With mistletoe lurking atop nearly every door and archway, there is no better time to perfect your lip look. Master the art of irresistible lips with these six products, and you’ll feel bold, beautiful, and confident in any social situation. Make the first move or let them come to you—with lips like these, you’ll smoothly stroll under the mistletoe every chance you get.
1. Folly Fire Full House Lipstick
For a classic fire engine red that begs attention at any party, swipe on a layer or two of this flattering shade. You can find it in Evanna’s Favorites box this December—she swears by her signature red lip. The formula is buildable, so you can determine exactly how much attention you want depending on your application—one swipe to finally catch the eye of your crush, or two to three for red carpet-worthy praise.
2. Multi-Purpose Pigment from Liplove
Let’s be honest—our makeup bag at home is way bigger than that cute clutch we’re taking to the holiday party. When handbag space is limited but you know you’ll need a touch-up after nibbling on the plant-based cheese platter, bring along a tube of Liplove. The sleek product acts as a glossy lip color, cream blush, and eye shadow. Opt for the Showstopper or Queen shades for a bright pop of sugar plum pink color. You won’t have to wait under the mistletoe for long.
3. Chella Lipstick Pencil
To truly perfect the flawless pout, a pencil is the ultimate tool. The fine point allows you to meticulously shape and define your lips, add volume, and erase any imperfections. Try this vegan and cruelty-free brand’s matte colors for a bold, beautiful look that will empower you to make the first move.
4. Lush Cosmetics Lip Scrub
There are few things more frustrating (makeup-wise, at least) than attempting to create a smooth pout with flaky lips. No matter how forgiving the formula, the color ends up cracking, and you’re left with a less-than-flattering makeup job. Scrub away dead skin and rejuvenate your canvas with Lush’s lip scrubs. We love the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cookie Dough varieties—they’re literally good enough to eat (not saying you should, but if you lick your lips once or twice, no one is judging).
5. NCLA Beauty Super Balm
Ensure your lips stay soft and kissable all night long by applying this moisturizing primer before swiping on your favorite color. Think of it as foundation for your lips.
6. Zion Health Claybrite Natural Toothpaste
When you’ve mastered your lipstick, you can’t help but smile. Make sure your pearly whites compliment your work. This all natural toothpaste is free from fluoride and other harmful chemicals found in most commercially available products, yet it still works to clean and brighten your teeth. There’s a reason why it’s one of Daniella’s favorites!
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Tanya Flink is a writer and fitness enthusiast living in Orange County, CA.