There’s no confusion now, it’s dark before 5, Starbucks red cups are back, and the heating is ALWAYS on which means there is no hiding from the fact, Autumn is here and Winter is on the horizon.
With dark evenings and shorter days comes cosy drinks and Christmas shopping. It’s also time to don the knitwear and up the moisturisers. It’s also time to change up your colour palette too.
You’ve read our AW15 Nail List and now here’s the Lip List. For this season there are three key lip trends; reds, purple berries and brown nudes. These beautiful rich colours are the perfect accompaniment to your winter wardrobe and we just love them.
To get the most out of your lip wear you must first consider lip care. Keeping your lips well exfoliated and moisturised will ensure that your pout is perfect. It’ll mean applying your lip colour will be a breeze and you’ll have an even coating of colour. Say goodbye to flakes and peeling and say hello to smooth soft lips.
So here are our top lip colours from some of our favourite brands to keep your lips looking fabulous all Winter long.
Brown nude are the perfect colour for those not quite daring enough to go for anything too bright. They are also a good choice for people that have pale skin or lots of red tones – as they wont wash out your complexion or highlight any redness.
This lovely soft formula keeps your lips hydrated as well as looking lovely.
A staple for any makeup bag. There is no skin tone that Velvet Teddy wont suit.
This lip colour gives a wonderful demi matte finish to your lipstick. This
Get adventurous with your lips and opt for purples and berries. Go for deeper colours for evening, and more bold shades for the day. The perfect pop of colour.
4 NARS Audacious Lipstick in Angela £24.00 [BUY HERE]
A great formula and an actually quite flattering shade. Remember, lips sticks come out slightly differently on everyones lips. So make sure you test this one before parting with your money!
Mavala may not be a brand that you’re familiar with, but you should be. Their fabulous lipsticks combine great moisturising qualities with really lovely colours. Brilliant Prune is one of our favourites.
This lip butter gives you care and comfort as well as colour. It’s a sheer formula, as are most lip butters, but add a primer and you’ll help intensify the tone.
Red is always a go to shade for lipsticks, always. In the summer we opted for more orange and cherry reds, for Winter it’s all about pillar box and burgundy reds. Make sure you use a liner with and dark lip colour, this will keep your lips looking flawless.
You can now buy NYX online at both FeelUnique and Boots, hurrah! We love their lip butters all year round. They are great value too.
The most luxurious of formulas, the new range of lipsticks from Bobbi is worth forking out for. There are 24 shades in total, so if Parisian Red isn’t for you something else will be.
Another gorgeous brand from SpaceNK, Delilah gives you beautiful colours and a silky matte finish. The perfect balance for winter.