There are few things I enjoy more in this more than a good, classic red lip, and there’s no denying it’s the go-to lip look for the holiday season. I probably own more red lipsticks than any other color in my lip collection, but each is a bit different and suited for different types of lip looks, so I figured I’d share my favorites for future Christmas parties galore!
A true, brick red: Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella is currently my favorite red lipstick and what I wore to my office holiday party this weekend! It’s the only high-end lipstick I’ve included and completely worth the splurge if you want to indulge in a truly gorgeous matte red lip. This is on the slightly darker side but will suit all skin tones and go with basically anything you pair it with.
A classic, blue-toned red: This is my most-loved, most-worn red lipstick of all time. CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipstick in Hot is the longest-wearing red lipstick I own – this sh*t does. not. move. It’s bold and beautiful, and at only $6 there’s no reason not to add this lipstick to your red lip collection.
A magenta red: This lipstick definitely falls between the dark pink and red color spectrum, but the Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Cherries in the Snow is soooo gorgeous and a different take on the classic Christmas red lip. Plus the blue tones will make your lips look super white!
A dark, raspberry red: Another bit of a different take on the red lip, Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in #107 is a darker, berry-toned red that is a great middle ground between a red lip and a more vampy option. I find this color to be more wearable on the everyday, and think it’s worth looking into for another holiday option.
A bright, orange red: Orange-toned reds aren’t what I usually think of when it comes to Christmas, but Wet ‘n’ Wild MegaLast Purty Persimmon is a pretty and opaque lipstick for those who want something on the orange/coral side. These lipsticks are only $3 (!!!) and if you’ve been craving after MAC’s Lady Danger, I’ve heard this is a worthy dupe for 1/5th of the price.
From left to right: Nars Cruella, CoverGirl Hot, Revlon Cherries in the Snow, Rimmel Kate Moss #107, Wet ‘n’ Wild Purty Persimmon.