Holiday outfits are punctuated by brilliant lip colors. Since your planner is filled with fun holiday-themed events, we wanted to give you a variety of options to slather on your smile before heading out of the house. Get into the holiday spirit by sipping cider and posing for photos with family and friends wearing one of these fabulous lip shades.
Holiday dinner with your family
For a lovely, family-friendly smile, try:
- Drugstore Rimmel London Stay Glossy Lip Gloss in Non Stop Glamour
- Department Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss in Hot Pink
Having dinner with your family for the holidays is a great time to try out some of your more conservative outfit and make up options. Dress up your look by layering a pair of tights under your skirt and a sweet pink lip gloss across your lips. You won’t want to untag your uncle’s Facebook pictures from the dinner because you look extra cute with your pink smile and totally stand out in the group shots. Rimmel and Bobbi Brown are both trustworthy brands for cosmetics and their lip glosses are known for staying shiny without getting that dull film on your pucker.
Under the mistletoe
For a bold, alluring kiss, try:
- Drugstore Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain in Gothic
- Department Josie Maran Magic Marker Stain in Flamenco
The last thing you want to be worried about when you’re standing beneath the mistletoe with your longtime crush is smearing lipstick on him or catching him in a lip gloss fly trap. In case you’ve never used it, lip stain is a long-lasting liquid lip color that literally stains your lips without leaving a sticky layer. Imagine that you drank a glass of fruit punch and the juice left a bright tint on your lips and you’ve pretty much got lip stain. Both of the products we recommend, Revlon’s Just Bitten Lip Stain and Josie Maran’s Magic Marker Stain, look like a little highlighter marker that you draw onto your lips. You should be able to apply this in the car on the way to the party and be confident that your lip color lasts all night.
Volunteering at the local soup kitchen on Christmas morning
For moisturized and rose-colored lips, try:
- Drugstore Smith’s Rosebud Salve (Found at Sephora, Urban Outfitters and American Apparel for only $5.50!)
- Department Benetint Lip Balm SPF 15
An important part of the holidays is giving back to your community. Finding somewhere to volunteer is a fun way to help those who are less fortunate have a wonderful holiday. Volunteering is sure to make you smile, so you’ll need to make sure your lips are chap-free. We recommend wearing a moisturizing lip balm like Smith’s Rosebud Salve or Benetint’s Lip Balm in a rosy color. If you’re going to be outside, try to find something with an SPF, like the Benetint, because your lips need the protection even in the winter. Plus, these balms come in super cute tins that fit in your pocket or small bag.
New Years Eve out with the girls
For a vivacious going out look, try:
We all know there’s a difference between girl pretty and guy pretty. (Guys just don’t understand peep-toe booties or bold lip colors. What’s up with that?) A girls night out is the perfect time to go for the daring, fashion-forward looks that you would probably avoid on a date night. Dramatic shades of crème lipstick are the way to go for a night on the town. For something more classic, go for a N.Y.C.’s Ultra Moist Lipwear in Retro Red. For a more playful look, try on a girly pink by MAC Lipstick like Pink Nouveau.
What are some of your favorite lip colors and brands for the holidays? Let us know in the comments or leave us a picture of you rocking your favorite holiday lip look!