Monday, 3 November 2014

My Top 5 Autumnal Lipsticks | Swatches

I'm one of those girls that is never afraid to experiment with different make up especially when it comes to lipsticks. I always love wearing in-your-face colours and can never get enough of reds and burgundy's. For those of you who are not so experimental Autumn and Winter is the perfect time to try out a more daring colour! Here are my top 5 Autumnal lipsticks...

1) Mac in Russian Red - this lipstick is one of my favourite reds ever ever ever! I'm really pale and super blonde so this colour definitely stands out on me. However, I think this colour will suit any skin tone and hair colour - its gorgeous! Russian Red is also a matte lipstick which is a huge plus for me as I feel I don't need to reapply as much or if at all during the day.

2) L'oréal Corlor Riche in No. 325 - Feeric Fuschia - I didn't actually purchase this lipstick as my Mum gave it to me to borrow for a party and said I could keep it! This is lipstick is red with such a gorgeous shimmer in it. Again, this lipstick doesn't need touching up at all throughout the day and stays on well. I think the shimmer makes it unwearable to just wear to the shops but this would look fab at a party or on Christmas Day!

3) GOSH Cosmetics in 154 - Burgundy - when I first saw this lipstick I wasn't too sure whether I would like it or not but *ohmygosh* love it! The lipstick glides on so smoothly and feels really moisturising to the lips as it has a more creamy texture. This is a great shade to take you from dawn to dusk. I can't fault it!

4) Nars in Afghan Red - This lipstick was my first ever Nars purchase and it is definitely one of my best! I would say this lipstick is more burgundy than red but either way its a gorgeous colour for this time of year. It has a smooth creamy texture and doesn't feel drying on the lips which is the last thing us girls want in the A/W months!

5) Mac in Rebel - I first saw this lipstick on a beauty blogger and the colour looked stunning! I was unsure whether it would suit me as she has a dark complexion with brunette hair however I still thought I would try it out. I love this colour - the purple tone of the lipstick doesn't show as strongly in the picture as it does in person but it is sooo lovely! This is such a great Autumnal colour and definitely stands out on pale skin too! The only thing I find strange about this lipstick is that it stains my lips after and it leaves my lips a pinky colour - very strange as even Russian Red doesn't do that!

Below are more swatches of my top 5 Autumnal lipsticks in order. The first is without the flash and the second is with the flash...

If you don't feel like plunging into the deep end of reds and burgundy's just yet you can always use a lipstick brush to build up colour on your lips. Another great Autumnal lip that I am loving at the moment is a brown smoky eye with a nude lip. Autumn isn't just for bright, bold lips but for playing up those gorgeous eyes too! 

Let me know what you think of my top Autumnal lipsticks and what your go-to-look for the Autumnal months is in the comments below! I'm always keen to try out new brands and products!


  1. Love Rebel! Im in love with anything purple/berry coloured! x
    Emma | Emmys Blog