I have a confession. In my arsenal are roughly 15 lip colors that never see the light of day! We all do it, we buy pretty lipsticks that we are too bashful to wear in public. This season, do yourself a favor and whip out that lip color that makes you feel fabulous!
Below you’ll find my favorite lip colors to flaunt this holiday season. Whether you’re going to a holiday party or planning to meet someone under the mistletoe, don’t leave home without a swipe of lipstick.
Sonia Kashuk in Hint of Berry
I can’t technically call this color “universal” but it’s pretty darn close. All 3 of my sisters, plus my little niece wore it last Christmas. It was so fun to see how pretty this subtle color looked on each gal. The formula is a combination of a lipstick and chapstick, so it looks like a heavier balm when applied. That means it doesn’t smudge much or look noticeable when it’s fading like a true lipstick would.
Marc Jacobs in Sugar Sugar
The holy grail of glosses, this tube is applied like a lipstick but results in a glossy nude lip! I wear this color more than any other color, because the nude gloss looks great with every look. The Enamored Hydrating Lipgloss Stick is modest enough to wear at work, but still very fun for a holiday party. See the other shades here! I currently have my eye on the Bright Apricot shade. 🙂
FACE Stockholm in Luktärt
Bold, bold, BOLD pop of color with this rich gloss! I will absolutely be wearing this more in the Spring, but it’s nice for those winter holiday looks that need a zip of pink or red. I love the squeeze tube application because you can dab a bit on your finger and apply if you want a more subtle color. Try the other swatches here!
Château Labiotte in Malbec Burgundy
The burgundy goes on like the Sonia Kashuk balm, but is a much richer formula. It is similar to a lipstick in richness, but fades well. The inspiration behind the packaging? These colors give you that stained look that you sometimes get after drinking wine. You get the pretty burgundy lip color without the stained teeth? Sign me up!
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