15 Bright Lipsticks To Banish Winter Blues

There is no denying it: Winter is really here. And, with that comes a whole heap of problems. Think dry, tight skin and pasty complexions. As we reach for lotions to stave off the worst of this season's frosty chill, we need and want a little something to lighten the mood and just make us feel — wonderful.
Step forward bold-hued lipsticks. The mini pocket rockets to put the spring (metaphorically speaking) back into our beauty regime. From flaming red, to acid-bright orange, to searing-hot pink, these shades are the exclamation points to each and every look we plan on wearing now through to New Year's. Which one will you choose to make your beauty BFF?

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This lipstick by Three Custom Color is a vibrant, old-school red that works well with all skin tones.

Three Custom Color Lipstick In Ballet Russe, £16, available at Cult Beauty.
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For those of you who are not fans of a matte-finish lipstick, the pearlescent sheen of this Avon tube could appeal.

Avon Luxe Couture Creme Lipstick In Designer Red, £6.50, available at Avon.
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This fiery coral-coloured lippie is our new favourite hue. Wear it with barely-there makeup and a smile.

Clarins Rouge Éclat Lipstick In Juicy Clementine, £18.50, available at Clarins.
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The formula of this particular Daniel Sandler lipstick doesn't dry lips out and lasts for a surprisingly long amount of time, too.

Daniel Sandler Luxury Matte Lipstick In Marilyn, £13.25, available at Daniel Sandler.
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This fabulous hot-pink lipstick by Ilia is the ultimate topping to a barely there makeup look.

Ilia Lipstick In Neon Angel, £20, available at Net-A-Porter.
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For those of you who like densely-pigmented lipsticks, this range by Japonesque is for you. A couple of slicks of this rich, red hue leaves lips looking full and glossy.

Japonesque Pro Performance Lipstick In S4, £15, available at John Lewis.
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Forget your teenage attempts at wearing grape-coloured lippies and give this ultra-violet shade by Kevyn Aucoin a go. This long-lasting formula is far more wearable than its first impression would suggest.

Kevyn Aucoin Matte Lip Color In Persistance, £26, available at Space NK.
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This lip gloss contains six times the amount of pigment a traditional gloss would normally contain, which means that just one swipe of the wand leaves lips looking dramatic.

Lancôme L'Absolu Velours Lip Gloss In 172 Velours d'Etincelle, £20, available at Lancôme.
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Not a fan of red or pink? This Laura Mercier lipstick could be the one for you. This purplish hue brightens up the most winter-worn complexions and the velvety-smooth formula is a pleasure to apply.

Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colour In Plum Orchid, £20, available at Liberty.
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This neon-hued shade will definitely get you noticed. A little goes a long way, and the stay-put formula means you won't need to constantly reapply throughout the day.

Illamasqua Lipstick In Immodest, £16.50, available at Illamasqua.
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This flaming red gets the Kate Moss seal of approval. And, that is good enough for us.

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick By Kate Moss In 001, £5.50, available at Beauty Mart.
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This ingenious lip colour contains light-sensitive pigments that cause this pink shade to glow when exposed to UV light. Talk about being the centre of attention!

Stila After Glow Lip Color In Electric Pink, £12, available at Stila.
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This Topshop lipstick is the most perfect brick-red hue we've ever come across. It hasn't left our handbag in months.

Topshop Lipstick In Infrared, £8, available at Topshop.
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The colour of this Bourjois lip crayon reminds us of our favourite Starbust flavour: strawberry watermelon. The shiny gloss leaves lips feeling smooth and moisturised, too.

Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayon In Fuschia Libra 2, £7.99, available at Superdrug.
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Don't let this dusky pink fool you; this shade is a veritable mood boost in lipstick form.

Barry M Lip Paint in LP62, £4.49, available at Barry M.
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