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We’ve chosen some stellar matte shades from a few of our favourite brands to help perk your look up this winter season.

The most wonderful time of the year is approaching, as temperatures on the opposite hemisphere drop and the holiday mood kicks in. While it’s usually sunny in our part of the world, there’s no harm in sporting some winter-appropriate shades amidst our tropical heat.

We’ve chosen some stellar matte shades from a few of our favourite brands to help perk your look up this winter season.

So if you are keen on travelling to Europe this Christmas or simply want to sport some darker shades for that Christmas party, then look no further.

Here are six matte lipsticks to wear these winter holidays.

Tom Ford Lip Colour Matte

The Lip Colour Matte collection by Tom Ford promises a wide array of matte lipstick shades from neutral pinks to bolder plums. These lipsticks have a velvety matte finish and the colour glides comfortably onto the lips and is best applied with a lip brush. Fun fact, these lipsticks are paraben-free, sulfate-free, and mineral oil-free so you can rest assured that your lips will not be coated with any unwanted chemicals. The colour pictured above is called Plum Lush, a beautiful purple colour that isn’t too overpowering, but still winter-appropriate. W:

Estée Lauder’s Pure Colour Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick

With a lipstick bullet that’s curved perfectly to match the curve of your lip, this lipstick by Estée Lauder is undeniably a top pick for a matte winter shade. The shade pictured is called Raw Edge, and while it is a matte lipstick, its lightweight formula will ensure a finish that is ultra-creamy and long

Clé de Peau Beauté’s Radiant Liquid Rouge Matte Lipstick

The eight shades under Clé de Peau Beauté’s Liquid Rouge Matte collection are designed not only to last long, ut to ensure that your lips stay moisturized. Formulated to keep lips hydrated for up to eight hours, this matte shade will be perfect for the drier winter days. We chose shade 106 in Quiet Storm for its gorgeous plum colour – appropriate for a smoky makeup look or an overcast winter day. According to Clé de Peau Beauté, this specially hydrating lipstick will help to improve dryness, roughness and cracking of lips with continued use. W:

Decorté’s The Rouge Matte Lipstick

If you are looking for a bold and deep red this winter, this might be your pick. Decorté’s Rouge Matte Lipstick in shade RD456 is just the pop of colour you need to brighten the cold winter days, or to simply to spruce up your look. This lipstick has a cream-like texture and good colour transfer from bullet to lip. W:

Chanel’s Rouge Allure Velvet Extreme Intense Matte Lipstick

Chanel’s Rouge Allure Velvet Matte lip colour in shade number 116, ‘Extreme’ is a deep rich plum colour that will give warm your look right up. This lip colour is made with natural rice powder and an antioxidant complex of sweet almond oil, sappan wood and vitamin E, a formula which ensures an ultra-matte finish while protecting the lips from unwanted aggressors. Best applied with a lip brush, this bold colour can be used throughout the fall and winter season.

Rouge Dior Double Rouge Matte Metal Lipstick

Rouge Dior Double Rouge lipsticks combine elements of matte and metal, producing a voluminous ombré effect. The shade 992 Poison purple has a deep purple contour colour with a metal purple finish, creating an intense lip look that can be paired with a simple smoky eye. The perfect round up to this winter matte lipstick list.W:

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