close-up of woman's lips with burguny lip color
Photo: KimJSinclair

Probably every makeup lover has their favorite season shades. If in the warm period of the year, we tend to pick pastel or vivid hues, the intensity and moodiness of the dark colors are considered to be ideal for fall and winter. The cool plum and dark red shade, earthy browns, and even basic black beckon my inner Goth. These dark lipstick colors may be hard to pull off, but they look simply mind-blowing. That's why, for today's blog post, I want to share with you my top 5 favorite lipstick colors, which I love wearing in the cold. 

close up of a plump women lips with an aesthetic gradient purple lip look

  • Lip Color #1: Rasin Purple

To start off, let me share with you this small and very cute container with purple lip paint. Unfortunately for me, the shade has no name or even number, but I will try to describe it myself. The semi-matte lip paint has a dark, cool-toned purple shade with a velvety finish on the skin. It closely resembles the Artist Acrylip Lip Stain by Make Up For Ever, but less glossy, so I would definitely call it an affordable dupe.

The Purple lip paint is one of my favorite lip colors for winter, as it looks absolutely amazing on any complexion — light, medium, or deep. Everyone can pull off the craziest grunge or nu-goth style, all thanks to this shade. The consistency of the lip paint looks similar to a gel or cream eyeliner and even comes in a similar container. I suggest using a small and flat synthetic brush, to apply it neatly to your lips.

close up of a plump women lips with an aesthetic dark burgundy lip look

  • Lip Color #2: Garnet Red

The classic red color is good any time of the year. But, during the coldest months, I especially love the intense and moody shade of garnet red. I believe there is no better shade to match the wintertime spleen. So, the next lipstick I wear any time of the day, and I don't care if it is not 'appropriate' for mornings or noons. It is the Liphop velvety lipstick in a shade called 'Ripe Plum'. The shade is called plump, but it is definitely closer to burgundy and red, even though it is still cool-toned red.

The lipstick gives the lips a very appealing, semi-matte finish. It doesn't dry them, in fact, moisturizes the lips. I love every little detail about this winter lipstick by Liphop. Starting from the sleek, minimalistic packaging, to the perfumed scent and even the price — it is a truly affordable product. If you're looking for a bold lip lipstick that has super-rich pigment you should try Liphop. 

close up of a plump women lips with an aesthetic glossy magenta lipstick

  • Lip Color #3: Dark Magenta

Magenta is probably one of the most controversial shades in the beauty industry. It is quite hard to find an ideal magenta shade, that would look beautiful with eye makeup, and with the outfit. Therefore, a good option would be to rock this shade on the lips, on its own, without any eye makeup. A few coats of mascara on the curled lashes, light-coverage foundation, and completely loose hair. How does it sound?

My magenta color is a bit too light for my liking, I would prefer something darker for the fall and winter seasons. But I learned to pair it with a similar, but dark lip liner and it turned out pretty well on my lips. This lipstick or it is better to say lip craton, was a part of the Y-Cid set. I would recommend you use a lip liner not only to intensify the color but also to make the final lip look defined and neat.

close up of a plump women lips with an aesthetic gradient brown lip look and glossy finish

  • Lip Color #4: Chocolate Brown

The late fall and winter are a time for hot, toasty drinks. It is a fact that we add warm shades to our winter wardrobes and the same goes for lip color. I believe the beautiful shades of earth brown look fantastic on the lips. Depending on your complexion, and personal preference, you can experiment with a wide range of brown shades: starting with almost nude, translucent lip colors, to the intense and saturated coffee colors.

I stay with my favorite 'Claudia' lipstick — a stunning, matte lip color by City Color Cosmetics. It may feel a bit dry on the lips, but it is easy to fight this uncomfortable sensation together with a moisturizing lip balm. A matching lip liner can also be used here to add more 'definition' to the lip look, but it is not mandatory. The lipstick stays put on the lips for a long time.

close up of a plump women lips with an aesthetic classic, red and glossy lip look

  • Lip Color #5: Classic Red

Any fall or winter day wouldn't be complete without a gorgeous, classic red lipstick. I have two red shades, which I love to wear during this time of the year. The first one is Le Keux Cosmetics Lip Paint in a shade called 'Whistle Bait', which is perfect for festive occasions like Christmas and New Year's. It is a warm-tones red, which glides onto the lips like a charm. The second one is another lip crayon by Y-Cid. It is a blue-based red color, which looks fantastically on cool skin I wear both of these lipsticks with a lip liner because without it would be hard to achieve a sharp lip look.

Let's wrap up...

And what are your thoughts on this topic? Do you have any particular lip colors you love wearing in the fall and winter? Maybe you prefer these warm, dark shades for your eye makeup? This question is highly debatable, but it looks like the lip color tradition is already set, and I completely agree with it. At least, at this moment in my life. Thank you very much for visiting my blog, I'll talk to you in my next moody post.