So here is part two of my autumn/winter lipstick picks series! Like last time, I’m sharing some perfect colours for the cooler months, ranging from deep pinks to burgundy berry tones. I’ve kept the rest of my make up super neutral so you can see how the colours work on their own. Hope you enjoy!
First up is the Too Faced La Creme Lip Cream in Bumbleberry (£18 from Debenhams/Boots etc). I’ve mentioned this one a few times in the past and it’s still one of my favourites of all time. It’s such a gorgeous garnet colour that’s absolutely perfect for light skin tones. Sometimes shades that are too deep don’t work on me so this is a great way for me to wear an autumnal colour that works with pale skin.
These lip creams are my favourite formula and if you haven’t tried them I really, really recommend that you do. They’re hugely hydrating, stay in place for hours and give a lovely satin smooth finish.
Next we have the Makeup Revolution Lipstick in Fusion (£1 from the MUR website or Superdrug). I have to say I’m a little disappointed with this one. It photographs quite nicely but it’s so unpigmented I had to apply four or five coats just to get some colour to show through. It’s a shame because my other Makeup Revolution lipsticks are lovely but this one’s a bit of a dud. Very disappointed as it looks like an amazing, deep colour in the tube.
If I ever get tempted by brown lipstick again, remind me of this picture. I think it’s safe to say brown lipstick is not the one for me. Although this doesn’t look quite as terrible as I thought it might, it’s definitely not a colour I’ll be revisiting. This is one of the Estee Lauder Pure Colour Lipsticks in Hot Kiss (£21 from Debenhams) and it has a really nice finish, so I might try another shade at some point. Also, I couldn’t actually find this shade online so I think it must have been discontinued.
I don’t have a lot of Stila products in my make up drawers but I got this lipstick in a Sephora Favourites box last year while I was on holiday. It’s the Stila Colour Balm Lipstick in Sonya (£16 from Stila’s website) and the colour is really similar to the Too Faced shade I mentioned earlier.
My only real gripe with this one is the packaging. The lid is so hard to take off that it’s impossible to open it without smooshing the product inside, especially as the lipstick doesn’t retract all the way into the tube. As you can see from the picture, my lipstick is pretty dented. I’m not sure if the packaging on the full size products is more user-friendly but I’d definitely pick the Too Faced lippie over this one.
Last up is one of the OCC Lip Tars in Strumpet (£11.50 from Selfridges). These have been blogged about to death but this is the first one I’ve used. A couple of minutes after application I could completely understand the hype because these are lovely. They’re glossy without being sticky, feel really moisturising and this colour is perfect for the season – a deep pinky purple. A definite win and actually much cheaper than I thought they were!
So that’s another five lipsticks down and we just have five more to go – hopefully I’ll share these next week. I hope you’re enjoying these posts and they’ve given you a few ideas of colours that work well during the colder months when our tans fade away!