You know what always gets me in a festive mood? A holiday red lip!
From classic mattes to glossy lacquers, I’ve rounded up a small handful of my favorite tried and true holiday red lipsticks.
MAC Cosmetics Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo ($18.50)
This shade from MAC is an opaque cherry red with a matte finish. This formula has blue undertones so it will be flattering on just about any skin tone and makes your teeth look whiter. This looks great with a trace of liquid eyeliner, some concealer and a couple coats of mascara. My only complaint is it starts to dry out around hour 5 or 6.
Smashbox Be Legendary Cream Lipstick in Legendary ($21)
A sales associate at Ulta recommended this shade when I came in looking last year for a non-matte red lipstick. It has a comfortable creamy finish and a subtle hint of shimmer. Perfect for any holiday party!
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso ($22)
This is an oldie but goodie in my collection! This formula is a gorgeous blue-red lipstick that looks stunning and seriously lasts ALL DAY LONG! While I always recommend lining your lips, this is a lipstick I feel like you can get away with wearing without the liner and it stays in place.
Glossier Lip Gloss in Red ($14)
If you’re not a lipstick kind of gal, then I highly recommend Glossier Lip Gloss. Their red shade is subtle and in my opinion, perfect for work or any daytime gatherings.
Glossier Vinylic Lip in Baby ($16)
This is my favorite lippie for a full coverage lacquered look. The formula is cushiony and so comfortable on my lips. It looks so beautiful on. It’s so easy to apply (I love the click applicator (1 or 2 clicks will give you a sheer tint, 2-4 will give you a full red lip).
I’ve linked all my favorite holiday red lipsticks below! Do you have a favorite holiday red lipstick? Let me know in the comments!