It’s no surprise I am a big fan of neutral lips, but this time of year, I love to wear a red lipstick. It feels bold, festive and there’s really nothing more classic than a red lip. However, I’ve learned over the years that all reds are not created equal. My favorite shade to wear during the holidays is 400 The Red from Armani Beauty.
The liquid lipstick is a semi-matte finish and has some serious staying power. It will transfer onto your napkin or drink, but wildly enough it still stays on your lips. I literally wore it for an entire day and it looked like I had just applied a fresh coat at 4:00 pm. It also doesn’t feather — so that’s a major plus for me.
I wore Armani lipstick for my wedding day, in a pinky nude (can’t remember the exact shade — I think we mixed a few) and I have been a big fan of the brand since. Not to mention my unending love for the Luminous Silk Foundation (reviewed here + here) — it’s pricy but I save this for special occasions or date night. It has such a nice coverage and finish.
Armani Beauty has a few products worth noting actually — The Eye Tint Liquid Shadow is a game-changer. It’s liquid but doesn’t crease or smudge. You can apply with your fingers or a brush (I’m personally not a fan of its applicator but if you use a brush or finger it gets the job done) and it comes in the prettiest neutral shades. #42 – Magnetic is a soft beige and makes for a really nice base whether you use cream or powder shadows.
I’m also new to trying the Power Fabric High Coverage Concealer but after reading the 1000+ positive reviews, I decided to give it a go. I found it to have a thin, yet buildable coverage. I personally like to keep it in my purse for mid-day touch-ups. It’s not too thick and actually lets your skin breath. Just apply a few dots with the applicator and blend with your fingers for a quick and easy touch-up.
Do you wear a red lip for the holidays? xx Ashley
EYE TINT SHADES LEFT TO RIGHT: #42, #45 AND #46
This post is created in partnership with Nordstrom. All selections and opinions are my own.
Images by Danielle Sabol