At the beginning of December my lipstick choices change to suit the holiday season. I favor bold reds, subtle nudes, and wines. I decided to sort through my collection to share the top five lipstick shades.
1. Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Vampira
A deep reddish burgundy compliments any outfit. I searched for this specific shade of red, and found it in Vampira. This is the darkest shade of red I own. I’m interested to pair it with my typical glittery, gold holiday eye makeup. (I’ll test this in the meantime!) Liquid lipsticks are a mainstay in my makeup bag. I adore the longevity of the formula, and count on it to last me through holiday parties.
2. M.A.C. Lipstick – By Special Order
I add one pink lipstick to my holiday makeup each year. A reddish-pink shade balances out the darker reds and wines. By Special Order is a deep reddened fuchsia. The subtle pink undertones add a pop of bright colour to the accessories I wear during the season. (Tons of glitter and gold!)
3. Too Faced Melted Matte in Queen B
This is a surprise addition to my list. Queen B is a mauve shade, so you may be curious about why I include it. The colour is soft but still stands out. I often wear this lipstick with my Naked Smoky or Modern Renaissance eyeshadow palettes. The shade pairs well with the palettes. I reach for these palettes most often into the holiday season.
4. TARTE Tartiest Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Manbun
MANBUN s a dark berry. The shade is perfect to achieve a deep berry, almost brown lipstick look. It appeared darker on me the first time I wore it, but I soon began to warm up to the shade. (Stay tuned for a complete review!)
5. Sephora Collection Rouge Creme Lipstick in R02
This shade is my go-to red lip. I wear it often during the holiday season. Deep red tones make it ideal to create a darkened, wine-coloured red. A bonus aspect of this lipstick is the creme finish – it doesn’t dry my lips, but stays in place for hours!
Below is a photo of each shade. From top to bottom: Vampira, By Special Order, Queen B, Manbun and RO2.
Have you tried any of these shades? What is your go-to holiday lipstick colour?