about $3 or $4..

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NYX Liquid Suede in Kitten Heels

This will always and forever be my FAVOURITE red lipstick. This is actually my second tube because I completely misplaced my first one… Oops. I remember when the NYX store opened up in Mississauga and I dragged my bf out to the mall to grab my first ever tube of this lipstick in this shade, because every girl was talking about it, and it was completely sold out. For good reason, too. This is a sort-of-matte lipstick. I say sort of because it is very glossy when you first apply it but if you blot it a LOT, it comes out to a much thinner layer that’s still full coverage and quite matte. That’s the way I wear it because I really hate glossy slimy lipstick. It’s such a beautiful bright red shade and festive AF in my opinion!!

What’s your all-time fav holiday red lipstick?

Felicia x

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Lipstick Craze: Autumn

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Lately, with the summer basically gone even though there is still a few more hours of the season, I have really gotten into the Autumn Mood. For me, autumn is the best season because of four reasons: 1) campfires, 2) chunky sweaters, 3) CANDLES, and 4) lipsticks. I feel like lipsticks become a huge part of my makeup look in the fall, because during the summer I tend to either stick with a classic red lip or I go for a nude/light pink. But this is the time where the weather gets cooler and everything becomes colourful with all the leaves falling, I like to think dark lipsticks really emulate that transition. So, without further ado, let me share with you all my top 5 autumn lipsticks

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#1: Revlon Moon Drops Lipstick in 79 "Love That Red"

This has to be my all-time favourite colour. It's a beautiful, deep red creme lipstick that is easy to apply and lasts for a decent amount of time, probably 5 hours even through a meal. I usually wear it if I'm going out for a night out and I don't have much of an opportunity to reapply. Unfortunately, this was my mum's that I stole awhile ago and I've discovered it no longer exists. However, Revlon has a new Moon Drops collection with a colour, 710 Orange Flip, which is a similar colour when applied, the only difference being an orange tint.

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#2: Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella

I received this as part of my Beauty Insider birthday gift at Sephora last month, and I have fallen in love with it. The cashier spoke highly of this pencil, stating it was one of Nars' best products, and I couldn't agree more. It's gorgeous and lasts forever once it's dried. Of course, as I usually do, I did the "kiss test" on my boyfriend's cheek and it didn't come off, so I was very impressed.

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#3: Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in 30

I first was introduced to Kate Moss's line of lipsticks from blogger Zoella, when she began to rave about 107 - which is also a staple of mine. After trying a few of the other lipsticks, I fell in love with this beauty right here. It's a deep plum, which I feel really suits my autumn-based wardrobe. I think it's really a go-to lipstick for any look and it's very long-lasting.

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#4: Nars Semi Matte Lipstick in Scarlett Empress

This one I've heard raved about again and again. I saw countless posts about this all over social media back in the spring months, and I purchased it for my end-of-year dance recital as I needed a deep, rich colour to go with my Spanish-style dance and costume. Now that that dance is in the past, I've been using it as a day-to-day lipstick and I love it. The longevity is amazing

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#5: L'oreal Colour Riche in 590 Blushing Berry

Last, but certainly not least, is my most recent lip purchase. This one, as the name suggests, is a berry tone which is essential to this season. I'm quite fond of this colour, the only thing I will say is that it doesn't last as long as the others as it's a cream lipstick. This would be one you'd have to reapply so do keep that in mind if you decide to pick it up