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.
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.
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.
This color is nude with a subtly pink, sex-kitten twist.
Rouge Pur Couture Kiss & Love Collection in #70, $36; yslbeauty.com.
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.
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?
Because you can never go wrong with a NARS lip pencil.
Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Train Bleu, $26; narscosmetics.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For a brighter berry, pick up this drugstore favorite.
Maybelline Color Sensations Vivids Lipcolor in Hot Plum, $7.99; ulta.com.
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.
Brownish reds = your new brunch lipstick color.
Semi Matte Lipstick in VIP Red, $27; narscosmetics.com.
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.
A bold, fire-engine red? Yes, please.
Lip Color in Red, $27; bobbibrown.com.