We are not well and truly into december and the christmas season and this is the month of lots of christmas events so of course the perfect lip shade is needed. For me the christmas season is a mix of berries, red, nudes and metallics and I believe this selection covers all of those bases.

I have included just one from this collection, but it includes 3 purple shades going from light to dark. This post included the darkest shade in the set as I don't have anything like it already and it's actually the sort of shade i've been after. The shade doesn't seem to have a name and I can't find it sold individually but its a dark, almost black, purple perfect for creating that real vampy look. The formula is thick and creamy and has great colour pay off.

This is a shade I tend to forget I have as I definitely favour Bow N Arrow over it, but I would say this one is more suited to the christmas. Lolita is a chestnut rose shade so one of the more muted in this collection but still great to pair for a with smokey or glittery eye. The formula of these are so comfortable to wear, they don't feel heavy or end patchy.

Jouer Long-Wear Lip Topper in Skinny Dip | £13.50

Of course this glittery beauty had to be included. I love these lip toppers from Jouer as they can add something really different to you lipstick or can be worn on their own, I already really want to get my hands on Tan Lines and Frost Bite! Skinny Dip is a pale golden shimmer, that is amazing adding to a nude lipstick. The formula of these is sheer with a shimmer to it and it isn't too thick or sticky!

MAC Lady Danger | £15.50

Obviously a red shade had to be included and this is a true santa red shade. Lady Danger was one of the first MAC lipsticks I bought and its still a favourite, its a bright coral red shade in a matte finish. I find MAC matte lipsticks can be quite drying so I always wear a balm underneath and that also helps stop it from going clumpy or patchy.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania | £5.50

Another dark vampy shade but this one isn't quite as dark as the Freedom ones. Transylvania is a deep purpley red shade. These matte lip creams are some of my favourites as they are just so damn comfortable to wear, it's almost like you aren't wearing anything at all. The formula is more of a mousse than a cream which is why I think its so light on the lips and easy to wear.

ColourPop Ultra Metallic Lip in Salt | $6.00

Christmas is all about glitter and shimmer and not just on your eyes, i'll be wearing this metallic lip over the holidays. I have to say this isn't the easiest of things to pull off so i'll be wearing it with a simple shimmery eye or a cat flick eyeliner. 

Ciate x Olivia Palermo Satin Kiss in Velveteen | £19.00

I've been wearing this shade a lot this winter season as I'm finding its the perfect berry red shade that its too dark or bright. I have to say these are quite expensive for what they are but I luckily got this one in TK Maxx for around £7! This shade is a burgundy red in a satin finish so there is somewhat of a sheen to it.

Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Lipstick in Buffy | £15.00

This was a birthday gift from one of my friends and i've actually been after trying these liquid lipsticks for a while. I've heard people rave about these lipsticks but there was also some controversy around Lime Crime so I think thats why I hadn't purchased, however, that seems to have died down and they are now available on Beauty Bay. Buffy is a neutral nude shade and I think it will be great with some metallic added to it.

Benefit Bene Balm | £14.50

I've included this as an option for those who want to rock a red lip but don't want anything too out there. This is basically a balm that is tinted red so will in turn tint you lips but still keep them moisturised. This is the perfect lip product to throw in your handbag and use to apply if you ever forget a hippie.

Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Night Crimson | £23.00

Another berry toned one but of course it is the season. Night Crimson is a dark vampy blood red shade and definitely falls more into the berry rate category than the other purple tones in this post. These lipsticks by CT have a satin finish so there is a sheen to them but still an opaque colour and they are also comfortable to wear.

Will you be wearing any shades like this for christmas?



  1. Ive just bought the KVD liquid lipstick in 'Lolita' and it is so pretty but a lot darker than I expected it to be. x

  2. Lolita is one of my all time favourites. I also wanted to buy from Lime Crime but was put off by the scandal would love to give them a go if theyre on beauty bay now.

    Abigail Alice x

  3. Great picks! Lolita is a shade that I will always fall in love with over and over again & would wear it all year if I could, haha. ColourPop's Salt looks really pretty, wow.

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  4. I haven't tried the Colour Pop metallic lips yet, they look good though!!
    Kathy x