The One Lip Kit You Need to Nab for Holiday Party Season

Enough with the mattes already.

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I don't know about you, but as much I love a long-lasting matte liquid lipstick, I'm a little fatigued. While its ubiquity on Instagram is partially to blame, the return of gloss has a lot to do with it. Did you ever think we'd see the day? Now I want more shine and volume-enhancing dimensionbut, sans stickiness.

While glosses have come a long way since their gloopy beginnings, I'm partial to tinted lip oils. Packed with yummy essential oils that nourish your pout like a face serum, they also slick lips with rich, layerable color that delivers just the right amount of shine.

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For the holidays, opting for a wet-shine finish will not only leave your lips glistening amidst a sea of one-note mattes, but the tinted oil finish is decidedly less maintenance...bring on the hors d'oeuvres and blurred lips!

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As for the plethora of lip kit options to choose from, we're all over Lancôme's new Juicy Shaker Lip Duo. Not only do you get 2016's answer to the early-aughts-beloved Juicy Tubesa pigmented lip oil infused with sweet almond, apricot, and cranberry in a cocktail-shaker-shaped tubebut also the brand's beloved creamy Le Lipstique pencil for overlining or coating your entire pout with a budge proof base. Each comes in universally-flattering blush pink for a your-lips-but-better feel.

But we haven't even told you the best part, which is the price. At $21, the kit is not only more wallet-friendly than Kylie Jenner's, you're saving nearly 50 percent as the Juicy Shaker and liner would normally set you back $39.

So, instead of adding yet another liquid lipstick to the stack, let your lips breathe a little this holiday season.

Lancôme Juicy Shaker Lip Duo, $21; sephora.com.

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