The best lipsticks to wear in winter time

Well hello to you my reader chums! Since we've now reached November, where autumn is coming to a close and winter is fully emerging, I thought it'll be the perfect time to share with you my go-to lipstick for the season.

 When the cooler months hit, I start to grab for the darker tones, my favourite kind of lipsticks to wear. Nothing can pull together the perfect autumn/winter outfit than a strong berry, vampy or red lip. 

If you're a big fan of darker lipsticks, here are the best lipsticks to wear in the wintertime.

The best lipsticks to wear in winter time

The best lipsticks to wear in winter time

The best lipsticks to wear in winter time shades

Mac's Russian Red lipstick

'Russian Red' has to be my ultimate must-have red. It's a classic blue-toned red which glides on beautifully even though the finish is matte. The colour pigmentation is flawless, holding its strength for lengthy amounts of time and the consistency is rather creamy when applied. It becomes a true staple nearer to Christmas when I really reach for a defined red lip. 

For a drugstore option, Rimmel's '01' lipstick has the same red tone, yet with a glossy, slightly pinkier finish.

Rimmel's lipstick in 107

As soon as Autumn hits, I tend to whip this out straight away because the colour is simply gorgeous, perfect for this season. I'd describe it as a red/pinky toned burgundy shade because it's more on the red scale when it comes to darker lipsticks. It's a matte option, where similar to Russian red, it isn't drying on the lips and holds a creamy consistency. 

The lasting power isn't as strong, however, it still stays on the lips for several hours, keeping the staple berry lip look. If you're looking to branch out on to berry lips and don't want anything too dramatic, this is a fabulous choice, I adore it.

Revlon's matte balm in 'Sultry'

Despite the cooler season being all about berry/darker lip shades, there are days where I prefer to wear a nude/pink lip. As pale nudes or pinks aren't really me, I love to go for a dusky pink colour. This one, in particular, is simply divine, I can't get enough of it. It's in a chubby stick style, making application really easy as there's more control when drawing on the colour. 

When applied, the consistency is so soft and even though it's matte, it feels incredible on the lips. For matte balms I didn't think the lasting power would be good, however, it's fantastic, they last like a dream and set really well on the lips, making it feel like you're not wearing lipstick. The colour is stunning, a slightly dark dusky pink, which really compliments my skin tone. It's not a very striking or subtle colour, therefore ideal for that in-between shade.

Maybelline's lipstick in 'Berry Much'

Moving onto the truly vampier shades that for me completely scream autumn, 'Berry much' fits the category perfectly. Crafted in a pencil shape form, the application is simple, whereas the nip is thinner than a typical lipstick, creating a stable purple lip easily. The colour is absolutely astonishing, ideal for those who are vampy lip lovers. 

When applied on the lips, the pigmentation is strong, where the colour itself is a definitive berry, purple shade. I'd say the colour holds rather well, the packaging is incredible and overall it's perfect to create that bold purple lip.

Mac's lipstick in the shade 'Diva'

If you've read my recent favourites post or latest tutorial, you'd see I've featured this lipstick as it's become a top favourite very quickly. Colour-wise, I'd say it's very similar to 'Berry much', where 'Diva' is slightly more burgundy toned, compared to 'Berry much' holding more of a purple base. 

The pigmentation it tremendous, building a perfect stable dark lip when applied. Its lasting power is heavenly as is the consistency because like many of the other lipsticks, despite the matte finish it's a very creamy texture. I'm genuinely obsessed with this lipstick, the only thing left to say is you need it. It's definitely worth the splurge.

I hope you enjoyed this post on my go-to autumn/winter lipsticks, as you can tell I'm in my prime this time of year! What are your favourite lip shades?

Thank you for reading <3


  1. The darker shades are just soooo lovely!
    Jabeen x

  2. These are so pretty x

    Charlotte ~

  3. My favourite dark lip right now is KIKO smart lipstick in 914, it's a lovely deep pink berry. The Revlon balm sounds lovely, I really want to try it out :)

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    1. Ooh that sounds gorgeous! I hope you like it if you do :)

  4. Kate Moss 107 is my absolute fav lipstick ever!

  5. I have the Revlon Matte Balm in 'Sultry' too and i love it so much, i wore it all last winter ^_^



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