Six red lipsticks perfect for the festive season

Plenty of things go hand in hand with Christmas. Mince pies and mistletoe. Tins of Roses and Elf on the Shelf. For the fashion world, it’s time to go big or go home in sequins. But for beauty fanatics? It’s the best time of year for red lipstick.

If you’re not used to rocking a red lip, it can be hard to get used to. Because it’s such a bold colour, you need to go in with a lip liner first, and it takes a small bit of upkeep throughout the day and night.

But once you master it, it can elevate your makeup look. Making you feel more awake, done up and instantly more glam. So, with that in mind, we’ve rounded up some of our all-time favourite lipsticks. New and old, at all price points.

Remember, red lipstick isn’t just for Christmas too.

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick in Rouge Cape, €35.45

A luxurious pick, but you’ll instantly feel how luxurious this YSL lipstick is when you apply it. The fact that it’s an oil-in-stick lip colour ensures ultimate comfort and shine. Plus, it’s a great one if you’re not used to wearing a red lipstick as it has medium coverage, so you can opt for a sheer colour or build it up to how you like.

Chanel Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour, €36

Another luxurious option, which would make the perfect gift for a loved one this Christmas, or just something to treat yourself to. A gorgeously hydrating lipstick with a beautiful colour pay off.

MAC Ruby Woo, €20

An oldie, but a goodie. MAC’s Ruby Woo is the kind of red that suits everyone – but because it’s a matte finish it’s best to load on the lip balm before you start your makeup to ensure your lips don’t feel too uncomfortable or dry. If you’re not sure where to begin when picking a red lipstick, Ruby Woo is for you.

Catrice Demi Matte 060, €4.70 

The perfect lipstick when you want to try out a red, but also don’t want to spend too much either. Catrice lipsticks are a great go-to for anyone looking for great products at a bargain price. This pick is semi-matte, meaning it will stay put without feeling too dry on the lips. Cheerful, festive and comfortable.


Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Colour in Uncensored, €24

Fenty Beauty has it all, the packaging is gorgeous, the products are amazing and the price point is pretty good too. Their Lip Paints have gone down a treat with customers, but the shade Uncensored is the ideal shade for the festive season. A little deeper than the average firetruck red, it’s comfortable, long-wearing and downright gorgeous.

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips in Miranda May, €32

Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks will always be a safe bet, and if you want to go all out then you can’t go wrong with this vibrant, bright, coral red. The creamy, buildable formula is a matte finish that stays put comfortably all day long.


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