Estee Lauder Holiday 09 Collection; Opulent Shimmer Gloss, Gel Eyeliner

For a red-carpet worthy holiday look, it’s a pretty simple (and classic) recipe.

Red lips + black liner = classic chic.

Estee Lauder’s Holiday collection captures winter glamour spot on- even the packaging looks like Christmas.

If you aren’t really a red lips kinda gal (and most of us aren’t), their Opulent Shimmer Gloss in Cranberry (limited) is super rich and glossy with a hint of sparkle for an easier to wear take on the usual matte red. Just remember that the consistency matters as much as the color, especially with deeper shades. Gloss makes lips look more casual, so skip the matte if you aren’t completely comfortable with a stand-out pout.

Madonna, Jessica Alba, and Gwen Stefani all rock red lips’ requisite bff- black eyeliner, a look that became an American glamour institution since Marilyn Monroe trademarked the combo. It seems like Lauder stood back and studied other gel-based liners to see exactly how one should be made before introducing their new Black Gel Liner. Of course it’s long-wearing, but the star quality is the not-too-gooey, not-too-stiff compromise of the consistency which makes it easy to apply- and the little brush they include works well for precision looks since you feel more in control of the short handle.

Estee Lauder Holiday 09 Collection

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  1. Lauder has good color now. It used to be for old ladies ;0)

  2. Hooked On Beauty says:

    I think it's made popular by blondes- but works with everyone. Jessica should've been in a brighter shade, like the Cranberry gloss.

    Dita is a good example of a raven haired girl who always rocks reds well.

  3. It's a classic look for fair women or blondes, but it doesn't look great on Jessica Alba at all. But I'm glad EL has come out with a gel liner.

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