When it’s cold outside, I find myself reaching for warm knits and dark lip colors. Since dark lipsticks are more popular than ever, I am sharing my 3 favorite winter lipsticks for cold nights out. When I pick my lip color as I’m getting ready for a fun night out, I think about who I am going with. Whether I’m going out for a drink with my friends, having a date with my husband, or attending a much-needed happy hour after work, I have a few go-to dark lipsticks that I love so much that I just have to share them with y’all!
For Work and Happy Hour afterwards
When I reach for a lipstick to wear to work, I only consider the lighter, more natural colors in my collection. I like to downplay my makeup for my job to look as professional as possible. The darkest color I’ll wear as a teacher is this reddish berry lipstick: NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Seduction for $6.99. This weightless matte lipstick lasts for a few hours and it comes in so many creamy nude colors. It also looks fabulous on all skin tones–this is one of my go-to gifts for my girlfriends!
Pictured below, I wore this cozy cream sweater dress to work with this lip color. White sweaters and berry lipstick go together like a pb&j sandwich. Such a classic pair!
For Girls Night Out
When I go out with my friends, I pick out the loudest, boldest lip colors that I own. With my friends at my side, I can wear crazy lip colors without trying to look “pretty” for a traditional date. I have a few lip colors that I love (but my husband is very confused by haha), so I play around with dark greens, blues, and blacks for girls night out. A few months ago, I purchased this dark brown lip color from Sephora called Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in 44 Purple Sunset for $14.
Unsure of how it would look on my pale skin, I tried it on with a preppy blazer and turtleneck to offset the trendy hue. The verdict? I’m in love with this crazy color! It looks a bit green on me (my husband jokes that I look like a zombie), but I feel so cool and chic in this lipstick. Isn’t it kinda wild? The formula is long-lasting and a great deal. It glides on smoothly and won’t budge for hours, although it definitely requires a precise application. With dark colors, the application must be flawless. Be sure to use concealer to fix mistakes!
For Date Night
When I get dressed up or down for a date night, I always pick a lip color that I know my husband likes on me. Since it’s the winter time right now and I’m rotating a lot of darker colors, my current favorite is a deep matte black cherry color called Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick in Evil Twinfor $21. When wearing a darker lip color, dress yourself in neutral colors like gray, black, white, or pastels to let your lip color stand out. My husband jokes that I look like a beautiful vampire in this color. I wore this outfit to a sushi date and the color didn’t budge at all! The waitress at the sushi bar complemented me on this color and we both geeked out over our favorite dark colors!
What are your go-to lipsticks for winter? What color should I buy next? Tell me about it in the comments!