best holiday lipsticks
Guerlain’s Rouge G lipstick 214 is a bright and luminous warm red. (Supplied)

As we approach the season of endless holiday party invites, festive get-togethers, and curating the perfect holly jolly look for our social media feeds, one can get a bit…how do we say…exhausted of the traditional holiday red lip look. If you want to explore something subtly new, here are some suggestions for the best holiday lipsticks to wear this festive season.

Tom Ford Beauty

Orange-hued reds are coming in strong this season. Choose reds that look a bit fiery and have a warm undertone to them. Tom Ford’s Lip Colour Satin Matte in Wild Ginger (Dhs258, Bloomingdales) is a lightweight, creamy, and long-wearing orange-red lipstick shade that’s enriched with moisturising ingredients like murumuru butter. On trend hydrated holiday lips? Yes, please.

best holiday lipsticks
A twist on the traditional holiday red that exudes the warmth of desert nights. (Instagram @tomfordbeauty)

For those willing to take a step into a darker and more glamourous side of the holiday lip life, dark berry hues are the way to go. Tom Ford’s Lip Colour in Bruised Plum (Dhs258, Bloomingdales) is a matte and water-resistant shade. Apply before you step into your event and enjoy the evening without needing to touch up your perfect berry pout.

best holiday lipsticks
Bold plum lips equate to instantanrous glamour. (Instagram @tomfordbeauty)
Louboutin Beauty

For a burgundy hued lipstick with a slight reddish undertone, look no further than Louboutin Beauty’s Sooooo…Glow Customisable lipstick in Ruby Retro (Dhs245, Christian Louboutin). We have holiday heart eyes for this rich and bold lipstick shade.

best holiday lipsticks

Bobbi Brown

For a cheerful-looking holiday lip, we love Bobbi Brown’s Crushed Lip Colour in Bitten (Dhs139, Bobbi Brown). This pink-red lipstick is ultra-moisturising and perfect for those who plan on indulging in holiday brunches. Pair it with champagne coloured eyeshadow and a black winged eyeliner for daytime and night time festive looks.

best holiday lipsticks
Bright rose reds are a chic holiday lipstick shade. (Instagram @bobbibrown)
YSL Beauty

Fuchsia lips are also a great choice for holiday makeup looks. YSL Beauty’s Contrary Fuchsia Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Lipstick (Dhs175, Ounass) is one of the best holiday lipsticks shades because this gorgeous cool-toned fuchsia matte lipstick looks beautiful on all skin tones. Pair with minimal eye makeup and let your lips do the talking this holiday season.

best holiday lipsticks
Red not your thing? Opt for a matte fuchsia lip instead. (Instagram @yslbeauty)