15 Ways to Shake Up Your Red Lipstick This Holiday Season

Red is as common during the holidays as supermarket Santas. Not to mention stressed-out shoppers and “ugly” sweaters. A touch of red brings festive cheer and elegance to any makeup look. But even a classic red lipstick can sometimes make us feel uninspired when we break it out yet again for the holiday season. Which begs the question: Is there a unique way to wear red lipstick?

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We’re glad you asked. The short answer? Yes. When it comes to standout holiday beauty looks, it’s about choosing more unexpected things to complement your red lipstick of choice or enhancing different parts of your face. You should also consider favoring more unconventional shades. Like bold berry hues. It can also come down to technique. There’s never been a better time to try out the blurred lip look. Treat your lips like your nails by experimenting with negative space.

Keep your holiday beauty game fresh all season long with these out-of-the-box ways to wear red lipstick. If you want to keep on rocking them after New Year’s Day, go right ahead. Hey, there’s a reason red lipstick is a classic.

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