SHOP MY FAVOURITES

Bolder the better: Autumn & Winter Lipsticks

During the cold autumn and winter months, I love switching up my makeup. This is the time where the ‘less is more’ saying definitely kicks in for me. I moisturize, add a little mascara and bronzer and finish the look with a bold lippy. 

Dark lipsticks come in different undertones. That doesn’t necessary mean if your skin is warm toned, you have to stick with warm toned lippys. Mix and match, try them before you buy and be happy with the look before purchasing.

Here are my top favourites!




SLEEK - CHERRY


Sleek's True Colour lipstick in Cherry has a sheen finish. It's a dark red with pink undertones and very moisturising. All sleek true colour lipsticks are infused with vitamin E- so that's an amazing benefit for such a cheap lippy. Sleek's lipstick in Dare is a similar colour in a matte finish.

Available from boots and superdrugs      Sleek Makeup True Colour Lipstick in Cherry £4.99

SLEEK - DARE


Sleek's True Colour lipstick in Dare has a matte finish. It's a deep burgundy with brown undertones and as it is quite drying, I use a lip balm underneath for a smooth finish. 

Available from boots and superdrugs      Sleek Makeup True Colour Lipstick in Dare £4.99

SLEEK - RUSSIAN ROULETTE


Sleek's True Colour lipstick in Russian Roulette has a matte finish. It's a deep red with cool undertones and very moisturising on the lips. 

Available from boots and superdrugs      Sleek Makeup True Colour Lipstick in Russian Roulette £4.99

SLEEK - PLUSH


Sleek's True Colour lipstick in Plush has a matte finish. It's a raspberry/fuchsia colour with pink undertones and very moisturising on the lips. 

Available from boots and superdrugs      Sleek Makeup True Colour Lipstick in Plush £4.99

MAC - RUBY WOO


Mac's lipstick in Ruby Woo has a matte finish. It's a classic bright red with cool undertones and as it is quite drying, I use a lip balm underneath for a smooth finish. 

Available from MAC stores, Selfridges, House of Fraser      Mac Ruby Woo £15.50

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick - Hot Pepper


Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in Hot Pepper has a soft matte finish. It's a sassy red with cool undertones and is quite moisturising on the lips


Available from boots and superdrugs      Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in Hot Pepper £8.99

Bourjois Rouge Edition - 05 Brun Boheme


Bourjois Rouge Edition lipstick in Brun Boheme has a sheen finish. It's a light peachy pink with pink undertones and is great if you don't want a lipstick that's too bold.   

Available from boots and superdrugs      Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick in Brun Boheme £7.99

Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick - 107 Wine


Rimmel's Kate Matte lipstick in Wine has a matte finish. It's a deep berry red with pink undertones and is very moisturising on the lips.

Available from boots and superdrugs      Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick in 107 Wine £5.49

Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick - 111 Kiss of Life


Rimmel's Kate Matte lipstick in Kiss of Life has a matte finish. It's a scarlet red with cool undertones and is very moisturising on the lips.

Available from boots and superdrugs      Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick in 111 Kiss of Life £5.49

Soap & Glory Super Colour Fabulipstick Powdercoat Matte Lipstick - Pom Pom


Soap & Glory's lipstick in Pom Pom has a matte finish. It's plum in colour with pink undertones and is also very moisturising.

Available from boots      Soap & Glory Lipstick in Pom Pom  £9.00

Elf Essential Lipstick - Posh


Elf's Essential Lipstick in Posh has a matte finish. It's a raspberry red with pink undertones and is very moisturising on the lips.

Available from the Elf website      Elf Essential Lipstick in Posh £1.95

Revlon Colour Burst Matte Balm - Sultry


Revlon's Matte Balm in Sultry has a soft matte finish. It's a pinky plum with pink undertones and is great if you don't want a lipstick that's too bold for everyday wear.

Available from boots and superdrugs      Revlon Colour Burst Matte Balm in Sultry £7.99


Revlon Colour Burst Matte Balm - Standout


Revlon's Matte Balm in Standout is another soft matte finish. It's a deep red with cool undertones and is very moisturising on the lips.

Available from boots and superdrugs      Revlon Colour Burst Matte Balm in Standout £7.99

For dry textured lipsticks, exfoliate the lips using Lush Lip Scrub and apply some lip balm for a smoother look. To pull off the perfect dark lips, I always use a lip liner as a base- this ensures the lipstick lasts longer. For a clean finish, apply with a lip brush and run a little concealor around the edges of your lips.

Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner - Obsession


Rimmel's retractable lip liner in Obsession has a matte finish and is great for a lip base.

Available from boots and superdrugs      Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in Obsession £3.99

NYX Lip Pencil - Auburn


NYX lip pencil in Auburn has a matte finish and is another great lip base for bold lipsticks.

Available from the NYX website      NYX Lip Pencil in Auburn £3.50