lip makeup The 15 Hottest Lipstick Trends To Try This Winter
Do your lips some service with these hot color trends.
Do your lips some service with these hot color trends.
There’s no better time to change up your makeup routine than the new year. An easy way to try a new look is with a fun, fresh lipstick shade. Whether you got a few new tubes in your stocking or you’re ready to embrace a cool new makeup trend on your own, there are some hot lipstick colors that will warm up your look during the cold weather season. Ahead, find our favorite lip makeup looks for winter 2021 to take you into 2022 and beyond.
In case you haven’t had a chance to try it, fall’s favorite seasonal flavor is also a lipstick trend — and it’s still on the menu for winter. To perfect a pumpkin spice latté lip color, you want to use a warm brown shade featuring hints of orange and red tones, just like the latté itself. Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Le Nus by Colour Riche Intense Nude Lipstick in Nu Extreme then add a glaze of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 8 Hour Pro Lip Gloss, hydrating finish in Barely Nude on top. The warm-undertone brown is a perfect everyday nude shade for winter and the light brown gloss adds a high-shine finish.
A classic red lipstick is perfect for all your winter festivities. This signature shade of the holiday season pairs well with just about everything and can be jazzed up for a party or toned down for a more casual event. The L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Reds of Worth Lipstick in Successful Red is an elegant, refined, wearable red that is sure to stand out anywhere you wear it.
Every season calls for a shade of nude lipstick, even the dreary winter months. The right nude lip color can give your pout a subtle pop that blends in seamlessly with the rest of your makeup look. The L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Satin Lipstick in Caramel Latte has a satin finish with subtle shimmer, which is perfect for a more subdued look that has a hint of wintry glam.
If you’re a fan of dark, bold lipstick shades, there’s no better time of year than winter to pull out those vampy hues. A deep red wine-hued lip color like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Satin Lipstick in Golden Grape complements any skin tone and can easily be paired with a burgundy eye look for a Bordeaux-inspired monochromatic makeup moment.
They say two is better than one — and that’s definitely the case when it comes to this lipstick trend. Two-toned lipstick involves rocking two different lipstick shades — one on your top lip and another on the bottom. Pick two shades that aren’t too far apart on the color wheel, like a pink and a red, for a bold, dimensional lip look. Try the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Satin Lipstick in Mason Marais with the shade Pink Flamingo to create the look.
A cool-toned pink lipstick is the perfect shade for offsetting the winter blues. For those daytime, makeup looks where you want a bit more color than a nude, or the nights out that require a slight hint of tint, try the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Satin Lipstick in Miss Magenta or the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Glazed Pink.
A muted plum shade is particularly fitting for the cold, winter months. Although not as vibrant, this faded take on the traditional plum lip gives a striking look that’s impossible to miss. To get the look, try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick in Plum Bum, which has a full-coverage, matte formula that feels light for all day comfort.
Brighten drab winter days with a fabulously bright lipstick shade like fuchsia. It plays well with other colors and can transform a simple winter outfit into a standout look. Layer a few swipes of the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Luminous Hydrating Lipstick + Nourishing Serum in Splendid Plum to get this eye-catching, must-have hue.
A lip stain is the trendy winter lip product to try since it won’t leave a mark on your smile, sweaters, or hot cocoa mugs. The L’Oreal Paris Brilliant Signature Shiny Lip Stain Lipstick combines the glossy high-shine finish of a lip gloss with the lasting wear of a matte lipstick for a color that doesn't bleed, feather, or transfer easily. So you can eat and drink your way through the season without the worry of leaving your lip color behind.
Chocolate lipstick not only looks as rich and decadent as the name suggests, but it’s also a cool way to bring a sweet and sultry winter aesthetic to life with your makeup look. For a true chocolate shade, swipe on the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 8 Hour Pro Lip Gloss, hydrating finish in Truffle.
Whether on your sweater, your hair, or your eyelids, violet hues are huge during the winter season. You can rock this shade anywhere, but we particularly love it for playing up your pout. Get the look with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Splendid Blackberry.
Burnt orange is a flattering non-neutral alternative to traditional red lipstick. To get in on the trend, reach for a rich, earth-tone hue like the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Satin Lipstick with Precious Oils in Radiant Bronze. It has a creamy formula packed with precious oils in a flattering mid-tone, neutral shade with an apricot base color and subtle gold shimmer.
This fruit-inspired shade is the ripe pick for a winter look that’s vibrant — but with a bit of edge. A classic berry hue like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Gleaming Plum will instantly give your makeup look a dramatic purple flair and its high shine, hydrating formula leaves lips comfortable and conditioned, making it perfect for cold-weather wear. Check out our article, Our Best Berry Lipstick For Every Skin Tone, to find your best berry match.
This medium-brown shade is a solid option for those who like to play it safe in the lip makeup department. Start by lining your lips with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lip Liner in Nudes for Life, which provides rich color, creates definition, and keeps feathering at bay. Follow up by layering your lips with the L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Matte Lip Stain in I Explore, a matte lipstick that offers an ultra-lightweight feel and lasting wear.
Written by: Lauren Paige Richeson, Photo Credit: Ana Cucuta, IG/@anamcucuta