The Ultimate Winter 2015 Lipstick Guide

Don't worry, Kylie Jenner's Lip Kit isn't on this list.
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Don't worry, Kylie Jenner's Lip Kit isn't on this list.
From left to right: Backstage at Prada spring 2016, 3.1 Phillip Lim fall/winter 2015, Giles fall/winter 2015. Photos: Imaxtree

From left to right: Backstage at Prada spring 2016, 3.1 Phillip Lim fall/winter 2015, Giles fall/winter 2015. Photos: Imaxtree

As winter continues to creep in, our daily outfits are slowly becoming a hodgepodge of everything we own. Layering for survival has become the top priority — often leaving very little peeking out from underneath our parkas and blanket scarves. As always, we rely on a bit of color on our lips to look pulled together underneath all of that fabric. This season, a bevy of new lipstick trends have popped up, from deep, dark goth hues to the oh-so-'90s brown shades that Kate Moss and Liv Tyler favored throughout the decade (and that, somehow, we have Kylie Jenner to thank for bringing back from the dead). 

Here is the play-by-play on the trends (and products) you'll be needing this season.

Gothic Vibes

While you may not listen to The Cure on a daily basis, deep, dark lipstick hues are so in this season. Ranging from dark berries to jet-black, this shade is surprisingly wearable for all skin tones — if you're not afraid of turning some heads.

Metallic Mouths

Metallic shimmers have completely taken over this season, with glittery shadow, liner and yes, even lipstick coming into play. Luckily, you can choose your wattage when it comes to lipstick: opt for full-on flakes of glitter on your lips, or a simple added sheen.

'90s Brown Hues

There are some things that should never come back from the '90s – butterfly clips, skinny eyebrows, hair tendrils – but brown lipstick is definitely not one of them. The trend toes the line between a neutral and a statement lip in such a flawless way that it is an easy "starter" lip color — plus, our motto is always to do as Kate Moss does. 

Matte Neutrals

Thanks to the Kardashians, the matte neutral lip is here to stay — you literally can't scroll through your Instagram feed without seeing at least a few nude pouts. The trick to mastering this look without completely washing yourself out is to find a nude shade with rosy tones if you have a light skin tone, or opting for a caramel-hued nude if your skin is darker.

Brick Red

Spotted on numerous fall 2015 runways, red lipstick has been reincarnated. Phillip Lim, Naeem Khan and Julien MacDonald all showed off a vibrant, brick red hue that instantly brought life back into classic reds.