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Get Festive With These 5 Red Lippies

(cover photo from Slowbrogal)


Nothing spells out ‘Christmas’ more than red lipstick. Why? Maybe it’s because it’s one of the two theme colours of the holiday, or it reminds us of love, or it might just be part of a global culture since red is such a timeless lip colour!

And while we may look fabulous wearing it, it can get catastrophic real fast, as well — it can stain your clothes, move to your teeth, fade throughout the night, and more. So to prevent all those, keep reading below for the 5 red lipsticks you should wear this holiday season that won’t budge, smudge, and disappear!

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NARS Audacious Lipstick "Annabella"


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No lipstick collection would be complete without at least one from NARS’ Audacious line. Their smooth, pigmented, and hydrating formula keep lips from drying out, while it’s satin-bordering-on-matte finish is right on trend. ‘Annabella,’ a warm-toned poppy red, will brighten up any look you put together with its intense pigmentation! If you’re worried about staining or disappearing, don’t be, as Audacious lipsticks are renowned for lasting for hours on the lips!

MAC Lipstick "Russian Red"


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Just as popular as MAC’s other red shade, “Ruby Woo,” this mid-toned neutral red (which we believe is a "truer red") comes in a matte finish for that chic, velvet look! Its creamy texture makes it a dream to apply and provides lips with a bit of hydration so it won't be as dry as the Sahara Desert at the end of the night, and won't accentuate lip lines! Yay!

Burberry Lip Velvet Lipstick “Honeysuckle”


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For those who are still afraid of wearing reds, then the Burberry Lip Velvet Lipstick in "Honeysuckle" is for you! A soft peachy-red that is both lightweight and creamy, you can never go wrong with this shade. It may be a matte lipstick, but this one still gives a bit of a sheen on the lips for a healthy and natural look!

Estee Lauder Pure Envy Liquid Lip Potion “Lethal Red”


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With just about every brand coming out with their own version of liquid lipsticks, it can be overwhelming to choose which to buy. But Estee Lauder’s version stands out from the rest with its fluffy, light-as-air texture that won’t dry out your lips (which many liquid lipsticks do). This vibrant warm lippie will wear for hours on end, and you can get the opacity and pigmentation you want with just one swipe!

Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar Lipstick “Red Blossom”


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The gradation lip trend is taking over the beauty world by storm, so if you’re into that natural, soft, sheered out lip, then this Two Tone Lip Bar in “Red Blossom” by Lineage is your guy! Now you can get pillowy ombre lips just in time for Christmas with this lipstick — its hydrating and extremely pigmented texture clings to the lips, so you can say goodbye to transferring, and hello to long-lasting! 

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Which red lipstick are you going to wear this Christmas? Tell us in the comments below!