All of a sudden I seem to have stocked up on snuggly scarves, turned the heating on and pulled the opaque tights out of the cupboard. Even though we’re still pretty warm for this time of year, there’s something about the nights drawing in and the grey skies that makes me want to welcome Autumn with open arms. We’re all au fait with adjusting our wardrobes to suit a new season, but amending your portfolio of colour cosmetics will really help your makeup to work with the season’s hues and tones – after all you wouldn’t try to match a pastel pink pair of flip flops with a oversized grey jumper. Lipstick is a great way of updating your makeup look without needing to do much else; a slick of colour on a relatively muted base will instantly scream ‘I’m so on-trend’ and match your Autumnal wardrobe perfectly. Here are three shades I’ll be using throughout the colder months.
1. Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in ‘Make Your Move’ (£11.80)
a big fan of nude colours and understated lipsticks, but when it comes
to the colder months we need to brighten the tone a little so our
complexion isn’t washed out. Unlike the summer months, when we have a
little colour in our cheeks, our winter skin can be pale and matte –
adding a slightly warmer brown tone to lips helps to lift the complexion
and add warmth to skin. I love this creamy formula from Bare Minerals
that doesn’t dry lips, plus adds a touch of shine to your pout.
2. Urban Decay Lipstick in ‘Mrs Mia Wallace’ (£15.00)
will never go out of style and are always a safe bet for the colder
seasons, but this year darker reds and berry colours are definitely
taking centre stage. I love this shade from Urban Decay’s ‘Pulp Fiction’
collection, offering a hit of powerful red with a slightly darker
undertone. It works well on practically every complexion too, thanks to
the unusual berry tone. The texture is lightweight, full of pigment,
incredibly creamy and a dream to apply – no flaking or dryness in
3. Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color in ‘Electric Violet’ (£19.50)
lip colours are going to be huge this Autumn, flying right off the
catwalk and into our makeup bags. Although they may seem a little
daunting, when warn with a delicate cat flick and a touch of pink blush
to complement, they can look incredible. I love this shade from Bobbi
Brown, offering just the right tone of mauve without it being too OTT;
if you’re not too sure, then layer up the colour gradually using a lip
brush and apply a touch of transparent gloss over the top. Over a number
of days, build up the result until you’re confortable!
Will you be adopting a darker and more interesting lip colour this Autumn?