Top 4 red Christmas lipsticks

Well hello to you my reader chums! Christmas is right around the corner and what better way to get in the spirit than discuss my favourite makeup product, lipsticks. With every festive makeup look, a red lip is essential, whether that's a classic matte lipstick or lipgloss with a touch of festive sparkle.

Here's a look at my top red Christmas lipsticks...

Top 4 red christmas lipsticks
Mac's matte lipstick in 'Russian Red'

I've always said, matte lipsticks are my go to that when it comes to a red lipstick, it's no different. Mac's 'Russian Red' has been my staple red lip for all occasions, but I especially love to rock it at Christmas time. I'd describe it as the perfect red, not too dark and not too pale, a medium shade suited for a variety of looks. The lipstick has intense pigmentation, a creamy consistency and long-lasting power. It's one of those lipsticks that can last all night from one application. I couldn't recommend it enough! 

Nars matte lipstick in 'Cruella'

A slightly darker red is Nars matte lipstick in 'Cruella'. This lipstick has it all for the Christmas season with the darker colour, matte finish and long-lasting wear. Even though it's a matte formulation, the lipstick has a soft consistency and isn't drying on the lips. It also draws on easily with the pencil design and is able to last for hours on end. 'Cruella' is the type of shade that suits a variety of skin tones and looks; the perfect choice for the big Christmas Day itself.

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Revlon matte balm in 'Striking'

If you prefer a brighter red, then Revlon's matte balm in 'Striking' is for you. I'd describe it as a 'fruity-like' red, a colour with that slight underlying orange tone. Revlon matte balms have the best creamy formulation that it feels like you're only applying a normal lip balm. However, it offers intense pigmentation and long-lasting power. Even though it's a 'matte balm', there is a slight sheen over the top which to me is that 'bright Christmas glimmer'. I think this lipstick is best for those slightly quirkier looks or outfits that need a pop of colour in the festive season. 

Nyx's throttle lipstick in '01'

Unlike the other lipsticks, this option is not an obvious red, however has a slight red undertone. The shade is a dark burgundy with brown and red tones running through it. This lipstick works best with everyday makeup, whether that's a simple or glitzy eye look. It has a soft formulation and creamy consistency which easily applies onto the lips.

I hope you enjoyed this post! What's your favourite red Christmas lipstick?

Thank you for reading <3


  1. Who doesn’t love a good red lipstick especially at this time of year! I’ve not tried any of these ones, but my favourite that i always go back to is one of Stila cosmetics liquid lipsticks!

    Alys /

    1. Ooh I'd love to try Stila's liquid lipsticks! xx

  2. I have that one from Nars on my lips right now!!


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