The weeks are going quickly and Christmas is literally around the corner and even though I'm not actually doing Blogmas most of my posts have so far been Christmas related! In this post, I will be showing you all of my favourite red lipsticks perfect for this time of year.

1. Rimmel London Kate Lasting Finish Lipstick - 01

This shade of lipstick isn't something that I would usually wear and only really gets brought out during December. Looking at the swatch the colour does look slightly scary but once its applied to the lips and you wear the right colour with it, it actually looks really lovely and compliments my skin tone. This colour I would describe as London bus red as it is pretty bright. This lipstick I would usually wear more of an evening because of it being more of a bolder shade and I think this shade would be perfect for a Christmas party or even New Years. 

2. Rimmel London Kate Matte Lipstick - 107

As you can see I love the Rimmel Kate Lipsticks as I also recently featured in another Christmas post, My Easy Christmas Day Makeup Look. This lipstick is probably one of my favourite red lipsticks that I own because it has a more blue undertone which I think suits my skin tone more. The red colour of this lipstick is slightly darker than the others which I really like and I think would suit most skin tones. This is the only matte lipstick on my list but I would say its more of an in-between product because it isn't completely matte and it doesn't dry out my lips which is very important in this cold weather!

3. Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick - 170

I think I have a thing for Rimmel lipsticks as I've just only realised which writing this post. This lipstick from the swatch looks nearly identical to the first one and in the colour it nearly is but the formula is pretty different. This lipstick feels a lot more like a lip gloss if that makes sense, it comes out with a lot more of a shine and looks quite luxurious for it only being £. This lipstick is something that I would probably wear to an event because of how shiny it makes my lips without having the tacky feeling of a lip gloss. 

4. MAC Lipstick - Brick- O- La

Now we have finally moved on from the Rimmel Lipsticks and on to my higher end shades. This lipstick isn't technically a red but its pretty close and I prefer to wear shades like this on an everyday basis. I seem to just gravitate towards this colour during the Christmas period as it isn't quite a pink or brown or red shade but works really well as an in-between red and neutral shade. This colour I find you can wear with any outfit and it will go with everything. You can also really dress it down for an everyday look or add a darker red lip liner and you can dress it up for a more evening and party look.

5. Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Colour - Ruby

I've mentioned this lipstick a few times on my blog because of how much I enjoy using especially this time of year as I like to wear a lot more red (who doesn't!). This lipstick is very different to all the others on this list because it is much more like a lip balm than a full coverage lipstick. For an everyday wintery and Christmasy makeup look, this is my go-to product, one because of the colour and two because it is really moisturising and leaves the lips looking and feeling really smooth. 

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Christmas has got to be one of my favourite times of year and I love that we get to dress up a bit more and wear red lipstick! What's your favourite red lipstick?

Aaliyah xo


  1. These are lovely colours! I don't usually wear lipstick, it's something that I've always wanted to get in to, but never really have. I haven't really the found the colour that I think suits me really well I guess! I do love the colour of the MAC lipstick in the shade, Brick- O- La. Probably my favourite from your list, it's gorgeous!


  2. I haven't tried any of these but my go-to red lipstick is Revlon's Cherry Blossom 028. It's a perfect blue-red, neither too dark nor too light. Creamy but slightly matt too with good staying power. It has the ability to make me look alive on bad days. Never underestimate the power of a red lipstick! Gorgeous photos, Aaliyah, thank you for your recommendations! X

    Lisa |

  3. I live in red lipstick and I haven't tried any of these! I love the look of the first Rimmel Kate 01, such a beautiful bold red. I have so many reds, it's really hard to choose a favourite. Liquid lip, it's probably Sephora Collection 01 but from a bullet, I think it's the Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in 38 x


  4. Red lipstick is my favourite shade, I love the classic Mac Ruby Woo.The rimmel london kate shade looks gorgeous!

  5. I rarely wear lipstick but I definitely need to because the ones you’ve shown are such gorgeous reds!! Also it’s so perfect for Christmas!

  6. Rimmel are such good value lipsticks! I'd have to say my favourite reds are either MAC Ruby Woo for a bold look, or Dubonnet! x


  7. I feel like a slight failure as I've never tried any of these!! I've heard such good things about the Rimmel 107 I know SO many people who have it as a holy grail! I've only recently tried a Bobbi Brown lipstick and I love their formulas, my favourite red is probably The Body Shops Colour Crush in 120! It's a bright but slightly deep red, gorgeous!
    Alice Xx

  8. I love red lipstick. Fun read. :)

  9. Wow these all look so pretty, and just perfect for the festive season! Loced hearing abit more about them :)

    Kate |

  10. Aaliyah you provided some excellent choices! I wanna try MAC I'm just in awe over how well the brand's products work for my skin. In all honesty, I have toffee skin tone, which red do you recommend?🤔 I always struggle finding the perfect shade😂

    Natonya |

  11. Great post! It made me start to think what exactly it is about a red lipstick, it has always been such an iconic color.

  12. Oooo you have good taste in red lipsticks! This is the first year that i actually own a red lipstick and actually enjoy wearing it. I have the Fenty Beauty Uncensored Stunna lip paint - the colour is gorgeous!

    Hayley | hayleyxmartin

  13. I have those top two Rimmel lip shades and love them, especially at this time of year. All the other ones sound like great recommendations though so will definitely be checking them out too

    Soph - x

  14. A good red lipstick always makes me feel so festive! I always feel like I can't pull it off though, but you've picked some gorgeous ones!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  15. I love the variety of all the reds in different but yet similar shade. I bet they all smell lovely too (I love the smell of lipsticks).

  16. I love red lipstick around Christmas time. My favourite kinds of red lipstick are a classic red, and a dark red! You own such pretty reds too! xx

  17. Those lipstick colours are so adorable and festive. I love Rimmel ♥

  18. These lipstick colors are absolutely fabulous! I'm sure you'll rock 'em all very well!

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