For a quick holiday boost.

By Chelsea Traber Burns
December 25, 2017
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This universally flattering red was tested on all skin tones to ensure it truly does look good on everyone. We even tried it among the beauty team and it didn't disappoint. The formula is long-wearing and yet it doesn't dry up or make your lips feel like they're cracking. Plus, the color payoff is unbeatable. To buy: $24; sephora.com.
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This universally flattering red was tested on all skin tones to ensure it truly does look good on everyone. We even tried it among the beauty team and it didn't disappoint. The formula is long-wearing and yet it doesn't dry up or make your lips feel like they're cracking. Plus, the color payoff is unbeatable.

To buy: $24; sephora.com.

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For the perfect lived in red, try this balm. It's a subtle hint of color that that also nourishes lips with oils like rosehip and jojoba. Plus, you get an extra dose of moisture thanks to shea butter. So you can have your hydrated lips and a hint of color too.

To buy: $5; target.com.

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With the shine of a gloss but the coverage of a lipstick, this formula is perfect for the holidays. It's not sticky and is super lightweight so it's comfortable to wear.

To buy: $38; neimanmarcus.com.

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Get the most out of your lipstick with this two-in-one tint. The matte balm goes on easy and light so you can build up the color to your desired shade. Swipe it on lips and cheeks and then blend for an easy way to revive tired skin.

To buy: $24; sephora.com.

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For a true stain, try a marker formula like this one. The precise tip allows you to follow the edge of your lips with ease and without mess. Plus, it dries instantly so you don't have to worry about smudging it or getting it all over. It's a win-win!

To buy: $2; target.com.