Whether you’re loved up or single, most of us will be hoping for a cheeky kiss under the mistletoe this year. After all, Christmas is a time of love and happiness right? To make sure you’re not caught off guard, we’ve compiled a guide to luscious lips.
Cold and windy weather often means dry, chapped lips. As well as being sore, they’re just not going to look good with your party dress as you celebrate Christmas. Start now to make sure your pout is smooth and kissable for your next festive night out. The key here is exfoliation, which can be done with the help of e.l.f.’s Lip Exfoliator. Sugar works to remove dry skin, while Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Avocado, Grape and Jojoba Oils nourish. If you want a free last-minute alternative, you can also use an old, dry toothbrush to gently remove skin. Just make sure you follow this up with a super hydrating chapstick such as Burt’s Bees Replenishing Lip Balm.
Pick your lipstick
Next it’s time to decide what look you want to go for. We’ve picked out the best products for those craving natural, classic or girly styles.
You want the focus to be on your eyes or dress? No problem, because natural lips are hot this season. Simply go for a nude or a colour close to your own lip shade. Rimmel Lasting Finish Colour Rush Balm in Rumour Has It is a subtle dark pink that adds a little colour without being too obvious. We also like Drive Me Nude and Not An Illusion – they all smell gorgeous and don’t dry your lips out.
If you’re sucker for super sweet looks, you can’t get more on trend than glittery lips. They have been seen on the likes of Christian Dior’s and Moschino Cheap & Chic’s Fall/Winter 13 runways, which means they’re great for any budding fashionistas. Frontcover’s Sugar Rush Lip Glitter is completely edible and will help you get the look. If a subtle sheen is more your thing, Bobbi Brown’s High Shimmer Lip Gloss is perfect. Fuchsia shade Hot and the sugary Pink Tulle are our girly favourites.
There’s nothing more classic than a glam red lip for the party season. It never goes out of fashion and works with any outfit. Oxblood, a very dark red, is the buzzword in beauty right now and is a modern take on a crimson pout. MAC’s lipstick in Dark Side is a deep burgundy, which looks great with winged liquid eyeliner.
Now all you need to do is pop some mints in your clutch bag and pucker up!
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