With Christmas around the corner, I find it hard to resist putting on a red lip most days - it adds the perfect festive touch to any look.  So here is my collection of lipsticks I think are the perfect classic Christmas red shades.

Sorry to say, most of these are high end lippys. Lipstick is product which a tend to spend a little more on because I like to see them as a luxurious little treat.

I have got lipsticks from the brands Clinique, NARS, Illamaqua, Chanel, MAC, Yves Saint Laurent and Lancôme - These are brands I'd definitely recommend all if you're looking for a high-end lipstick - Chanel is my favourite, however, they're all great.
I'm one to say you can never have too many red lipsticks- no two shades are the same, hence this little collection I've got here. However similar they might look, each shade creates a slightly different look, finish and feel.

Shades from Left - Right
  • Clinique Red-y to Wear - A classic red, a much-loved shade of mine, which I find quite moisturising on the lips.
  • NARS Heatwave - a matt bright orange-red (a shade quite similar to the famous MAC Lady Danger).
  • Illamaqua Liable - an orange toned matt red, I find this one is a slight pain to apply and drying on the lips.
  • Chanel 104 Passion -A typical classic red
  • Chanel 35 La Fascinante - A darker cool toned red
  • MAC Red - a satin finish classic red
  • MAC Ruby Woo - I'm sure you have all heard of this one, a very matt cool-toned red with amazing staying power.
  • YLS Rogue Pur Couture 01 Le Rogue -Another classic bright red
  • Lancôme L'Absolu Rogue 151 Rogue Mythique - Yet another classic bright red with a small amount of glitter going through it. 

Swatches Bottom - Top ... Clinique Red-y to wear, NARS Heatwave, Illamasqua Liable, Chanel 104 Passion

Swatches from bottom - top ... Chanel 35 La Fascinante, MAC Red, MAC Ruby Woo, YSL Pur Couture 01 Le Rogue, Lancôme  L'Absolu Rogue 151 Rogue Mythique 

What lipstick do you reach for when you want to create a Christmas red lip?

Love Chloé