Vegan lipsticks are all the rage lately, and with good reason. They have all the perks of using a normal lipstick, but with added benefits such as no chemicals or toxins, highly nourishing formulas enriched with plant-based oils, cruelty free and recyclable packaging. Recently, clean makeup brands have been upping their game and introducing interesting formulas, textures and shades that rival even the best beauty brands. Also, with the onset of winter, vegan lipstick formulas are an absolute must as they have hydrating and moisturising agents that keep your lips healthy and supple. It might be a little confusing to find the perfect shade for you, hence here are 6 universally flattering vegan lipstick shades, curated by for you to try that are perfect for the winter season:

  1. Gush Beauty Play Paint in Berry

The colder weather calls for the just-bitten, berry-stained lip look, and this is the perfect product to help you achieve it. This deep and intense shade of Berry will flatter all skin tones, and the lip-loving, air-whipped could-like texture will feel weightless and smooth on your lips. 

  1. Gush Beauty Play Paint in Warm red

If berry tones aren’t your jam, then opt for a warm red. A good red lipstick is a must have in anybody’s makeup arsenal, especially during the Holiday season. Red hues are reminiscent of Christmas, festive parties and Holiday cheer! Here is a red is fool proof and will look good on you, whether you pair it with a full face of makeup or decide to rock the Ayrvedic lipstick bare faced for that effortless.

  1. Just Herbs Ayurvedic lipstick in Margmee - Rose brown

Here is an option for those of you who prefer to stick to the neutral, rosy side of things. This Ayrvedic lipstick formula by Just Herbs is enriched with a whopping 18 natural herbs and plant oils to provide your lips all the nourishment they will ever need. This Rose Brown shade is rich, earthy and perfect to replicate that healthy, flushed look in winters!

  1. Asa Hydra-Matte lipstick in Plush Plum

This deep, plummy colour will chase away all your winter woes. It is not for the faint-hearted, this lip shade spells drama. It is perfect for all your festive parties, and the ideal winter evening lipstick in our opinion. The matte finish is also extremely comfortable to wear and will last through the evening.

  1. Just Herbs Lip & Cheek tint - Mahogany

Lip & Cheek tints are an absolute godsend for a quick, easy and effortless makeup look. However, finding the right shade and formula that works for both lips and cheeks is quite a task. This lip and cheek tint in Mahogany is perfect because it has an emollient yet long-lasting formula and a warm, earthy hue that will make your monochrome makeup dreams come true. Cream formulas will also ensure that your skin stays hydrated in the cold weather.

  1. Asa Lip & Cheek tint in Luscious Apricot

Another multitasking winner, and this time in a warm, apricot shade that will make up for the lack of sunshine on gloomy winter days. This formula is enriched with walnut seed oil and shea butter, and gives you skincare benefits while functioning as makeup!