*This post is in collaboration with Seventeen Cosmetics UK.
The one day a year which causes weeks of chaos beforehand – unless of course you’ve got it covered and everything runs like clockwork, which ACTUALLY (and much to my surprise) is pretty much me this year (I know, organised or what?!).
Apart from planning and making arrangements for the 25th December, there’s still parties to attend and outfits to organise, which let’s be honest is another task in itself (right?) For some reason, this festive season brings with it ‘work-do’s’ and special Christmas themed outings. There’s also family parties and special ‘get-togethers’ which everyone tries to attend, because after all ‘it’s Christmas’. With so much chaos and lots of things to remember, I thought I’d try and make life a little easier for us all, with a post all about seven shades of lipstick, that’d I call perfect for the festive season.
NARS Audacious Lipstick, Shade: Juliette
This shade is described by NARS as a ‘pink coral’, which truth be told is pretty accurate in my opinion. I chose to include this shade within this post as not everyone wants to wear red.. or something that resembles warm Winter’y weather. I mean, I’m happy to BUT I know not everyone else is. This shade is a perfect alternative, as it almost resembles the shade of red BUT then it doesn’t look red (which probably makes no sense but stay with me). Applied straight onto the lips, this lipstick is bright, bold and matte in finish (but not drying). It makes a statement whilst also appearing more than appropriate during Christmas time.
TooFaced Lip Injection Colour Bomb! Shade: Eastwood Red
‘Moisturising Plumping Lip Tint’
If you prefer something more subtle and a little less ‘in your face’ (so to speak), then here I’ve found your matched made in lip loving heaven! This lip shade is a solid classic warm red, with a (very) slight berry undertone. It tints and stains the lips slightly, as it doesn’t coat and conceal your lips natural state, shape or texture. This is the perfect product for someone who just wants a touch of colour and nothing to fancy. It’s also a very useful and intriguing product, as it holds that mind-boggerly plumping property (SO prepare for your lips to tingle after putting this on).
L-R: Seventeen All Out Pout (Fiery Fuchsia), NARS (Juliette), TooFaced Lip Injection (Eastwood Red), Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet (400), TooFaced Melted (Melted Berry), Seventeen All Out Pout (Glistening Nude) & Seventeen All Out Pout (Bubblegum Pink).
Seventeen All Out Pout Lip Palette
L-R – (Top Row): Glitter Gloss, Pastel Pink, Glistening Nude. (Bottom Row): Bubblegum Pink, Fiery Fuchsia & Soft Mulberry.
Lip palettes are all the range right now, and are certainly becoming a whole lot more popular. A couple of months ago, I was very kindly sent this lip palette by Seventeen Cosmetics and inside it houses six very beautiful shades, that I really wanted to share with you all – AS after all this is a super affordable palette for anyone (newbie or expert) to try out.
For this particular post, I thought the shades; Bubblegum Pink, Fiery Fuchsia and Glistening Nude were very appropriate, and with that matched very well to a whole bunch of different make-up looks and tastes.
TooFaced Melted Long Wear Lipstick, Shade: Melted Berry
Christmas is all about warmth, spice and cosiness. This lipstick reminded me instantly of the crisp colour of mulled wine, which let’s be honest is Christmas in a cup! This shade by TooFaced is honestly SO satisfying. It’s a beautiful warm berry shade that just tints and colours the lips effortlessly, PLUS it’s long-wearing – meaning it’s great for those parties that go way into the night.
Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet, Shade: 400
Last on this list is this BEAUTIFUL little lippie by Giorgio Armani.
NOW, I of course have a little sample here – as I was sent this in the post BUT if you were to go out and buy one of these, yours would OF COURSE be considerably bigger.
What shows Christmas better than a deep, classic red! (anyone?). This shade is rich, well-pigmented and very lovely. It glides onto the lip effortlessly, with a thin, liquid’y formula. This versatile liquid lipstick would be ideal for a fancy Christmas party, a night on the town or even styled with a giant white faux fur coat on the red carpet!
That concludes my seven recommended shades, OF COURSE there are plenty more… and you can wear whatever colour you like whatever the season, BUT if you like to wear season appropriate make-up, then look no further.