Not unlike your favorite vino, wine-colored lipstick is refined and complex, and varies on a spectrum from juicy Grenache to saturated Cabernet. You needn’t swirl, smell or sip to determine which is your ideal wine shade, though it wouldn’t hurt to swatch a few. Below, we, your lipstick sommeliers, have rounded up some of our favorite bold hues, all with a hint of drama and a lush finish.
Tom Ford Boys & Girls lip color – The Boys in Ryan
This clutch-sized lippy is a buildable wash of crimson that ranges from blush rosé to tawny Pinot Noir. Wear as a single, sheer coat or in full-on layers—the metallic formula leaves behind a pearlescent shine while Brazilian murumuru butter, soja seed extract and chamomilla flower oil create an ultra-soft application.
CHANEL LE ROUGE Longwear lip crayon in 08 Cassis
This easy-to-apply crayon lipstick is an extremely comfortable, full-coverage ruby shade that leaves behind the fruity finish of a sweet sangria. Use the tip of the crayon to draw a precise outline and then fill in the lips with the flat side for a vibrant, satiny look.
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipstick in Glastonberry | Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre lip lacquer in Unleash Me
Charlotte Tilbury’s matte lipstick in Glastonberry is a dramatic, full-bodied hue for your pout. Taking cues from a high-tannin Syrah, it leaves behind a dark, matte berry statement with just one coat.
Add shine to your already bold pucker with a swipe of Charlotte Tilbury’s lip lacquer overtop. Unleash Me is the perfect complement to the aforementioned matte, amping up the luxe color for a lustrous, high-glamour finish.
RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek lip & cheek color in Illusive
Consider RMS Beauty’s lip & cheek color in Illusive your “daytime wine” shade. A single coat of the dusty-rose color hearkens a crisp White Zinfandel, but it can be layered to reveal a more intense plum shade for an evening look. Add a wash of the all-natural stain to the apples of your cheeks for a cohesive flush.
NARS Audacious lipstick in Bette
NARS’s Audacious lipstick in Bette is a true garnet, with deep red tones that stain your lips like a full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon. The matte formula is richly pigmented, looks luminous and won’t bleed or feather no matter how many glasses of wine you enjoy while wearing it.
M·A·C Cosmetics Plum lipstick in Smoked Purple | M·A·C Cosmetics lip pencil in Cyber World
For a more cool-toned wine, M·A·C’s Plum lipstick in matte Smoked Purple will remind you of a bright Pinotage. The creamy texture makes this highly pigmented color a treat to apply, especially when layered on top of Cyber World lip liner. Carefully line your lips with the eggplant pencil before swiping on lipstick, tidying the edges of your pout with a concealer brush for a polished look that is super graphic.
Dior Addict Lip Glow Color Reviving lip balm in 006 Berry
Dior’s tailored-to-you balm leaves your lips soft and moisturized while adding just a hint of dark berry color. The product reacts to your own pH for a truly custom glow that enhances your pucker. Think: your lips, but juicier.
Laura Mercier Velour Lovers lip color in An Affair
For a taste of Malbec, try Laura Mercier’s stay-all-day lip color in this medium purple shade. Mango butter hydrates the lips while mattifying powders gently diffuse the color, creating a satin finish that will not budge.
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