Beauty: Makeup

Lip Service

As part of our month-long party prep series,
Holiday Hacks, we’re talking two takes on finish to make dark,
bold lips infinitely wearable.


Punctuating your holiday party outfit with a cheery cherry-red pout is classic, if a smidge conventional. Bring the look squarely into 2015 with a vampy dark red, paired with a champagne eye or a swipe of lengthy liner. To ensure your deep matte lip goes the distance, opt for a comfortably moisturising formula like Pure Color Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick in Commanding, a beautifully burnished take on burgundy.

If you're going for a pigmented punch of colour, swipe it on directly from the tube and toss it in your clutch. If you want a look that’s a bit more sheer, dab it on with your fingertip, layering a gloss on top for translucent berry sheen.

The only thing left to do: cue the mistletoe.

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