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4 Dec

Haute List: 5 flattering lipstick shades to wear all winter long


Winter is the best season to experiment with makeup, especially for Karachiites, who enjoy a tropical climate at least 9 months in a year. So, when the makeup doesn’t melt right away when we go outside, it is officially the season to experiment with bold shades of lipstick.

Having said that, the on-going covid-19 pandemic and the necessity of wearing a mask in closed spaces has made it difficult to wear lip colors. However, we strongly support a bold lip game underneath a mask because it adds some semblance of normalcy to a life dominated by SOPs. It also makes one feel put together and ready to take on the day.

Pro tip: If you are concerned that your lipstick will smudge or get all over your mask, wear a liquid formula that’s dry matte and budge-proof. You can also blot after applying a thick coat and you will find little to no product on your mask later.

From the perfect nude to the classic red, we’ve listed down 5 shades of lipsticks, sported by some of our favourite celebs, that will look flattering on almost every skin tone in winter:


Easiest to wear underneath a mask, a nude lippie is versatile and chic. This is the best shade to wear in office or for a quick trip to the grocery store.






Since dark tones look great in winter season, this deep berry hue is perfect and looks intimidating. You can make it as sheer or as opaque as you want.





An Oxblood red lip tint is one that can never be worn throughout the year, so make the most of it now. The ultra-dark hue has remained a celebrity favourite for bold looks and looks best in matte finishing.



One can never go wrong with a classic red pout. Not only it is festive but it also works well with the dark shades of your winter wardrobe.


For those who are not comfortable with statement lips, this pinky-coral hue is your safest bet. It gives a break to the traditional red and pink shades and is also a non-neutral vibrant hue which looks good in cold weather.




Cover image credits: Aiza Naeem 



Syeda Zehra

The author is Assistant Editor at Something Haute. A journalist by profession, the writer has a penchant for films, fashion and music.