From l-r: soft options in rush (old), mac plum dandy, mac deeply adored, elf mineral moisturising lip tint in berry, topshop beguiled, L'Oreal Color Riche in Plum Passion
Other products shown: Bubblegum Lip Scrub, Korres Lip Butter in Pomegranate, Gold by Giles Lip Gloss (couldn't find product names but in swatch in a dark true red and a sheer magenta)
I've been wanting to do a post like this for some time, reason being that not only am I an avid hoarder of lipsticks in all shades and hues, but, autumn lipsticks are by far my favourite to wear. Braving a deep plum or a daring red does something to me, I feel much more glam, and I find that berry toned lip products do justice to my colouring. And, for the girl on the go, a quick slick of a darker lipstick is enough, with no need to faff around with eyeshadows as much.
However, there is always the downside to everything, sorry to be add my dose of pessimism here, and plums and red do tend to bleed or smudge much more noticeably than a Kim Kardashian lip. Of course there is always something that you can do! A good lip liner will keep any straying colour at bay and prolong the longevity of wear and I have a review of the new Mac Marilyn Monroe Lip Liners in Beet and Cherry coming up shortly.
Another downside of the harsher climates of the autumn/winter season is that chapped/dry lips become a bit of burden and so I live by two products to banish the not so attractive flaky lips look... the first being my Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub which is Ah-mazing! Seriously, get your hands on any of the Lush Lip Scrub range, they work wonders and also taste incredible too, beware you must resist the temptation to eat the whole pot! It buffs away any dead/dry skin and leaves my lips feeling renewed and plump, perfect. The second saviour on my list is the Korres Lip Butter in Pomegranate, I love, love, love this. Not only does it add a sultry hint of berry plum to my lips but its moisturising qualities are undeniable. Adding a touch of this over any of the products above adds a little extra shine and is a very welcome addition, especially when wearing a matte lipstick.
What are your go to lip products this season? Do let me know!