Best Lipsticks Shades For Winter

Favourite WInter Lipstick Colours

Top WInter Lipsticks

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Mrs Mia Wallace*

This beautiful bright ruby red lipstick was part of Urban Decay’s Pulp Fiction Collection. The colour is so intense & I love it. I’m not one to normally wear such bold colours but this is so pretty I love wearing it. The formula is creamy and feels smooth and nice on the lips, this colour does bleed a little but nothing a lip pencil can’t help with. The packaging is as luxurious as the product, it comes in a sleek black bullet with UD embossed on the lid & inside you get a pop of purple.

If you have tried any of the Revolution Lippies let me know what colours you’d recommend as I’d love to try a few more.

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in Galaxy

This gloss is a deep plum colour and it looks extremely pigmented and glossy on the lips. It’s really pretty for nights out and I find it easy to apply with the doe foot applicator, but be careful you don’y apply to much. I tend to wipe most of the excess product off the applicator before applying it to my lips. Do note that a little goes a really long way with these. This tube has lasted a year so far & I still have so much product left.

Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick in Hot 401*

This is a very pretty deep berry shade, it is so long wearing and applies very smoothly on the lips. It is marketed as a CC Lipstick as it has the moisturising qualities of a lip balm and the pigmentation of a lipstick and I find that this formula looks quite glossy on the lips. I like the formula a lot & like how hydrating it is without compromising on pigmentation Can I just say how luxurious the packaging is too, it has a magnetic close and I love the deep red bullet.

Winter Lipstick Swatches

Collection Lasting Colour Lipstick in Sugar Plum

This is my favourite affordable lipstick, its a bold pink colour and looks fresh and pigmented on the lips. It brightens up my look & feels nice on the lips. I wouldn’t say this formula was long wearing but I don’t mind reapplying this throughout the day. Its a pretty colour so I will forgive its not so good staying power.

DHC Premium Lipstick in Rich Raspberry

I wore this a lot in the Summer but I think its the perfect shade for Winter too. I love berry’s all year really. If you like your lipstick to be hydrating, easy to apply and fresh looking then you will love this one. I find that it lasts a nice amount of time on me, a good couple of hours. If you are eating and drinking they will wear off as they’re a satin finish and quite buttery on the lips but topping them up is so easy too! The packaging of this lipstick is beautiful, the casing is a stunning mix of gold and silver with etched flower detailing. They look very pretty and feel luxurious.

Lord & Berry Twistick in Shut Up*

I love lip crayons and this one is my absolute favourite. They’re a 3 in 1 lip product with the moisturising benefit of a lip balm, the colour of a lipstick and a gloss finish. Perfect! Shut Up is a berry pink and it’s pigmented and very easy to apply. I always have this in my handbag as its so easy to apply on the go & I think the colour is flattering day or night. You can build up the pigmentation to look quite bold or just sweep across your lips for a wash of colour.

Korres Lip Butter in Wild Rose

Such an old faithful of mine. I have been through a couple of these. Its a lip balm with great pigmentation. I like that it doesn’t fell sticky or greasy on the lips. It adds a beautiful pinch of colour and I find that although it is a lip balm in texture the colour is quite long-lasting. Wild Rose is a pretty red berry colour and perfect for daytime. I want to try a few more of these as I just love this one and think they’re great value for money. I featured the Korres Lip Butter in my Winter Makeup edit if you’d like to read it

I have to say I have been enjoying quite a few Korres products lately & its a brand I want to try more from so if you have recommendations let me know.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

Lord & Berry Twistick

I’m fuss free when it comes to lip products. I like to be able to apply them as quickly and trouble free as possible, preferably without a mirror & these cute Lord & Berry Twisticks* tick all the boxes for me. They fall into the category of sheer lipsticks in chubby crayon form and I’m sure I’ve told you I am a lip crayon addict.

