22 Of The Best Winter Lipstick Colors

22 Of The Best Winter Lipstick Colors

From sweet and subtle to full-on glamor.
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When everything outside is gross and cold, a good lipstick can really help your mood. Reds, purples, even blues, they all claim a different and unique attitude. Pick your favorites and try out these oh, so beautiful shades this winter!

Reds

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in shade 01 is a blue-toned, classic red that's sure to stun everyone and last all day. (Picture 1)

N.Y.X. Butter Lipstick in Ripe Berry is the perfect everyday cranberry shade. Its moisturizing and comfortable on the lips. (Picture 2)

trèStiQue Matte Lip Crayon in Tuscan Wine is a bright merlot color that takes any look from casual to classy. (Picture 3)

N.Y.X. Slip Tease in Bang Bang is a very different mauve and red mixture. It goes on like an oil, but dries down to a powdery, dimethicone feeling finish. (Picture 4)

N.Y.X. Liquid Suede in Cherry Skies is a gorgeous maroon that dries down to a satin finish that stays put. (Picture 5)

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Screen Queen is a vampy, deep maroon shade that screams movie star. It is matte but also very comfortable on the lips. (Picture 6)

Berry

L’Oréal Infallible Pro Matte Gloss in Forbidden Kiss is a glossy feeling liquid lip that has a satin finish. This berry shade is sure to change any look from every day to full glam.


Nudes

ColourPop Ultra Matter Liquid Lipstick in Trap is a gray toned dusty rose that dries down completely matte and stays there forever. This shade and formula is not for the faint of heart! (Picture 1)

N.Y.X. Liquid Suede in Brooklyn Thorn is a deep nude brown that has the same satin formula as the rest of this line. On paler skin tones, this nude becomes bold in the best way possible. (Picture 2)

N.Y.X. Liquid Suede in Soft-Spoken is a warm-toned nude that can't be duplicated. It's a fan favorite for good reason. (Picture 3)

Wet'n'Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit in Toffee Talk is extremely similar in color to Brooklyn Thorn from N.Y.X., but this formula dries to a completely matte finish. (Picture 4)

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Gone Griege is a beautiful gray-toned brown. Let your inner 90's girl out without looking like you smeared your lips with melted chocolate. (Picture 5)


Blues

Wet'n'Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit in Sea Seduction is a metallic, navy blue that will bring out your inner mermaid. (Picture 1)

Tattoo Junkee Pucker Up Lip Paint in Grunge is a super matte formula that is totally transfer proof and will last literally forever. It is a gray-toned navy blue that can be paired with any sparkly shadow for a cool snake-like effect, or worn on its own for a more moody vibe. (Picture 2)

Purples

Wet'n'Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit in Lavender Crown is a dusty lavender color that despite its very gray appearance in the bottle is actually very flattery on the lips. This formula is the same as the other Liquid Catsuits from this line and dries down matte. (Picture 1)

N.Y.X. Pin-Up Pout in Wild Spirit isn't like any other color on the market. It is a rich, blue-toned purple that is sure to catch anyone's attention. Bonus: if you remove the colored part from the top of the tube, you also get a super pigmented lipgloss! (Picture 2)

N.Y.X. Liquid Suede in Foul Mouth is a blackened purple that serves up a lot of attitude in a beautiful satin finish. (Picture 3)

Mauve

N.Y.X. Soft Matte Lip Cream in Budapest is a dark, pinky mauve shade that has a whipped texture. It lasts a long time, and you'll barely know it's there. (Picture 1)

N.Y.X. Lip Lingerie in Embellishment is a gray-toned mauve that dries down matte and lasts all day. There's a good reason that this shade was sold out everywhere for months after it launched! (Picture 2)

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Mauve It is a comfortable matte lipstick in a rich mauvey pink color that got with everything look. (Picture 3)

Unique

N.Y.X. Liquid Suede in Stone Fox is a blue-toned gray that is so unique and flattering it's hard to believe. It's definitely a very attention grabbing color, but I've never received a bad comment when I've worn it. This shade just works! (Picture 1)

Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Emerald City is a duo chrome liquid lipstick with a moose, dimethicone-like texture. It shifts between purple, red, green, and teal, and it's great on its own or paired on top of a darker lipstick. Bonus: It smells like cake! (Picture 2)

Now it's time to throw on your favorite shade, go out in that winter wonderland, and rock it!


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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.
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It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning.

You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

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1. A semicolon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.


2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."


3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.


4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."


5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."


6. Greek symbol of Inguz: Where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."


8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya).


9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty, and artistic creativity.


10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love, and creativity or to put yourself into whatever you do.


11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from "The Hobbit." It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.


13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength and stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.


16. A glyph means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."


18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe and the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can remind us of the inconsistency of life. It also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.


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11 Things All Beauty Wannabes Think Watching A Makeup Tutorial

I thought baking was for food only.

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Even though I don't wear much makeup on a day-to-day basis, I can appreciate it as an art. I watch James Charles, Jeffree Star, and the like on YouTube pretty frequently, and I am continually blown away at how they use products to highlight their best features, create designs, and transform their face. As much as I'd like to be able to, I don't think I will ever have those skills.

Here are some of the thoughts that run through my mind while watching a makeup tutorial.

1. "This MUA has so many makeup products I don't know how they keep track of it all."

At least for the YouTubers I watch, they have beauty or makeup rooms that have drawers, shelves, and tables filled with every makeup product from every brand. I don't know how they keep track of it all and decide which products to use for that particular look.

2. "They have such nice skin the foundation doesn't even seem necessary."

Practically every MUA video starts off with the MUA complaining about their acne breakouts, even though their skin looks absolutely flawless. Sure, the foundation makes their face look better, but it also seems like a waste to cover up naturally good skin.

3. "How do you match your foundation shade?"

It seems like an impossible feat, but even the MUAs struggle too. James Charles made a video about this after receiving comments about his foundation always being too orange.

4. "The highlight just makes their face look sweaty."

Yeah it looks cool, yeah it's a pop of fun, but I will always contend that overall, it just looks like sparkly sweat.

5. "What does the 'baking' step even do?"

You apply this white powder to your face, let it sit while you do other parts of the makeup routine, then brush it all off. What does it do while it's just sitting there? Plus, to me, their face doesn't even look that different in the before and after.

6. "With all the palettes and all the colors, how do they decide which shades to use?"

Between all the palettes of eyeshadow, they certainly have dozens, if not hundreds, of purple shades. Likely many of them are about the same hue too. So how do they decide which purple shade is best for the look?

7. "That has to be the most perfect winged eyeliner I've ever seen."

And they got it on the first try.

8. "They were able to make the other eye to match."

Between the eyeshadow and eyeliner, it's a mirror image.

9. "False eyelashes look scary but also really pretty."

I'm not personally a fan of the really big falsies, but I have to admit that they look better than natural eyelashes. It's just the gluing something to your eyeball part that makes me never want to try it.

10. "Wow, the lipstick just really brings the look together."

It's always the last step, so it's not until this point that they say "the look is complete."

11. "Even if I'd put in a lot of effort, I don't think I could ever replicate this look."

The whole point of a tutorial is so the audience can try it at home, but it will never truly look the same.

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