If You Can't Do a Red Lip, These Are Festive Alternatives
Bobbi Brown Lipstick in Rum Raisin
BUY IT: $29; nordstrom.com
For the gal who favors neutral shades, this plummy hue is a sophisticated step towards party mode.
Tom Ford Lip Color in Stimulant
BUY IT: $55; www.saksfifthavenue.com
A ladylike pink rivals the timelessness of a classic red, but it delivers a little more sweetness too.
NARS Satin Lipstick in Miramar
BUY IT: $26; nordstrom.com
Go bold with a swipe of an effervescent shade that feels just right for midnight toasts.
Lipstick Queen Jungle Queen Lipstick
BUY IT: $24; amazon.com
Coral is often relegated to the summer months, but the citrusy shade is a welcome burst of sunshine in the winter. Plus, it’s universally flattering.
Lancôme Color Design Lipstick in Wine Party
BUY IT: $25; ulta.com
If red lipstick swapped her stilettos for velvet slides, she’d be this merlot shade. The red tones dial up the merriment, while the darker berry notes make it a little more user-friendly.
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Goldpearl Plum
BUY IT: $5; walmart.com
For those not quite willing to give up the red-lipstick-for-the-holidays dream, this almost-red is a satisfying swap.
Chanel Le Rouge Duo Ultra Tenue Ultra Wear Lip Colour in Intense Rosewood
BUY IT: $38; nordstrom.com
A high-shine top coat gives this approachable pink a spirited edge.