If there's anything we can all agree on, it's the power of a good lipstick. With the furor surrounding the launch of Kylie Jenner and Huda Kattan's lip kits, it's safe to say that when it comes to beauty, 2016 has been the year of the lips. With everyone dressed to the nines, party season is the perfect time to show off that new lipstick you've been waiting to try! Whether you're partial to a bold red lip, or you like to keep it chic with some subtle nude lippie, here are the shades we're sure will be all the rage this winter.
Cool Toned Red
Is it really festive season if you haven't reached for that red lippie yet? While nothing makes a statement like a bold red lip, it's super important to make sure you choose the right shade for your skin tone. If your skin is on the warmer side, it's best to go for an orange-toned red, like Bobbi Brown's Rich Lip Colour in Blazing Red, whereas if your skin is on the cool side, a blue-toned red like MAC's Ruby Woo will work better against your skintone.
For those of you who like to be a little more daring with your makeup, a deep berry-toned lipstick can form the perfect alternative to a red lip. With the ability to instantly make your look a little more dramatic, a lipstick like Urban Decay's Matte Revolution Lipstick in Moshpit would work beautifully with some falsies.
If there's anyone that has brought back the '90s brown lipstick trend, it's Kylie Jenner with her True Brown Lip Kit. If you're not into dark lip colours, you can channel the trend with a more caramel-toned shade such as NYX's Matte Lipstick in Honeymoon.
Whether you're someone who wears very minimal makeup, or you just need something to balance out a smokey eye, a good nude lipstick is a total beauty essential. For a pink-based nude opt for Maybelline's Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick in Nude Thrill, or for a more brown-based shade, why not try Tom Ford's Lip Color in Sweet Mystery?
A pretty pink lipstick is totally underrated. With the ability to evoke that girl-next-door vibe by making your lips look subtly more vibrant, a good pink lipstick can be the most versatile shade in your makeup bag. We love Lancôme's Shine Lover Vibrant Shine Lipstick in Eclat De Rose and Tom Ford's Lip Color Sheer in Paradiso.