A bold and beautiful lip color is arguably the most important part of a holiday makeup look. But not only do lovely lip products help you turn heads at holiday parties, they also make great gifts for friends and family. Below, you will find the 10 best lip products that will help you get mistletoe-ready lips this holiday season!
For a classic red that will make Rudolph jealous, try the Velvet Matte Lip Pencil from NARS in the shade Mysterious Red. This bold and dramatic crimson adds a festive touch to any holiday makeup look and would accent a soft champagne or gold eye perfectly.
For a stunning and pigmented matte lip at an affordable price, try the Matte Lip Creams from Ulta. With 10 color choices, you will be sure to find one that puts a bow on your holiday makeup look. For a flirty and fun look, try Striking, a blush pink. If you fancy a bolder look, try Stirring, a deep plum.
Shimmer & Pearl
The holidays are the perfect opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and take risks with your makeup. One festive way to bring your holiday makeup look to the next level is shimmery lip products. Although daring, shimmery glosses add dimension and fullness to your lips. For a glamorous and eye-catching look, try the Glam Lip Gloss Aqua Luxe from NYX Cosmetics. Wear them on their own, or over your favorite lipstick. For a toned down look, try dabbing VIP, a soft gold-toned shade, in the center of your lips over a red lipstick and lightly blend it in with your finger.
Although bold red lips are a classic for the holidays, never underestimate the power of a simple nude to bring something special to your makeup look. For a pretty natural lip with a little something extra, try the Rouge Artist Natural lipstick in the color Iridescent Nude from Make Up Forever. With a shiny pearl finish, this nude lipstick is anything but boring and would add the perfect finishing touch to a dramatic smoky eye look.
Dark, nude plums are an elegant choice for any occasion this holiday season. For a sophisticated look, try the Too Faced La Crème lipstick in the shade Sweet Maple. This rich and pigmented brown-toned plum would pair beautifully with a gold or bronze eye.
For an alternative to the classic red lip, try a brightly colored lip. Bright berry tones make for a pretty and fun look for the holidays, while still capturing the drama of a traditional red lip. For a hydrating and creamy application, try Blurred Lines Smooth Fill Gel-Crème Lipstick from IT Cosmetics in the shade Ruby Slippers.
Sheer + Gloss
If you can’t be bothered with a bold, high-maintenance lip, a sheer lip-tint is for you. For a soft wash of color, try the Sugar Rosé Extreme Lip Treatment from Fresh. This light red will add the perfect pop to your makeup without looking over-the-top for a minimalist holiday look.
Glossy lips add a flirty finishing touch to any makeup look. For shiny and festive lips this season, try the Peppermint Stick lip shine from Philosophy. This minty and hydrating gloss will keep your lips feeling soft through the cold winter months. Wear it on its own for a sheer, high-shine pink lip, or wear it over a nude or soft pink lipstick to add plumpness to your lips.
The perfect stocking stuffer for any makeup lover you know, this lip pencil set from Sephora is sure to please. It includes 8 glossy shades in a wide range of colors including nudes, reds, and berry shades, all for only $28 dollars.
Be warned that you may be tempted to keep this liquid lipstick set from Butter London for yourself! With the shine of a gloss and the lasting power of a lipstick, these four pigmented and moisturizing lip colors allow you to achieve a beautiful and complete lip look in one single step. Plus, with red, pink, and nude shades, this versatile set can be incorporated into a wide variety of looks.
What are some of your favorite holiday best lip products? Let us know in the comments below!
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Lia Vallina is a sophomore at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor majoring in Communication Studies. In her spare time, she enjoys plant-based cooking, playing the guitar, and experimenting with fashion and makeup. In the future, she hopes to study advertising.