As I have mentioned before, I am much more of a bold lip girl than anything else make-up wise. So when the holidays roll around, I am tempted to put on my most festive lipsticks and make a statement. But with holidays come family meals, which – in a worst case scenario – can lead to your bold lipstick being smeared around your face in mere seconds.
Therefore, I tend to go with very matte offerings when doing a statement lip during the festive season. While they need a little more precision during application, they manage to stay put throughout a multi-course meal a lot better than creamier offerings.
I’ve corralled three options for a holiday lip. Unintentionally, they all turned out to be MAC, but since my stash was built during my MAC-crazy early twenties, this comes as no surprise. There are of course a ton of great options by other brands, but here are my three picks:
The Nude – MAC Kinda Sexy
Since my lips do have a lot of pigment naturally, I tend to go for darker nudes and this one is probably the most elegant and sophisticated in my collection. It is a warm-toned nude that makes a statement on the lips without being overbearing, so if you still want to go heavy on the eyes, this is the one to wear.
The Classic Red – MAC Russian Red
A timeless, blue-toned red, this lipstick is my failsafe option whenever I want to go for a classic red pout. It’s a bit darker, so it goes perfectly with the wintery season and the formula sticks around forever.
The Vamp – MAC Diva
Could this lipstick be more aptly named? Diva is a sexy burgundy that really packs a punch. It provides a dark and sultry lip without veering into goth territory and is a more surprising option than a classic red or pink. If you want a more purple-toned option of this lipstick, I highly recommend MAC Rebel, which is another great pick from the brand.
With my lip options all set, I am beyond excited for the holidays – family, friends, and food, here I come!