With the holidays come jam-packed calendars, filled with events that call for your best looks of the festive season. Whether you're headed to a family dinner or making an appearance at a classy soiree, lipstick is key for elevating each look with holiday glam.
From runway-inspired trends to this year's top winter shades, here's some festive lip look inspiration:
Glitter and gloss
This year's runways were all about the shine. The fashion gurus at Refinery29 highlighted glitter lips as one of the boldest looks donned by the models - and what better time to recreate the look than the holidays? Use a translucent gel, like a mixing eyeliner, to form an adhesive base, apply a liquid lipstick and top it off with some real glitter. If that's a little too bold, don't worry: glossy lips are in too. You can also use a metallic lipstick for some shine without the glitter mess.
Merry and bright
Make a statement with a bold fuschia or violet lip. It's a modern departure from the classic red hues of the holidays, but packs the same power. Top it off with a glossy finish if you want some added shine. If you're still feeling the iconic hue, these are the best red lipsticks, according to Marie Claire.
Chic and simple
If you're planning to make more of a statement with your eyeshadow, go for a warm nude lip that gives off a naturally flushed finish. You can achieve the look with a taupe lip color, or simply apply your favorite pink lipstick and blot until you get the finish you want. Allure also highlighted a new holiday collection featuring a matte peach lip shade finished with loose highlight powder for a shimmery yet neutral lip look.