Matte finishes and neutral pigments are still two of the hottest lip trends, so you can’t go wrong with L’Oreal’s Infallible Paints. These warm browns remind me of changing leaves and the creamy color is saturated and buildable for smooth even coverage with a hint of moisture. The nude collection includes a variety of complexion flattering shades for just $12.99 each.
If you prefer traditional lipstick, L’Oreal’s Color Riche Matte-Jestic ($8.96) is a dark purple-y wine that is perfect for pumpkin spice weather. When applied sparingly, the pigment appears more berry-toned but when layered generously, the finish is dark and vampy with enough hydration to keep lips comfy. L’Oreal is available at drugstores nationwide.
When the temperature drops I can finally start wearing my fluffy sweaters and stylish scarves but cold air can cause chapped skin that makes lipstick look terrible. To keep your pout in tip-top shape, try the moisturizing balms from Winy Lux. The brand is well known for their adorable pill shaped tubes and the formula keeps lips soft and smooth.
If you really want to dazzle, the Glimmer Balm ($18.00) provides a light layer of galactic shimmer with a faint pop of pink. The glitter is refined and minimal so it never looks chunky or overdone and I love the pretty snowflake effect.
The bestselling Flower Balm Lip Stain ($18.00) is embedded with a real chrysanthemum and the ingredients react with your body’s natural pH to create a unique shade of pink that looks different on everyone! The coconut scent is delectable and the lustrous finish provides a healthy sheen. Winky Lux is available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Sephora and sephora.ca.
Gloss lovers will go crazy for Avon’s True Color Lip Glow loaded with chia seed and rose hip oil for soft, supple skin. The new shades are paraben-free and available in 3 finishes: cream, frost and radiant shimmer which is great for the holiday season. The sheer color can be enhanced for more vibrancy and you can pick these up at avon.ca for just $10.00 each.
Lipstick Queen is dedicated to helping you find the perfect color for your complexion and the rich formulas are creamy and bold. Beserk Berry ($25.00) has an unusual grey undertone swirled with a splash of pink to create an awesome two-toned effect that looks different every time you apply it! Nothing But The Truth ($24.00) is a pretty beige formulated with natural waxes, oils, antioxidants and Vitamin E to keep lips smooth and nourished with vinyl-like shine. Lipstick Queen is available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Nordstrom, Ulta Beauty and online at lipstickqueen.com.