There are few things I love more than a festive lip. I wear red lipstick year-round, but it’s even more appropriate during the holidays. I love getting dressed up and sipping cocktails while rocking a sexy red lip!
It took me years to feel confident enough to wear bold lipstick, but now you’ll never see me without it. I think it provides a little something special to every day, you know?
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NYX Pin-Up Pout in Lucy: A classic matte (and non-drying) red shade that’s only $8.
MAC Russian Red: The red that works for everyone. This has been my go-to red for years, and, I love it so much, I bought it for my brunette, olive-skinned sister to wear on her wedding day.
Stila Stay All Day Matte Metal Lipstick in Sirene: A moisturizing matte metallic for fans of alliteration and a little sparkle.
NYX Pin-Up Pout in Cocktail Hour: The name says it all! Kick it up a notch with this shimmery shade that’s perfect for holiday parties.
NARS Audacious Lipstick in Rita: I impulse bought this shade during the Sephora sale, and I’m so glad I did! I’m a big fan of the Audacious line, and this color did not disappoint. I have worn this twice already and received several compliments both times! Their lipsticks are creamy and long-lasting.
Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Pirate: Another classic blue-red shade. I love how hydrating it is – it feels more like a gloss without losing pigmentation.
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Rock Steady: I am asked about this shade (both online and in real life) every single time I wear it. It’s definitely the boldest red of the bunch and stays put all day – even through cocktail hour!
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche in Gazpacho: Yet another true blue red. Bite Beauty is known for bold and beautiful color – and I equally love the texture of their products.
There are only so many ways to describe red lipsticks, but let the swatches below speak for themselves! Isn’t it crazy how there can be multiple shades of the same color?
Do you have a favorite festive lipstick? Share it below!
Before I go, please know that I’m thankful for each of you who take the time to read this silly space of mine. I’m grateful to be surrounded by such supportive, accomplished women. I’ll be taking the rest of the week off to enjoy my family (and I hope you do the same!), so I hope you have the best Thanksgiving yet.