Winter lipstick shades that shout bold, fierce, and sleek are so “in” this season. Read on to find new shades you’re sure to love.
Winter Lipstick Shades You Need This Season
What Winter Lipstick Shades to Wear This Winter
Wondering what color lipstick to wear in winter? If you’ve been reading up and watching recent fashion shows then you must have an idea of what the winter lipstick shades are trendy this season.
While deep red and dark cherry shades always take center stage, other lipstick shades and colors emerge as perfect choices as well. Take a look at this list and find out what shades and lipstick colors you should stock up on for the winter.
1. Molasses | Bite Beauty Amouse Bouche – $65.87
A bit on the brown side with its rich toffee color, this highly pigmented lipstick is perfect to add a touch of bold color to welcome winter.
This beautiful shade by Bite Beauty is a deep hue that’s a little bit on the brown side, but this highly-pigmented lipstick will add a touch of bold color to your look to usher in the start of winter. This lipstick shade is beautiful and you should get your hands on it.
2. Oxblood No. 53 | Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet – $34
With its beautiful shade of berry, this lipstick is perfect for those who prefer to wear more muted colors.
If you love wearing more muted colors and are ready to take your look into the winter trend, then this is one of the go-to dark lipstick shades for you.
3. Ingrid by NARS | Nars Audacious Lipstick – $26.88
This ranks high on our list of the best dark-colored shades this season. Its berry shade is perfect to complete a dramatic or sexy holiday look.
I love this dark-colored lipstick and I love the NARS Audacious line. I can see this as my go-to shade for the winter since it is moisturizing and it packs a lot of pigment with just one swipe.
Plus, who would say no to this gorgeous berry? You don’t have to wait for the gift-giving holidays to get this because you can find it online. Definitely my favorite among the winter lipstick shades.
- Health Facts: Silicone-free
4. Deep Cherry Red | Smashbox Be Legendary Cream Lipstick – $17.81
If you want to try a darker shade, this lipstick is perfect for you. It features a moody hye but has a slight sheen to make your lips appear fuller and healthier.
This cherry shade from Smashbox is a hit for anyone not too keen on going full Goth but is willing to give it a shot. There is a subtle sheen to this dark lipstick for winter, but it does not appear to be metallic–only a small amount to reflect light and make your pout pop.
5. Bright Warm Orange | Wild Ginger by Tom Ford – $55
With its reddish-orange hue, this bright shade is a welcome surprise for this season. Complete your holiday glam look with this unexpected lipstick color.
The Wild Ginger shade from Tom Ford is a beautiful addition to your collection, winter or not. It’s one of the bright winter lipstick colors that’s bold and unexpected, especially for the cooler season. I’d love wearing this myself for a holiday glam look.
6. Dusty Rose | Color Renew Lipstick by Color Me Beautiful – $18
With its rosy mauve color, we predict this will be one of the go-to shades this season since it’s universally flattering.
First of all, I’d like to say Color Me Beautiful did a great job on naming this shade and secondly, that this is such a beautiful rosy mauve color for anyone. It’s considered one of the best pink lipstick shades for winter and I can see myself wearing this while hanging out with friends during the holiday season.
7. 602 Visionary Matte | Christian Dior Rouge Couture Colour Comfort – $56
Looking for something beyond the usual pink and red shades? Try this navy blue-hued lipstick that’ll certainly make a statement.
Christian Dior is such a visionary in his own right and this lip shade certainly reflects that. It’s definitely right up to the haute couture alley of dark winter lipsticks.
This beautiful navy blue color is as deep as it gets; it almost looks black from the bullet. Get your avante-garde inspiration on by getting this winter lipstick shade.
Here’s a darker shade of lipstick that’s fierce and bold.
8. Melted Villain | Too Faced Liquified Long Wear Lipstick – $19.96
Another unusual shade you can try is this purple-hued lipstick. This will certainly provide a beautiful contrast against the snowy landscape.
This would be my favorite purple color out of this winter lipstick shades list. It pops against the stark white backdrop of snow in winter and brings your look up a notch in such a bold and daring way. If you don’t have a purple lipstick yet, get this.
9. Hel’s Bells | Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Luminous Lipstick – $30
Add a touch of glam to your lips with this jewel-toned shade, which will make your lips appear wider and fuller.
We all know how wonderfully innovative Charlotte Tilbury is and this wonderful berry shade is a beautiful addition to your high-end lipstick collection, not just for winter, but for all seasons. Her collection, the Hot Lips lipstick line, is based on famous actresses and models!
Would you take a look at that swatch!
