Autumn is fast approaching, and it calls for a darker lip. Berry and Marsala tones will be in everyone's makeup bags this AW15 and I've been busy organising my stash to rediscover my favourite cold weather-appropriate shades. These five lip colours are perfect for the new season...
|Sleek MakeUP | Buxom|
|Buxom | Cargo Cosmetics|
Sleek MakeUP Pout Polish Lip Gloss in Perfect Plum, £4.49, Sleek MakeUP
I got this quite a while ago in Superdrug, but if your store doesn't have one you can get it on the Sleek website. This conditioning lip balm is heavily tinted. It is very creamy instead of being greasy and sticky like a lot of lip balms, and you can apply just a small amount for a light wash of colour or apply lots to make it opaque.
Buxom Full-Bodied Lipstick in Menace, $21, Bare Escentuals
I picked this up at Sephora in the US. It is more of a purple-toned berry and looks stunning. It is very hydrating and has lip plumping effects without the annoying tingling. It's very highly pigmented and glossy, so I'd defintiely recommend using a liner with this.
|Bite Beauty | Stila|
|Cargo Cosmetics | Bite Beauty|
Cargo Cosmetics Essential Lip Colour in Bordeaux, £13, Debenhams
This lipstick is a very dark purple-toned berry, so I wear it as part of an evening look. I'd say it is semi-matte, but it's very hydrating and lightweight. It packs a real colour punch too, and is very long-lasting.
Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Rhubarb, £33.50, Amazon
I got this from Sephora in the US, but I have found a UK store on Amazon offering it for £33.50. This is the closest of all my lip colours to the 2015 Pantone colour of the year Marsala- a muddy brown-toned red. As the name suggests, this is very pigmented. It has a creamy moisturising matte formula that is long-lasting and doesn't dry out your lips.
Stila Colour Balm Lipstick in Sonya, £16, Beauty Bay
This is a lot pinker than my other picks, and sheerer too. It still has a muddy autumn tone to it though and I love this for during the day when I don't want a high-impact lip. It's a cross between a lipstick and a lip balm, so expect lots of lip nourishing benefits with the added colour of a lipstick. It contains Peppermint Oil to soothe irritated lips- perfect for when the cold sets in.
Which of these is your favourite?
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