With all the dazzle and dressing up during the holidays it's best to leave some things minimal, or rather, nude. When holiday parties abound, a nude lip whispers subtle femininity. This trend has been gracing the pouts of Hollywood, as seen in this weekend's Life & Style, as well as the Spring '07 runways, as beauty marked by CocoChic. This look is especially necessary when glamming up your eye makeup - to create balance and maintain a complete, not overtly made up, face.

There are some great options listed here, to see my designer and non-designer picks for nude gloss,

Maybelline Lip Polish Hi-Shine Color, Nude Flash, $4.99.

Stila Lip Polish, Glisten, $20.

Philosophy Big Mouth Lip Sheer, Nude, $22.