Whether you’re a fan of the traditional Christmas movies you grew up on or prefer something a little more unconventional, everyone has that favourite festive film they return to year after year. What you watch says a lot about your personality, so we’ve taken five Christmas movies and used them as inspiration for finding the right lipstick for you.
Choose from the line-up below and discover the perfect shade of lipstick for you to wear this December 25th.
It's a Wonderful Life
Is there any film that is more quintessentially associated with Christmas? Based on The Greatest Gift, a self-published book by Philip Van Doren Stern dating back to 1943, It’s A Wonderful Life is also loosely based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Needless to say, it’s a classic, much like yourself.
You appreciate quality over quantity, timelessness over passing fads. You’d rather buy once and buy well than opt for poorly made, cheaper alternatives. Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Heather Shimmer was made for you. A cult beauty favourite since it was launched in the nineties, this shade is perfect in every way. Highly pigmented, just a few swipes will leave your lips the most beautiful shade that really can’t be put into words.
One of Will Ferrell’s most critically acclaimed films, Elf, hit the big screen in 2003 and has been a holiday staple ever since. Fun, bright and filled to the brim with Christmas cheer, this utterly joyful movie encompasses all the things we love about the festive season.
L'Oreal Color Riche Made for Me Lipstick in Berry Blush is a sugarplum-sweet shade of satin pink with a glamorous pearl finish - ‘tis the season for a bit of sparkle, after all. The formula is ultra-creamy and includes hydrating ingredients such as Omega 3 and Vitamin E. So, your lips will look and feel fabulous when (Baby) It’s Cold Outside.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
A Tim Burton classic, The Nightmare Before Christmas is the perfect antidote to the sickly, syrupy sweetness of the holiday season. Atmospheric, haunting and with a range of musical numbers that give Christmas carols a run for their money, this stop-motion animation has earned its place among the nation’s favourite festive films.
Dark, broody and not-so-sweet, MADARA Velvet Wear Matte Cream Lipstick in Cool Nude is the dramatic shade you’ve been looking for. Blue undertones give this colour a unique twist on a traditional nude and creates a shade we know that you (and Sally) will both love.
What says “holidays” more than little Kevin McAllister wreaking havoc on a pair of masked home invaders? This Christmas classic has been gracing our screens for over 30 years and has led to five sequels, the most recent of which, Home Sweet Home Alone, was released this year.
For this pairing of film and cosmetics, we’re throwing it back to 1990, the year of Home Alone’s release. This was the decade that lip gloss was at the height of its popularity, and, as with all good things (and some bad), we’re now seeing the trend come full circle. The Organic Pharmacy Volumising Balm Gloss is a modern take on an old classic, featuring hyaluronic acid for ultimate hydration and an icy sparkle for that little something extra.
Starring Billy Bob Thornton as the miserable conman we all love to hate, Bad Santa is the perfect black comedy for those who don’t mind being put on the Naughty List. It’s not often a Christmas movie is released that isn’t aimed at families, but that’s precisely what makes this film so popular.
If you’ve got a devilish streak about you, you’ll love Flormar Kiss Me More Lip Tattoo in Candy, which happens to be the perfect shade of candy-cane red. The smudge-proof formulation gives long-lasting matte colour and is ideal for kissing under the mistletoe.
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