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3 Lipsticks Challenging The Holiday Lipstick Status Quo

When I start seeing wreaths and Christmas lights on front lawns, it’s like second nature, I immediately start reaching for the brightest red lipstick in my makeup bag. Is it just me or does anyone else feel like pouty red lips just come with the holiday territory?!?!?!? Ok, cool, so I’m not alone…

I’m one for adding a bit of extra shock value to any situation, so this year, instead of just submitting to the holiday lipstick status quo, I plan on switching up my lipstick look during these colder months.

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See the new shades I’ve added (as well as forced my beautiful lipstick muse AllyJ to add) to my makeup bag:

LOOK 1 // Plum Orchid by Black Radiance


Plum (pictured above) is a bit 90’s, but the 90’s are definitely making a comeback these days. I can so remember my step-mother rocking this to pick me up from school back in the day.

It’s a very playful choice and I’d opt for this color during the day, paired with a colorful day outfit or even a big bright scarf. I’d even wear it for a night out for drinks with my girls. 

LOOK 2 // Diva by Mac Cosmetics


I loved Diva on AllyJ! You still get that red feeling, but it’s so deep and regal you could pair this color with a day or evening look and knock it out the park. 

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I’m not going to front, like I didn’t throw on this shade while sitting in Starbucks finishing this article at 7am. Am I’m looking a hot mess from the neck down? YES, but my lips are definitely ON! Bwhahahaha.

LOOK 3 // Up The Amp by Mac Cosmetics


Just because it’s a little chilly outside, doesn’t mean you can’t have your makeup light and dreamy. I see nothing wrong with testing the holiday makeup boundaries this year. Since I hit these dirty thirties, anything goes!

I accomplished this look with Mac Cosmetic’s Up The Amp and lined Ally J’s lis with Mac’s Vino lip liner. Doesn’t AllyJ look dreamy paired with this warm head wrap?!?!? 

The GOOD’s You Need To Buy: 

LIP 1 >> Plum Orchid by Black Radiance
LIP 2 >> Diva by Mac Cosmetics
LIP 3 >> Up The Amp by Mac Cosmetics 
BLUSH >> Orgasm by Nars Cosmetics 
FACE >> Studio Fix by Mac Cosmetics + Front and Center Concealer and Brightener by Nuance Cosmetics
EYES >> Milla’s Blues by L’Oreal

Yeah, sure red is the signature go-to color to have on hand for the holidays. I’m not saying throw all your reds in the trash this year, but I am saying it may be time to try something new! 

Special thanks to my good friend AllyJ (@redbonemammi07) for lending me her lips for this post!

What color(s) have you been drawn to this holiday season? If you’re really TRILL, show me in the comments!

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