It is the last day of my holiday makeup inspiration series! And today, I decided it was time to go all holiday traditional on you guys. Who doesn’t love a nice bright matte red lip?? You can pair it with so many eye looks and it makes them look even more festive! I was torn on whether I should do this, or a deep burgundy color, but this won, since I think it is actually what I will be wearing for my family Christmas Eve party!
Just a simple, matte red with a small dab of highlighter on the cupids bow.
This is so simple I won’t insult you guys by writing out the steps. I literally just used my favorite bright red and dabbed a little of my highlighter on with my pinky. I didn’t even use lip liner because I didn’t want to tamper with the color of this red.
I used the famous (or infamous depending on your take on it ) “Ruby Woo” which is one of MAC’s Retro Matte formulas. I see this color get a lot of hate and also a lot of love from different people who all seem to have a strong opinion in one direction or the other. Obviously I’m in the love camp.
I also find that dryer formulas stay on longer, which is a huge selling point for me…How did this turn into a review on the lipstick? Oh well.
Either way there are dupes for it out there if you don’t want to shell out 15 bucks for MAC lipstick or you would just rather go to CVS or whatever. The closest I could find I THINK, would be Revlon Matte Lipstick in “Really Red”
SO tomorrow I will have a compiled graphic of allllllll the holiday looks I have posted, so you can look at them together, and then mix and match which eye look works with which lip look for you! And I will link each look back to the original post so you can see the steps I used to achieve the look.
Thats a grand total of 36 looks to choose from, all with instructions. I think thats a pretty neat Idea, but maybe I’m just a nerd I don’t know…
AND if you haven’t gotten your holiday manicure in order yet, have a look at my latest video tutorial on my red and gold festive christmas nail art!