Looking to spice up your usual holiday makeup go-to makeup? Try a bolder lip color in a matte formula–it’ll brighten your whole face. To ensure color adheres, use a toothbrush to gently scrub and remove flakes and then apply a light moisturizing lip balm. Outline your lips with a pencil the same shade as your lips to keep color within the lines. Finally, take the red lip pencil and fill your mouth. Apply one thin layer, blot and apply a second layer. Check out our picks below for a pretty pout for any party.
We like: NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl, $25, sephora.com
We like: BITE High Pigment Matte Pencil in Zinfandel, $24, sephora.com
We like: Sonia Kashuk Velvety Matte Lip Crayon, $7.59, target.com