Bold And Dramatic Holiday Lips With Anna Sui

When someone mentions holiday season makeup, red lips almost always immediately come to mind. And while we do love a classic red lip, it’s also nice to spice things up with lipstick shades that are a bit more unique, but equally statement-worthy. Anna Sui Black Rouge S is a richly pigmented range of lipstick shades in vibrant colors that last all day and contain natural emollient oils to moisturize your lips through the holiday whirl of events and festive get-togethers.

Let’s explore some gorgeous but subtly different alternatives for bold and dramatic lips this holiday season!

  1. Deep Plum - 201

Bold plum lips instantly bring to mind a 1920’s Old Hollywood vibe. Anna Sui Deep Plum 201 may look intense in the tube, but it glides beautifully onto lips, leaving behind a slightly edgy but still sophisticated purplish-pink hue. Plum lips can work on every skin type, but we especially love this look for deeper skin tones, as it brings out the warmth and richness in those skin types. Pair this plum shade with a light shimmery gold or silver eyeshadow to highlight the lips for a subtle but dramatic effect. 

  1. Magenta Red - 401

Classic, but with a twist. Anna Sui Magenta Red 401 has a vibrant cream finish and is the perfect red hue with just a hint of fuchsia mixed in to flatter all skin undertones, from warm to neutral to cool. This is the kind of lipstick shade that’s literally foolproof. The versatility of this color means that you can take it warmer or cooler, depending on the rest of your makeup or your outfit. Pair it with a golden brown eyeshadow for more of a classic red lip look, or dust a pinkish purple shade on your lids to bring out the rich pink tones instead. 

  1. Classical Red - 404

For a cheerful, bright, but not overly sweet lip look, Classical Red 404 has just a tiny bit of a coral-orange undertone to warm up the shade and give a youthful, energetic, on-trend edge to a bright holiday red. This moisturizing formula is highly buildable, so you can start by dabbing it on your lips for a light red stain and finishing it with a gloss on top, or coat your lips in several layers for a look that really pops. This is a shade that looks great on its own, or pair it with winged eyeliner and champagne colored eyeshadow for day-to-night festive polish.

  1. Neon Pink - 301

Bold pink lips have been spotted on celebrities all year, and while pink is usually associated with spring, you absolutely can rock this look for the holiday season! Anna Sui Neon Pink 301 has got a fun, icy-cool hue that’s perfect for an Elsa-from-Frozen look on winter holidays. This electric hue looks amazing on both lighter and deeper skin tones as it really pops on both. Since it’s so eye-catching, make sure to pair it with a more toned down face: matte foundation, neutral eye makeup, and just a dash of mascara.