8 classy red lip products that are perfect for the holidays

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Zoe Kravitz wearing YSL's "Scout's Red" lipstick, an exclusive collaboration between the actress and the luxury fashion house (Sephora)Zoe Kravitz wearing YSL's "Scout's Red" lipstick, an exclusive collaboration between the actress and the luxury fashion house (Sephora)
Zoe Kravitz wearing YSL’s “Scout’s Red” lipstick, an exclusive collaboration between the actress and the luxury fashion house (Sephora)

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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Red is a strong, sophisticated and timeless colour choice when it comes to lipstick, though it’s not easy to pull off. That said, it seems like everyone puts on their boldest shade around the holidays to celebrate the season.” data-reactid=”27″>Red is a strong, sophisticated and timeless colour choice when it comes to lipstick, though it’s not easy to pull off. That said, it seems like everyone puts on their boldest shade around the holidays to celebrate the season.

The number of red variants on the makeup market is ever-expanding, from deep, grape-y shades to those with warm orange undertones.

Nevertheless, there’s a classy red to compliment every skin tone and occasion, which only adds to the appeal of sporting a different hue for each one of your holiday gatherings.

Have plans to enjoy some drinks with your friend bubble after Christmas dinner? Swipe on a merlot-coloured lipstick for an effortlessly wine-stained look that takes things from day to night in a snap.

Want something hydrating and complexion-boosting to wear while family members snap pictures of you unwrapping presents on Boxing Day? Gloss-up with a wash of colour that coats your lips in a succulent blood red tinge.

Whether or not you choose to ride out a traditional holly-inspired shade this Christmas, the right lipstick is enough to help you conquer the world (or the holiday rush), as the old saying goes.

Ready to find your match? For a little New Year’s sparkle, check out the red lippies below.

Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Lip Soufflé Matte Cream Lipstick in InspireRare Beauty by Selena Gomez Lip Soufflé Matte Cream Lipstick in Inspire
Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Lip Soufflé Matte Cream Lipstick in Inspire

This bright red lip cream is Rare Beauty founder Selena Gomez’s go-to shade, and it also happens to be picture-perfect for the holidays. Its whipped texture feels weightless on and provides chapped lips with the nourishment they need to survive the winter thanks to a botanical blend of lotus, gardenia, white waterlily, and vitamin E. Prepare yourself to see smoother lips then ever before.

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Kjaer Weis Lipstick in KW RedKjaer Weis Lipstick in KW Red
Kjaer Weis Lipstick in KW Red
<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Danish makeup artist Kirsten Kjaer Weis is known for her elegant array of red lipsticks, and KW Red is inspired by her brand’s classic red packaging. The rich, organic formula provides a colour-drenched and velvety finish that moisturizes lips with shea butter, rosehip, and jojoba oil. Plus, the tube is refillable. Bonus!” data-reactid=”68″>Danish makeup artist Kirsten Kjaer Weis is known for her elegant array of red lipsticks, and KW Red is inspired by her brand’s classic red packaging. The rich, organic formula provides a colour-drenched and velvety finish that moisturizes lips with shea butter, rosehip, and jojoba oil. Plus, the tube is refillable. Bonus!

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Yves Saint Laurent Zoe Kravitz Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in Scout’s RedYves Saint Laurent Zoe Kravitz Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in Scout’s Red
Yves Saint Laurent Zoe Kravitz Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in Scout’s Red

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="This exclusive, limited-edition collaboration between Yves Saint Laurent and actress Zoe Kravitz is named after her dog, Scout. A highly-pigmented lipstick with vivid orange undertones, it captures Kravitz’s powerful identity inside the feminine-yet-edgy, black-on-black glitter packaging. We’re obsessed.” data-reactid=”84″>This exclusive, limited-edition collaboration between Yves Saint Laurent and actress Zoe Kravitz is named after her dog, Scout. A highly-pigmented lipstick with vivid orange undertones, it captures Kravitz’s powerful identity inside the feminine-yet-edgy, black-on-black glitter packaging. We’re obsessed.

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Kosas Wet Lip Oil Gloss in Jaws (a hot blood red)Kosas Wet Lip Oil Gloss in Jaws (a hot blood red)
Kosas Wet Lip Oil Gloss in Jaws (a hot blood red)

Kosas’ Wet Lip Oils are a drink of water for thirsty lips. Infused with peptides, hyaluronic acid, and evening primrose oil, this blood red gloss visibly plumps pouts and never feels sticky. When you’re in need of some extra conditioning and high-shine, pick up this little tube and apply liberally.

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Clarins Velvet Lip Perfector in Velvet RedClarins Velvet Lip Perfector in Velvet Red
Clarins Velvet Lip Perfector in Velvet Red

Clarins’ wildly popular lip perfectors now come in a matte finish, and this velvet red shade’s mousse-y texture gives lips a soft, blur finish. It delivers intense colour and is non-drying thanks to the addition of organic shea butter for extra hydration.

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Kari Gran Suji Lip WhipKari Gran Suji Lip Whip
Kari Gran Suji Lip Whip

Once your lips get a taste of Kari Gran’s lip whip, they’ll want more. Suji is a dashing, buildable shade that works both as a sheer lip stain and bold red lip balm. Its ruby hue makes lips look oh-so kissable and it can be layered over top of a regular lipstick for sheer coverage. Made with organic oils and beeswax, this product is a saviour for flaky, cracked lips during the wintertime.

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Gucci Rouge à Lèvres Lunaison Glitter Lipstick in Madge RedGucci Rouge à Lèvres Lunaison Glitter Lipstick in Madge Red
Gucci Rouge à Lèvres Lunaison Glitter Lipstick in Madge Red

Whether its Christmas or New Year’s, Gucci’s new Glitter Lipstick in Madge Red makes a holiday-inspired statement. Its formula melts softly onto the lips and is combined with different types of glitter to create a multidimensional sparkle. What would the holidays be without a little shimmer anyway?

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Melt Cosmetics Lipstick in 6Six6 (a deep blood red)Melt Cosmetics Lipstick in 6Six6 (a deep blood red)
Melt Cosmetics Lipstick in 6Six6 (a deep blood red)

Speaking of wine-stained shades… this buttery, matte long-wear lipstick from Melt Cosmetics is such a show-stopping shade of merlot that its sure to outshine your Christmas lights. A sultry evening look on any given night, it supplies 25 per cent more pigment than the average full-coverage lipstick.

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