9 Holiday Lipstick Colors Inspired By Kerry Washington, Dakota Johnson, & More Celebs
If red is the only color in your holiday lipstick repertoire, it's officially time to expand your collection. Of course, there's absolutely nothing wrong with a classic lip — it's festive, elegant, and always in style — but with so many parties and events this time of year, it's also the perfect time to branch out from your usual. And, as always, celebrities and their makeup artists are the perfect place to turn for flawless holiday lipstick color inspiration.
While yes, you will find a bright red lip color below (this matte look on Candice Swanepoel by makeup artist Patrick Ta is just too good not to include), there's also a bevy of others to try, depending on your desired vibe. Going for a dark, moody look? Try a purple lip à la Kerry Washington and balance it out with a *very* sparkly ensemble. Feeling low-key? Copy Beyoncé's lip from The Lion King premiere in London and opt for a warm nude shade. Or, channel warm summer weather with a coral lip like Jameela Jamil at the Glamour 2019 Women Of The Year Awards — it's an unexpected color that'll brighten up any look.
There's something for every mood and style ahead, so keep scrolling to find your new go-to holiday shade.
Berry shades often dominate the colder seasons, but why not try an even deeper hue this year? Kerry Washington proves it can be sleek and festive by pairing it with shimmery eyeshadow and an even more shimmery dress.
If classic red will be your forever go-to, copy this stunning Candice Swanepoel look and pair a bright matte shade with glowing skin and fluttery lashes. Swap the baby blue dress for a LBD (or, if you're feeling extra festive, go with something shiny) to show your holiday spirit.
There's no reason you have to wear a bold lip for the holidays — and there's never a wrong time to channel Beyoncé. Get her look with the Luminess Cosmetics Be Prepared Liquid Lipstick in Trouble, which makeup artist Sir John used on the singer for The Lion King premiere in London.
If you just can't do the deeper colors of winter, skip them altogether like Jameela Jamil and wear a bright coral lip. It's the perfect alternative to red when you want to channel summer year-round, but still want to make a statement.
The '90s are back and trendier than ever, and this Karlie Kloss look is a modern approach to a throwback look. Pair a smoky eye with light mauve lips for a sleek, 2019 take on the grungy decade.
Sometimes holiday parties mean a day-to-night look is in order, in which case you might want something that's less of a statement. Dakota Johnson's light berry lips are the perfect inspo, and can easily be recreated with Clinique's Almost Lipstick in "Black Honey." Just lightly swipe it on for work, and add a few more layers on before the party for more of an impact.
To ensure your berry lips don't blend in with the rest of your festive look, skip the brightly colored clothing and instead opt for a stark white outfit for maximum contrast like Paloma Elsesser.
A '60s-esque look is a fun way to give your holiday ensemble a retro vibe. To recreate Sophie Turner's makeup, pair a cat-eye with bubblegum pink lipgloss and glowing skin.
Beauty maximalists, look no further — Adriana Lima has found (and approved) your new favorite holiday shade. While not exactly a *holiday* color, it'll provide an unexpected complement to sparkly looks (or try pairing it with red: it's clearly a color combo to know).