Hydrating lipsticks in winter's hottest shades
Call me unconventional, but I actually love it when the temperatures cool down and I can pull out my favourite parka and chunky-knit scarf. The thought of a piping hot cup of tea, a giant book and a heater sounds like absolute heaven. What I don’t really dig about the cooler months, though, is what the frosty air and winds do to my skin and lips.
Dry skin and cracked lips are pretty common once winter rolls around, which means we all need to take extra care in our daily beauty routine. So, with this in mind, I’ve compiled a shade-by-shade guide to the best hydrating lipsticks that’ll not only ensure your lips are soft, supple and nourished all winter long, but they’ll look as good as they’ll feel.
BEST HYDRATING LIPSTICKS IN WINTER SHADES
A subtle rose is the perfect shade for those who are looking for a hint of colour that isn’t obvious at all. Think about it as your natural lip shade, but a touch darker.
Burberry Lip Glow Balm in Pink Peony:
Been on the hunt for a balm with a hint of colour? Then this is your guy. The balm will soften and protect your lips while coating them in a subtle sheen of colour.
Maybelline New York Color Sensational Color Elixir Lip Color in Caramel Infused:
Don’t be fooled by the gloss-esque texture. The formula feels like a balm when applied and is as pigmented (and non-sticky!) as a lipstick.
Clinique Butter Shine Lipstick in Berry Blush:
This lipstick literally does feel like butter when you put it on, and the shade is perfect for complementing any make-up look.
Jane Iredale PureMoist Lipstick in Kaylee:
This lippie proves that pigment, long-lasting colour and lip protection can be found in one handy tube.
A soft pink is the perfect way to add a flushed finish to your winter look while a bright, pigmented shade will be sure to brighten even the dreariest of days.
Natio Smoothie Lip Colour Crayon in Petal:
Jojoba seed oil and shea butter will ensure your lips are wonderfully smooth, while the pink pigment will give your lips a subtle pop of colour.
Mineralogie Vitamin E Stick in Impulse:
This bad boy will not only help protect your lips, but it’ll also work to heal chapped lips. All of this while adding a little colour to your life, too.
Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color in Cosmic Pink:
Fancy emollients in this formula ensure your lips are moisturised and conditioned all day long.
L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Moisture Matte Lipstick in Glamour Fuchsia:
Thought matte lipsticks had to dry your lips? Think again. This pigmented lippie will leave your lips feeling gloriously nourished and hydrated.
There’s no going past a classic red during winter. It’s the sort of shade that dresses up any look and leaves you feeling uber confident.
asap pure mineral lip colour in six:
A combination of vitamin E, avocado, and jojoba oil will keep those ruby red lips of yours conditioned for hours.
Napoleon Perdis Mattetastic Lipstick in Veronica:
This long-wearing lipstick won’t dry out your lips the longer it’s on. In fact, it offers intense hydration that lasts as long as the colour does.
Models Prefer Lust Lipstick in Cherry Pie:
Looking for a red that’s not so, well, red? Then this light coverage lipstick is just what you need. You’ll also love that it offers protection from UVA and UVB rays.
Lancôme L’Absolue Rouge in Rouge Mythique:
This bullet of red wonderment combines protection, nourishment and colour that lasts for up to eight hours. So basically slap it on in the morning and you’re good for most of the day.
Nothing says winter warmth quite like a deep burgundy or rustic wine-coloured lipstick. Not for the faint-hearted.
ModelCo Lipstick Lip Couture in Tango:
The creamy formula feels like heaven to apply and will leave your lips feeling soft for hours.
Laura Mercier Smooth Lip Colour in Merlot:
The lustrous finish will give your lips that hint of deep red and a full dose of hydration and protection.
Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Diva Red:
This lipstick is so nourishing it almost slips right off your lips when applying – so just be careful to take it slow. The deeply-pigmented hue is fabulous for any night-time occasion, so it’s bound to become your staple.
Natural Compatibles nc Hydra Brilliance Lipstick in Bournon:
Aquatic herbs ensure the colour doesn’t budge, while vitamins E and C will care for your lips.
Deep plums and other berry hues are always huge winter for the more adventurous among us, so embrace your wild side and sport a vibrant purple shade of lipstick.
Face of Australia Lasting Looks Lip Crème in ‘Till Plum in the Face:
This lip colour is perfect for those looking for a semi-matte finish and long-lasting hydration.
Stila Colour Balm Lipstick in Gemma:
Besides the fact that this purple lip colour will keep your lips feeling soft and healthy, the peppermint oil will leave them feeling rejuvenated as well.
ck one colour shine lipstick in Rockin:
The glossy finish of this berry hue looks glorious once applied, and you’ll be extra-impressed by how balm-like it feels.
MeMeMe Satin Lip Cream in Thalia:
The deep aubergine hue isn’t the only thing you’ll love about this lippie – it’s packed full of shea butter and vitamin E and smells deliciously of vanilla
Burberry Lip Glow Balm, $49, 02 9695 5678
Napoleon Perdis Mattetastic Lipstick, $38, 02 8595 0911
Laura Mercier Smooth Lip Colour, $35, 02 9663 4277
Natural Compatibles nc Hydra Brilliance Lipstick, $26, 02 9818 9011
Stilla Colour Balm Lipstick, $36, meccacosmetica.com.au
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