Christmas Party Look: Best Long Lasting Lipstick Shades and Lip Color to Wear for Holiday Parties

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The holiday season could be nerve-racking and with Christmas day after tomorrow, we are going crazy making the crucial choices for the right Christmas party look. The perfect outfit, the right makeup look, and the ideal shoes. So much to decide in so little time.

Deciding on the correct lipstick shade that would go perfectly well with the party outfit could be a tricky one. But don’t worry, as we have a mini guide to help you decide on the right lipstick for your holiday parties.

Christmas Party Lipstick Shades

Overtly Opaque

For this look, keep the face makeup simple because the lips will attract massive attention. Pick a lip product which has a high amount of pigment in the formula. You can have a matte or a glossy finish, but a matte finish works better for the technique.

Product suggestion: Sigma Power Stick in Stamina, $25.00

Slick & Berry-licious Lips

For this look, break the appearance of a solid lip by dragging down short vertical lines downward towards the mouth. Smudge the outer lines with your fingers towards the mouth until they disappear for a blended soft look. Finish the look with some gloss.

Tip: use a pink lip liner with purple undertones to establish depth. If you choose a light color, the lip line might get camouflaged with your complexion.

Product suggestion: Lips En Fuego Lip Gloss, $18.00

The Glossy Vinyl Lip

If you feel bold enough, then go for the retro look. MAC Cosmetics senior artist, Caroline Hernandez, says that this strict dark lip is inspired by strong women and 70s decadence.

Product suggestion: MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor, $31.00

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Power Reds

Never underestimate the power of a red lipstick. This timeless shade is a girl’s life saver, and if you can’t figure out the right lip color to go with your party outfit, rely on your best friend—the red lipstick.

Product suggestion: Illamasqua Lipstick in Box, $24.00

90s Brown Lips

The brown lip color had gotten lost when the Millennium arrived. Reds and pinks took over the staple 90s brown, but thanks to Kylie Jenner, brown is back and with a bang. Flaunt brown lips with a luscious pair of lashes.

Product suggestion: MAC Lipstick in Tabla, $15.00

Christmas Party Long Lasting Lipsticks

All we want is a lipstick that lasts for a long time and doesn’t kiss or wipe off easily. Here’s a list of long lasting lipsticks you may want to check out.

MAC Lipstick ($17.00): We all know and have faith that one can’t go wrong with a MAC lipstick.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar ($6.00): This product is available in both matte and gloss. It comes in the form of a tube along with a brush for easy application.

Dolce & Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick ($34.50): If you feel like splurging then go for this product. The formula is rich and hydrating, giving you a long lasting effect without cracked or dry lips.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick ($32.00): This product is vouched by many celebrity makeup artists as well. The uniquely shaped stick makes it convenient to color inner lip lines.

Maybelline Color Sensational The Mattes ($5.49): This is one of the popular drugstore products. It doesn’t leave blotchy patches even after hours of wear.

Tom Ford Lip Color Matte ($52.00): Another product to spend for. This luxury brand has lipsticks with formulas that are soft to touch and rich in pigment.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream ($6.00): A great product that fits your budget and will give the desired look.



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