unexpected holiday lips (that aren't red)
If you are looking for something other than classic red lips for the holiday season, I've curated a few hues you may want to consider...
the dangerously deep
For all lovers of a dark, statement-making lip, check out Huda Beauty's Power Bullet Matte Lipstick in Ladies Night (pictured above). Highly pigmented and beautifully creamy, this formula will keep your lips soft, hydrated, and fully coated in rich, dramatic color.
the bold and the pink
One of my favorite liquid lipsticks as of late is Kylie Cosmetics' Extraordinary Matte Lip Kit. Use the kit's lip liner sparingly, rubbing the pigment in with your fingers for a softer look, or go bold with the fully pigmented matte liquid lip on top.
the versatile nude
In my humble opinion, you can never go wrong with a gorgeous nude lip — especially if you prefer a more dramatic eye for the holidays. I have endless go-to shades, but for a bit of luxe this winter, check out Chanel's Rouge Allure Ink Fusion in 834 Ambiguïté. With hints of chestnut brown and warm red tones, this rich color is looks beautiful on so many different skin tones, reading a bit darker and more contrasted on my fairer skin.
the natural beauty
If you're going for comfort and effortless radiance this holiday season, consider picking up Rare Beauty's With Gratitude Dewy Lip Balm in Appreciate. The creamy, hydrating balm enhances your lip's texture, while the brown-hued nude tint adds some color and dimension to your natural lips. For a look that's a bit longer lasting, line your lips with a slightly darker, highly pigmented lip liner.
the shiny topper
For that perfectly plump pout with a bit of glamorous sheen, top any of your holiday lips with r.e.m. beauty's Utmost Importance Plumping Lip Gloss. The crystal clear, non-sticky formula smells of soft vanilla, and the tingling feeling on your lips makes for the perfect sultry pout (even on bare lips). A total dream.