As much as I love wearing my Nude Lipsticks, Winter is the time when I get out of my comfort zone and rock some bold lip colors! After all, bold deep shades are the statement every Winter with fresh minimal makeup. So I decided to share my top favorite Lipstick shades for this Winter! In no particular order, let's start.
a) Maybelline Color Sensational Stripped Nudes - Coffee Craze:
This is absolutely my favorite color for all year round but for Winter it's love for the neutral tone it has. It's the perfect light and creamy coffee brown nude color that is neither warm nor cool toned. I have a complete review on this which you can read here. It looks perfect on my NC/NW 25 (MAC reference) skin tone.
b) Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick - Heart Breaker (016):
This is such a gorgeous raspberry color that is the perfect near-to-pink shade for Winters! I wear this when I want a fun, cheerful color. The lipstick glides on smoothly on the lips without emphasizing any dry patches as the formula is creamy and has a satin finish -which is specially comfortable on my dry lips in Winter.
c) Color Studio Professional - Pure Matte Lipstick - Raven:
Raven is a beautiful burnt Orange-Red color on my NC/NW 25 skin-tone and looks a beautiful warm Red color. Looks absolutely gorgeous in this Winter and is the perfect toned Red to wear in this chilly season. This has a matte finish which is very comfortable on my somewhat dry lips (thanks to the Winters) but I feel it doesn't emphasize the dryness.
d) Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil - Berry Much:
A true Berry color that is quite dark on my lips but beautiful nonetheless! I am a sucker for berry and burgundy shades for Fall and Winter where I want EVERYTHING in berry and burgundy tones and I'm also VERY particular about these shades. Berry Much was love at first sight, one swatch and I was like YES!! I need this in my life!!
The lipstick itself is not COMPLETELY matte but it has a creamy and comfortable matte finish although, as you can see in the picture, it's not that forgiving on the dry areas and so I exfoliate and moisturize my lips before using this on my lips.
e) M.A.C Cosmetics Lipstick - Diva:
This was a recent purchase but I haven't been able to stop wearing this beautiful rich warm deep Reddish-Burgundy shade! It is such a gorgeous gorgeous shade! This became my favorite on the first application, as I mentioned I'm all about Burgundy color in Winters! On my lips it looks quite dark although in pictures it comes off a little lighter. The formula is semi-matte and comfortable which doesn't tug on the lips while applying. I recommend exfoliating and moisturizing the lips beforehand.
Had to do my signature parrot beak after all these swatches! Haha. All the kids I've ever met will remember this as they give such amused and amazed expressions whenever I do it and then do their own versions!
Here are some more swatches:
In case you wonder if these leave behind a stain:
I wiped, with a makeup removing wipe, twice.
So these are my favorite Lipstick shades for the Winter season. Don't forget to share your favorites with me and also if you want an in-depth review on any of these, please let me know, I'd gladly oblige.
Until next time, Good Luck and Ciao!
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