Lord & Berry TwisticksTwistick

Lord & Berry boast that these are a 3 in 1 lip product with the moisturising benefit of a lipbalm, with the colour of a lipstick and a gloss finish. Doesn’t that sound perfect! These Twisticks come in 6 wearable shades, I’ve been trying out three shades, Must Have, Shut Up and Rock & Rose. These provide your lips with a vibrant splash of colour perfect for Spring/Summer, they feel nice and hydrating and for a glossy lip crayon their staying power is surprisingly good. Although if you feel the need to touch up these are fool proof to apply, no need to sharpen they have a twist up action which means hassle free lip colour all summer long, just perfect for popping in your handbag!

Lord & Berry Twisticks

Must Have – Is a pretty coffee coloured brown, this I think would look great on everyone & I have worn this a lot during the day. It looks effortless but still put together. Just a pretty everyday colour.

Shut Up – The name of this one makes me smile every time I reach for it. It is a gorgeous berry pink and I have a feeling this will be my go to colour this Summer. It gives my lips the prettiest wash of colour. One coat is enough, no need to build it up as the colour payoff is so good.

Rock & Rose – If you like pink lips then this is for you, its a gorgeous bright girly pink. I was a little scared of this shade at first but it was so nice on. With my fair skin & dark hair this shade really popped, it stood out but in a good way.

Rock & Rose, Shut Up & Must Have

All these colours are pigmented but not OTT, so don’t be afraid of having too bold a lip. They give just enough colour to make a statement, they will provide you with instant colour & hydrated lips. I think these would be great for travelling or dare I say it festivals. Its functional packaging means it is handy for on the go, I always have at least one shade in my handbag (who am I kidding I have at least 2). Oh & they don’t have a minty scent, in fact I don’t think they have a scent at all, so for me that gets a thumbs up. These are also paraben & talc free, so they won’t dry out your lips & they will stay glossy. Pucker up!

Are you a chubby lip crayon addict like me, or have your already tried these Lord & Berry Twisticks? Let me know which colour catches your eye.

Lord & Berry Twisticks are £13 each and available online from www.lookfantastic.com & I have seen a Lord & Berry stand in larger Next stores.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

Keeping it Simple

Lip Options

I love makeup but the one area I seem to shy away from is lipsticks, I don’t know why I just never seem to wear them & have a total of 4 in my current collection. I do however like to keep my lip products quite simple and I have got quite the collection of lipbalms and glosses. So here is a run down of the 7 I have been using the most.

EOS Organic Summer Fruit Lip Balm Sphere £5.95 – These lip balms seem to have quite a mixed reaction from people. I know many that think they don’t do much for your lips but I like them. They are easy to use & the packaging is quite fun. They come in a variety of flavours and keep my lips feeling hydrated. They’re handy to throw in your bag. They last for ages & never seem to go down. Great value for money.

Korres Wild Rose Lip Butter  £8 – This gives your lips a good wash of colour as well as being hydrating. These pots from Korres are delightful & I think they’re my most loved lip product. This Wild Rose shade gives your lips a lovely deep Berry colour. Its been my go to Autumn/Winter lip. These are quick and easy to apply no mirror needed, perfect for on the go. I have nothing at all bad to say about these.

Apivita Pomegranate Lip Care* £5.00 – This is so nice to use, its smooth and hydrating on the lips. It has a slight sweet scent and gives your lips just a hint of glossy colour. It feels like it is caring for your lips (if that makes any sense). It contains pomegranate oil and vitamins E, F and C and is 98% Natural. Apivita is sold in select Marks & Spencer shops now so keep your eyes peeled. These Lip balms come in 6 varieties.

Lip products I love

No7 BB Lips in Blink Pink £8.50 – I’ve spoke about this before & my tube is almost empty but this is one of my favourite lip products as it’s so easy to wear, the colour is pretty and flattering on my lips and the formula is hydrating and not sticky at all. They’re well worth picking up & they have 6 shades in total. I might have to buy Berry Rose next time. Do you have any of these?

LUSH Bubblegum Lip Scrub £5.50 – I use this a couple of times a week just to keep my lips smooth and it takes off all the dry skin. Some days I really like the scent of this & other days I find it too sweet, I think I will try the Mint one next time. These pots last ages & mine hasn’t dried out, it is definitely a product I would recommend to a friend.

