Hello there! Isn't Christmas and the holidays season the perfect time to wear your prettiest red lipsticks? I think so, even if I do like to wear my reds all year around for special occasions, like girls night out, or formal dinners. I also wear them on day to day basis when I want to look a little more fierce and fancy. I feel like red lipstick is one of that make up look that totally empower women. Like look at me, I'm that kind of women that can rock a red lips while going grocery shopping and I really don't care what you think! But enough rambling. Here is my top three!
1. NARS Velvet Matte lip pencil in Dragon Girl : This is one of my all time favorite red. I love NARS make up product so much and there lip pencils are some of the best on the market. First, I just love the name, Dragon Girl, don't know why it sounds a bit asian to me, I picture a gorgeous and badass geisha wearing this color. It's a vibrant cherry red. It's blue based, which I love when it comes to red lip colors. If you're a fan of more orangy tones reds, go for the Red Square shade instead. It applies easily and is not drying on the lips if you apply your favorite lip balm beforehand! If you haven't tried it yet, just go for it! The lasting power is great, I wouldn't say it resist to 10 drinks and 3 meals but, you can easily wear it for 4 or 5 hours without reapplying! One con, you have to sharpen them ... and that's kinda boring ..
2. Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Hot Pepper: Here you are orangy red lovers! Hot Pepper is made for you. First it's a drugstore lippie, which means that we can all afford it. The lasting power is really good. The smell of this isn't so nice to me but oh well, I can deal with it for such a good product. It almost apply like a kind of paint on your lips and is gonna stain them for the rest of the day. Holiday friendly! You can also layer the product to get a more vibrant red if you want to!
3. The Smashbox Be Legendary Liplacker in Firecracker. My best friend give this to me on my birthday and oh my godness I'm in love with it! It's a super duper vibrant red, but for once it's not a matte finish. It leaves your lips glossy and is make them look a bit fuller. It's not a sticky lipgloss and apply to your lips very smoothly. It'll cost you around 20 euros, which is not cheap but also not too much for a good lip product like this one. I tend to pair it with a very basic eye look, a light brown eye shadow, a not to dramatic winged liner and a few coats of mascara.