It’s that time of year where everyone is showing their holiday spirit by sporting holiday colors, reds, greens and golds.
One color in particular is red! Which happens to be one of my favorite colors. Red
Is a classic color, it is sexy and represents passion and seduction! Three matte lipsticks that are really popular this season are from Mac Cosmetics, Pat McGrath, and Fenty Beauty.
#1 Pat McGrath “Elson”
This creamy, long-lasting matte lipstick is amazing it is luxurious! It is a red lipstick that has blue undertones. It is very versatile and can be worn during the day and at night. It looks great on all skin tones, whether you are dark skinned, white, etc. Unlike many matte lipsticks, this lipstick formula is great because it does not dry out your lips or make your lips get chapped with prolonged wear, it also does not transfer meaning that it won’t be getting everywhere and making a mess. The color pay off is great too, it stays looking vibrant and keeps your lips feeling soft throughout the day making it one of the best on the market right now. Some may think that this lipstick is a bit on the pricey side, but I feel that it is totally worth it.
This lipstick cost $38 it can purchased from Sephora.com or Pat McGrath’s website https://www.patmcgrath.com/products/lust-mattetrance-lipstick?variant=420220764184
#2 Stunna lip paint In “Uncensored”
By Fenty Beauty
For those of you who may not be familiar with Fenty Beauty, it is actually pop artist Rihanna’s makeup line which was launched this year. This red is great on any complexion, this red is a beautiful red and really stands out. It is a liquid lipstick, and comes in a beautiful container. It claims to last 12-hours but does not last the actual 12 hours, it last pretty long though, l about 6 or 7 hours. It is not transfer proof, but not to the point where it is getting everywhere and making a mess. I do not like this lipstick’s applicator, although it is unique, I feel that the applicator is not suitable for proper application. Overall, this lipstick a definite go to red lipstick.
This lipstick cost $24 and can be purchased from Sephora or Fentybeauty.com https://www.fentybeauty.com/stunna-lip-paint/longwear-fluid-lip-color/22360.html
#3 Mac Cosmetics “Ruby Woo”
Now most people have probably heard of this classic red lipstick from Mac Cosmetics. This red lipstick looks great on, it is very pigmented and looks great on all skin tones. It is an affordable lipstick and will burn a hole in your pockets. But, this lipstick is very drying and with prolonged wear your lips can get really chapped. This lipstick transfers everywhere and to me is messy, but looks so great on. So if you are going to wear this lipstick, before wearing it I recommend that you use a lip scrub to exfoliate your lips a bit to get rid of any dead skin which will prevent any dryness and peeling.
This lipsticks cost $17.50 it can be purchased at macosmetics.com or Macys.com https://m.maccosmetics.com/product/13854/52593/products/makeup/lips/lipstick/retro-matte-lipstick#/shade/Ruby_Woo
Tip for prepping your lips before matte lipstick application
Use lip exfoliators to get rid of dead chapped skin on your lips. I suggest lip scrubs from TreatBeauty https://www.treatbeauty.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIyqqmjuWg2AIV27jACh1NSAA-EAAYASAAEgLH2fD_BwE
Happy Holidays to you all and make sure to stay looking fabulous this holiday!!