Red is like that really quirky person that people either love or hate. For example, my mom highly questions any sort of Betty Boop-ish look (hi mom!), while I am all about that Marilyn pouty gloriousness. I personally think it's super glamorous, not to mention a symbol of the holiday season.
If you're looking for a red to sport to your upcoming Christmas party or are just thinking about joining the red lip party train, I've got some great suggestions:
A super matte formula that has great lasting power. I love the retro-red cool undertones and I can see why it's a MAC cult favorite.
A satin finish warm-toned vivid red that looks absolutely gorgeous on so many skin tones.
The fire engine red that just goes on and on. Seriously. You can eat, drink, sleep--do things to get yourself on the naughty list--pretty much anything and this lipstick doesn't budge an inch. Highly recommend if you forsee some mistletoe action in your future. Queue winking.
For the person who isn't too sure about red or just sticking her toes into the scary world of bold lips. This is a hydrating lip balm texture that's pigmented enough to give you a nice dose of healthy color but sheer enough to keep you feeling comfy.
A beautiful red with a nice sheen for that juicy red lip look. I got a cute mini version of this little guy after becoming a VIB Rouge member at Sephora.
What is your ultimate red for the holidays?