One of the things that I mentioned to the lovely Stacey when we were playing with pretty clothes at the French Connection store is that it annoys me that as soon as AW fashion hits the store, it’s all back to muted dark colours – plum, teal, grey, black, etc. I THINK THAT’S RUBBISH.
Why do we wear the darkest colours in a time of the year that’s already depressing with lacking daylight and annoying with its freezing temperatures as it is? I try and wear colourful things especially when the weather is crap just to try and cheer myself up a bit.
But there’s one thing I really, really love about the autumn winter time (besides the cleaner smelling air, mulled wine and the chances of snow) and that’s being allowed to pull out some of my darkest lipsticks and not running the risk of being labelled as a goth (that’s a lifestyle, not a fashion statement!)
Michael Kors Lip Lacquer in Dame * = £23
This is a beautifully dark plum colour ( I reviewed the lippy in full here), but in comparison to most lippies that are nice for the autumn/winter period, this one is glossy and suuuuper moisturising, which is why I think it‘s so perfect for this season. I mean I don‘t know about you, but my lips dry out and crack in like no time as soon as the weather gets colder, so this is going to be my go-to lippie. It‘s a sheer one by the way, so you can wear it the way I do with the full colour or a lot sheerer and lighter.
Rimmel Lasting Matte Finish by Kate Lipstick in 107 = £5.49
It was perfect for last AW season and it‘s still one of the most perfect brick red lipsticks around and thus still simply perfect. Of course this one is matte, so it won‘t give your lips anything, maybe even take some more moisture out rather than putting it in, so do make sure that you use a good lip balm (Elizabeth Arden‘s Eight Hour Intensive Lip Repair Balm is great!)
Sleek MakeUP True Colour Lipstick in Smother * = £4.99
I absolutely love this vampy-looking (in the bullet) lip colour. However it comes out as such a different colour than what it looks like as bullet and it is such a beautiful darkened pink colour. Right up my street, even if it doesn’t REALLY suit me (who gives a crap, right??) Obviously super moisturizing too!
No7 Stay Perfect Lipstick in Glace = £9.50
This colour is a stunning dusty rose pink that has a beautiful golden sheen to it without being glittery and tacky. The great thing about this colour is that it’s longlasting too – though that makes it drying unfortunately.
MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Prolong = £17.50
This is probably the most perfect red I‘ve ever seen. And its another one of my go-tos when it gets darker (mind you, I do love wearing bold lip colours all year around anyways! Feels moisturizing at first but then once it’s dried down and its longlasting effect kicks in it feels quite drying.