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FIVE FAVOURITE LIPSTICKS FOR WINTER

What makes a lipstick a favourite? Better yet, what makes it a seasonal favourite? For me it’s more than just about the shade (though that certainly plays a big part). In the Winter my already dry lips only become that much more difficult to deal with especially when it comes to choosing a lipstick. So what does it take to make the cut? Read on!


Winter Lipsticks - Life, Set Sail
Winter Lipsticks - Life, Set Sail
Winter Lipsticks - Life, Set Sail
Winter Lipsticks - Life, Set Sail
Winter Lipsticks - Life, Set Sail
The lipsticks selected in todays post are featured not only because the shades are both classic and unique but they are all hydrating and feel light on the lips as well, whether they are matte, sheer, or satin. After all, if the makeup you wear doesn’t make you feel comfortable in your own skin then why wear it at all?

For the nude lover out there, the Clarins Joli Rouge Lipstick in Tea Rose is a great place to start. The Clarins lip products are some of my favourites out there because of how easy they are to wear. They glide on effortlessly, are hydrating, and look and smell amazing!

For the quintessential Fall/Winter shade I’ve selected the Bite Beauty’s Sugared Maple which was a part of the Canadian Maple Matte Crème collection and unfortunately now a little hard to find. However, the shade Mulled Wine is very similar and also a great option for those after the perfect berry lip. You can also keep an eye out for the Frozen Berries collection to come back in stock if you’re still after that matte finish, but keep in mind that Bite’s version of matte is not true matte (more on the creamy side).

The classic girl will love my deep, true red selection. The Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense in shade 8 is one that I’ve been wearing on repeat. If you’re interested in a step by step guide on creating a long lasting, flawless red lip you can check out my tutorial here.

Matte lovers will adore Urban Decay’s Matte Revolution offerings which are, hands down, the best matte’s I’ve ever tried. If, like me, you suffer from dry skin then you are definitely going to want to pick up a few of these! The formula is hydrating and wont cling (too much) to your dry spots. Finally a matte lipstick I can get on board with! I’m a fan of many shades, but have a bit of a soft spot for the purply hue of Bittersweet.

Lastly I’ve really been enjoying an old favourite, Rosy by Bobbi Brown. While it’s not a classic shade for this time of year, it’s pinky-orange hue compliments most complexions while giving a subtle pop of colour too. I love how light and sheer it feels even while the formula is quite opaque.

How about you? What are your favourite lipstick shades and formulas for Winter?

xx -b.

top: c/o paper crown // earrings: sweet and spark (vintage weiss)
-photos by milton photography

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11 Comments

  • Holly
    December 18, 2015 at 12:25 AM

    Yup I like that Urban Decay one. Also those photos are insanely beautiful. Is that all natural light?

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    • Brittany Messner
      December 18, 2015 at 4:51 PM

      That whole line is just amazing! And yes it is, though these photos are shot on film so of course everything just looks better lol. xx

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  • Kotryna Bass
    December 16, 2015 at 3:02 PM

    love all of these colours!!! x

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  • Anneke Forbes
    December 15, 2015 at 3:31 PM

    I love your earrings in this post! So pretty. This post makes me want to swipe on something special tonight ;).

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    • Brittany Messner
      December 15, 2015 at 5:51 PM

      Thank you! They’re really old school (clip-ons) but I love them so dang much! Any plans for tonight? xx

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      • Anneke Forbes
        December 15, 2015 at 10:29 PM

        Nope, just hanging out by myself. Haha! Decided against the lipstick, but likely will do for Sarah’s gift wrapping party! I’ve been really wanting to try one of those new LOC colours from the BirchBox event.

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  • Kelsey
    December 15, 2015 at 3:28 PM

    I’m so glad I’ve stumbled across your website as it’s so gorgeous! I’ve heard great things about Clarins and Urban Decay’s lippies, but I have yet to try them. I am a matte lip lover so I feel like the Urban Decay ones would be right up my alley! 🙂

    Kelsey | http://www.abalancingpeach.com

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    • Brittany Messner
      December 15, 2015 at 5:50 PM

      You’re so sweet, thank you Kelsey! And yes, definitely, if you are a matte lover you are going to want to try out those UD ones!! xx

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  • Jodi Butler
    December 15, 2015 at 7:42 AM

    Daaaaaang your photos are so glam and so so beautiful, Brittany! I love the shades you selected too – it’s nice not to see 50 red lipsticks (as much as I love red lipsticks)

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    • Brittany Messner
      December 15, 2015 at 5:50 PM

      Awe thanks Jodi! Haha, yes, I love red lipsticks as much as the next girl but I’m happy you didn’t mind me not sharing every single one I own with you 😉 xx

      Reply

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