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8 Non-Red Lip Colors You Should Wear For The Holidays

Red is so basic. You don't do basic.

Reaching for your favorite red lipstick is the obvious choice for your next holiday party. We say, however, take a break from your signature rouge pout and opt for other bold lip colors. Here, eight lip colors that you can wear for some smoochin' under the mistletoe:


Get Kylie Jenner-esque lips using taupe lippies like Coleen Garcia. Begin by over-lining your lips and exaggerating your cupid’s bow. Fill in everything with the lip liner and then top if off with a lipstick of the same shade. Try: MAC lipstick in Taupe, P1,000, SM Aura

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Brown lippies made a huge comeback from the ‘90s, and we say wear it while it’s still hot. Georgina Wilson made it work here by matching it with a bold cat eye and luscious lashes. Try: NYX Matte Lipstick in Maison, P500, SM Megamall

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Deep Maroon

Shake up your usual bright red lip and go for a deep maroon hue on your lips, like Bela Padilla. The color may not be as cheerful as your cherry reds, but it sure is hella sexy. Try: NARS Audacious lipstick in Ingrid, P1,650, Rustan’s Shangri-La

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Soft Pink

You can never go wrong with soft pink—rose quartz!!!—lips. Match your lips with bold brows and a soft smoky eye like Sarah Lahbati, and you will be instantly party-ready. Bonus: no need to worry about your lipstick looking splotchy and weird while you wolf down greasy food! Try: Revlon Pink In The Afternoon, P499, Watsons.

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Perfect Nude

Look fresh by swiping on a nude lippie that will perfectly match your skin tone like Belle Daza. Don’t be scared of wearing one, because nude lips look great on everyone—morenas included! It’s all about finding the right undertone that will suit you. Try: Revlon Matte Lipstick in Soft Nude, P499, Watsons.

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Nothing screams “partaaaay!!!” like fun, fearless fuchsia lips! Look for one with a blue undertone—it will make your teeth look whiter. Check out how Maine Mendoza wore hers: groomed brows, natural lashes and very light eye shadow. Let your puckers standout! Try: L’Oreal Lipstick in Glamour Fuchsia, P499, Watsons.

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Bold Berry

Whether you’re attending Christmas brunch or celebrating Christmas even, a bold berry will work for any occasion. We love this ~*slightly*~ bold berry on Bianca Gonzalez—it looks SO good with her gorgeous morena skin. Try: Happy Skin Moisturizing Matte Lippie in Best Date Ever, P 649, Beauty Bar

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Wear a matte peach lip like Bea Alonzo. Match with blush that’s of the same color range, and you’ll instantly look sweet and fresh. Try: Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lipstick in Pale Peach, P1,350, Rustan’s Shangri-La

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