30.9.14

Three Autumnal Lip Colours I'll Be Sporting This Season

All of a sudden I seem to have stocked up on snuggly scarves, turned the heating on and pulled the opaque tights out of the cupboard. Even though we're still pretty warm for this time of year, there's something about the nights drawing in and the grey skies that makes me want to welcome Autumn with open arms. We're all au fait with adjusting our wardrobes to suit a new season, but amending your portfolio of colour cosmetics will really help your makeup to work with the season's hues and tones - after all you wouldn't try to match a pastel pink pair of flip flops with a oversized grey jumper. Lipstick is a great way of updating your makeup look without needing to do much else; a slick of colour on a relatively muted base will instantly scream 'I'm so on-trend' and match your Autumnal wardrobe perfectly. Here are three shades I'll be using throughout the colder months.


1. Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in 'Make Your Move' (£11.80)
I'm a big fan of nude colours and understated lipsticks, but when it comes to the colder months we need to brighten the tone a little so our complexion isn't washed out. Unlike the summer months, when we have a little colour in our cheeks, our winter skin can be pale and matte - adding a slightly warmer brown tone to lips helps to lift the complexion and add warmth to skin. I love this creamy formula from Bare Minerals that doesn't dry lips, plus adds a touch of shine to your pout. 

2. Urban Decay Lipstick in 'Mrs Mia Wallace' (£15.00)
Reds will never go out of style and are always a safe bet for the colder seasons, but this year darker reds and berry colours are definitely taking centre stage. I love this shade from Urban Decay's 'Pulp Fiction' collection, offering a hit of powerful red with a slightly darker undertone. It works well on practically every complexion too, thanks to the unusual berry tone. The texture is lightweight, full of pigment, incredibly creamy and a dream to apply - no flaking or dryness in sight. 

3. Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color in 'Electric Violet' (£19.50)
Mauve lip colours are going to be huge this Autumn, flying right off the catwalk and into our makeup bags. Although they may seem a little daunting, when warn with a delicate cat flick and a touch of pink blush to complement, they can look incredible. I love this shade from Bobbi Brown, offering just the right tone of mauve without it being too OTT; if you're not too sure, then layer up the colour gradually using a lip brush and apply a touch of transparent gloss over the top. Over a number of days, build up the result until you're confortable!

Will you be adopting a darker and more interesting lip colour this Autumn?
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11 comments

  1. Ooo, I'm loving the nude colour from Bare Minerals! I'm a fan of the warmer shades as I feel the cooler tones do nothing for my complexion. Great post :) xxx

    Kirsty - Effortlessly Excessive.

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  2. I'm loving Make your Move! Is it quite peachy?
    x Julia

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  3. I really like the Urban Decay one! So perfect! :))

    Vanity Monastery BBlog

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  4. The Urban Decay lipstick is beautiful, such a nice shade of red for autumn! I'm still not sure if I'm brave enough to wear red in the daytime :) xx

    beautyvisions.blogspot.com

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  5. I love your inclusion of the bright violet shade from Bobbi Brown! That's a fall color you don't see often.

    www.theaestheticsedit.com

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  6. I don't think I can pull of a bright pink. I wish I could, the Bobbi Brown one looks fierce x

    WOMANOUK (beauty and portrait drawings)

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  7. I am dying to get my hands on the Urban Decay one!

    Danniella x
    www.famousinjapan.co.uk

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  8. Autumn is my favourite time to wear lipstick, summer I tend to stick to balms & gloss. love the colours you've chosen!

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  9. Ooh that Ubran Decay lipstick is gorgeous!

    Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  10. I LOVE that warm nude colour! Its exactly the colour Im after at the mo, I have some MAC empties to trade for a lippy so if anyone knows of a similar colour from MAC tweet me!! ;) [@Lianne84]
    Lianne | TheBrunetteSays...

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  11. I'm still picking between buying Urban Decay lipstick or Bobbi Brown one! By the way, quality of these pictures is amazing!

    http://trendythursday.blogspot.com

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