Finally spring has sprung and that means things are about to get a whole lot brighter, but for now how about a little recap on my most worn lipstick loves from the cooler months. I have always been a huge fan of a dark lip, however my skin tone makes it a little difficult to wear traditional reds, and brighter reds, so I tend to lean towards something with a berry undertone as I am sure you can tell.
Starting with TopShop (white packaging) I have ‘Beguiled’ which is a rich, deep red with strong berry undertones but is in no way purple. This has been a go to for me for two years and I still adore it. The quality of the TopShop Lipsticks is outstanding and this is certainly no exception.
Next we have the Lanolips Lip Ointment in ‘Mulberry’, this is a slightly different product to the others as it is neither a Lipstick, nor does it have much pigmentation, however those are the things that make this product amazing. Do you ever get that dried out feeling from having a bold lip on for hours but don’t want to remove it because of the patchy staining it has left behind? Well this has you covered. I always carry a lip balm type product with a slight tint to match my lip colour, this way if I want to take it off I can be left with a subtly, even layer of colour and boy with your lips love it!
This lipstick has to be my favourite from MAC, and it is Rebel. This colour has been a cult hit since the day it was launched and that obsession doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. This colour is the perfect deep berry tone with almost a pink base which makes it the perfect brighter but still dark lip for the cooler months. While this is normally considered a seasonally appropriate colour I look forward to pairing it with a hot pink lip liner for the warmer months.
The Revlon Matte and Lacquer Balms have been a huge must have for me from the minute I laid my hands on them. ‘Standout’ is the closest to a traditional red I can get away with wearing, and while this shade is a little darker, it certainly is not dark. This is also one of those shades that is universally flattering no matter what your skin tone and as well as being readily available almost anywhere in the world this one is a winner.
While the cooler months may be over this colour remains my obsession. I picked up Revlon’s ‘Cherries in the snow’ (gold packaging) on a total whim but soon became totally lustful over just how beautiful the colour truly is. As you can tell from the images this shade is substantially brighter then the others, a warm berry pink shade with red undertones, it certainly is unique. To me this shade is a great in between shade, for those days you want to be daring but not vampy, warm and light while still making a huge statement.
So there you have it, my most worn lipsticks of Autumn/Winter 2014 and probably a list that will be repeated for many seasons to come.