Listen, everyone wears a bold red lip for the holidays. Everyone. And if you love it and it puts you in the spirit, fabulous! Keep on keepin' on. (Here are seven shades we love.) But maybe you're looking for something more distinct this season. Instead of swiping on the same cranberry lip color as every other guests, try some fun, unconventional shades that are just as festive. Here, are the 10 most standout—but still gorgeous—lip colors for your holiday celebrations.
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Come through the holiday party dripping with this luxe gold gloss from makeup extraordinaire Pat McGrath. It has the texture of a lip balm (and offers up the same moisturizing benefits), while still providing high shine and great color payoff. Wear it alone or atop your favorite lipstick for a glossy finish.
Channel Carrie Bradshaw in Paris (you know the episode) with this mint-green lip paint. The liquid formula dries to a non-transferring matte, which makes the Fairytale shade’s bright green hue extra bold. Enjoy plenty of eggnog...sans worries of leaving more color on your glass than on your lips.
Go just beyond bold-red with a bold-orange lip. This Tangerine Lip Magnet Liquid Lipstick couples intense color with a formula that's more lightweight than traditional lipstick. And with an eight-hour wear time, this lipstick will last all night long.
Of course Rihanna has created the epitome of modern holiday glam with the Fenty Beauty Snow Nights set. Composed of three frosted metallic lipsticks (shade names: No Chill, Frost Sauce, and Fog Snog), this kit is perfect for a day-to-night-to-late-nite beauty look for wherever that holiday party takes you.
Jewel tones scream festive. This deep green not only compliments holiday red, it also emulates velvet with a luxurious, rich finish. A beauty editor favorite, this Dr. M ultra-matte liquid lipstick is sure to help you stand out at any celebration.
If everyone’s wearing a red lip, then you’ll rock the mistletoe even more by choosing a neutral/brown hue. This Shroom Matte Lipstick in a 90s brown shade is designed to stay on for hours without drying out your lips. Plus, it's infused with French vanilla for a sweet scent, and—bonus!—it’s cruelty-free and vegan.
This ultra-glam shimmery royal blue shade is appropriately called Cardi after Queen B herself. As she might say "I like it."
If you don't like lip color and prefer to turn heads with a more natural look, then add some holiday shine to your pout with this non-sticky formula. It provides a lightweight, moisturizing layer of gloss. Might we suggest a bold eye?
We can't leave OG CoverGirl out of a list of fun holiday lip colors. This Bombshell Pink is perfect for something daring that's not red. Feel free to wear all-black to the event—this creamy, moisturizing pink is a party on its own.
Vamp up the holidays with this (cruelty-free) deep purple shade, Black Datura (named after the beautiful yet poisonous flower). The blend of moisturizing oils and waxes are sure to keep your lips smooth while adding drama to your holiday celebrations.