Winning Winter Lipsticks

Winter may have come and gone in the world of Game of Thrones, but for us here in New Zealand it is only beginning. But the wet and windy weather should not stop fashion conscious Kiwi’s from dressing to impress.

While the weather may limit one’s fashion choices, it can provide some incredible inspiration for bold makeup looks. Check out our top picks for stunning lipstick shades this winter, and which brands can provide you with these killer looks.


Red is a classic winter shade as it can help you stand out amongst the dull or drab winter setting behind you. Monochromatic or neutral clothing sit well beside a statement lip and a strong red is one of the best ways to achieve this head-turning look.

Our favourite picks for a warm red look:

Juice Beauty – Cameron

Bare Minerals – Hibiscus

Lipstick Queen – Red Sinner



Another classic winter style. A plum lip is not the faint of heart as it takes a certain confidence to truly rock. But if you can master the swagger then a plum lip could prove to be your stylish-salvation this season. The style pairs well with darker ensembles and heavy layering, hence it’s wintery connotations.

Our favourite picks for a strong plum look:

M·A·C Cosmetics – The Disney Aladdin Collection Lipstick – Rajah

Anastasia Beverly Hills – Bohemian

ILIA – Ultra Violet


For those looking for a lipstick shade which packs a real punch then here are some colours which can help you make a statement. From glittery party looks to striking metallics there are so many ways to turn heads with a bold lipstick shade. The possibilities are endless.

Our favourite picks for bold looks:

Smashbox – Barely Regal

Karen Murrel – Rachael’s Lipstick

Dior – Addict Lacquer Stick – Evasion