5 Must Have Lipsticks for the Holiday Season


I don’t know what’s happened in the last year, but the lipstick category for beauty has exploded. Today lipsticks are longer lasting, more pigmented and some of the luxury packaging is literally to die for! Where do you start? I like to recommend based on price point so below you’ll find 5 beautiful lipsticks at various prices with one commonality – they’re all matte! Toss the glossy look and embrace the lip exfoliator to prep your lips for holiday matte colour!

Best Lipstick Under $10

lipstickMaybelline launched 8 new limited-edition creamy matte lipstick this fall and for the price, these are fantastic lipsticks. My favourite? Purple is the new black, so go bold with Vibrant Violet (681). Available at drugstores.

Best Lipstick Under $30

Cult classic MAC has done it again with another fabulous limited edition Lipstick Holiday Collection – Magic of the Night. With four beautiful hues encased in sleek purple mirrored packaging, I would recommend snagging Evening Rendezvous, a deepish red purple. Available at your local Mac counter in department stores or a MAC retail stores.

Best Lipstick Under $40

The Charlotte Tilbury makeup counter has been open at Holt Renfrew in Toronto since August, but the makeup collection just keeps growing. Charlotte Tilbury’s matte revolution lipsticks are seriously out of this world. A beautiful long lasting, buildable formula that lasts hours and hours and hours. My recommendation? Go Red Carpet Red, or go home! Available online at Charlotte Tilbury online or a Holt Renfrew.

Best Lipstick Under $50

A beautiful semimatte lipstick encased in genuine leather. The Givenchy Le Rouge collection has a number of beautiful hues in the collection but this holiday season, you cannot go wrong with 306 Carmin Escarpin, a warm poppy red. Available at Sephora.

Best Luxury Liptsick

Christian Louboutin is famous for his coveted Parisian heels with his trademark red sole, but this fall Louboutin launched his first line of lipsticks available for this reasonable (ha ha) price of $115. Despite the hefty price tag, you can’t deny the superb quality, and fantastically beautiful packaging of these lipsticks. He designed the casing to be worn on a chain as a necklace so that you always have your lipstick close by. My favourite? Let’s just say I’ve been on the waiting list to get the Rouge Louboutin Velvet Matte Lip Colour for 2 months…despite the price, it’s popular! Available at Holt Renfrew.

Which one will you choose?

Until next time,

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Lindsay Veling wears many hats. As an ex-criminologist and then having worked in globlal online technology sales for over ten years, Lindsay decided to leave the corporate world a few years ago and focus on turning her love of fashion and beauty into a new career. After starting a successful beauty and fashion blog focusing on nail art, Lindsay became licensed as a nail technician in 2014 and is a nail artist for private clients outside of her full time job at L'Oreal where she is currently a business consultant for L'Oreal Professionnel and Pureology.