That Elusive “Perfect Holiday Red” Lipstick and Some Gift Ideas

Finding the right lipstick color is not unlike that one pair of jeans you reach for every time you get dressed. It’s usually a process – trying on different colors, brands, finishes, until you land on that one that’s exactly what you were looking for. The ever-elusive colors for me are the perfect holiday red and a great nude that doesn’t make me look like a corpse. Color me thrilled when I found them both in one set. The NARS Free Your Mind Mini Lipstick Set is a four-pack with the perfect red, a pretty nude, a plum, and a berry-colored lipstick. The Inappropriate Red is a striking red lipstick with a poppy-undertone, which is flattering for my fair skin. I love the matte finish, but that it’s still very comfortable to wear.

Here’s a look at the four colors on me:

One way that I love to test out new lipstick colors is by purchasing a set like this. I like that I get to try a few different options in one fell swoop, offering up any colors that don’t work for me to family or friends. This set would also be a great holiday gift! You could keep all the lipsticks together or break them up and add them to four individual gifts as an add-on.

Speaking of holiday gift ideas, here are a few more options from Nordstrom, which is a great place to buy beauty gifts. They always have good sets from some of the most popular brands every year!

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Thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post.

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