Paint The Town Red

by Katherine Gould

The color red is always good for lifting the spirit; in color psychology red stimulates a faster heartbeat, breathing and is also the color of love. Swoon! Red also embodies the spirit of Christmas and it’s with this in mind we present to you some fiery, seasonal treats.

Nars – Nagauta Kabuki Brush Set – My heart races whenever I look at this magnificent set from NARS. These divine brushes, packaged in plush red lacquer, will not go amiss as a gift. Including Kabuki Eye and lip Brushes exclusive to the set, as well as another three old favorites, it’s almost too beautiful to use.

Opi – Muppet Nail Polish Collection – If it’s red you desire on you nails then look no further than OPI’s Muppet collection. Check out the glittery Getting Piggy With It, go classic with Animal-istic, or give the more vampy Meep-Meep-Meep and Wocka Wocka a try. With names like these how can you possibly say no?

Philosophy – Tinsel Town Shampoo, Shower Gel and Bubble Bath – Not only is multi-tasking a great attribute to have, but being able to carry out those tasks to perfection is divine. This moisturizing berry shampoo, shower gel, and bubble bath leaves skin and hair feeling clean and soft. Not to mention the festive, metallic red formula designed to give your spirits a lift and leave your body glistening.

MAC – Viva Glam Lipstick – MACs Viva Glam campaign has been a cause close to my heart for a long time. This “something for everyone” range of lipsticks and glosses packaged in red will make a thoughtful gift this holiday season. The full RRP (less VAT/TAX) goes towards helping women, men and kids everywhere affected by HIV and Aids. Check out my favorite Viva Glam I in an opaque deep brown-red to make your lips stand out in a crowd.

Clarins – Wonder Length Mascara – Lengthening and curling mascara, Wonder Length leaves lashes supple whilst lightly coating and separating for a natural effect. Apply from the base of the lashes to the tips for a beautifully curved and glamorous look.

Acqua di parma – Spicy Cube Candle – I would definitely like to see this candle sitting on my coffee table this winter. Its glorious red color and chic design is really an asset to any room. With a light yet spicy scent this may be the perfect gift for a deserving loved one.

Trish McEvoy – Glaze Eye Shadow Glamorous – Trish McEvoy’s Glaze Eye Shadows give eyes a delicate sheen or a wash of color. In addition, they are designed to fit perfectly into Trish’s magnetic refillable makeup pages and compacts. “Glamorous” is a beautiful brown/red great for enhancing blue and green eyes.