It’s actually quite unusual for me to be wearing lipstick what with me being a dirty, dirty smoker and lip products normally leaving me looking like a clown, but in the past few weeks as I’ve been finding myself actually not even wanting to leave the house without a lippie on.
I can pretty much pinpoint that moment when I fell in love with lipstick again: London Fashion Week, when I had to make myself look the part (be the judge of whether I succeeded over here).
Combined with a dark smokey eye look I think red lipstick can be so incredibly hot! Obviously, it’s NSFW (not safe for work) at most places, but in general for out and about it can bring just the right amount of attention to those who seek it (why else would you wear a bright red lippie if you didn’t want to draw attention to your face?)
So here are the 5 products that can deliver a perfect, deliciously seductive pout for this Autumn/Winter season…
Top 1: This MAC lipstick is really heaven sent. I normally refuse to use MAC products for the simple reason that they’re in a league of their own when it comes to ripping customers off, but this lipstick, that I bought more than a year ago, is just amazing. Even with my smoking it lasts forever and while it dries to a satin/matte finish it still doesn’t flake like many other supposedly long-stay lipsticks.
Top 2: I know it’s not quite obvious in the pictures thanks to the bad lighting in my room, but this BeautyUK one is actually in terms of colour and finish a brilliant dupe to the MAC lippie above. But that’s where the similarities end. The BeautyUK lippie has an interesting minty flavour to it, so it prickles the lips a bit to plump them up. But it doesn’t last as long as the MAC one. Still absolutely fantastic, especially for the price!
Top 3: I have to be honest and admit that I probably would’ve never tried this lipstick due to Burberry’s hefty price tag, but I have to say that the lipstick is absolutely gorgeous! I’m not quite sure I can say the price tag is justified, but this lippie practically glides onto my lips like it’s meant to be there. It feels incredibly luxurious! Perfect brick red!!
BUT red alone isn’t the only shade this AW season, that is massively popular – burgundy shades are just as much, in clothes as well as in beauty products. So if you’d rather go with a burgundy lip rather than a red one, here are 2 products that will give you just that:
Top 4: This is the 2nd Burberry lippie and actually my favourite out of the 2 Burberry ones and also my 2nd favouite lippie out of these 5 lippies after the MAC one.
As you can see in the image the lippie dries matte, which is brilliant – it is the perfect finish for the burgundy colour. It makes the colour look darker and more intense. Just heavenly for this dark, cool, moody season! But again, hefty price tag – unfortunately I haven’t found a good dupe yet! Someone find me one?
Top 5: This is not fully burgundy, at least not as dark as it could be, but I still think this colour is brilliant. I think this colour is ok to be worn at work, more so than the other more intense colours! But alas, the problem with Make Up For Ever is obviously the trying the products – as far as I know the only company that actually retails their products in store is in London!
Whatever colour and brand you choose, make sure you try the cheaper brands first – they can be just as great as the pricier ones!
Will you wear red / burgundy lips this autumn/winter? What are your favourite lipsticks?