10. Bloodroses | Kevyn Aucoin Expert Lip Color – $32.37
Liven up your holiday glam look with this enchanting berry shade, which will certainly turn heads at your next shindig.
The Bloodroses shade series from Kevyn Aucoin is a must-have. It speaks to my inner vampire and I just can’t wait to get myself one.
11. Nocturnal | Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick – $20.00
Create a statement by completing your look with this dark purple lipstick shade, which will instantly upgrade any winter ensemble.
I think we all know how beautiful the ABH formula is and to have a nocturnal, a deep, dark purple option is the coolest thing ever. I love the entire Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick line and it makes me giddy knowing I can get me the same formula in a beautiful winter lipstick shade.
12. Stripped Down | Maybelline Lip Studio Color Jolt Intense Lip Paint – $5.37
While bold lip shades are certainly all the rage this season, certain looks may call for muted colors. Complete those looks with this beige-mauve hue.
This drugstore gem is probably the closest dupe you can find for the Melted lip line from Too Faced Cosmetics. It doesn’t disappoint, delivering intense pigmentation in every swipe.
This nude, beige-mauve color would be a great addition to your winter lipstick shades.
13. Aria | Stay All Day Liquid Matte Lipstick by Stila – $22.00
Achieve a fresh, modern look this season with this magenta plum shade.
This matte berry shade from Stila is a winner. Wear it while out and about in town with your friends and family during the day so you look fresh and modern but still winter-ready!
14. Deep Rich Raspberry | Hollyberry Matte Lip Kit by Kylie Cosmetics – $29
Feel this creamy deep rich raspberry lipstick glide across your lips and feel the temps rise even in winter.
Gone are the days when matte lipsticks were notorious for drying out the skin. Kylie Cosmetics perfected the formula for a silky and emollient matte lipstick, essential during the very dry winter season.
15. Carmine Encounter | Yves Saint Laurent Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain – $73.97
YSL’s Tatouage Couture lip stain in a medium-toned cool red should give you a romantic lip shade you will feel bolder in.
Its spatula-shaped applicator will ensure a full and even coverage, smoothening your lips out to avoid bleeding into your lip cracks. Yet it manages to feel super lightweight, in fact, giving a naked second-skin feel.
The price does seem outrageous but for perfect winter shade, but with a state of the art applicator, you won’t need a lip liner and a lip gloss with this beauty.
16. Warm Orange Red | MAC Lipstick CHILI by M.A.C – $19.00
The MAC Chili lipstick will give you deliciously kissable lips and the illusion of whiter teeth. It offers fantastic wear, too.
While rich dark berry and red colors are the designated shades for winter, we cannot help going for the deep orange shade for its warm and bright signature. It gives life to a rather dull wintry season so it is a must-try shade for a winter holiday party if you’re looking for a change.
17. Secret 188 | Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour – $38.00
Chanel’s Secret 188 from the Rouge Allure collection is an ultra-thin lipstick in a dark mauve shade with brown undertones perfect for the season. It feels like wearing the classic red pout in winter, but only a little more intense.
This color is still within the range of the dark winter shades. Chanel always offers an impressive range of winter shades, after all.
18. Dark Night | Semi-Matte Nude Chocolate Brown Lipstick by Mented Cosmetics – $16.50
In keeping up with the tradition of wearing dark shade lipsticks in winter, the Dark Night by Mented Cosmetics is another dark shade to make other shades pale in comparison. It’s a perfect bold shade to make you a head-turner at one of your holiday parties.
While this color is universally flattering, you might be looking at one of the best lipstick shades for medium skin this winter. The nude chocolate brown lipstick should only make you look more sultry in the cold winter season.
19. Plum Brandy No. 38 | Clinique Dramatically Different Lipstick Shaping Lip Colour – $25
The plum shade is another lipstick shade popular in the winter season and Clinique’s Plum Brandy no. 38 takes the top spot in this category. It’s bound to be your new favorite lipstick with its creamy and hydrating formula leaving your lips soft and kissable.
However, if you think you need more convincing at wearing dark winter lipstick shades, check out this video by EasyNeon:
These winter lipstick shades are perfect for this season and I hope you’re able to find one that suits your taste. I know I have a couple of picks I can’t wait to get my hands on.
Creating this list gave me major inspiration to rock a glamorous and edgy winter vibe this year. Remember to exfoliate your lips before applying your winter lipstick shade and add color to your cheeks so you don’t look ghost white in this cold winter season.
What winter lipstick shade do you like best? Share them with us by leaving your comment below.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on January 15, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.