Seeing Red: Lipsticks That Make Your Holidays Bright

For a lipstick-loving girl like me, the holidays are the best! They make a wearing a bright red lip always perfectly on trend.

While I don’t know much about a lot of things, I do know my way around a counter filled with lipsticks. I have done the legwork and have figured out which line I love most.

Nars Velvette Matte lip pencils, available at Bluemercury

In my opinion, Nars Velvet Matte lip pencils are the best! Although they have a matte finish, they glide on and aren’t drying at all. Even with dry winter lips, these Nars lip pencils feel incredibly moisturizing, stay in place, and last all day long. You barely need to reapply.

My favorite colors are Famous Red and Dragon Girl. They have blue undertones which makes them almost universally flattering to blondes and brunettes alike. They’re great daytime colors and immediately brighten your face. For night-time, I love Endangered Red and Mysterious Red.

Cheers to a brighter holiday with even brighter lips!


My name is Ann Marie Scheidler and I'm thrilled you've decided to check out my blog. I'm a pearl-loving yogi with a thing for travel, a weakness for beautiful bags, and a passion for storytelling. In this space, I'll be sharing stories about my family, go-to recipes, my wellness journey, fashion and beauty favorites, and my love for Chicago’s North Shore. I find new inspiration wherever I go. Thanks so much for coming along for the ride!


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