Makeup Artists Agree: These Are the Best Lipsticks for Winter
Choosing a new lipstick can be a somewhat stressful experience. No longer is a makeup purchase just about cruising down to one particular beauty counter and asking a sales assistant for advice. Today we're more likely to screenshot several Instagram snaps featuring a shade we like, colour match said shade to a specific product via swatching blogs, then deep dive into online reviews before coming to a decision. It's only then we actually make a move to buy. This development in our buying habits it positive—we as consumers have never had so much info at our fingertips before. (We suspect this is why stories on the top-rated underground products on Amazon and five-star cleanser picks at Mecca are so popular.) Allow us to add an extra element to this mash-up of knowledge—recommendations from pro makeup artists. These guys use trial a zillion products every year, testing efficacy and staying power on shoots, runways and celebrity faces. In short: They know the best from the rest. Keen to tap their extensive knowledge, we reached out to a few of our favourite artists for advice on which winter lipsticks they're loving right now. The surprise? Most answers revolved around deep wine tones, crimson and natural pinks or nudes. Proof you can't go past a classic shade whatever the season.
Keep scrolling for the best makeup artist-approved lipsticks for winter.
"Retro Matte Lipsticks were huge backstage at the shows I worked on during Autumn Winter Fashion Week in New York and London, in particular the shade High Drama. It's a deep, dark plum that looks beautiful on its own against a perfected skin and nothing much else."
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Mysterious Red ($39)
"Winter outfits tend to swing towards black and grey, so its the perfect time to add some colour with an amazing bright crimson lip. This one has a velvet finish which is matte without being drying, and comes in an easy-to-use chubby pencil."
Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Pirate ($52)
"This is the perfect classic red to brighten any face."