Party pout: Chicest lip colors for the holiday season

When you think of the holiday season, you instantly think of rich, warm, red pouts

Najla Kaddour
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When you think of the holiday season, you instantly think of rich, warm, red pouts. It’s the perfect lip color to wear at evening gatherings.

It can transform a simple and plain look into glamorous and chic one without putting in too much effort. Red hues aren’t the only colors you can wear to look chic and festive.


Read on for our holiday season’s top picks.

Bold and burgundy

When we think of bold and burgundy hues, we instantly link it to vampy and gothic looks. The secret to preventing your bold pout from looking too vampy is very easy; keep the rest of your make-up clean and simple. To prevent your look from being too harsh or strong, avoid wearing sharp, winged eyeliner looks. Instead, go for a dewy skin and frosty eyelids in neutral hues to soften your overall look.

Some of the most beautiful burgundy lipstick hues include: Kylie Cosmetics, Liquid Lipstick in Kourt K, Tarte Cosmetics, Lip Paint in Frenemy, Tom Ford, Lip Color in Black Dahlia and Stila Cosmetics, Balm Lipstick in Elyssa.

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Rich red

This trendy statement lip doesn’t have to look standard or, for some people, too heavy. For a classic and chic holiday or evening look, go for a bronzy eye make-up look, which will look über classy paired with a red pout. Swap your black eyeliner for a soft smoky brown eye shadow palette, and use a sheer tint on the cheeks to highlight them. Try to step out of your comfort zone and play around with different lipstick textures. Instead of choosing a standard matte lipstick, try velvet, frosty or glossy textures instead.

Dior, Diorific Mat Lipstick in 950 Splendor and Dior, Diorific Matte Fluid in 004 Luxury are great choices.

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Nude kinda girl

If bold and rich red lip colors aren’t exactly your cup of tea, you can always go for a nude color. Wearing a bold lip color during the day can be a bit intense for some women. This can be the perfect opportunity to wear a nude lip color instead. Since the lips are neutral, you can go a bit heavier on the eyes. Any eye look will do but if you’re in a daring mood, go for a smoky eye look. To get the most out of your nude lipstick, use a lip liner that’s in a similar color or one shade darker than the lipstick you’re using. Start by filling in your lips before applying your lipstick. This will prevent your lipstick from fading away or budging. Kick off this winter with a bold new spin on nude; try playing around with brown or rosewood hues.

Colourpop, Matte Liquid Lipstick in Instigator, Screenshot and Speed Dial are all good choices.

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Dark berry

A moodier take on the classic red is this overripe berry hue; it looks fabulous and chic on every skin tone. Despite the statement lip color, it can be paired with a heavy eye make-up look. Make sure to keep the eye shadow colors neutral to keep the attention on the lips. Use a nail lacquer in a similar shade for a pulled-together, matching look.

Charlotte Tilbury, Matte Revolution Lipstick in Glastonberry is my top pick.

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Glossy lips

Anything that looks sparkly during the festive season is a good choice. Glossy lips are usually not the go-to lip choice that people go for which makes it even more unique. Whether you’re going for a red, berry, burgundy or nude glossy lip, anything will do. If you would like your lips to appear bigger than usual, use a lip liner that’s slightly darker that the lip-gloss you’re using and start over lining your lips a bit. Then, fill in your entire lip area with gloss (even over the lip liner). The gloss will help to make the lips appear fuller and plumper and the lip liner helps to give the lips some definition.


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