Saturday, 15 November 2014

Berry Christmas

Alright, okay, yeah...unoriginal post title. Soznotsoz. Moving on swiftly to the actual main content and reason for this post, BERRY COLOURS!  I don't know about you, but this autumn I've really been loving the berry lip trend.  I know, I know, it comes back every year, but you know what...there's a reason why!  Something about the warm orangey, yellow and red leaves that just makes me wanna wear a dark red lip all day eeeerrrday!

That brings us to discuss which shade should we buy? Which brand, shade, formula works best? This is where I (hopefully) will be able to help a sista out!

So which ones have been my fav so far?  Lets get into it!

 L-R: Mac Media, Revlon Just Bitten kissable balm stain, Rimmel Kate Moss 107, YSL rouge Couture

MAC Media - Always a classic! This one can be layered up to be so much more intense than pictured.  Definitely the darkest of them all.  This one isn't for the faint hearted but it's probably one of my favourites!  The finish of this one is a satin finish, which means it isn't matte nor glossy, it is somewhere in the middle.  MAC lipsticks are reasonably priced in my opinion because there is such a great range of shades and formulas that you will DEFINITELY find one to suit you if you go in.  If unsure ask one of the make up artists to help you.

Revlon kissable balm stain - definitely the most subtle of them all.  If your scared of dark berry lips this is a great option.  Gives the lips a sheer berry tint, almost like you have just eaten an ice lolly.  I love these balm stains and I have pretty much every single colour (oops), they are non drying and you can build them up to give a strong colour or have them relatively sheer.  I would have to admit for berry shades this is probably my least favourite, because really what is the point in a subtle berry shade?!

Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick in 107.  Oh this one has been doing the rounds on YouTube and blogs since it first launched, an oldie but a goodie.  This one is a true matte dark red.  I would say it is a more affordable MAC media dupe! Not an exact match but very close once on the lips, 107 is a little less purple and more berry.  Beware though, it is very matte *cough* drying *cough*

This YSL lipstick is sadly discontinued.  I got it in the sales last year for around £7!  Definitely a bargain! Great colour pay off but because the formula is quite glossy it can have a tendancy to move around so please bear that in mind when you are choosing a dark lip colour!  Red lipstick stains on the teeth ain't a good look haha.

All the guys reading this blogpost is probably thinking "they all look the same" that is something my boyfriend would say.  Well no they aren't!!!! They all have different finishes, deepness, texture and colour if you look close enough.  Since this post I have bought another 2 lipsticks which are very similar haha =P

Please ignore my messy room in the background, I was packing for moving out.  Okay,..kind of an excuse, my room is just always messy haha. On the note of moving out I have just moved out of my hometown to the other side of the UK.  Plus side, I am SOOOO close to London.  Downside, I have no-one to go to London with... lol. Please visit me friends and family!  Now I have more time I can do more blogging.  Very productive of me. *pats self on back*

Any girls out there have any good lipstick recommendations please let me know, I think we can agree I am very easily swayed by a lipstick ;] What do you think about berry lips?  Are you brave enough to wear them outside your house?

x x x

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