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15 December 2015 8 comments

Last Christmas (I gave you my heart..) I did sport this customary red lip but this year (to save me from tearssss..) I've been thinking about branching out slightly and maybe trying something different?! So stay with me, grab a cuppa and help me choose?!



1. Ysl Gloss Volupte in 01. Christmas time always warrants extra gold and extra glitter. This makes a fab, glistening top coat on top of any lippie.

2. Sleek Lip 4 in Rum. Glam and glossy. This one behaves like a liquid lipstick so has great staying power too.

3. Aerin lippie in 09 Poppy. My answer to those wanting something in between nude and burgundy, who aren't quite wishing to vamp it out this Christmas. My favourite, non-drying, flattering formula, I adore this lipstick.

4. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso. The perfect red is the topic on everyone's lips and I have to say I think this is mine. Neither cool nor warm in undertone, a true, primary red that glides on smoothly and has impeccable staying power. It'll last through through dancing, drinking, kisses, etc.

5. Tom Ford lippie in So Vain. Quite similar to Poppy but slightly more mauve-y, a slightly drier formula and shot through with festive, gold glitter!

6. Sleek Lip 4 in Creme Brulee. 70's are big at the moment and a dark, russet red looks lovely on the lips. This formula is really creamy.

7. Stila Convertible Colour in Tulip. The obvious answer is a red Christmas lip but I think I want to veer from that this year? This rich raspberry is warm, vibrant, it needs a bit of attention to get the finish nice and smooth but I love the colour.

8. Givenchy Gelee D'Interdit No.8 Electric Purple. Another stunning topcoat. This gloss looks scary in the tube (bright purple with blue glitter) but the purple becomes clear and the glitter is so fine it just looks glossy, and the blue makes your teeth look whiter!

9. Sleek True Colour lippie in Smoulder. My perfect option for vamp city. It's a dark, intense blackened-berry shade.

10. Bourjois Rouge Edition lippie in Fuchsia Graffiti. Another something-other-than-red option. A rich but bright, fuchsia pink.

So what do you think?? What shall I choose! And what will you be wearing on your lips this Christmas?

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  1. This is such a great post to round up all the dark lips. I instantly loved the Sleek shade in 'rum' and also 'smoulder'. I think this christmas i will be using my MAC ruby woo as it never dissapoints in giving me that perfect classic red lip.

    Thanks for sharing, Hope you have a lovely day ♥

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  2. Those darker shades look absolutely stunning: they look like they give great coverage. I think Winter is a good time for darker shades, but honestly all of these colours look great. I bet coupling two together would look even better: maybe a bit of layering?

    Sterling, XLeptodactylous

  3. Got to be Beso by Stila, such a gorgeous red! The staying power on those bad boys is awesome, it'll last through everything. Though Rum is also a lovely shade. x

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  5. I am definitely loving the darker shades, but also I can't fault the bright red lip! Ahhh, you should do a night lip and a day light - that way you can have the best of both worlds ;) LOVE LOVE Beso for the red option and Sleek Smoulder! You have to tell us which one you ended up with!

    Cherie x
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  6. I really need to get some of the Stila Stay All Day Lipsticks!! Beso is GORGEOUS!!

  7. So desperate for a Tom Ford lipstick and the So Vain is the perrrrfect colour! May have to add it to my last minute Christmas wishlist! x

  8. I absolutely love the Stila Liquid Lipsticks they are amazing and literally last all day. Beso was my favourite shade until I got a mini size in Fiery haha :)
    xxx Claire


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