Sunday, November 30th, 2008

When you’re looking for lipsticks to create that perfect holiday lip, consider Estee Lauder’s Hot Kiss & Maraschino ($22.00 each).

Hot Kiss is a subtle mauve-berry-brown color with subtle shimmer.  It goes on more brown with hints of mauve in the color on the lips, but it is a very sophisticated lip color that doesn’t attract attention like a more traditional holiday red pout does.  It reminds me of how a nice coral lip can look in the summertime, but this is taken down to a deeper level ideal for the fall and winter, when lip color goes darker.

Maraschino is a sexy, sultry reddish color that looks red in the tube, but has a great pink base, which gives you a good mix between the two.  It’s a great alternative to the bright red lip often seen at holiday parties–it’s something to consider regardless of whether you’re a bit wary of red or if you’re looking to move away from a signature red.

See swatches & lip swatches!

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6 thoughts on “Estee Lauder Hot Kiss & Maraschino Lipsticks for the Holidays

  1. lisa

    I like hot kiss the other seems too bright for my taste.

  2. Sarah

    Is Maraschino kind of like a very toned down Queen’s Sin? (And when I say “very”, I mean it! haha)

    • LOL. It’s deeper, browner. It’s not really a Queen’s Sin dupe, but it’s a nice red that’s darker so it’s not so bright and in-your-face.

  3. pia

    They’re not too pigmented, are they? I was hoping that hot kiss will be much redder and maraschino much darker than swatches.