I’m always so boring with my lip options and I never really adventure out to a different lip. However nothing is more screams Christmas than a red or dark lip. So I thought I’d have to share my four favourite lip products for the season. These are the ones I think I’d actually wear so if you’re like me and want a bold lip for a change or you’re a lover of a darker lip and want some inspiration then you’re at the right place!!

Swatches (Top to bottom) ;

  • Kiko Smart Lipstick
  • Soap&Glory Sexy Mother Pucker
  • BarryM Matte Me Up Lip Crayon
  • Clinque Glosswear

Kiko Smart Lipstick 932 –

I’m not a red lip wearer as I’ve always felt like a red lip is a too bold for me. But this red shade from Kiko is my perfect red shade. It’s not too bright and has more of a darker undertone to it. The formula of this lipstick is perfect. It applies super smoothly and evenly and is so moisturising on this lips. I have found this to be quite long lasting however you have no chance on keeping it in your lips when eating to drinking. But I guess that’s what you expect with a glossy finish lip. I’m not too sure if this range is still sold. However it was super affordable and actually much cheaper than the majority of lipsticks from the drugstore so I’d definitely recommend Kiko’s lipsticks.

BarryM Matte Me Up Lip Crayon 5 –

Another red shade that I’ve pulled out from my drawer for the Christmas season is this lip crayon from BarryM. Which I’ve never worn properly but when I tested this out again I loved how it looked. With the right outfit and makeup I’d definitely try and wear this. It has a matte finish which I’m not usually a fan of. However it’s not drying at all so I’m a big fan of this one.
What puts me off a matte lip is the dry feeling you get when you rub your lips together but this lipstick is so moisturising. It’s comfortable on your lips whilst still giving the perfect matte finish. The shade of this when swatched looks quite pink-y toned but it’s not at all when wearing.  After trying this out I’ve been super impressed and I think I’ll definitely try to pull this off for Christmas!

Clinique Glosswear Cream Shines ‘Rich Raisin’ –

I got this gloss in a set of five a while ago and these glosses are some of my favourites. They’re so pigmented and this shade is perfect for the season. It’s a darker brown shade but looks like a darker nude on the lip. It’s easy to wear and I love a darker lip for the Christmas season. What I love about these glosses is that they have quite a thick formula and they have so much pigment. As well as having a super glossy finish so it’s the perfect formula. And I also love the applicator on this as it’s not your typical wand. The gloss has a tapered brush not a sponge which applies the gloss smoothly and evenly.

Soap&Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick ‘Plum Jam’ –

The Soap&Glory Mother Puckers are what my dreams are made of. They have a lipstick formula and pigment but a glossy finish which is literally what I live for!! The shade of this, Plum Jam , is a darker shade but because of the glossy finish it doesn’t come out too heavy on the lips. The shade of this is a dark pinky shade with a slight red undertone to it. I love the finish this gives on the lips as the glossy finish makes your lips look plump.
I love pairing this with a lip liner to make my lips look plump and glossy. I’d definitely recommend this as the formula of it is so creamy and moisturising and the shade is dark but so easy to wear on a day to day basis.

What’s one of your favourite lip product for the winter?

Kate Xx

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