The Holiday Lip Lineup

16 December, 2015



  • Picking a lipstick for the holiday season is one of my favourtie parts of getting ready! You look gorgeous in these berry reds Kelsey. Did you change your hair colour, it looks nice πŸ™‚ I love wearing Rimmel 107 too, I also like Mac Rebel & Ruby Woo to mix things up a bit!

    Hanh / hanhabelle

    • Thanks so much Hanh! And the only thing I have done is avoid spending money on new highlights πŸ™‚ I’m thinking next month I’m going to finally have to suck it up and get them done! I feel like I am missing out on never owning a Mac lipstick… I need to change that! xo

  • Dana Brillante-Peller

    I love a red lip for the holidays. I have the NARS lip pencil you mentioned above which is a nice shade of read and also a MAC one πŸ™‚

    • What MAC color do you have? I have yet to own any MAC makeup so I’m trying to get a good idea of the most loved colors πŸ™‚

      • Dana Brillante-Peller

        I have Viva Glam I in matte and also the lip gloss named “Prepare for Pleasure” – interesting name LOL

        • This cracked me up as soon as I read it! I will feel so silly asking to look at this color at the counter πŸ™‚

          • Dana Brillante-Peller

            LOL…maybe just ask them for their red shades of lip gloss and see what they offer πŸ˜‰

  • I love all these shades!

    • I’m so glad Christine! xo

  • Oh I totally need to get on board and get some holiday lips! Love the colors you have here!

    • Thanks so much Angela! And yes you definitely have to try out a bold lip this season πŸ™‚

  • Great picks!! I love the Kate Moss Collection from Rimmel for a few reasons – I’m a huge Rimmel fan and the colors are awesome. Sadly, these lipsticks dry out my lips really bad. It makes me sad because I love the price and shades. I have a few Julep lipsticks from when I was a maven and I am actually super impressed with their longevity and how they don’t dry my lips out. They keep my lips so hydrated. Gee, I really wish I loved the NARS matte lippie as much as you…but it just feels terrible on my lips and dries them out.

    • Poor girl! It sounds like your lips are super dry. Though the NARS lippie can dry my lips out, it definitely is a nice two in one product I always keep on hand. Have you tried any of the Clinique Color Pops? I forgot to include them in this round up and I feel like they are so moisturizing plus wear a bit better than the Julep lippies! πŸ™‚

  • Tinagoof

    Great picks! I am currently loving MAKE – Silk Cream Lipstick in Maraschino Cherry. I am wanting to try OFRA long lasting liquid lipstick. I think I would want Americano.

    • I’ve been wanting to try the OFRA liquid lipsticks as well! I think they’re putting one in the BoxyCharm for this month so I’m totally stoked.

      • Tinagoof

        Oh nice! I should get BoxyCharm. I get Birchbox and Ipsy right now.

    • I don’t think you realize how excited I am to get some OFRA lippies after talking to you Christina! That and some MAC lipsticks are on my wish list now πŸ™‚

      • Tinagoof

        I really want to try them too. I might have to order some as a Christmas present from the husband!

  • This is an AMAZINGGGGGG lip guide! I totally agree with all of your picks!! I must add the ColourPop lipie stix are so amazing! If you haven’t tried them, you definitely should!! Also, I’m the same way. If I’m going to put the time into wearing a lipstick, it’s going to be a bright color! hahaha

    • Hurray! I’m so glad you agree with them Taylor πŸ™‚ I have heard a lot of people swear by the ColourPop line so I’m a little intrigued by them I have to say. Thank you so much for your lovely comment! xo

      • Oh my goodness, they will change your lipstick life forever! Go! Go treat yourself to some! I highly suggest “Bichette” and “I ❀️ this” in Lippie stix form

  • Great picks!! I love to rock more blue toned reds for the holidays! I actually just did a post about my favourites holiday lippies!

    La Belle Sirene

    • I am headed your way to check out your guide because those are always the colors that I shy away from πŸ™‚

  • All of these colors are absolutely beautiful.
    My favorite is the NARS one.
    xoxo, Jenny

    • It’s such a lovely, bright color! Thanks for stopping by Jenny xo

  • Gorgeous!! I have been looking for 107 forever!! No one ever has it! I also really want to try the nudes too πŸ™‚

    • I think I snagged the last one of 107 when I got it so I believe it πŸ™‚ And I have seen some of the nudes on girls and it looks STUNNING. xo

  • OH you have some great favorites here! I love the lippies by Bite! I still can’t get over the elf matte lippie in wine; it wears so well and is the prettiest color!

    • Any lippie called “wine” is something I know I will immediately love πŸ™‚ I know you always swear by Elf! Are they better than the ColourPop ones?

  • Gorgeous picks! I hardly wear nudes but berry/burgundy tones and this is a perfect time to go all colourful&bold on the lips πŸ™‚

    • Thanks so much! And there is something so fun about a bright lip during the holidays, huh?

  • YESS to all of these! They’re all gorgeous! That Kate Moss lipstick is a must in my makeup bag!! Your lips are totally ready for the holidays:)

    Shannon Sage

    • Thank you Shannon! So glad I’m not the only one always packing a pretty Kate Moss lippy πŸ™‚

  • Nadia

    Such a fab post, Kelsey! Girl, we are so on the same page cos I’ve been raving about my favourite red / deep red / wine / berry holiday lippies like good two times on my blog this month lol πŸ™‚
    I love the shades you picked, too good to miss! Also, I want to try a NARS pencil asap!
    xox Nadia

    • Thank surprises me so little since you are rocking such an awesome dark lip in your profile photo lovely! I need to swing on over to your blog and ready your picks now πŸ™‚ And that NARS lippy is such an awesome two in one product I always have on me. xo

  • Girl, your photography game is strong, and your lip color game is even stronger! LOVE these picks and am going to have to try some of them out.

    ​​xx katie // a touch of teal

    • You just made my day Kate because I’m always drooling over your gorgeous photos πŸ™‚ And yes let me know if you do and how you like them!

  • Samantha Milligan

    This is so cute! I love this post. This is my first time on your site and I love your design. It is simple and gorgeous and chic! So pretty!


    • Thank you so much Samantha! You seriously made my day when I read your comment πŸ™‚

  • Great lipsticks for the holidays πŸ™‚ -Maireem

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  • They’re gorgeous shades! I’ve been loving NARS lip pencil in Hyde Park, it’s been my go-to reddish lip shade lately, they’re just so easy to apply. I’ll definitely check out Damned next time I’m at Sephora, it seems like my kind of shade as well πŸ™‚

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    • So I just looked up that shade… I LOVE IT. I might actually switch to that one when it comes time for me to get a new one! πŸ™‚ I’m being extremely protective of my Damned shade right now and only using it for the best of occasions. xo