Winter is the perfect excuse for everything to be dark. Dark nights, dark eyes, dark clothes and of course dark lips. With a slight exception around christmas when Red is also a go to. I’ve narrowed down my many lipsticks and chose my top 5 winter lips, it was quite a tough decision.
I’ll start with Russian Red as I’ve recently wrote a post about this, here
, so I won’t write too much about it but I just really really love it and it’s perfect for Christmas time. I pair it with the MAC Redd lipliner.
Secondly I love this really deep purple ‘Sconed’ that I’ve had for a couple of years now. I never was brave enough for a deep purple but this is so beautiful on and so rich in colour. It’s also super cheap as it’s from the Collection Range. I also use my Burgandy lip liner from MAC to line my lips.
Next on my list is a slightly lighter purple from a set I got for Christmas last year! I’m not sure of the name of this lipstick, as it doesn’t say, but the brand is Salonniére. I do find that if you want a bolder colour you do have to apply a few layers but it feels incredible on my lips it’s really moisturising. I use my MAC Magenta lip liner with this one.
This next one is one of my all time favourite lipsticks that I wear all year round. It’s one of the first nudes I ever bought and it’s Rimmels’ 077 Asia Finish Lipstick. It’s so so so gorgeous and looks so much better in person than through photos. I can’t rave about it enough, really do love it. Once again really moisturising and doesn’t bleed at all. I rate Rimmel lipsticks a lot, think very highly of them! I use my MAC Soar lipliner with this.
Now the ultimate winter lip is MAC Diva. Such a rich, highly pigmented deep red/plum which looks incredible. I can’t get enough of it. I’ve also wrote about it a little before in this post, and there’s a photo of what it looks like on! It is a matte so it’s staying on power is beyond belief, no bleeding, even lasts through eating and drinking. I use my MAC Burgundy lipliner with this lipstick also.
As you can tell I only really use MAC lipliner as I know they’re so reliable but if anyone has any suggestions on good lipliners please let me know. Here are some swatches of these colours:
From left to right: Sconed, Salonniére, Asia, Russian Red, Diva.
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