This month our beauty writer, Lyn Page, offers 7 reasons we should embrace a red lip this festive season

The holiday season is the perfect time to experiment with bold and glamorous makeup looks, within reason, obviously. Among the myriad of options available, embracing a sumptuous red lip holds a special allure. Unleashing the power of a red lip can transform your entire look, exuding confidence and elegance. A red lip is your statement piece of jewellery without wearing it, your classic designer handbag without owning one and your handsome arm candy without, ok, a bit too far but you catch my drift.

I love a red lip and here are my seven reasons why embracing a sumptuous red lip is an absolute must this holiday season.

1. Classic elegance

There is a reason why the classic red lip has stood the test of time. It is an embodiment of timeless elegance that adds an air of sophistication to any ensemble. Whether you opt for a true red or a deeper berry shade, a red lip instantly elevates your overall appearance, making it the perfect choice for holiday parties and special occasions.

2. Confidence booster

Wearing a bold red lip automatically boosts your confidence levels. The attention-grabbing hue draws focus to your lips, making a bold statement that exudes self-assurance. It serves as a reminder that you are not afraid to stand out from the crowd and allows your inner confidence to shine through.

3. Festive spirit

Red is synonymous with the holiday season. By adorning your lips with a vibrant red, you effortlessly bring a touch of festive cheer to your entire look. Whether you pair it with a glamorous black dress or a cozy sweater, a red lip instantly adds a joyful and celebratory vibe to your overall appearance.

4. Brightens the complexion

Red lips have the remarkable ability to brighten and revive even the dullest complexion. The contrasting shade draws the eye to your lips, creating a focal point that distracts from any imperfections on the skin. As a result, your face appears fresh, vibrant, and illuminated, creating a stunning glow.

5. Statement maker

A sumptuous red lip demands attention and commands the spotlight wherever you go. When you embrace a red lip, you effortlessly become a classic fashionista, a cool hipster or a sophisticated mama.

6. Versatility

Contrary to popular belief, red lips are not limited to specific skin tones or makeup styles. With a wide range of shades available, there is a red lip for everyone. From bold, bright reds to sultry, darker hues, the versatility of red lipstick allows you to experiment and find the perfect shade that complements your unique features and skin tone. Try a few shades on - the perfect red is out there.

7. No-Fuss Makeup

While the holiday season often involves elaborate makeup looks, a sumptuous red lip can be your secret weapon to looking glamorous in no time. Pairing a red lip with minimal eye makeup instantly elevates your appearance, making it a quick and effortless way to look pulled together and stylish, even when time is limited.

There you go, you have my permission to go grab a gorgeous red (lipstick that is) this holiday season and embrace your inner confident, elegant, and festive side to transform your overall appearance. Remember, you deserve to shine just as brightly as the season itself.

Lyn Page is a Cheshire-based professional beauty expert with over 25 years of experience in the skincare and makeup industry