I'm quite the lip product junkie year-round, but I think the shades that typically get pulled out for winter are much more "me." I'm all about those deeper neutral shades, as I'm sure you all know, which seem to be more autumn/winter appropriate. I wore them all through the year last year, but since we're in winter and my favorite kinds of shades are more on-trend, I thought I'd take you through what I've been reaching for most.
THE NUDE | I pretty much only own one or two nude lipsticks, but they're the perfect kind of nude for winter because they've got a bit of a beige-y tone to them. The one I've been reaching for whenever I'm looking for a nude lip is the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine in Boy. It looks especially perfect layered over the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk, a combination I first mentioned here.
THE NEUTRALS | Both of the true "neutral" shades I've been reaching for most are liquid lipsticks, and they're both very, very similar in shade. The Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita is wildly hyped up for good reason - the formula is one of my favorites for liquid lipsticks (it doesn't dry my lips out at all), and the shade is a beautiful dusty rose. The other one is the Ofra Cosmetics Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Mocha (full review here). This one might just be a tad more brown than Lolita, and it's got an amazing formula as well - it feels super creamy on the lips, like it came from an actual lipstick bullet, but still has great lasting power.
THE BOLDS | Winter bold lips are my favorite bold lips. I'm just so much more into a deep wine or berry color than a vivid orange or coral that would be typical for warmer weather. For something more red in tone, I always reach for the NARS Audacious Lipstick in Audrey. It's a stunning wine red shade that looks perfect for the season. For the berry tone, my favorite is the Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Blackberry Sorbet (14). These Sephora liquid lipsticks have another one of my favorite formulas - they might actually be my top favorite. This shade is a beautiful deep purple that's really unique but still quite wearable - it looks amazing with minimal eye makeup.
THE IN-BETWEENS | I do have a couple products that are kind of in the middle of neutral and bold. The Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bond Girl is one of my absolute favorites, described as a "natural berry." The description is spot on - it's pretty much the color you'd get if you took a berry lipstick and mixed in a lot of brown. This lipstick is quite deep so despite the neutral tone, it takes it a little out of the neutral category and more toward the bold one. My other favorite is the Revlon Color Stay Balm Stain in Adore. I mentioned it in my Everyday Winter Look here. It's a nice red shade with a little bit of a brown tone to it (again), but because it's more of a sheer formula, it doesn't quite qualify as a bold. This one is so wearable and gives that really lovely "bitten" look to the lips.
What are your favorite lip products for winter?