Wednesday, 23 December 2015

My go to festive lipsticks

December has sneaked up on me - weren't we in November yesterday? I feel like the whole 2015 just passed by in a rush. 

Its my favorite time of the year. And it's also the season where everyone can go a little bit crazier with their makeup. Not that they can't do it the rest of the year (you can. I do.), but Christmas time is the best time to put that red or pink lipstick on - somehow they make me feel even more festive (as if I wasn't excited enough). But they also make me feel extremely beautiful. It's such a bold look that it's impossible not to. For me, there have been three that have been my go to for a while.

I thought I'd share them with you. If you're like me, you're still a bit undecided on which you're gonna be using. Perhaps you can give me your opinion and help me chose which one I'll be rocking on Christmas day. 

Unlimited Stylo Poppy Red by Kiko - I'm a massive fan of the red lipstick by MAC, but last year I couldn't afford one, and I found this little pearl in Kiko. It's your classic matte red colour, pretty similar to the one by MAC. If you're a massive fan of wearing red lipsticks and want to try something else - this is your guy. The pigmention is amazing.

I find that matte lipsticks are much more long lasting and perfect for special occasions as they rarely smudge and create such a bold look.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Drop of Sherry - This one is one I always find myself reaching down to - it's a bit of a safe colour for me, as it's slightly darker than the former. Plus, on my very pale skin, I feel that it suits me to perfection. Again, it's by Kiko, and I can't recommend their lipsticks enough. It's very moisturizing and glossy on the lips. Perfect for a date night. 

Smart Lipstick  Onyx Rose by Kiko -  On those days I want to wear something else other than red that'll still make me feel absolutely sexy - I put on the pink lipsticks and get going. I love the fomula on this one - it's extremely pigmentated and very moisturising on the lips. 

What are your go to festive lipsticks? One that you always find yourself reaching for, and that you'll defintely be wearing on Friday? I'd love to hear from you. 

Ella x


  1. poppy red is SO pretty! Kiko has some amazing lippies, I sometimes even prefer them to Mac ;)
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

    1. That's the one I used when I applied for Emirates - the only downside of the liptick is that it doesn't come off that easily. But it's so so worth it.

      Honestly, Kiko is a must when it comes to makeup. I only don't go to Mac as often because it's a bit expensive in Portugal. But I love them both too much.

      Ella x

  2. You own wonderful festive lipstick, my favourite is the purple shade!
    Merry Christmas!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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    1. It's the one I use on Christmas day actually. I went for the red one on Christmas Eve.

      Thank you lovely - I hope you had a wonderful day and a wonderful Christmas.
      Ella x


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