Lip color palettes are looking extra eclectic for winter 2019. Time to clear out your makeup bags, ladies, to make room for the season’s most amazing lipstick trends and colors. This winter, it’s all about daring to be different. Express your most confident self by wearing lipstick colors that no one will be expecting you to wear. I’ve listed a few trends to get you inspired, so get your lips prepped and ready for some color. It’s time to be bold babe!

The Top 10 Fall Lipstick Trends for Winter 2019

Here are 10 lipstick must-haves that will get you through the winter season looking fabulous and fierce.

1. Bold as Black

Do you dare to wear the boldest black this season? You can definitely rock the look beyond Halloween, and Marc Jacobs’ Collector’s Edition Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick in Blacquer ($30) will help you get the look. The buttery formula of this lip color will simply make you swoon. I’m thinking more film noir Hollywood glam than Goth with this style. So darken up your lips and make it truly dramatic.

2. Matte as Ever

Don’t get mad! Get matte this winter and leave the shimmer to your wardrobe. The winter season always reminds me of natural colors, so try your favorite pink hue in matte. I recommend Pat McGrath Labs’ MatteTrance Lipstick in Full Panic ($38). Not only is this lipstick perfectly matte; it’s also completely smudge-proof! 

3. All-day Moisture

One of the biggest beauty issues I go through during the winter is dryness on my lips. My simplest solution is an all-day lip color that moisturizes at the same time. Dry lips are definitely out this season. For lipstick that will really last as long as you can keep going, try Smashbox’s Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick ($24). A beauty boss like you should never be chapped!

4. Nude For Days

You might not be able to rock the bold everyday this winter. When you can’t, you absolutely must go nude. Everyone should have a go-to nude lipstick. If you haven’t found the right one yet, this fall will be the perfect time to find a match. Try the MAC Lipstick in Kinda Sexy ($18.50). It might be your newest everyday look.

5. Odd Is In

If there were a time when you could get away with odd colors, now would be it. More and more odd lipstick colors are coming out, and my favorite ones are those that really go with the season. It might be a golden yellow color or a peacock blue. Kylie Jenner’s Lip Kit in Ironic ($29) has just that perfect olive green color that will make you feel right into the winter season. 

6. Stained It Good

Lipstick may not be your makeup of choice, but you should know that you have other options when it comes to lip color. Yves Saint Laurent’s Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain ($37) will give you stunning lip color that’s ultra lightweight in texture. Try it in Nu Interdit, a medium nude color that will give you full coverage without that heavy lipstick feel.

7. Red Retro

Winter 2019 is all about the color of power—red. When it comes to your lips, choose retro red colors that really bring out the boss in you. Madonna popularized MAC’s Matte Lipstick in Russian Red ($18.50) during her True Blue period, and it became one of her most iconic look. You can have the same iconic look using the same lip color, which has been around since MAC’s early days. So vogue!

8. Vintage Grunge

It’s hard to believe that the late 90s are now considered vintage, and vintage is making a big comeback in this year’s fashions. Complete your 2019 winter look with favorite fall colors from the 90s. That means burnt oranges, sienna tones, and lots of beautiful brown. This Urban Decay Vice Lipstick ($18) is aptly named ‘1993’ and it’s wonderfully reminiscent of everything that was ‘da bomb’ in the 90s.

9. Fragrant like Fall

Scented lipsticks are also making a comeback this season. Really, what’s better than smelling the scents of fall all day long? I adore the smell of chocolate every time I put on L’Oréal’ Pro Matte Les Chocolats Scented Liquid Lipstick in Box o’ Chocolate ($10). But if chocolate is not your fall fancy, there’s always pumpkin spice, peach, and even cinnamon scented lipsticks if you can find them. 

10. Drugstore Picks

Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without an excellent drugstore pick. A successful budget buy should check all the boxes for you without breaking the bank. It’s also a great way to try out colors you aren’t sure of yet. I recommend Revlon’s Ultra HD Lipstick in Snapdragon ($8). It’s a great transitional brown color that mixes wood and spice tones. 


Ready to pop some color on your pout? Try one or try them all! I can’t wait to hear which trends you’re trying out this season.