This season, lips can go bold and beautiful, or nearly nude. Depending on the eye look you want to create, smoky or subtle, consider these products when it’s time to perfect your pout.
Nude lips, or lips that look as close to your natural color as possible, are always flattering when it comes to lipstick or gloss. Pair these shades with your dramtic eye or natural face.
L’Oreal Bare Natural in Soft Mauve is not too pink or too brown. This sheer and flattering color gives lips moisture and looks great on most skin tones. $9.95
Tarte Double-Ended Lipgloss in Fred and Ginger is a shimmery nude and shimmery champagne color that can be worn separately or together for a glossy, pretty lip. $19
Maybelline Mineral Power Lipcolor in Pink Pearl contains mineral-based pigments that give full impact color! This color works great on fair and darker skintones, making it a fabulous pick. $5.99
LORAC Sheer Lipstick in Nude gives lips the perfect hint of pink-beige that will compliment every smoky eye wonderfully. The bonus? This lipcolor will nurture your lips with moisture—perfect for dry, cold weather. $18.50
Now it’s time to give your lips a BOLD edge! Dark lips (even black!) are so in this season. No matter what color you choose, brick red to deep burgundy, make sure your eye makeup is minimal. Skip eyeliner and only use mascara on both upper and lower lashes to make your eyes pop. Be sure to always line your lips as well! Red lipcolors tend to bleed outside tha natural lip line, so choose a liner that is as close you the lipstick shade as possible or choose a neutral tone. Tip: If you’re unsure of wearing dark, rich tones on your lips, look for the word “sheer” when choosing a formula.
CoverGirl Outlast Smoothwear Lip Liner in Nude goes on smoothly and works fabulously to use before you apply your color because it won’t add any extra color. $7
DuWop Reverse Lip Liner can be applied outside the lip line to really ensure you “fence in ” your lipcolor. When applied to lips, it fills in lines and helps hold color on longer. $19
Clinique Long Last Soft Shine Lipstick in Red Red Red is formulated to keep that “just applied” look for hours. Great for fair skintones because it won’t wash you out like some reds. Won’t feather creep, stain or dry out. $14
Avon Ultra Color Rich Lipstick in Vintage Vamp is the perfect deep plum. Wear this lip color with a sheer pink cheek color for an ultra glam look! $3.25
Tropez Moisturizing Lipstick in Buttered Rum is the perfect dark cranberry color for any occasion. This formula glides on soft and is long-lasting. Give your lips a hint of color or layer it on for a truly bold lip. $0.99