So this is Christmas, I hope you have fun … This song from John Lennon is playing in my head all the time since Monday, when I posted two Christmassy manicures. Well, because Christmas is all about red color (beside golden and green) to me I decided to do a theme post which will be mainly focused on red color. I’m going to show you some of my red choices from my collection for nails, cheeks, lips and random/other and try to decide what I’m going to wear on Christmas day on my nails and face.
Paint those nails red
Although I adore red nail polishes I don’t wear them much, but on Christmas my nails are always painted in red. I went through my collection and chose 16 shades of red that would be a perfect choice for a Christmas day. Some of them are cream, but most of them are shimmery or they even contain glitter. Last year I wore H&M Je T’Aime on my nails and I’m seriously considering wearing it again this year. It’s simply amazing red shade with golden shimmer.
My other choices are:
Creams: Essence Naughty or Nice (bright red with pink undertone), Barry M Blood Orange (dark red), Essence Juicy Red (classic red), Catrice Rockby (berry red).
Shimmers: NYX Girls Fire Amber, S-he 435, Maybelline 145, unnamed Vollare, Alessandro Lucious Brocade, Catrice ARTful Red, H&M Je T’Aime.
Glitters: Catrice Lovely Sinner, Catherine Arley 1100, Models Own Rhubarb and Custard, Essie Toggle to the Top, Essence Never Stop Dreaming.
Red lips are one of my favourite to wear. Yes, they are not very kissable, but they are flattering to my skin tone. From my collection I chose different shades of lip pencils, lipsticks and lip glosses with different finishes. For Christmas day I’ll probably choose a combination of a lip liner and a lipstick, and the finish will be most definitely matt. I seriously love Look by Bipa lip liners and at the moment my favourite shade is Orchid, which is a dark red shade. It’s really gorgeous and its formula is amazing, creamy and long lasting. I’m thinking about applying Bourjois Frambourjoise over it, because Rouge Velvet lipsticks aren’t drying and last long, or even Essence Adorable Matt, which is one of my favourite red lipsticks. I also love Catrice Fatal, but I want matt lips, because I’ll probably wear shimmery eyeshadows on my eyes.
Blushing like a strawberry
I definitely have some gorgeous reddish blushes in my collection. If my lips will be red, why not also cheeks? Okay, I won’t exaggerate with application, I’ll just give my cheeks nice rosy effect. I think I only have two true red blushes in my collection, Essence Renesmee Red and Catrice I’m a Survivor. Others have a bit pink undertone in them, as Catrice Gone with the Wind and Alverde Rose, or are plumy, as Sleek Pomegranate and Maybelline 501. Last two are also on the top of my favourite blushes list, so in the end I’ll probably go with one of them.
And for the end I also chose few of other stuff in red colors. I have only one sweater in red color. Yes, you heard that right. Only one and I can’t believe it, because I adore red clothes. From jewelry I have one necklace and two earrings that I love, but I’ll probably go with necklace. And I added Santa’s lip scrub, because during fall and winter time my lips are drier and it’s important to do peeling on lips before using a matt lipstick, otherwise dry parts can be noticeable and then lips don’t look perfect.
These are few of my red products/stuff from my collection. What about you, are you a fan of red color? Thank you for reading!