12 Days of Lips-mas
Christmas is coming, which means an influx of party invitations, social gatherings and drinks with friends and family. With your calendar packed full of glitzy invitations, you’ll need a look to match each one and what better way to switch up your everyday makeup than adding a bright, bold lipstick?
We’ve put together a list of our favourites to see you through every occasion, from the office Christmas party to dinner on the big day. We’re also hosting a competition on Bullring's Facebook page for you to win the entire collection, so make sure you head over and check it out!
First up is the most classic of classic colours – red! Illamasqua’s Glamore Lipstick in Soaked is a bold, true red shade which will shine under the mistletoe.
This colour-intense lipstick has a long-lasting satin finish. Comfortable enough for all-day wear, this masterful blend can be worn under a sheer lip-gloss for a more 3D effect.
Illamasqua – Glamore Lipstick in Soaked - £20, Selfridges
Not feeling brave enough for brights? This B. Luminous Silk Lipstick makes a great nude alternative. The dark brown shade can add a pop of drama to your everyday look and works beautifully with any complexion.
The formula contains jojoba seed oil, which gives the lipstick a silky texture and leaves your lips fully hydrated.
B. Luminous Lipstick in Oh-lala - Superdrug, £6.99
Dazzle at any Christmas Party with a gorgeous Lip Strobe from one of Selfridges’ most recent additions, Huda Beauty.
With a range of colours that shine with beautiful iridescent pigments and glimmering glitter bases, you can layer them over your favourite Liquid Matte lipstick to create your own unique finish.
Huda Beauty Lip Strobe in Saucey – Selfridges, £17
Feeling worse for wear after a few glasses of wine? This dual-purpose liquid stain will perk you right up with minimal effort.
Use under lip gloss for a show-stopping pout or on its own for a matte finish. You can even dab it on your cheeks too. A bright, colourful complexion in less than 2 minutes? We’ll take it!
Lip and Cheek Tint in Pink Hubiscus – The Body Shop, £8
Stray away from seasonal berry tones and wow the crowd with a stunning Metallic Matte Lipstick from NYX. This jewel colour will perfectly compliment any LBD and we can guarantee that no one else in the room will be wearing the same shade (unless they’ve been reading our blog, of course...)
NYX suede Metallic Matte Lipstick in Ego – Boots, £7
One of the worst things about winter (and winter colds) is chapped lips. This true cult classic will give your lips a smooth shine whilst providing much-needed moisture with 6 sensorial oils. Whether you like a vibrant look or a more sheer gloss, this range covers all possibilities and your lips will really thank you for it.
Yves Saint Laurent – Rouge Volupt Shine Lipstick - John Lewis, £25.20
For cosy coffee dates and daytime gatherings, we love MAC’s Crèmesheen range – especially this vibrant pink shade, Party Line. With a creamy, balmy formula, it’s comfortable on the lips and has a medium buildable coverage with a semi-glossy finish.
Crèmesheen Lipstick in Party Line – MAC, £16.50
Another classic red, but this time on a budget! Maybelline’s new collaboration with Gigi Hadid features some highly pigmented colours to amp up your look and this bright shade, ‘West Coast’ is a real show stopper. Priced at just £8.99, it won’t eat into your Christmas present budget either.
Maybelline x Gigi Hadid Matte Lipstick in West Coast, Boots, £8.99
A staple in the collection of any matte liquid lipstick lover, Kat Von D’s Bow and Arrow is perfect for days when you’re eating lots of cheese, chocolate and mince pies (aka, the entire festive period.) Once it’s on, this ‘Everlasting’ formula won’t budge and the ‘your lips but better’ shade is great for days when you want to rock a more natural look.
Kat Von D – Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Bow and Arrow, Debenhams, £15.30
Looking to treat a loved one to some lipstick luxury this Christmas? Tom Ford’s incredible formula is packed in a sleek gold exterior, making it the perfect gift for any makeup lover (or for you!)
All the lipsticks in the Girls & Boys collection are named after inspirational men and women around the world and the shade ‘Naomi’ is a seasonal star!
Tom Ford Lip Colour Girls & Boys Collection, Naomi – John Lewis, £29
Running straight from the office to meet your friends? Throw this dual-ended lipstick in your bag before you leave the house and you’re covered. Elf Day to Night Lipstick duo comes with a soft, nude shade for daytime wear and a bolder colour to freshen up your look as you head out for the evening.
The velvety satin formula is enriched with Shea and vitamins A, C and E to keep your lips happy and hydrated.
Elf Day to Night Lipstick Duo - Need it Nudes, Superdrug, £6
Looking for a pigment that packs a punch? Urban Decay’s ‘Vice’ collection has it all, with bold brights to dark shades and super versatile neutrals to suit any taste. Just one swipe provides an unbelievable layer of colour and every shade applies flawlessly making it great for on the go.
Urban Decay Vice Comfort Matte, Debenhams, £13.17
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