This post is in collaboration with Nordstrom. All opinions are my own.
I love a classic red lip, especially for the Holidays. Whether you are wearing something festive or more neutral, a red lip pops and just screams Holiday! For the past few years, I’ve been searching for the perfect red lip. Some would lean too orange or too blue. This year, I found the perfect one at Nordstrom after testing about a dozen! Say hello to the Hourglass Confession Lipstick in the color I Still. It will now be my favorite red lipstick for the holidays for years to come. I love how moisturizing the formula is. Plus, it’s opaque and refillable! Read on for how this made the top of my list along with some other holiday beauty favorites.
Finding the Perfect Red Lipstick
When it comes to lipstick, I have quite a list of requisites. It needs to be long-lasting, it needs to be opaque (if it’s sheer I’d rather do liner and lip balm) and it cannot under any circumstances dry out my lips. The Hourglass Confessions Lipstick is full coverage so you get an incredible color payoff. I used a nude lip liner to line my lips, then went to town with this. Another reason I love this lipstick is it doesn’t smudge. It stays and wears off beautifully, leaving a nice stain on the lips. The actual container itself is super slim and sleek, so you can easily stash it in a pocket or purse. No wonder it’s my favorite red lipstick.
Narrowing Down the Shade
Red lipsticks can be super tricky. If you don’t get the right shade of red, you risk looking silly. I have medium to tan skin, which leans more warm or yellow. I need a red that’s pretty neutral or leans slightly cool. If it’s too warm, even in the slightest, it looks really orange on me and that just isn’t a look I want for the holidays. I Still by Hourglass is perfect. It’s a beautiful red that’s right in the middle. If you find the right red, your teeth will also look super white. Bonus!
Winter Beauty Favorites
I have a tried-and-true routine when it comes to some of my favorite winter beauty products, especially makeup! Here are my favorites from foundation to moisturizer to lipstick.