Top 10 Favorite Winter Lipsticks


Aside from my eyebrows, my lips are another thing that I can’t leave the house without dressing in one of my favorite lipsticks.  A nice lip color can make a drab face look fab in seconds.  This winter, I’ve been wearing a lot of vampy colors along with some fun shades like fuchsia, and brick red. Because who said winter lipsticks had to be dark? Being that I’m sort of a lipstick junkie, it was a bit hard to narrow down my list to 10 of my favorite winter lipsticks. Keep reading to see swatches of my Top 10 Favorite Winter Lipsticks.

1.  Black|Up Cosmetics 32M

I’ve been wearing the heck out of the Black|Up Cosmetics matte lip color in shade 32M! It’s a gorgeous raspberry shade that looks amazing against my complexion.  It’s a fun shade, and would make a great transitional shade from winter to spring.

2. LA Girl Glazed Lip Paint ‘Coy’

By now, it’s no surprise that I’m into purple shades, right? Yup! This LA Girl Glazed Lip Paint in ‘Coy’  is a beautiful violet.  It adds some fun color to these gloomy winter days we’ve been having in New York.  It makes me look forward to spring.

3.  Black|Up Cosmetics 38M

Yup, another Black|Up Cosmetics lipstick has made the cut for a favorite winter lipstick, and this one is described as a bluish mauve.  I love the way it looks on me. It’s flirty, and fun, and definitely takes my mind off of winter weather.

4.  MAC Cosmetics ‘Rebel’

‘Rebel’ by MAC, which has a satin finish gives you dark lipstick without going too dark.  If you’re into plum shades, this is perfect.

5.  MAC Cosmetics ‘Diva’

My winter lipstick stash must contain a red. Although there are times I whip out my ‘Ruby Woo’ or another red, I sometimes go for a darker, more intense burgundy like ‘Diva’.  Plus, there are days when I’m a total ‘Diva’ and wear it. LOL

6.  Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Lacquer ‘Bordeaux’

I love this Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Lacquer in ‘Bordeaux’.  I raved about it in my review of the December 2014 POPSUGAR Must Have Box (here).  It’s great for those that love both glosses and stains.  It lasts! The color is just beautiful.

7.  NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ‘Train Bleu’

NARS describes this shade of their Velvet Matte Lip Pencil as a “deep aubergine”.  Train Bleu is one of my go-to shades to create a long-lasting vampy look.

8.  Black|Up Cosmetics 2-in-1 Lip Crayon JUM11

This is another favorite winter lipstick shade for creating a vampy lip.  Although similar in shade to the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, it’s not a full matte, the color is a bit deeper and more intense. It also applies like a dream!

9.  Black|Up Cosmetics Lip Lacquer VL07

The Black|Up Cosmetics Lip Lacquer in VL07 is a vibrant, deep purple. If you’re into high gloss, then this is for you. It looks good both alone and over a lipstick.

10.  MAC Cosmetics ‘Smoked Purple’

I told you I LOVE purple! ‘Smoked Purple’ has been a favorite of mine for YEARS! It’s the perfect, deep, eggplant matte lipstick. The color lasts all day, and applies evenly with ease.  And even though I’m wearing it during the winter, which is known for drying out the skin, my lips do not suffer wearing this.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about my Top 10 Favorite Winter Lipsticks. Did you notice a pattern? Most of them are matte, and some form of purple.

26 Comments on Top 10 Favorite Winter Lipsticks

  1. Coy Coy Coy…I don't think I've ever seen a purple THAT pretty before. Yes ma'am. I'm going to need to get that in my life.
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    • You're welcome. I had all 10 swatched on my lips, but I accidentally deleted them off of my camera. Yes, I was pissed! LOL

    • Aww I'm sorry they're too dark for you. Hopefully my favorite spring lipsticks will showcase something more suitable for your tastes?

  2. I need to try more Black Up lipsticks. Great swatches. I have one dark purple lipstick. I thought I liked it, but I need to pair it with some type of gloss. I feel like I look scary with vampy lips. Maybe that's the point lol

  3. A great friend gave me LA Girl Glazed Lip Paint ‘Coy’ ; ) and its one of my FAVORITE colors! MAC Diva also looks like a great color, would love to try that one.

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