Smith’s Rosebud Salve £8.50 – I guess this is just like Vaseline in a cuter & bigger tin. I bought this from American Apparel & I like to use it in the morning when I am doing my skincare routine just to hydrate my lips. This tin is still looking good even though for the most part it lives at the bottom of a handbag. Just another great lip balm.

Lip products I love

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Nourishing Lip Balm SPF 20*   This is my heavy duty lip balm, the big guns & it is what I reach for if my lips are dry or when I need something with a little more healing quality. This is a pot of very hydrating peach coloured lip balm (its colourless on the lips). I put this on last thing at night and wake up with what I would describe as soft kissable lips. I like that it has SPF 20 in as that means my lips are also protected against the sun, it can be easy to forget to apply an SPF to your lips. If you suffer from very dry lips or tend to get chapped lips during the winter this could be a great product for you.

Tell me what lip products yo have been using a lot over the winter.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

My Lip Balm Stash

I picked up a cute glass vase to put my lip balms in. I thought at first it was going to be way to big, but I should’ve known I had a fair few lip products here and there to put in it. I like it – it sits on top of my dressing table and I can see them all instead of them being hidden in bags and tucked away in the draw. I’m attempting to get my makeup collection into some kind of order and I see so many people with the cutest storage ideas. I like things that are a little different and this vase was £4.50 & is perfect.

Lipbalm Stash

Lipbalm Stash

My tiles were a wedding gift from a friend they have a j & v on for John & Vicki. I like to put my jewellery on them as they stop my dressing table getting scratched. I also have a thing for birds and this one is from Malta – I love it, it’s so pretty.

Lib balm collection

Now on to my Lip Balms

I love the Maybelline Baby Lips & have heard on the blogger grape-vine that these are finally coming to the UK. This makes me so happy. I have 2 that I received in a blogger swap and they smell amazing. They are also a great lip balm and I find them super hydrating. I have the flavours Coral Crush and Twinkle.

Burt’s Bees lip balms are so good. I’ve been known to have one of these in every handbag & its the only lip balm my hubby will use & I can vouch that he has soft kissable lips (too much information?). My fave one has to be the pomegranate oil one. Its soothing and smells divine.

My tin of Smith’s Rosebud Salve has lasted my a while and is still going strong, it is quite like Vaseline and works pretty well at keeping my lips hydrated. I picked up this tin in American Apparel but you can get it online here for £8. As with quite a few lip balm products this can be used on chapped skin, minor burns and general skin relief.

eos lipbalms are cute in their fun packaging. Some people don’t rate them, but I like them, thy keep my lips smooth and they smell so good. They’ve such a great selection of flavours / scents and are 95% organic and 100% natural. They’re also paraben and petrolatum free and have vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil in them.

Figs & Rouge this company have really nice packaging and the product inside is great too. They use 100% natural ingredients and are free from parabens and mineral oils. They too have a huge range. I have the Cherry and Vanilla one and I love it. I want to try the Pomegranate one next.

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream* – This is a miracle worker and I use this at night mostly as I tend to wake up with such dry lips. This leaves them so hydrated and when I wake up I can still feel the product on my lips. This is a handy size as I can take it with me on the go & It has been in my bag with me all winter. Again this is a product which has so many uses. So is great to have in your collection.

LP Skin Therapy Refining Lip Exfoliator* – This has tiny beads of  jojoba oil which gently polish your lips. I have been using the LUSH Bubblegum lipscrub which I like but this one is different. I like the jojoba oil as it leaves my lips so soft and smelling amazing (kiss anyone). This also has alot of other great ingredients in like Vitamin E, Sweet Almond Oil and Cocoa Butter. So your lips are getting some great treatment.

Korres Wild Rose Lip Butter – this is such a lovely brand. I have tried a few things from them but I really like their Lip Butters. This Wild Rose one is so nice now that we are heading into Spring. It has a really nice tint to it, its perfect for a hint of colour when you’re going for a fresh-faced look.

Do you have a collection of lip products. They are just so easy to pick up when your shopping and we have had quite the cold winter so my lips have needed some TLC. What do you store yours in? Id love to know.