When it comes to Christmas makeup I always tend to go for glittery eyeshadows and making sure my brows are just right, but picking a lipstick is always a tough one. Do I pick out a liquid lipstick that would last all day but might go flakey? Do I stick with a regular lipstick that will probably end up on my chin after I've eaten the biggest roast potato I can find? One thing is for sure; I always pick a shade of red.

When I first started wearing makeup I had three lip options, the first was a baby pink lip gloss that was perfect for every situation or at least in my teenage mind anyway, a hot pink cheap lipstick so I could look like Barbie, and finally a bright red lipstick that had barely any product left in the bullet. When I began blogging I amassed plenty of lipsticks and I started wearing more nudes, more matte shades and the occasional really bright colour. Nowadays I almost force myself to pick a red shade as it feels like it's out of my comfort zone. This Christmas I am opting for a red lip partly out of force and also to be festive.

Traditional Lipsticks
The newest lipstick I have is a Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Colour in Red Carpet which is such a stunning classic red. This type of red I think looks create with every skin colour and is very similar to Mac Cosmetics Lipstick in Ruby Woo. For a deeper, more purple toned red, I love the Nars Audacious Lipstick In Charlotte which I'm still weighing up whether it will go with my dress which is light pink. The Nars lipsticks are so luxurious, and the magnetic packaging is so satisfying to open and close. For more affordable lipsticks, try L'OrĂ©al Paris Color Riche Lipstick in Blake's Red. Chosen by Blake Lively, it's another true red but at a cheaper price. Another choice is the Kiko Intensity Lavish Lipstick in Luscious Red which has one of the creamiest formulas I've ever seen, plus the pretty rose gold packaging too.

Liquid Lipsticks
2016 has been the year of liquid lipsticks, and there are so many to choose from. I have a few selected brands what work every single time. My favourite brand has to be Too Faced for liquid lipsticks, and their Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Velvet is in a tube packaging with a sponge applicator to create a price finish without air getting into the packaging. Another of their products is the Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in the shades Lady Balls (a bright red) and Drop Dead Red (a deep, deep red). A shade I'm actually yet to wear (oops) is the Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 03. I've already worn another Sephora Cream Lip Stain and loved it so picked another up when I was in LA. For the most affordable liquid lipstick is the Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in the shade Amsterdam which is such a lovely shade and is actually really small so can fit into any bag too. 

So what should I go for, traditional or liquid lipstick? It's probably going to be one of those spare of the moment decisions on Christmas morning and I'll end up taking a few with me in case I change my mind too like I usually do.

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