I pride myself on having bold lips all year round, but since everyone else takes the holidays to be bold on their lips as well I thought I’d share my most favourite red lipstick, and that is this bold red from NARS.
It doesn’t sound very Christmas in the season, and I bought it a few years ago I think coming up on four years ago now, and for a while it was the only red lipstick I owned and I wore it anytime I went out. If I can find a photo of me wearing it a few years ago I’ll insert that now.
(Context: My final thesis of my Theatre undergrad was an ensemble project about witches, we had a photo shoot with masks, this is one of the best ones of me we got. It was a compulsory lipstick day!)
But what I love about the bold red lipstick around the holidays is that regardless of what you wear it will always seem in the season. You’re wearing a green dress? BOOM, the red comes out as super Christmas-y. Black? BOOM the red lipstick makes it pop and a bit more bold. Patterns? BOOM draws the attention to your face and your mouth, what we all want around the holidays, right?
I personally am loving another colour for the winter as well which is more of a burgandy, but if I am honest I will be pulling this NARS Red Lizard out for most of the holiday parties I am attending this year, with maybe one or two burgandy throw ins once in a while, if not just for intimate gatherings. Red just seems more of a party colour, so burgandy might work better with Christmas Day Dinner at Grandma’s or a dinner with a friend.
If you are trying to figure out what to wear this holiday season I have a few posts for next week with Christmas/Holiday party dress ideas so do not fret! I went through my entire closet yesterday and found some summer-re-vamps and some classic winter-one-offs to photograph and show for you! Have no fear, I am the Holiday MASTER!
Now go off and find your perfect red lip for the parties!