5 holiday lipstick wardrobes that are worth the wow

5 holiday lipstick wardrobes that are worth the wow

Get kitted out

Text: Angelyn Kwek

So many ways to get lippy for the festivities

We're now officially in November, which means the ball on all things festive makeup is starting to roll. And with the holiday season comes the inevitable year end fetes and get-togethers... so if you've got mistletoe plans, best be sure you're rocking a winning lippie game that'll outlast and outkiss 'em all. To that end, we say popping by Sephora and picking up a brand new lip kit is priority number one. Whether you're getting them to share or to hoard, here are five brands doing you some lip service for the festivities:

1. Marc Jacobs Beauty Lipstick Jungle Le Marc Lip Crème Collection, $350
Kicking it off with a bang is this 13-piece lineup from Marc Jacobs Beauty chock-full of the brand's most coveted shades. From chic nudes and bright pops of pinks and corals to seductive reds, there's a lippie to complement any and every party outfit. You'll also get two new colours exclusive to the set.

Marc Jacobs Christmas lipstick collection

2. Smashbox Lipstick Survival Kit, $88
If you love to match your lipliner to your lipstick, you'll get three for three with this curated kit. Not only do you get full-size everything, the Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer is totally genius to have on hand to switch up a glossy daytime look into a velvety finish for the evening. Who doesn't love mileage-stretching products?

Smashbox Christmas lipstick collection

3. Kat Von D Beauty Everlasting Obsession — Lip Liner Collector's Edition, $295
Okay, we might be cheating a tad with this one since they're technically not lipsticks. However, the Everlasting lipliner formula is so insanely pigmented and smooth, they can totally double up as lipsticks. There's zero drag or dryness, and you get a semi-matte finish. Take it from this beauty junkie who owns 11 of these babies.

kat Von D Beauty Christmas lipstick collection

4. Urban Decay Vice Metal Meets Matte, $58
Heads up die-hard Urban Decay fans, you're going to be acquiring a new Vice this year. Perfect for experimenting with to create endless combo matte-metallic looks, the palette also makes a great lipstick sampler with 12 shades, of which half are brand new. Plus, it won't break the bank.

Urban Decay Christmas lipstick collection

5. Hourglass — The Confession Lipstick Archive, $980
Speaking of breaking the bank, Hourglass is dropping its most mahoosive lip kit ever that'll set you back almost a thousand dollars. While you goggle at the price tag, the entire kit and caboodle contains 30 hues and comes with a sleek gold sleeve that's actually an interchangeable tube made to look like a very expensive, very classy fountain pen. Pout away, girlfriend.

Hourglass Christmas lipstick collection

Available at Sephora and online, with the Urban Decay Vice Metal Meets Matte Lipstick Palette launching on 9 November