The Lip Colors All Stylish Women Own

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At year’s end, it’s time to clean house—or clean out your lipstick stash, at least. This is your chance to shake off 2015 and build a color wardrobe for the new year. It’s a task no different from editing your closet, really. First things first: Toss all your expired products and any off-trend shades hanging around. Hold on to versatile favorites, those that stand the test of time. Now it’s time to rebuild. Here, read our 5 tips for refining your lip color collection and making sure it stays fresh and relevant all year long.

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Lip Service

Satin Radiance Lipstick in Bois De Rose

$36

Yves Saint Laurent

Look For Transitional Shades

When shopping for new lipsticks between seasons, be sure to look for shades that fall between cold-weather darks and springtime brights. A balance will carry you into the next season seamlessly.

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color in Retro Red

$35

Sephora

Pick Classic Colors

Keep an arsenal of classic hues in your lipstick wardrobe. The right red will never go out of style.

NARS Lipstick in Schiap

$27

Sephora

Find A Signature Shade

When you make a color your signature shade, no matter what time of year you wear it, it'll always look just right.

Ultra Matte in Be-Dazzled

$6

ColourPop

Don't Splurge On Fads

Trends come and go, so don't get stuck with an expensive lipstick you'll never wear again. If you're curious about a new trend, start with affordable brands to test it out. Save the designer makeup for what you know you'll wear all the time.

Satin Kiss Lipstick in Cashmere

$25

Olivia Palermo x Ciaté London

Always Keep A Neutral

Just as in your closet, you always need a good neutral lip shade in your makeup bag.