Can you believe it elfettes? The holidays are almost here! Since holiday makeup looks tend to be pretty and classic, I love the look of a deep, rich, cranberry red lip for any holiday party. Here’s a quick way to create a beautiful lip look that lasts all day, that’s totally on trend and great for the fall-to-winter transitional period!

How to Apply Cranberry Lipstick

Step 1: Any lip look needs to start with a smooth canvas! Prep with your trusty Studio Lip Exfoliatorto slough off any dry, chapped skin

Step 2: One of our favorite tricks to make your color last and last! Cover your lips in a concealer that matches your skin tone patting it around your natural lip line with a finger. The Studio Complete Coverage Concealer is a great option, because it’s easy to get a matching color

Step 3: Apply our Studio Matte Lip Color in Rich Red all over your lips. I know I absolutely love the matte finish on these pencils

Step 4: Taking our Studio Lip Liner & Blending Brush in Wine, line around your lips to lock the color in. Perfect party pout insurance!

Step 5: Using the Studio Small Precision Brush, take the Studio Baked Highlighter in Moonlight Pearls, and highlight your Cupid’s bow. This adds such a nice, flirty touch, along with great definition!

Step 6: Last but not least, a little sneaky trick! Taking a lip brush, like our Studio Retractable Lip Brush, apply a bead of Studio HD Blush in Showstopper to the corner of the lips, and blend towards the center. This easy lip contouring trick gives the illusion of fuller, plump lips, and the long-lasting pigments of our HD Blush make sure this color isn’t going anywhere!

What’s your go-to holiday party look?