It’s that time of the year again, the time when everywhere you go, things are in full holiday mode! This means it’s almost party time … the office party, family gatherings, and some grown up, sexy holiday fun. So ladies, let’s not just get the perfect dress and shoes and completely forget one of the most important parts to looking fabulous — the lipstick! We will (hopefully) spend our time at these parties smiling and having a grand ole time, so making sure our smile and pearly whites are well decorated is very important. Luckily, I think about this probably every year (ha!), so with that I’ve rounded up this season’s hottest shades for those holiday parties. You’re very welcome!
Elizabeth Arden Power Reds! 1 of 12
Stick to tradition with holiday red!
Elizabeth Arden Power red, $25
Givenchy Le Rouge #306 2 of 12
Treat yourself to this gorgeous warm poppy red by Givenchy. It goes on smooth and feels amazing. Definitely one of my most reached-for reds!
Givenchy Le Rouge lipstick Carmin Escarpin, $36
Dolce & Gabbana Italian Monica 3 of 12
Perfectly seductive, rich, and cool red lipstick for the holidays. Pair with mascara and well groomed brows for a perfected look. Bellissima!
Dolce & Gabbana Monica Voluptuous lipstick Italian Monica, $33
Cran-berry! 4 of 12
Attend your holiday parties in this berry best seller! Rebel lipstick is an opaque berry-red lip color with a satin finish and slight sheen (which is very comfy on the lips).
MAC Cosmetics lipstick Rebel, $15
NYX Cosmetics Medusa 5 of 12
This is a must-have, even if you don't wear it to any parties coming up. However, I don't believe that you'll pass on it once you see its beauty in person!! Affordable, yet it looks oh so very expensive...
NYX Cosmetics lipstick Medusa, $4
Tom Ford Violet Fatale 6 of 12
Give your pout a much needed burst of shimmer and berries this season with this gorgeous semi-opaque lip color.
Tom Ford Violet Fatale, $49
Sultry Wine 7 of 12
Rock a gorgeous deep brick red this holiday season!
NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Lip Pencil Maroon, $4.50
Laura Mercier Muse 8 of 12
This matte red wine lipstick features a lightweight formula that applies evenly.
Laura Mercier Muse, $24
Giorgio Armani Night Viper 9 of 12
Was she naughty or nice? It's the question that will be on everyone's mind at this year's holiday party!! Wear this semi-sheer dark burgundy lipstick as a stain, or double up on the coats for a more opaque, vampy look!
Giorgio Armani Rouge ecstasy Night Viper, 34
MAC Cosmetics Diva 10 of 12
Try a MAC favorite! This color looks great on all skin tones, from the fairest to the deepest...
MAC Cosmetics Diva, $15
Pink Gloss 11 of 12
Not a fan of lipstick? Try a lip gloss with a tint of color — stick to the pink, red, and wine tones to keep with the holiday feel!
MOTIVES BY LALA: ROSE GLAZE, $17.95
Wine Hued Gloss 12 of 12
A sheer deep wine!
Nars lip gloss in Rose Gitane, $25