The Best Winter Lipsticks You Need to Try Now

Cold weather = hot looks.

When cold weather makes us lethargic (what gym?), it's easy to stick to a low-maintenance makeup routine—which, let's face it, can get old, fast. The quickest way to snap out of a beauty rut? Swiping on one of our favorite winter lipstick colors for an *instant* beauty upgrade.

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Not Quite Nudes

Sultry, sophisticated pinky-brown off-nudes like the lipstick seen at Donna Karan (pictured) are some of our favorite fall and winter colors. Because these moodier hues look a bit out of place during spring and summer (really, what is there to be moody about then?) swiping on these shades instantly updates any beauty look.

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Not Quite Nudes

This seductive color is perfect for dinner parties and party parties. Plus, it takes a while to wear off.

Lip Color in Casablanca, $52; tomford.com.

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Not Quite Nudes

This color is nude with a subtly pink, sex-kitten twist.

Rouge Pur Couture Kiss & Love Collection in #70, $36; yslbeauty.com.

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Not Quite Nudes

The outside is a shell with moisturizing argan oil and the inside is highly pigmented color, meaning that you won't have to deal with those color flakes that form when your lips are chapped (we know you know what we're talking about).

Josie Maran Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating Lipstick, $22; sephora.com.

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Night Crawler Colors

The deep purple and black lipsticks at Marc Jacobs and Emanuel Ungaro (pictured) had us swooning for a vampy pout. And really, what better time to take on a night-creature look than during the dark days of winter?

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Night Crawler Colors

Black lipstick can be for more than Halloween, though we do love us some good, spooky makeup...

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Matte Pitch Black, $21; sephora.com.

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Night Crawler Colors

Because you can never go wrong with a NARS lip pencil.

Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Train Bleu, $26; narscosmetics.com.

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Night Crawler Colors

Try this color if you are too shy to go with black lips, but want something startlingly dark.

Lipstick in Which Witch, $17, maccosmetics.com.

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Juicy Fruits

Berry lips completely dominated the F/W runways (including Dolce and Gabbana, pictured), and we aren't even a little bit upset about it. These purple-y pink hues are universally flattering and scream cold-weather chic.

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Juicy Fruits

This berry balm is moisturizing and will give your lips a chic tint rather than full-on color.

Chubby Stick in Pudgy Peony, $17; clinique.com.

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Juicy Fruits

This is the perfect combination of lip gloss and lip stain. In other words: 🙌 .

Rouge Pur Couture Vernis A Levres Glossy Stain in Fuchsia Neo-Classic, $36; yslbeautyus.com.

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Juicy Fruits

For a brighter berry, pick up this drugstore favorite.

Maybelline Color Sensations Vivids Lipcolor in Hot Plum, $7.99; ulta.com.

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Crimson Pouts

Because red lips never really go away (and there's nothing wrong with that!), the color was seen at shows like Celine and 3.1 Philip Lim (pictured). Go for a more seasonal take with a brownish brick red or keep it classic with a bright movie star shade.

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Crimson Pouts

Brownish reds = your new brunch lipstick color.

Semi Matte Lipstick in VIP Red, $27; narscosmetics.com.

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Crimson Pouts

Classic reds like this one go with just about any beauty look, which means that they are *totally* worth investing in.

Guerlain Long-lasting Lipstick in Strawberry Red, $37; sephora.com.

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Crimson Pouts

A bold, fire-engine red? Yes, please.

Lip Color in Red, $27; bobbibrown.com.

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