Friday, January 13, 2012

My Top 5 "Winter" Lippies

Following up on my tips to rocking bright lips post here I wanted to show you some of my favorite winter lip products. Of course what do I really know about the mythical season known as winter? *looks outside window to see 75 degree sunny weather* I'm currently sweating in a tshirt and jeans in LA. But who cares if it looks like it's time to go to the beach, I'm going to be proudly wearing my winter lippies!

So anyways from what I hear, "winter" lip colors traditionally include darker shades such as berries, plums, and reds. Now this sounds excellent to me because I cannot resist a bright/in-your-face lipstick. Most of my favorite winter lipsticks can be worn year round though.

Here are swatches of my favorites. Obviously because I am ridiculously obsessed with red lipstick I just had to include three.
Revlon Fire l/g, MAC Russian Red, Chanel Dragon, Revlon Raspberry Bite, WnW Sugar Plum Fairy
1. Revlon Colorburst Fire lipgloss 
I rarely wear lipglosses but this is a SUPER pigmented bright red gloss that verges into liquid lipstick territory. The pigmentation on this is similar to the Illamasqua intense lipglosses. In one swipe it is full impact red. The lip swatch looks rather odd because of the shininess. 

Revlon ColorBurst Fire lipgloss
Click past the jump to see pics of me wearing the rest of the lipsticks!

2. MAC Russian Red lipstick
This is a beautiful matte, warm red lipstick. I tend to favor cool reds because they appear more bright on me but the warm tone in this helps make it seem more wintery and deep. This has a great formula but in my opinion it's only semi-matte.

MAC Russian Red lipstick
2. Chanel Dragon Rouge Allure Laque
Sadly this has been recently discontinued and is pretty much sold out everywhere. This is a beautifully complex red that is more neutral. It is a liquid lipstick and tend to dry to more of a creme finish. 

Chanel Dragon Rouge Allure Laque
4. Revlon Super Lustrous Raspberry Bite lipstick
This is the lipstick I used in my previous post and it is a beautiful purplish red berry shade that has a smooth creme finish. This is one of my favorite lipsticks in terms of formula and it is just beautiful when blotted down to a stain. 
Revlon Super Lustrous Raspberry Bite lipstick
5. Wet n Wild MegaLast Matte Sugar Plum Fairy (908C) lipstick
This is a matte deep wine/red/purple lipstick that is probably the only of these 5 lipsticks that I would only wear in winter. The matte formula can be a little finicky (this one is drier than the other WnW mattes). I have heard it's a dupe for MAC Rebel but it doesn't seem to be totally similar. 

Wet n Wild Sugar Plum Fairy MegaLast Matte lipstick
In order, my favorites of these are probably Raspberry Bite, Dragon, Russian Red, Fire, and Sugar Plum Fairy. Hope you liked these swatches!

I promise this will be my last lipstick post for a while... this blog is quickly becoming dedicated solely to lipsticks but I'll start sharing my other loves for blush and eyeshadow soon! :)

What are your favorite winter lipsticks?


  1. Seriously need russian red in my life! I have MAJOR lip envy. I need so much lip plump to have half your lips! AHHHHH!

    1. It would look great on you! My lips were fairly swollen in these pics from swatching so many lippies actually! XD

  2. You are gorgeous! I love all of those lip colors on you! :D

    1. Thank you! I love your bright lippie FOTDs too :)

  3. I really love red lips so this post is just fantastic, you rock red lips girl! My favorite is the Chanel Dragon and the Wet N Wild.

  4. Your lips are amazing! Naturally red lips make them look even more amazing! xx


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