Get Your Christmas Red On With These Lip & Cheek Combos

December 20, 2023

Planning your holiday looks? It would help if you had makeup to match every occasion. This year, classic Christmas red is on trend, even when it comes to decor. Luckily, a few lip-to-cheek products will get you festive in a couple of swipes, saving you time and money, so you can rush from place to place in style, looking perfectly flushed. If you love a multi-use product, you’ll love these beauty finds. —Anastasia Barbuzzi

ILIA’s Multi-Stick Cream Blush + Highlighter + Lip Tint ($49) is a creamy, ultra-blendable formula made with nourishing shea butter and avocado oil in a twist-up stick format, making it easy to apply on the go. The color is buildable and instantly adds a bit of warmth to the skin as if you were warming up in front of the fireplace. Recommended shades: A Fine Romance (berry) or Dear Ruby (poppy red).

NUDESTIX Nudies Matte + Glow Core All Over Face Plumping Peptide Blush ($34) is a new take on the typical lip-to-cheek stick. It’s a creamy blush stick with a highlighter core, giving you a wash of colour and subtle dewiness. Made with plumping peptides, juicy ceramides, and softening vitamin E, it’s a skin treat and makeup product in one. Recommended shades: Sunset Gold (golden deep coral) and Peach Pearl (iced nude coral).

Jones Road Lip and Cheek Stick ($44) is one of icon Bobbi Brown’s latest and greatest innovations, made with a barrier-restoring castor seed oil and antioxidant vitamin E to achieve her brand’s beloved “no makeup makeup look.” For an extra pop of colour, the makeup maven recommends dabbing the Lip and Cheek Stick right on top of your favorite powder blush. Recommended shades: Bright Coral or Berry Pink. 

MERIT’s Flush Balm Cream Blush ($41) is an “impossible-to-mess-up” minimalist makeup product that simplifies your daily routine and highlights your skin’s natural beauty. This pliable balm adds a soft veil of colour with micro-fine pigment powders while nourishing your skin with non-comedogenic vitamin E. Recommended shades: Mood (soft burgundy), Persimmon (soft orange red), Apres (soft berry).

RMS’ Beauty Lip2cheek ($36) is a longtime beauty cult favourite for its ability to add natural-looking radiance to the skin. This creamy multitasker contains organic buriti oil, shea, and cocoa butter to hydrate. It’s also full of pigmented mineral color that you can layer to create a bit of rosiness or more pigmented stains. Recommended shades: Beloved.


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