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A Celebration of All Things Red

Some of my favorite red beauty products


It’s undeniable that red is THE color of Christmas.

But I wonder, is that because Santa’s uniform is red?

Or is Santa’s uniform red because red is the color of Christmas?

You know, like – which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Anyways, deep existential questions aside, I’ve just realized we’re less than three (THREE!) days away from Christmas and the blog is seriously lacking in festive posts, so I thought I’d remedy that by putting together a little edit of beauty products in the most festive of hues – RED!

I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

Eyeshadow: Chanel Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad in 268 Candeur Et Expérience & NABLA Fahrehnheit

If you read my review of the Chanel Le Rouge Collection N°1 for fall 2016, maybe you’ll remember how much I love the Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad in 268 Candeur Et Expérience. The red shadow is definitely the most peculiar shade in the palette and it might scare some people off, but I assure you that on the lids it blends in really nicely with the browns and doesn’t look extreme at all (here you may see a look I created with this palette).

Unfortunately the quad is sold out in many countries, but if you’re mainly interested in the red shade, you may wanna check out Fahrenheit from NABLA (find out more about NABLA and see Fahrenheit’s swatch here). It’s more intense and cool than Chanel’s red, but if you blend it out well and use it in combination with brown, you’ll get a similar effect.

Alternatively, I think Make Up For Ever has a few different matte reds in the Artist Shadow range.

Lipstick: KIKO Velvet Passion Matte Lipstick in 312 Cherry

As you probably know if you’re a regular reader, there are countless shades I love wearing on the lips, but red is probably the most represented color in my lipstick collection, and choosing a favorite would be impossible. Today I’ve decided to share with you the KIKO Velvet Passion Matte Lipstick in 312 Cherry, because it’s a pretty great lipstick but I haven’t really mentioned it anymore after reviewing it back in the spring.

It’s a beautifully bright red (perfect for the Holidays, if you ask me) that is pretty long-lasting and comfortable on the lips. Check out my full review if you want to see it in action.

Nail Polish: Chanel Longwear Nail Colour in 08 Pirate

If you read my previous post, then you’ll know that the Chanel Longwear Nail Colours are one of my two favorite nail polish ranges of all time. To get into the Holiday mood, yesterday I applied shade 08 Pirate, a deep, elegant red.

Makeup Brush: Neve Cosmetics Crimson Diffuser Brush

I mainly use the Crimson Diffuser duo fiber brush from Neve Cosmetics to blend out cream blushes and bronzers, but it’s also great to apply powders that are a little too pigmented, since it gives them a toned down look. It’s really soft and doesn’t shed – big thumbs-up!

Skincare: First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Oil-Free Mattifying Gel & SEPHORA Pomegranate Eye Mask

If you have oily skin and enlarged pores, you should definitely check out the First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Oil-Free Mattifying Gel. Since it hydrates the skin while at the same time making it completely matte and reducing the look of pores, it makes an excellent base for makeup.

I think the SEPHORA Pomegranate Eye Mask is a nice little product to use at this time of the year. You can either use it before a party or special night, since it temporarily minimizes the look of fine lines, or after a long night out, since it helps soothe tired eyes.

Hair: ISA Professional Mirror Titanium Flat Iron

I just got the ISA Professional Mirror Titanium Flat Iron, so I can’t really tell you much about it, but it has such a beautiful metallic red finish that I couldn’t not mention it in this post. I’ll definitely let you know how it performs in the next few weeks.

That’s all, folks! Are you ready for Christmas? How are you going to celebrate (if you do at all)? And what are your favorite red beauty products?


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13 Comments

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    LindaLibraLoca
    December 22, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    My favorite red items? My lipsticks. And don’t ask me to pick one, it is like picking a favorite child.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    Becca
    December 23, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    I love red! I guess this year it was all about the red Giorgio Armani Lip Magnets for me 🙂 Happy Christmas x
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

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      Carol in a
      December 24, 2016 at 11:03 am

      Oooh, I have one Lip Magnet and, although it’s not red, I really like it!
      Merry Christmas, Becca!

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    clare
    December 23, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    lovely post! i love the kiko velvet lipsticks too!

    http://claresloves.blogspot.com/

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      Carol in a
      December 24, 2016 at 11:04 am

      Yeah, they’re pretty good for the price!

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    Yiota
    December 24, 2016 at 9:25 am

    I thought about this before too, why red is the colour of christmas, I even googled it one day when I was searching for christmas traditions for every country. I didn’t find an answer but I cannot think of any other colour that represents christmas better than red! That Kiko lipstick is gorgeous, I want it!! x

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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      Carol in a
      December 24, 2016 at 11:05 am

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who wonders about these things, LOL! 😉
      The KIKO lipstick is really pretty, I highly recommend it!

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    Becky
    December 24, 2016 at 9:53 am

    I love this post! That Chanel quad is gorgeous, I missed out on it. My Christmas red is Tom Ford this year – Dylan is an amaaaazing satin-matte red lip! Have a wonderful Christmas! Xx

    Beekeyper – latest – NARS Impudique blush

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      Carol in a
      December 24, 2016 at 11:07 am

      Dylan is one of the Lips & Boys, isn’t it? I had my eyes on it, too, it’s gorgeous!
      Merry Christmas, Becky!

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    Hannah
    December 24, 2016 at 11:18 am

    The Chanel polish is to die for! We are having Christmas Eve dinner tonight, and I think instead of the typical bright red, I’ll go with wearing Too Faced Melted Chocolate Cherries, which is a darker, vampier shade 😀

    Hannah
    Floraful

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    Whitney
    December 27, 2016 at 9:31 am

    I quite like the Sephora eye masks, I often forget to pamper my eyes but they need the most love. Also, I love the shot of you putting on nail polish!

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    Regina (mybeautymusings)
    December 27, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    Oooh absolutely love that Chanel quad! 🙂

    xoxo
    Regina
    http://mybeautymusings.com

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