Best Lipstick Shades for Winter 2020
Elizabeth Mott is bringing you the best lipstick shades for winter 2020. 2019 has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t revamp your lipstick stash and rock some new colors (and yes, “vamp” pun intended)!
Which Lipstick Is Best For Winter?
At the end of the day, you can wear whatever lipstick color you want any day of the year. Our rule is no rules! But, when we think of winter makeup, we’re thinking of those plum, vampy, and darker colors. Need an excuse to try those darker shades in 2020? Just blame it on 2020.
Now, before you start grabbing all your faves, take a moment to think about what you want from your lip look for the day. Will you be eating out? What kind of outfit do you plan on wearing? Are you going for a dramatic makeup look that day? Do you mind reapplying throughout the day or do you want something that’s here to stay?
If you want to ease into darker colors first, we have the perfect shade for you: Moxie Mauve from our Color is Bae Liquid Lipstick collection. It’s a dusty pinky-mauve shade that looks good on everyone! It’s not too dark and not too light. And since it’s a liquid lipstick, you won’t have to worry about reapplying after eating or throughout the day.
What’s A Good Lip Tint and Lipstick In One?
Another easy but just as great option is our Tints & Sass Lip & Cheek Stain. The bottle is drip-proof, so you don’t have to worry about it staining anything but your lips and cheeks! If you’re running around and need a blush of color to brighten up your complexion, use the brush and dab a couple of dots on your cheeks, and then dab them with your finger quickly. Do the same with your lips.
If you want to take Tints & Sass to another level, layer it to transform your dewy color to a look that’s red hot like Elizabeth Mott’s Red Chili that keeps all eyes on you.
What About An Easy To Use Lip Crayon?
Another option if you’re not ready to commit to a bolder shade is our Color is Bae Lip Crayons. Cherry and Bright Violet are perfect for winter looks that don’t take too much effort. Apply some mascara, your favorite blush, and bronzer, and then apply Cherry. Obviously, the next step is to embrace your inner winter vixen!
Do You Have Anything That Helps With Wintertime Dry Lips?
While winter makeup looks are great, the one downside of winter is that it dries everything out, especially if you live in an area that’s lucky enough to snow consistently. You moisturize your hands when they get dry, so why aren’t you taking care of your lips in the same way?!
First things first: if your lips are dry and chapped, you need to exfoliate them. Hanalei Company’s Sugar Lip Scrub is the perfect tool for this. Just scoop a small dollop out with your finger, and then gently rub it over your lips. The Hawaiian sugar cane gently exfoliates the dry skin while also soothing your lips. Kukui oil and shea butter work in conjunction to hydrate and moisturize your lips!
Next, take our sister company, Hanalei’s Kukui Oil Lip Treatment (which comes in a multitude of colors—go nuts!) and apply it generously to your lips. Hanalei’s dry Lip Treatment utilizes a blend of kukui nut oil, shea butter, and grape seed oil to hydrate, soothe, and protect. You’ll especially want to follow these steps if you use matte liquid lipsticks on the reg since they can sometimes dry out your lips.
Now that you know how to treat your lips this winter and show them around town, what are you waiting for?! We can’t wait to see your ultra-hydrated and smooth winter lip looks all over social media.
About the Author:
Melissa Hedges currently resides in Colorado with her two chihuahua mixes, Pele and Siggi. In her free time, she's scoping out fancy brunch spots, playing with makeup, spoiling her dogs, and co-editing CEO, a literary magazine. Find her on Instagram @hedgesmc
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