Its that time of year again when us ladies get so excited about all shades of red. Oh yes its all about the lips when it comes to Autumn/Winter makeup looks. There are so many red/burgundy/maroon lipsticks on the market that choosing the right one for you can be a bit of a pain. So I have a fab list of my favourites for you check out.
NXY Lip liners are just the best and are all I ever use. They are super long lasting and pigmented. They have been known to be a great dupe for MAC lip liners. I like to use a liner before I use a lipstick especially before I use dark lip colours or reds. It helps you see where your applying your lipsticks and helps your lipstick last longer. My favourite NYX lip liners for Autumn/Winter are “PLUM, PRUNE and HOT RED“
NYX Matte lipsticks have been a favourite of mine for a long time and to be honest there aren’t too many colours from the collection that I don’t own. They are super long lasting and pigmented. They can be a bit drying on the lips like most Matte lipsticks, but if you apply a lip balm beforehand they are fine. My top NYX Matte lipsticks for Autumn/Winter are “PERFECT RED, SIREN, and a beautiful brick red called ALABAMA” (€9.25 each from Cara Pharmacy)
NYX have brought out a new collection of Soft Matte Lip Creams or Liquid lipsticks. They are super soft on the lips and are a lot less drying on the lips than the Matte lipsticks. There are 11 colours in the collection ranging from NUDES right through to super dark vampy PLUMS, so there’s something for everyone. My A/W favs are “MONTE CARLO, COPENHAGEN and TRANSYLVANIA-(this one is not for the faint hearted)” (€7.75 each from Cara Pharmacy)
MAC Lipsticks need no intro. There are so many to choose from the list of colours are endless. They are really long lasting and also have lip liners to match each lipstick. I was looking for a nice dark vampy plum for A/W so I thought I would treat myself and bought MAC’s “SIN” from Brown Tomas when I was in Galway a few weeks back. (At €20 each they are definitely a treat) but I am glad I got it.
More of my Favourites
Barry M’s – “160” (Boots)
Rimmel London’s – Kate Lasting finish “01” (€6.99 or 2 for 12 in Boots)
Wet and Wild’s – “Spotlight red” (€1.99 each from most pharmacy’s and selected Dunnes Stores)
Rimmel London’s Apocalips lip lacquer – “Apocaliptic” (€8.49 or 2 for €12 in Boots)