most favourite winter lipsticks

Most Favourite Winter Lipsticks

Now once upon a time I wasn’t convinced that a dark lip would do it for me, although there was no denying how beautiful they could look when executed well. I eventually came to realise (after much perseverance) that I just hadn’t been finding the right shades for me and now we’re over that, we are well and truly friends. Of course, this winter hasn’t been all about dark lipsticks and so a few pinks and nudes have been thrown in for good measure (besides, I don’t think my place of work is quite ready for the matte purple lip just yet) and so here are my very favourites..

Winter Lipsticks

REVLON SUPER LUSTROUS LIPSTICK IN VA VA VIOLET

Smooth and moisturising in texture, if a little sheer on initial application. However one or two swipes later, I find it achieves a lovely deep ‘aubergine’ purple which does make it all worthwhile (fyi was a very close call between this and the Black Cherry shade..)

TOPSHOP VELVET LIPS IN PLUSH

A highly pigmented blue based purple, fairly drying on the lips but very matte once set, fully transfer proof and long lasting as you would expect (for reference, this completely Scientific test included 3 black coffees and a packet of Tangfastics)

MAC REBEL

Well I just love this. A member of the Satin Finish family and much lighter and more pinky purple that it appears on the bullet but I wouldn’t have it any other way

RIMMEL KATE MOSS LIPSTICK IN 107

So I know every man and his dog loves this lipstick and well, they’re not wrong. A pretty wine colour with great staying power and a matte finish.. what more could we ask for, really?

NYX CREAMY ROUND LIPSTICK IN CHAOS

My ‘every day’ blue-based red with lovely pigmentation. I maybe have to reapply once or twice during a day to keep the colour in check but it’s a very easy red to wear and I believe is the most inexpensive of the bunch

NARS VELVET MATTE LIP PENCIL IN DRAGON GIRL

The NARS velvet matte lip pencils are stunning. Completely matte, good staying power and so easy to apply. Choosing my favourite colour was a tough ask but Dragon Girl is definitely my most used and was pretty much a permanent fixture on my lips over the Christmas period

MAC PLUMFUL

A sheer Lustre Finish that imparts just enough of it’s beautiful plummy pink on the lips on the first coat and a great every day colour that suits most

CLINIQUE CHUBBY STICK INTENSE MOISTURISING LIP COLOUR BALM IN ROUNDEST RASPBERRY

These ‘Intense’ versions do give a slightly more pigmented and opaque finish than the standard Chubby Stick balms although still apply like a dream. This raspberry shade is just that and such a pretty colour on the lips

TOPSHOP LIPS IN BEATNIK

A very wearable muted rosy pink that applies with a soft and creamy moisturising formula. Topshop makeup never ceases to impress me and this lipstick is no exception

RIMMEL MOISTURE RENEW LIPSTICK IN NOTTING HILL NUDE

And last but not least, a peachy-brown toned nude that doesn’t actually wash me out! Creamy to apply, comfortable on the lips and my go-to lipstick for the office

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