Let It Storm: Favorite Frosty Lipsticks to Brighten the Winter Blues

Oh, the weather outside is frightful this winter! New Jersey has been caught up in the conveyor belt of wintry storms in this cycle, and it seems like every week we’ve been hit with snow, sleet and freezing temperatures. So what do you do on those snow days after you’ve worked from home, entertained the kids, made dinner and are the only one still up folding laundry? You take a break to play with makeup, of course!

I decided to pull out a few tubes of my favorite frosty lipsticks and glosses to help me ride out the storms. Most of the colors are in neutral shades, but I included a couple of glistening winterberry-type reds because they had shimmery undertones. I didn’t get into shades that were too dark, because I generally think darker colors age me — although now that I think about it, “Black Ice” would make an intriguing, edgy name for a lipstick color. It might be worth the risk, don’t you think? Me too!

This grid layout is also a good way for me to judge which shades, undertones and formulations look best on me. Let’s get to it.










Lipstick/gloss colors, left to right from top left: BlackOpal, ColorSplurge in “Glam;” Iman Cosmetics, Luxury Moisturizing Lipstick in “Saffron,” with Luxury Lip Shimmer gloss in “Honey;” BlackOpal, Dual Lip Gloss in “Mocha Matinee;” Milani Color Statement lipstick in “Cherry Crave,” with Neutrogena lip gloss in “Glow;” Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in “Champagne on Ice,” with BlackOpal lipliner in “Mahogany;” Milani Color Statement lipstick in “Dulce Caramelo,” with “Nude Touch” gloss and lined with NYX lipliner pencil in “Coffee;” Iman Cosmetics, just “Honey” gloss; and Clinique lipstick in “Surprise.”