5 Great Layering Shades to Create Festive Lip Looks

5 Great Layering Shades to Create Festive Lip Looks

Whether you love a red, berry, burgundy, copper, or orange lip for the holidays, these are fantastic products to layer with your favorite lipstick to add the sparkle and shine of the holiday season.

What’s your favorite holiday lip combo?

5 Stunning Dark Red Lipsticks for the Holidays

5 Stunning Dark Red Lipsticks for the Holidays

Not so into bright reds? Here are some darker red options! :)

What’s your favorite dark red lipstick to wear during the holidays?

NARS Skin Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer Review

NARS Skin Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer ($58.00 for 1.8 oz.) is described as a “aqua-rich gel-cream that hydrates, revitalizes, and fortifies the skin.” It’s supposed to improve water retention, keep skin feeling supple, and soften fine lines. It is “synthetic fragrance-, paraben-, alcohol-, and oil-free,” according to NARS.

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NARS Skin Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer

NARS Gentle Cream Cleanser Review

NARS Gentle Cream Cleanser ($29.00 for 4.2 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a “gentle, non-drying cream cleanser with a luxurious lather designed to pamper the skin while washing away makeup and surface impurities.” NARS says it is best for normal, dry, and seasonally dry skin, and it is “synthetic fragrance, paraben, and alcohol” free.

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NARS Mitzi Sheer Lipstick

NARS Mitzi Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “sheer muted strawberry pink with soft shimmer.” It’s a soft, rosy brown with a natural sheen. Chanel Superstition looks similar on the lips, though it more golden-shimmered and less pink-toned. Clarins Rosewood is more opaque. MAC Viva Glam V is pinker. Guerlani Rose Ensoleille is darker, pinker.

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NARS Mitzi Lipstick
NARS Sheer Lipstick Mitzi
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
90%

NARS 413BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS 413BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($24.00 for 0.086 oz.) is described as a “fuchsia.” It’s a vibrant fuchsia-red with the barest flecks of iridescent blue sparkle that just peek through the color. Tom Ford Aphrodisiac is less matte and has no sparkle. MAC Moxie is similar, but it is completely matte and less blue-based. Illamasqua Atomic is extremely comparable–it even has the iridescent shimmer; it appears to have more of it.

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NARS 413BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil 413 BLKR
B
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
86%