Winter is drawing ever closer. When you go out onto the streets, people are wrapped up in coats and hats. Some have even resorted to scarves.
Winter is a great time for fashion. Boots – heeled and non-heeled – long coats and knits all make their return in this season. Lest we forget, some fashion crimes also rear their heads: the ugly Christmas jumper is a fond favourite of December.
All aspects of style see a shift as the temperatures outside drop: clothing, footwear, hairstyles, and makeup.
Wintery makeup looks are some of the best, most dramatic looks of the year. The way this is achieved? Great lipsticks.
Whether you are looking for a daytime look for a winter walk, or have an end of year party to attend, there’s a different lipstick for each occasion. Then, we must not forget the big Christmas day look to think of. Which lipstick screams Christmas day to you?
Here are some of the best choices for the winter months, and tips on how to rock these lipsticks best.
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A red lip is a great staple all year round, but it really comes into its own around Christmas. Nothing says Christmas like the colour red. A bold statement like a red lip can conjure up thoughts of Santa, Rudolph’s red nose and the holly berries on door wreaths.
A red lip pairs well with a tartan skirt and white jumper, with a big scarf to match. Clutch that hot apple drink in your hands and imagine you’re in a Hallmark Christmas movie.
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A deep purple is a great winter colour. As a cooler toned shade, a purple can make any simple look transform to dramatic. When the outside world loses light earlier in the day, this trend towards a darker lip pops up to parallel the darkness outside.
A darker purple lip brings to mind the mulled wine of Christmas and can pair well with a dramatic dress for a wintery ball if you are lucky enough to get invited to one. To truly dazzle the partygoers, enhance your lipstick by fixing your teeth – porcelain veneers produce dream smiles.
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Taupe lipstick has reared its head as a trend for winter 2020, maybe because of its neutral colour. Due to its muted status, taupe can be paired with a dramatic eye look for a show-stopping look for your end of year work do.
Alternatively, it can be used as part of a no-makeup makeup look for lazing around the house (as many of us have found ourselves this particular year!). Pair a taupe look with a big cable-knit jumper and slippers, and you’ll truly fit the comfy winter vibe. It may be cold outside, but you can curl up by the fire with a mince pie while in your subtle taupe lipstick look.
Winter may be the least favourite season of some due to the cold weather, but why not embrace it? It’s hard to wear a dark lipstick in the middle of summer, but in winter you’ll fit right in! Try something new this season.