The festive season is in full swing and we can’t wait to go partying, travel the world or simply kick our slippers off and soak up some sun at the beach. With this in mind we at rubybox believe that a girl has got to look smoochable at all times this holiday so, here are a few Kissmas tips on how to rock a killer pout, whatever the occasion.

WEDDING GUEST

Recommended shades: Pretty shades of rose pink

Weddings are all about discreet elegance so soft warm colours are a safe bet to ensure that you don't steal the bride's thunder or end up with red lipstick all over your champagne glass or your date.

Shop: Bourjois Sweet Kiss Natural Lipstick in Framboise Exquise, Stila Lip Glaze in Rasberry,  Bourjois Sweet Kiss Lipstick in Rose Seduisant, Stila
Long Wear Lip Colour in Flushed.

MEET THE PARENTS

Recommended shades: happy, peachy, pink rose and nude shades.

You definitely want your first impression to spell likable, lovely, tasteful and cute so go for simple over sexy and pretty over the power-pout. Shades of peach and warm pinks will help you make a subtle yet unforgettable statement.

Shop: Stila Long Wear Lip Colour in In The Nude, Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra Lipstick in Sugar, rubybox Beauty Smooch Stick in Latte Limbo, Bourjois
Rouge Edition Lipstick in Fraise Remix, Bourjois Sweet Kiss Natural Lipstick in Peche Volumptuese.

BEACH DAY

Recommended shades: Peach, bronze, nudes, champagne and pink.

Although these are chilled vibes, there’s no harm in adding a bit of natural-looking colour to enhance your beach chic. Use a waterproof or dry lip balm or stain to prevent your lip colour from melting in the heat and don't forget the SPF!

Shop: Stila Crush Lip & Cheek Stain in Mango, Dr. Organic Organic Vitamin E Lip Balm SPF 15, Piz Buin In Sun Sun Lipstick SPF 20, rubybox Beauty
Smooch Stick in Tangerine Tango.

FESTIVE FEAST

Recommended shades: Lip balm in neutral shades.

With all the drinking and eating going on you will need a lip colour that doesn’t require constant reapplying and precision, so lip balm is your best bet. It will keep your lips moisturised all evening and prevent horrible glass and napkin stains caused by bright coloured lipsticks.

Shop: Dr. Organic Organic Vitamin E Lip Balm SPF 15, Piz Buin In Sun Sun Lipstick SPF 20, rubybox Beauty Smooch Stick in Latte Limbo.

NEW YEAR'S EVE

Recommended shades: Bold red and sheer glossy shades.

This is always an epic night so you need to look your absolute best! Be daring and go for only the bold colours - it’s a celebration so everyone will be looking for an excuse to get glammed up and to make some lasting memories. If you want to capture the moment, remember brighter colours photograph better too!

Shop: rubybox Beauty Smooch Stick in Red My Mind, Rimmel Apocolips Lip Lacquer in Big Bang, Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick in Jet Set, Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick Alarm, Stila Lip Glaze in Kitten.