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  • Writer's pictureHannah Applequist

Under the Mistletoe

Updated: Dec 15, 2018

My favorite lipsticks/glosses for the holiday season!

I LOVE a good lipstick and wear it just about every single day, especially during the holiday season. I keep most of my makeup looks very natural but add a bolder lip to make a statement. I feel that it matches my personality and adds some fun to every single look! Today, I wanted to share some lipsticks, and a couple glosses, from my own collection that are my absolute favorites for the season! All of these are wonderful options for gifts, whether that is for a loved one or for yourself!

Anastasia Beverly Hills

Anastasia Beverly Hills has been a go-to brand for me for just about anything, brow products, eyeshadow, highlighter, and lipsticks! I heard especially good things about their lip gloss, and it has lived up to the hype! This lip gloss is pretty pigmented and keeps my lips feeling soft all day long. I use this gloss for my every day, casual looks when I just want a natural, soft color on my lips.

Lipgloss in Toffee

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40 total shades!

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L'OREAL Paris is a great, accessible brand that is available in most generic stores, such as Dillons, Walmart, etc. I love this brand because of that fact. You can grab them and go for not much money and still get a quality product. I found this particular color just getting groceries and love its shine and smoothness!

Colour Riche Shine Glossy Lipstick in Glassy Garnet

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16 total shades

KKW Beauty

Kim Kardashian West has created an amazing makeup line, KKW Beauty, and I am not just saying that because of her fame. While I have not tried her contour products, I firmly believe in her concealer sets (seriously the best concealer ever) and have really enjoyed her creme lipsticks as well!

These particular two shades are from her Pink Creme lipsticks (8 shades). She also has Nude (8 shades), Peach (4 shades), and Glam Bible Creme Lipsticks (2 shades) available.

I use these lipsticks for a darker, more moody feel to my makeup, perfect for the winter months!

KKW Pink Creme Lipstick 6 Warm Plum

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KKW Pink Creme Lipstick 7 Deep Violet

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Younique makeup was really my first introduction into the makeup world. I started using this brand about four or five years ago and through it, became obsessed with makeup. These lipsticks are wonderfully made, with an easy-to-apply brush and a creamy and pigmented formula.

Moonstruck Splash Liquid Lipstick in Stellar (nude) and Sizzling (red)

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16 total shades

This is the Moonstruck Liquid Lipstick in color, Stoic, one of the most popular shades in the collection. This color, a brown/burgundy, is especially great for the fall.

Pat McGrath Labs

Pat McGrath Labs has introduced me to the most luxurious lip products that I have ever owned. They have beautiful colors and an endless inventory. Also, their packaging is incredible! I love the little lips on the tubes.

Different types of lip products for this brand include matte lipstick, creme lipstick, metallic lipstick (new), lipgloss, and shimmering lip balm.

MatteTrance Lipstick in shade Elson (blue red)

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This lip color is a deep, cool red that is great for the winter season. It has a nice, matte finish that is not drying, which is a great accomplishment!

28 total shades

Lip Fetish Lip Balm in Bronze Astral (light bronze shimmer)

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This is a wonderful option for very casual days when you want just a little shimmer on the lips. I use these mainly when I am wearing leggings and sweatshirts!

13 total shades

Lust: Lip Gloss in Blood 2

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There are some looks that call for a more glossy look and this is the perfect lip product for the job! I love that it is super pigmented and is long lasting.

15 total shades

Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown is a great makeup brand that was introduced to me by one of the bloggers I follow on Instagram. They have possibly the largest selection of different kinds of amazing lipsticks that I have ever seen

Soft Shine Luxe Lip Color (40 shades)

Soft Matte Crushed Lip Color (23 shades)

Luxe Liquid Lip Velvet Matte (9 shades)

Luxe Liquid Lip High Shine (9 shades)

Luxe Matte Lip Color (18 shades)

Luminous Shine Nourishing Lip Color (18 shades)

Semi-Matte Lip Color (22 shades)

Soft Shine Luxe Lip Color in Pale Mauve

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For me, this color is seriously the perfect nude. It blends in flawlessly with my lips to create a natural and pretty finish to my makeup look.

Kylie Cosmetics

Kylie Cosmetics is as popular in my makeup collection as it is in mainstream culture. I have followed this company from the very beginning and have been pretty obsessed with many of her products for years, especially her lipsticks. They are all great quality and have gotten better and better as she develops her formulas and packaging.

This set is my newest purchase from Kylie Cosmetics. It sold out fast but has been restocked so BUY IT NOW before it's gone! I have started buying her set of minis with every collection because I get to try 8 different colors! The size is actually never an issue and they last me forever so, for me, this is the best deal!

Snowball- Metallic (Pale Pink)

No Peeking- Velvet (Pale Peachy Nude)

Sweater Weather- Matte (Warm Pink)

Small Wonder- Velvet (Warm Rosy Pink)

Naughty is the New Nice- Metallic (Rosy Red)

December- Matte (True Red)

Under the Tree- Matte (Bright Fuchsia)

Hot Cocoa- Velvet (Deep Plum Red)

KOKO Kollection Gloss in Sugar Plum (sold out)

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Yet another great option for a casual day, but when you want some high shine!

35 total shades

Matte Liquid Lipsticks in shades Boss (red) and Posie K (berry, my first purchase)

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Kylie's Matte Lipsticks have been there from the beginning and have evolved into a great option for a matte lip! They last forever and have many beautiful shades.

52 total shades!

Velvet Liquid Lipsticks in shades Charm and Rosie (light and medium rose shades)

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For a more creamy liquid lip option, these are my favorites!

17 total shades

Matte Tube Lipstick

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These lipsticks are yet another great option with new colors and a great matte formula! These feel a little different going on but they are some of my favorites in their pigmentation!

16 total shades

Matte Tube Lipstick in Boss (soft cherry)

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I love this shade and accidentally have it in both liquid and tube form! They actually differ a little bit between the two but this is probably my favorite shade of all time tied with December from the holiday collection and the next color, Vacay!

Matte Tube Lipstick in Vacay (bright fuchsia)

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Both of these colors have been in many of my pictures for the blog, like the ones I shared above. This bright and daring (for me) color makes me feel so pretty!

Creme Tube Lipstick

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By far my favorite formula out there, these creme lipsticks are to die for. These have such a long wear and great pigmentation. They feel very nice and aren't drying at all!

21 total shades

Creme Tube Lipstick in Red Hot (Bright Red-Coral)

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My absolute favorite shade of the creme lipsticks, the color, much brighter in person, is a great bold choice for a night out or just everyday!

Creme Tube Lipstick in Pomegranate (True Red)

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This is a deeper red and is just a gorgeous color. I love this one for date night or a classic red lip look!

Creme Tube Lipstick in Raspberry Charlotte (Bright Raspberry)

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This is a great pink color that goes well with many things and is so pretty on! I adore this color.


I use this Acrylic Spinning Lipstick Holder and Storage Tower that I purchased from! This is a great way to visibly store your lipsticks on your counter where you get ready so all of your products are accessible. Also, it looks really cute!

I hope this post gives you a great selection of lipsticks for the holiday season! Happy Shopping <3


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