Tuesday, 9 October 2012

four lipsticks for autumn

(L-R: MAC Satin lipstick in Brave, Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick in Wine Not, 17 Lasting Finish lipstick in New Black, ELF Studio Matte Lip Colour in Natural.)

Continuing with my autumn series I bring you some lipsticks I'm looking forward to wearing this autumn/winter! Once again there is an obvious pattern and I realise now that they all look very similar! In keeping with traditional winter beauty trends I love to wear a dark berry lip during the colder seasons, but on days where I don't feel like a high-maintenance lipstick I'll be turning to sophisticated mauve toned nudes.

MAC Brave is a lipstick that I got a lot of wear out of when I bought it but felt it was a bit harsh for during the summer months. This autumn I think it'll look beautiful with a subtle smokey eye for daytime or even at night with a gloss over the top. It's a great nude for darker skins but on me it pulls the way MAC Taupe would on a darker skintone.

Revlon Wine Not is unfortunately not available in the UK and Ireland but I got mine on eBay so maybe try there! If not, I'm sure you could find a similar shade by MAC. It's a gorgeous deep red, unsurprisingly a wine shade. However the formula is quite uncomfortable and is more drying than other Revlon matte lipsticks I own so I usually put a layer of balm over the top (my balm of choice is Nuxe Reve de Miel to keep the finish matte yet hydrated).

This 17 lipstick is an amazing dark purple shade that takes balls to wear! I prefer this one for night time or even mixed with the Revlon lipstick as it is quite dark for daytime when I'm feeling a bit too shy to rock the gothic look! The formula of this lipstick is beautiful and really comfortable to wear - and it's a bargain.

A decent dupe for MAC Brave is this ELF lip colour (Available from the Studio line on the ELF website). It's slightly lighter and it is a bit more subtle on my skintone. To me this is the perfect nude and this is the second one I've purchased. It has a sugary sweet taste and unsurprisingly a matte finish.

I'll definitely be doing another post on winter lip shades in the coming months as lipstick is one of my favourite beauty products ever! If you have any beautiful autumnal lipsticks please leave your recommendations for me! :) thanks for reading xxx

1 comment:

  1. These are such lovely shades! I live in New Zealand so we are going in to spring now, reading all these lovely posts on autumn is really making me realise how much i will miss it though!



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