It took me a while to get in the swing of things with autumn this year, I was holding onto my summer makeup and fashion for that little bit longer. However, with the sudden drop in temperature I’ve 100% embraced everything autumn and have been particularly loving the berry lip. I never used to have much lipstick confidence especially at this time of year when my lips were dry. However, with a good lip care routine I’ve managed to save my lips and I’m loving the bold and bright shades. Today I thought I’d share some of my favourite berry lip products. I’ve tried to really mix up the formulas so there is something for everyone, but rest assured they all get my seal of approval as I’ve been pretty much wearing them on rotation!
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen
I bought this in Summer along with a few other shades, and the others definitely got a lot more love – until now! I really like the formula of the much raved about soft matte lip creams, however Copenhagen isn’t actually my favourite in terms of formula. It goes on slightly thinner than the other more neutral shades and can be quite difficult to work with. It is still a favourite though as once on the colour is just gorgeous and you can layer it up for even more depth. I find that these last really well, and for a berry shade you don’t seem to suffer from the uneven fading as much as some others. If you like the texture of the soft matte lip creams I’d definitely recommend Copenhagen.
NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick in Damned
If you are after something that is literally not going to budge then you should definitely check out the velvet matte lipsticks. Damned was the first shade I bought and it’s a gorgeous warm berry shade. If you’re new to bold or darker lipsticks, this will be perfect for you as it’s so easy to apply as it’s just a crayon. We all know dark shades can be unforgiving with wonky lines, so this is a great for failsafe application. The thing I love most about these is how long lasting they are, and again they fade quite nicely too. They can be drying so I’d definitely use a balm beforehand and between applications.
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Berry
My introduction to all lip products was definitely through the use of sheer lipsticks and balms, so if you want to rock the berry shade but don’t yet have the confidence, consider this lip balm. I adore the formula of this as it’s so moisturising and creamy, and smells amazing. The colour payoff is pretty good for a lip balm and is very flattering. I use this a lot on days when I want a little colour but don’t want the hassle of a lipstick.
Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick in 107
I couldn’t do a berry toned lipstick guide without featuring the classic Rimmel 107. I don’t know what it is about this shade but it just seems to flatter everyone, I’ve never heard anyone say it doesn’t suit them. The Rimmel Kate Moss lipsticks are definitely my favourite on the high street, and the matte versions are just as good. 107 sits really nicely on the lips and isn’t at all uncomfortable. It has a slight sheen so not completely matte which I think is why it’s so wearable and flattering. I just love it, and it’s so affordable that you really can’t go wrong.
MAC Plumful is one of my favourite everyday berry shades as it’s slightly more neutral than the other ones in this guide. Plumful is part of the MAC Lustre range meaning it’s pretty sheer and creamy, and is one of my favourite formulas. If you want a lipstick which is going to last you all night this probably isn’t for you, but it fades so evenly that it’s not a hassle to reapply less often than it needs. Plumful itself is a lot more rosy and less vampy than the other shades so it’s perfect for everyday use.
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in 19 Fuchsia in Rage
This isn’t the kind of shade that would first pop into your head when you think of berry tones, but I think it still falls in the category! Fuchsia in Rage is definitely for the brave as it’s so bright, but the sheer formula of the YSL Rouge Volupte Shine’s makes it still completely wearable. If you want a berry shade that is just that little bit amped up, this is the perfect lipstick for you. I think it’s a slightly more playful approach to autumn, and I just love wearing it at this time of year. These aren’t the most long lasting but I don’t mind having an excuse to get it out every so often as the packaging is so damn pretty anyway!
Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick in The Matte Factor
This is the newest berry shade in my collection and I’ve only had the chance to wear it a couple times, but it’s becoming a fast favourite. I wasn’t so sure on the original formula of The Only 1 lipsticks, but I’m a big fan of the new matte collection. The colour reminds me of Rimmel 107 but this time with a completely matte finish for a statement look. I haven’t had any issues with these drying out my lips yet and they just seem completely comfortable. I’m so impressed with the entire range but The Matte Factor is definitely one of my favourites especially at this time of year!
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