Now we’re into October and autumn’s well and truly upon us I wanted to share some of my autumn/winter lipstick choices with you all. I’ve got a whole load in my make up drawers so I’m going to split this into a few different posts.
Today I’m bringing you five of my picks, which range from £1 budget buys to £23 high end choices and everything in between. The colours featured are everything from pinks to blacks and hopefully there’s something for everyone. Enjoy!
First up we have the Revlon Lip Butter in Lollipop (£7.99 from Boots). It’s a deep pink that’s a great transitional colour to wear while the weather tries to make its mind up, like it is at the moment. Like all the Revlon Lip Butters, this is extremely hydrating and is great to combat dry lips.
Next we have one of my favourite ever autumnal shades, MAC’s Plumful (£15.50 from Debenhams etc etc). This one’s a Lustre finish so it has a slick finish that makes your lips look really well-moisturised – very important during the cool months when lips can get dehydrated.
Plumful is a plum-pink shade that’s a good one for anybody looking to try out berry tones without going full on burgundy. Plumful goes with everything and it’s always one I’ll reach for if I’m not sure what to use.
So…I wanted to show you some shades I love, plus a couple I really don’t think work on me. This is Makeup Revolution’s 100% Vamp (£1 from the Makeup Revolution site or Superdrug) and…yeah, I don’t think it’s doing it for me. It’s a cool colour and I think on darker skin tones it could look stunning but with my pale skin I’m not a fan. I think it looks a bit Halloween-y but I fancy blotting it and using a red on top to see if it’ll make more of a scarlet colour. We’ll see!
This has an interesting formula that’s almost a bit oily but not in an unpleasant way. It applies nicely but the colour comes out a little uneven, as you can see from the picture. That said, if you’re looking for something to make a real impact and have the confidence to rock a black lip – go for it! I’d love to find a way to make this one work for me so any suggestions, let me know.
My penultimate pick for this post (hello, alliteration) is Buxom’s Full Bodied Lipstick in Menace ($21 from Sephora but they don’t ship Buxom to the UK. Sad face). Unfortunately it’s come out a little bit red in the photo as it’s more burgundy in real life. It’s a gorgeous, creamy formula and also has a nice minty scent, which is quite a nice touch.
Last up is the Hourglass Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Icon (£23 from Space.NK). This applies a little lighter than it looks in the tube but it’s dark red liquid lipstick that has a gorgeous velvety finish. Once this dries it really stays in place and fades evenly to leave a red stain on the lips – handy if you don’t have time to keep touching it up.
So here are my first five choices – what do you think? My favourite is MAC’s Plumful but I’ve also made a big dent in the Revlon Lip Butter so those would be the top two to add to your wishlist, in my opinion. What are some of your favourite autumn lipstick colours?