I have a problem with a capital P when it comes to lip products. Remember when I talked about my favourite reds at the end of last year, and tried to justify my ever-growing collection? Things haven’t changed much.
Although I love to sport a true red lip – not too orange, not too pink – I personally think that berry shades probably suit my complexion better. And even if it doesn’t, berry lips are absolutely perfect for autumn in my opinion.
I have 6 products to share with you that are my favourites for this particular colour family, and have included mattes, lacquers and sheerer glosses for those that might just want a hint of colour.
Top to bottom:
1 :: Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Sultry. It’s more pink than purple, matte but not cakey or too drying, and very easy to apply.
2 :: MAC lipstick in Rebel. Looks scarily dark and vampy in the bullet, but you can apply it in layers to get your desired colour – heavier on the purple.
3 :: KIKO Ace of Diamond lipstick in 27 Refined Burgundy (limited edition). This is my current favourite – it’s a gorgeous colour but can be patted on for a sheerer look, demi matte finish. I also have the matching lip pencil which is handy.
4 :: Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in Eclipse. This is one for those who prefer glossier lips, although this can dry down to a more satin finish. Extremely pigmented and a lovely colour, you just have to be careful not to put on too much product.
5 :: Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stain in Crush. The lid of this is completely cracked and all the writing has come off of the tube – that’s how loved this one is! It leaves a slightly glossy finish but not shiny or sticky, and it seems to suit every skin tone. I remember using this when getting ready to go out with 5 other girlfriends, and nearly all of us ended up using it and it looked lovely on everyone!
6 :: Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in Plum Jam. I know, cringey name. I got a set of 3 shades of these gloss sticks on sale last Christmas and I use and love them all. This one is for those that are afraid of a bold lip, but want that just-had-a-few-fresh-berries stained look. They are moisturising, smell great and are so useful on the go.
See why I have a problem?