Red Lips for the Holidays

Let's all channel our inner Taylor Swift and rock red lips this holiday season. I've reached for all the lip products I own that I would reach for as a red lip. From sheer to opaque, and from glossy to matte - there is one for everyone. Paired with a strong cat-eye liner and faux lashes and you're ready for the ho-li-days!

The following are listed from left to right in the swatch above:

  1. Lipstick Queen Medieval: This is a sheer, barely there pop of color. It's extremely moisturizing and great for those that are just starting to wear red. 
  2. MAC Ruby Woo: This is a recent addition to my collection, and I absolutely love it. So much so that I even took it to Paris! The matte formula really stays onto your lips, and it's a bright red that's perfect for all your Christmas festivities.
  3. Sephora Always Red: This is the affordable liquid lipstick - it's a bright red that easily be picked up at a Sephora store near you. For a fuss-free look for a holiday party, this is the one for you.
  4. Stila Beso: This is more of a splurge liquid lipstick, it's thinner in consistency compared to the Sephora version. It was my first dabble with liquid lipsticks so it definitely holds a special place in my heart! 
  5. NARS Hyde Park: This is a red with hints of pink and berry, which has a glossy sheen to it.
  6. Rimmel Kate Moss in 07: Most of those in the beauty community are probably familiar with this - it's a deep red which has crazy long-lasting powers and wears beautifully and fades well. It has a sweet scent which can be strange, but the price cannot be beat.
  7. MAC Viva Glam I: Surprisingly this may be my most used MAC lipstick - for a good amount of my last year in college I wore this to every night out that I could. I like to joke that this lipstick helped lock in a boy who is now my boyfriend - the boy likes a bold lip!
  8. NARS Cruella: Hopefully every single one of you own this, in part due to the wonderful Sephora birthday gift this near handing this little bad boy out. It's a great deep matte red that's perfect for a night out or event.

What are some of your favorite red lip picks? Will you be rocking one this holiday season?

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