The Christmas Advent Challenge: The Perfect Red

This year I am going to take part of a lovely Tag called The Christmas Advent Challenge organized by the lovely girls over at What’s in my bag and Consigli di Makeup to celebrate this month leading up to the holidays with some Christmas themed blog posts. The first challenge is to show your perfect red, and for me that’s undeniably lipstick!!!

This time last year I bought myself my first MAC lipstick and that was Diva, the perfect dark red with a purple undertone matte lipstick, do I have to say more? LOVE! Now I’m not one for getting a 19€ lipstick everyday, so up to that moment i was surviving (and very happily) with my Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate matte 107 which is a very similar shade, just a tad lighter on the lips, same matte texture and for 10€ and the drugstore discounts, definitely a super affordable dupe!

And now for my absolute favorite of the bunch, the one that i wear the most over even my MAC Diva, is the new L’Oreal Collection Exclusive Letitia’s Red. I raved about this line here and I do believe I found my perfect red in this deep warm toned lipstick. Goes on like a charm (excuse my chapped lips), lasts all day with a bit of a stain left over and has a very comfortable demi-matte finish that doesn’t dry out the lips like the MAC mattes do. A pleasure to wear, a show stopper for day and night and my favorite red for winter!
So here are three options for my perfect red lips for the festive season. If you want to join the challenge, you can find the presentation here (only in italian sorry). There are 3 more installments to accompany us to Christmas, so I hope you’ll enjoy this journey.
Have you found your perfect red? Is it a lipstick, nail polish or a dress?
Let me know in the comments below!

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  • Diva è uno dei miei rossetti preferiti,un grande classico 🙂 Bellissimi anche gli altri due,specie il rossetto l'Oreal di Letitia Casta!!! Ottime scelte ^__^

  • I love a kick-ass red lipstick! 😀 😀 I loved all the shades. Thanks for the dupe alert! 🙂

  • these are really beautiful shades of red …. i love your lip piercing

    Shumaila Jaffer

  • I used to be so scared to wear red lipstick but now I absolutely love it! I recently gave the L'Oreal Exclusive Red's a try and I have to say they are so lovely. One Red I always gravitate towards is Chanel's 'Gabrielle' #19 Rouge Coco. Although the whole line is being discontinued now so I need to find a new one *cried*.

    Rimmel 107 is absolutely gorgeous!

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog


  • lovely shades! My favourite is Mac Diva.


  • I really like the Rimmel shade the best, though they are all really really nice x

  • MAC Diva is gorgeous!

  • Amazing picks. I've been loving Diva for the Month of November/early December and featured it recently as well. It's truly a stunner and worth having in everyone's collection. 🙂

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  • I love MAC Diva!

  • Wow, Diva is awesome!

  • MAC Diva looks gorgeous and something I need in my life! 😉

    Pink Frenzy

  • MAC Diva is a really vibrant shade!

  • I love all three but now I need to by MAC dive like now! Such a beautiful shade x

  • Some gorgeous shades here! I think the Rimmel is my favourite, but Mac Diva is a stunner too!

  • nonostante il L'Oreal sia il tuo preferito, trovo che il Kate ti stia davvero super bene! *3*

  • Letitia's Red is absolutely stunning on you Alice! I'm not a lover of red lips on myself but red nail polish is definitely a winner 🙂

    Jess xo