Updated: Dec 23, 2018
It’s that time of year again to pull those holiday greens, whites, and bright reds out of your closet and dress for the season! And what better to pair with a cute white holiday dress or ugly green Christmas sweater than some bright red lipstick?! Nothing says both festive and fierce like a pop of holiday color on your lips.
But finding any lipstick that lasts for a few hours, let alone a red one that will stay on through a whole Christmas celebration is nearly impossible. Am I right, girls? We all know the struggle. And I don’t know about you, but I really don’t want to have another bright red stain on my teeth for the annual family photo.
But don’t worry, friends. There’s hope for a long-lasting red lip color yet, and I found it in the form of three different brands. That’s right, not one, but three brands that will last you through all of the holiday drinks, big ham and turkey dinners, and, of course, the mistletoe.
First and foremost, I gotta give it up to my girl Rhi-Rhi and her Fenty Beauty collection, specifically, the Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color. If you want a lip color that will last you through an entire night of festivities, this is the product for you. Once it dries, which only takes a few seconds, it’s on for the night, and even into the morning. So stand under that mistletoe for as long as you want, girl, because I promise, it’s not going anywhere without makeup remover.
Another benefit I personally love about it is how lightweight it feels. There is absolutely no “cakey-ness” or stiff feeling to it whatsoever. You will appreciate the fact that it doesn’t feel like your lips are cracking every time you speak...which, if you’re anything like me, will be a lot. #sorrynotsorry
Another great lip product is by Kylie Cosmetics, called the Mary Jo K Lip Kit. The best thing about this one is that it comes with a matching lip liner! So no more having to search the aisles for a matching liner. It makes for a quick grab-and-go product if you’re running late to a holiday party. Just be sure to only apply one layer of this product, because if you over do it, it can result in slight clumping.
Smashbox makes another lip color that’s to die for. Although it may not last into the morning, unlike Fenty and Kylie’s lip products, it’s lightweight and can easily be reapplied if you need to touch it up after chowing down on some Christmas cookies.
All of the products I’ve listed here are miracle workers. Finding a long-lasting red lip color was one of my toughest makeup struggles, but once I found these, I fell in love. And I promise you will love them, too. Although I’ve given you ideas for lipsticks that are brighter than Rudolph’s nose, check these brands out for other lip colors, too! They’ve got colors for every season and event. Each and every one will make for the perfect stocking stuffer. And remember, it’s never too late to add to your Christmas list, too!
Author : Logan Karasinski
Photos : Dan Gibson