Lippies and Lyrics | 12 Days of Christmas


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Last year, I came up with the idea of creating a post in which I write about my favorite lip products and songs for the holiday season, and since Christmas is all about traditions, I will also  be doing my Lippies and Lyrics again for this Twelve Days of Christmas. Grab some festive snacks, and let’s get started!

My Favorite Holiday Lippies


Left to Right: Revlon “Passion,” Revlon “Kisses,” Buxom “Dolly,” Rimmel “104,” and Maybelline “Nude Illusion”

  • Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color in “Passion”: These innovative liquid lipsticks are my favorite formula for Winter because they have a long-lasting, pigmented velvet-matte finish and a creamy formula. This is a slightly deep yet slightly bright red shade with neutral undertones, perfect for Christmas! Please check iut my full review here!
  • Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color in “Kisses”: I think this mauve shade would be so fun to wear over the holidays because it looks amazing on a variety of skintones and the hints of plum and terra cotta are very Winter-appropriate! I have been getting so much use out of this color and love how wearable it is while still making a statement!
  • Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss in “104”: This is a plummy mauve shade with one of the best lipstick formulas I have ever tried. This one is les bright and more cool-toned than the other mauves I am mentioning, so it is ideal for Winter.
  • Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in “Dolly”: This shimmering mauve gloss is popular for a reason — it is moisturizing, pigmented, and provides intense shine. The formula is so smooth and this color adds some extra shimmer to your Christmas spirit.
  • Maybelline Color Elixir in “Nude Illusion”: This creamy gloss is a great light nude option for those of you who prefer classic rather than bold lip colors, and it looks so pretty in photos.

Swatches From Top to Bottom: Revlon “Passion,” Revlon “Kisses,” Rimmel “104,” Buxom “Dolly,” and Maybelline “Nude Illusion”

My Favorite Holiday Lyrics

What are your favorite Chrismas lippies and lyrics? I would love to see one of you do this post as well, so let me know!

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  1. sofiacollins says:

    I love all the shades you picked out and your pictures are so pretty! I love your 12 days of christmas series!

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