Let the battle of the Autumn lipsticks commence.
The fur coats are out people, and the toes are well and truly in (and by that weird statement, I mean my feet are constantly covered in either winter boots / thick socks / last years reindeer slippers... don't judge). Is it just me whose feet are literally frostier than Hitler's heart for 99% of Autumn / Winter?
During the festive season, I find that a bold lip is the perfect statement to jazz up a sometimes dull autumnal outfit.
Don't get me wrong...I love the oversized knit, chunky scarf and jeans combo as much the next girl...but sometimes I find it hard to remain both stylish and warm. Give me comfort over 'cool' clothes (in both senses of the word) any day, know what I'm saying? Especially as the cold weather has well and truly hit London and all I want to do is hibernate under my fluffy blanket.
So without further ado, here are a list of my fave statement lipsticks to jazz up any outfit, come day or night!
From left to right:
Mac can never fail in my eyes, particularly when it comes to their lipstick department. With 100's of colours to choose from (literally) the Mac counter can be a pretty daunting experience and they're not the cheapest of the bunch, retailing at £15.50 per stick! But if you're looking for a long lasting, bold, statement red, the 'perfect red', then look no further.
I've had this a good few years now. Knowing me, you'd think I'd get bored but when winter comes back around it never fails to have its wicked way with me. It is the perfect statement red. Not too bright, not too wine-coloured. It's alluring. And its matte texture makes it incredibly long lasting. Great for lazy gals like me.
I got this lipstick last year after reading many raving reviews and I must say, I don't think a week went by where I didn't wack it on. I love it because it's so wearable. It's also matte, although I will say I don't think it lasts quite as long on the lips as Mac's Russian Red on the lips without a retouch.
Nevertheless, I love how buildable it is. You can dabb it on for a lighter, wine/ berry lip, great for the day time, or wear a few coats to make a statement for a night out! Laaaav it.
3) Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick - Dark Night Water-Oops (£6.50)
Okay now for the lipstick that most excites me. I bought this beauty at the weekend after seeing the stunning Amelia Liana wearing it in her recent 'Day to Night Routine' video (watch here) and fell in love. It's so moisturising yet so pigmented (the pictures below show the intense colour after just one coat!) How is this even possible?! Tell me howwww?
Although I don't actually own Mac's 'Rebel', I would say it's a pretty good dupe, and at more than half the price you can't really go wrong can ya?
4) Collection - Scorned (£2.99!!)
Lastly, we have this absolute bargain of a lipstick from Collection. Yes, £2.99, your eyes aren't deceiving you. I bought this lipstick after seeing the gorgeous Jade's Halloween makeup tutorial (watch here) and decided it needed to be mine.
If you haven't already, check out my Halloween blog post here to see more pics of it in action. It required little touch up and didn't end up all over my face which was one of my main concerns after a mad night of going HAM. I'M SO WILD.
It's a winner.
So if you couldn't already tell, the Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Dark Night Water-Oops is probably my fave and I can't wait to try more from the Moisture Renew range- the formula is amaze! However, I love all of these lipsticks during the colder seasons. They make me think of Christmas and that makes me happy.
I hope this shows how you can still achieve that big bold lip without having to spend a fortune on high end brands! Don't do it!
Until next time my loves. Oh, and happy bonfire night!