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Which Holiday Red Lipstick is Right for You?

With the holiday season underway, many of us are amping up our holiday decorations, wardrobes and makeup palettes with the use of red.

Who's ready to bust out the red lipstick for some extra oomph at holiday parties?

If you're gun-shy about wearing red, it's all in your head! Red lipstick can be very flattering.

It all comes down to choosing the right shade to complement your coloring.

I'll cover it all in the video below, but here are a few quick notes before you dive in.

The Difference Between Warm and Cool Reds

When it comes to differentiating between warm and cool reds, the color wheel is our guide.

As you can see, colors with yellowish and orangey tones are considered 'warm,' while those with gem, jewel and bluish tones fall within the 'cool' realm.

Most people feel more comfortable in cool reds--a good thing since it's the most flattering for most complexions.

If you have a warmer complexion--such as a lighter skin tone, light eyes, freckling and auburn hair--a warm red may better suit you.

Let's check out a few different red tones in the video below (with products used linked below the video).

Products Used in Video

Here's a look at the difference in the first two colors:

Which hue are you asking Santa for? Still undecided? You can shop more lip colors here.

Here's just a peek at all the options that await you!

To aging gracefully together,


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