From left to right: Mac Faux, ColourPop Frick N' Frack, NYX Prague,
Sephora Blackberry Sorbet and Maybelline Siren in Scarlet
Last year I actually opted to skip this post and talk about my favourite nail polishes instead, but seeing as the first official day of winter arrived last 'hump day', I thought I would revisit the series and talk about some old and new lip staples.
This is a newer favourite of mine - you may remember I received a mini version in the limited edition holiday collection earlier this month. As I swatched the gorgeous burgundy shade, I new it would become a favourite for colder months. It's bold and matte but doesn't feel drying on the lips, and the best part is it lasts from AM until PM. I already have a full-size sitting in my basket online waiting to be purchased.
This is pretty much my go-to red for the holidays! It's a classic colour - on the slightly darker side - with a velvet finish and looks so stunning with a simple eye. Although fairly long-wearing, this product is definitely not a liquid lipstick and contains oils to help it feel more comfortable, so there's potential for it to slip around while eating or sipping on a glass of wine. I always use a matching liner and blot to remove excess product. But trust me, the colour, formula and finish are worth it!
Every season needs a good nude! When I'm not sure what lipstick to wear, this is usually my fall-back. The neutral pink works with everything and has a slight satin finish, so it feels nice and moisturizing on the lips.
Do we notice a matte trend happening here? Over the last year I have definitely gravitated to these types of finishes, and for some reason I just like the look more during the winter. Prague is described as a merlot colour and I have to agree! On me, I sometimes see hints of purple undertones but otherwise it's definitely a winter-perfect berry hue.
Another newcomer to my winter faves - I just can't get enough of this dusty pink/brown liquid lipstick! I absolutely love how the colour is dark without being too dark and it lasts for eons, leaving behind a slight stain once all the product has worn off.