Changing up your familiar-yet-getting-quite-mundane makeup look is something I’m sure many of us look forward to this festive season. There’s just something about sliding on a brand new lipstick that makes us feel giddy. Like sipping on a warm peppermint mocha or dancing around to Christmas songs, festive lipsticks instantly put us into a celebratory mood.
Below, our top festive lipsticks to wear his holiday!
1. Chantecaille’s Lip Cristal (Shade: Carnelian)
Chantecaille has outdone itself this year with its Lip Cristals. Don’t let the intensity of the shimmer fool you. This shimmer-coated bullet glides on like butter, revealing a sophisticated sparkle and metallic-depth to your lips. It is a shiny and stunning number that is begging to be worn at a party — how could you resist?
This holiday season, Chantecaille has partnered up with Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to plant a tree with every Lip Cristal sold.
2. Marc Jacobs Beauty’s Enamored Dazzling Gloss Lip Lacquer (Shade: Genie Kiss)
If you are not a fan of intense glitter lipsticks but still want that bit of shimmer on your lips, Marc Jacobs Beauty has got you covered. This stunning number in the shade Genie Kiss delivers the perfect balance of shine and hydration to your lips. You can wear it on its own, or use it as a lip topper — it’s completely up to you. The best part? It is mint-scented which instantly puts us into the festive mood!
3. Givenchy Le Rouge Night Noir Lipstick (Shade: Night In Red)
One look at this couture lipstick packaging and you’ll know that this bullet was made for the best festive night parties you’ll ever attend. Formulated with hyaluronic acid this lipstick provides an extremely hydrating formula so your lips don’t feel dry or cracked throughout the night. It delivers a deep plum shade that is vibrant without being too loud.
4. Dior’s Diorific Happy 2020 (Shade: Charm)
This, as the name suggests, is a definite must-try for all the start-of-year parties. This sparkling bullet in the shade Charm gives a sweet burst of antique pink onto your lips, providing an instant retro-glow to your look. It is a limited-edition number that holds for hours, giving your lips a full-coverage dose of shimmer and luminous pigment.
5. Gucci’s Rouge à Lèvres Lunaison Lipstick (Shade: Goldie Red)
The Rouge à Lèvres Lunaison number in Goldie Red is the lipstick of dreams. Paired with its vintage packaging, this classic red pigment screams old Hollywood glamour, but with a festive twist. Buttery and pigmented yet incredibly wearable, it has a luxe formula that would look stunning on every skin tone.
6. YSL’s Rouge Pur Couture Holiday Look 2019 Lipstick (Shade: Dazzling Carmin)
We’ve all seen our fair share of twinkling Christmas lights and sparkly decoration and seems like YSL has caught on as well. This star-studded tube in shade Dazzling Carmin is a deep raspberry red that has a hydrating and creamy finish. Pair it with your favourite glass of wine and bask in the company of your loved ones this festive season!
7. Charlotte Tilbury’s K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick (Shade: Penelope Pink)
Not big on glittery or bold colours? Charlotte Tilbury’s K.I.S.S.I.N.G lip series in the shade Penelope Pink would be your best bet. Coated in the perfect shade of nude, this lipstick would complement any glittery eye makeup or stunning festive outfit. Apart from the great colour and moisturising finish that we are obsessed with, it is enriched with lipstick tree extract, protecting your lips from any UV damage and oxidative stress. The result? Soft, soothed and hydrated lips to take you through the holidays!
8. Decorte’s The Rouge Lipstick (Shade: RD459)
We cannot resist a lipstick that melts comfortably into our lips. This balm-like formula by Decorte is super easy to layer so you can go from sheer to high impact in an instant, depending on your vibe. We also love how it delivers a subtle but definitely noticeable shimmery finish, hitting all the marks of a hydrating yet vibrant festive lipstick. If you have dry or chappy lips, this is the lipstick you should be reaching out for this holiday.
9. Tom Ford’s Lip Lacquer Extreme (Shade: Cameo)
Want a lip gloss that is creamy and saturated with pigment? Reach out for Tom Ford’s Lip Lacquer Extreme Lip Gloss. Formulated in a pristine velvet matte, this product feels shiny and smooth with just the right amount of colour. We are loving the shade Cameo for its sweet and extremely wearable shade of pink. It’s one of those colours that you can wear to any occasion without looking over/underdressed.
10. Giorgio Armani Beauty’s Lip Maestro (Shade: #400)
Leave it to Giorgio Armani deliver the most flattering classic red shade of the season. Filled with intensity and depth, this statement-making Lip Maestro delivers a crazy colour payoff — you definitely can’t go wrong with this one!
This holiday, it’s all about experimenting with different looks and shades to see what works best for you. From bold and glittery to subtle and sophisticated, we hope that you’ve found a lipstick that you would party with this holiday — whatever partying means to you!