The Best Red Lipsticks For The Holiday Season

The Best Red Lipsticks For The Holiday Season - Bold Red Lips from Stila, NARS, MAC, Marc Jacobs and Maybelline

Hey Beauties! 

When I think about the holiday season and all of the festive holiday parties. My mind automatically goes straight to a bright red lip. A classic red lip makes such a vibrant statement and feels so incredibly festive. You can pair it with just about any makeup look and any outfit so it’s pretty much the perfect choice. 

I wanted to round up my favourite go-to red lipsticks just in time for the slew of holiday parties that will grace us any second because there are so many options out there! 

The Best Red Lipsticks For The Holiday Season - Bold Red Lipsticks from Stila, MAC, NARS, Marc Jacobs and Maybelline

All 5 of my picks are from the blue-toned lipstick family. I truly think that you can never go wrong with a blue-toned base, it goes will just about any complexion, it brightens up your face and makes your teeth look ultra white! 

The Affordable Option ($10) – The Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipsticks are my absolute favourite lipsticks from the drugstore, they are incredibly pigmented, super creamy, they feel amazing on and last all night long! The new shade Rich Ruby is the perfect classic red that everyone needs in their collection! (review here)

The Old Hollywood Glam ($36) – Marc Jacobs’ Le Marc Lip Creams are simply gorgeous lipsticks, they have a beautiful silky formula with vibrant pigments and a hydrating feel. Dashing is the perfect old hollywood glam red with a satin finish. (review here)

The Luxe Lipstick ($39) – NARS’ Audacious lipsticks are the ultimate luxury lip colour with full coverage in one stroke and a beautiful weightless feel. They come in 40 ultra concentrated shades and there is a perfect red for everyone but my favourite is Rita – the perfect scarlet shade. (review here)

The Best Red Lipsticks For The Holiday Season - Bold Red Lipsticks from Stila, MAC, NARS, Marc Jacobs and Maybelline

The Liquid Lipstick ($31) – Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks are in my opinion the best on the market! The formula is absolute perfection with an ultra creamy, weightless feel and full coverage pigments that just won’t quit! Their classic shade Beso is the perfect true blue red that will look amazing on anyone! (review here)

The MAC Matte ($20) – MAC’s matte lipsticks are one of my absolute favourite formulas next to Maybelline. They are super pigmented and nice and creamy. They last for hours and don’t dry out your lips. Russian Red has been my go-to red for 5 years and it is still a favourite, it’s an intense blue-toned red. 

The Best Red Lipsticks For The Holiday Season - Bold Red Lipsticks from Stila, MAC, NARS, Marc Jacobs and Maybelline

(Top to Bottom – Stila, Marc Jacobs, Maybelline, MAC, NARS)

I know I will definitely be rocking one or two of these lipsticks during the holiday season, what is your favourite red lipstick?



  1. Jodi Butler
    December 12, 2015 / 3:46 pm

    Yesss love all of these shades!! My favourite blue-red just broke on me 🙁 Think I'll probably pick up the Maybelline one to replace it cus that formula is the best!

  2. Zoë Danielle
    December 12, 2015 / 5:36 pm

    SO PRETTY! Great variation too. I actually just did a post like this too with 4 different shades and even though I don't wear red lipstick outside the house I now want to go get these ones…I especially adore the Nars though!

  3. ColorMeSoCrazy
    December 12, 2015 / 8:24 pm

    What a great post. This is about the only time of year I wear true reds. I usually stick to deep colors or bright pinks. Love these suggestions.

  4. Lupe Hernandez
    December 13, 2015 / 3:10 am

    All the shades are gorgeous! I just realized I haven't worn any reds this season. Perfect time to wear them.

  5. Tee Joe
    December 14, 2015 / 12:45 pm

    There are so many great lipstick options on the market these days. Most of the time my MAC collection gets over looked. I think because of the boring black packaging, it is time for MAC to do some redesigning. ANYWAY… When I am looking for some ah-mazing drama on my lips, I reach for the classic Ruby Roo by MAC. They may have boring packaging, but they have the matte not too matte formula on lock!!!!

  6. Seersucker Sass
    December 14, 2015 / 2:56 pm

    So happy to see that Russian Red made the list 🙂 It's my absolute favorite red lipstick!XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

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