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Bold Lip Guide for Winter

Moving into autumn and winter, what are the best and boldest lipstick shades to wear? It can be difficult to know what the best lipstick is for you and your skin tone, especially as we head into the colder seasons, but you don’t need to worry. 

Here, we’ll look at how to pull off a bold lipstick look and take a look at some of the best shades to suit you. For everything you need to know, just keep reading.  

Bold lip preparation steps 

Before applying your favourite bold lipstick, it’s important to get them ready. Here’s how to do so: 

Exfoliate lips 

First, exfoliate your lips. If you miss out this important first step, you risk them looking flakey or patchy.  

Hydrate lips 

Then, hydrate your lips. Our Vice Lipstick is formulated with hydrating aloe vera to keep your lips hydrated, making it ideal for ensuring your lips stay nourished. 

Choosing the perfect shade for you 

Deciding on the perfect shade for you might sound tricky, but it’s easier than you might think. Try our Vice Virtual Try On services, which allow you to explore popular matte, cream and sheer lipstick shades to compliment your skin tone. You can upload a photo, use the live camera, or choose a model to see what a lipstick shade looks like.

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How to pull off a bold lipstick look  

When it comes to bold lipstick looks, it’s important to make sure that your foundation, contouring, liner, and highlighter are all right. A foundation like our Hydromaniac Foundation will help – it’s infused with kombucha filtrate and marula oil for up to 24 hours of hydration, coverage and glow, and it comes in 12 shades to suit a variety of skin tones. It’s ideal to get your face ready before you apply your lipstick of choice! 

Our 24/7 Lip Liner will keep the colour from bleeding too. This glide-on lip pencil comes in over 20 shades and is both long-lasting and waterproof, staying creamy and defining your lips. It’s formulated with vitamin E, jojoba oil and cottonseed oil to nourish and moisturise your lips.  

Finally, use our Vice Gloss for a glam finish. This lip gloss is infused with hyaluronic acid, avocado oil, shea butter and passion fruit oil to give plumper and fuller-looking lips and buildable colour.



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Bold autumn lipstick shades 

You might be wondering what the best bold autumn lipstick shades are. Often, warmer shades are better suited to the autumn months, but with a bolder twist. 

Crimson and dark red lipstick are among the best autumn shades, as well as some deeper mauve and bold purple colours too. Lipsticks like our Vice Lipstick 714 and 1993 are great choices for bold autumn lipstick shades.  

It can sometimes be difficult to find the best autumn lipstick for your skin tone. Those with warm-toned skin may want to go for orange or red shades. Meanwhile, those with cool-toned skin could opt for earthy shades of red or a dark brown lipstick, or even try purple for a bolder look. For autumn, as the weather starts to cool, matte lipsticks can work well too.



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Bold winter lipstick shades

Among the bolder winter lipstick shades are bright, intense reds, like winter berries. Deep plums and pinks are also a great way to get that bold winter look, as are burnt oranges, purples and violets. Alternatively, try a dark nude lipstick for a different bold effect. 

For those with cooler tones, an intense red or a purple hue can make for the best bold winter lipstick shades, while red is also a good option for warmer skin tones. Likewise, orange hues are suitable for warm skin tones – for a festive touch, gold can be a good option as well.  

Our Vice Lipstick Elote and What’s Your Sign are among the lipsticks that may be best for a bold lipstick winter shade.  

If you’re trying to find the best lipstick for your colouring, take a look at our whole range, right here.

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