Monday, 8 October 2012

My Favourite Autumn Lipsticks

Autumn is by far my favourite season. Summer is too hot, Winter is too cold and Spring is just generally one big downpour. I like the feeling of coming home from the cold in autumn, the long dark nights and curling up in bed with the cat (she sleeps inside instead of in her kitty room in winter). While Autumn doesn't make a difference in what I wear (except I tend I wear a lot of heavy coats to keep me warm on my bus journey home from university) I do tend to have a selection of things that I consider to be Autumn-y, and while it is a bit embarrassing to admit, I am quite excited about getting my nice snugly hat and scarf out of my wardrobe (although I will be complaining about being cold in a few weeks and wishing for it to be warmer I can assure you!)

I thought I'd do a quick post on my favourite autumn/winter lipsticks, as that's what I probably change the most at this time of year as I tend to go for darker, deeper shades that I would otherwise sometimes be a bit unsure about wearing in the Summer months. You've probably seen most of these on here before, but I've included new swatches on a few of them as some of them were very old and taken with my old camera. The other swatches were taken from when I reviewed that product. I have had a few of these lipsticks for quite some time now, so they are all very used and aren't looking too attractive!

I am apparently incapable of lining things up in a straight line.


MAC - Cyber




I do tend to lean towards more reds and burgundys in autumn, but this is one of those lipsticks that I only tend to wear in the darker months. Cyber is a very deep dark purple. It's quite a difficult colour to wear as it's such an intense dark colour, but I really like wearing it when I'm out at night in the darker months. I use this over the top of the Velvetella liner, which was unfortunately discontinued. I used to wear it quite a lot when my hair was black, but with my hair being red at the moment I've generally been sticking to more burgundy colours. I'm debating going back to having black hair again, so it might see some use yet!



Miners Cosmetics - Icon



Icon is a wonderful deep berry. It's also one of the more affordable brands that I've featured on this post. I normally wear berry shades in summer, but I think that this is dark enough to class as Autumn, it is much darker than MAC's Rebel for example. It is also very moisturising which is perfect for the colder months!



MAC - Diva



Diva is a perfect burgundy red. If I could choose just one lipstick to wear for the rest of Autumn it would be this one. In my opinion this is the perfect fall colour. It's really beautiful! It is a matte, but it isn't overly drying and actually has quite a soft texture to it. Yet again, my camera doesn't show how lovely this one is. The arm swatch at the bottom is more accurate.



Sleek - Cranberry




This one came out with the Berry Collection last year. It's a very dark red with a hint of brown. It's quite a bit darker than Diva. It is matte and is incredibly drying, so I always apply a balm first with this one! It's a shame because it is such a beautiful colour.



Illamasqua - Diablo



Diablo is still one of my favourite lipsticks in my collection and I'm still hoping they bring it back at some point! It's a beautiful deep wine red and it's perfect for winter. It's another matte, so it is a teeny bit dying, but I think the colour is worth it. It's closer to the colour in the tube than it shows in the lip swatch. The purple in it never comes out very well with my camera. I've been using this sparingly as I will be quite sad when I reach the bottom of the tube! It is still available on the Debenhams website though!



Revlon - Bordeaux




Although this is a gloss and not a lipstick I included it in this post because I think it's a really gorgeous colour for Autumn and it looks lovely layered over some of these lipsticks. In particular I think it looks really nice over Cranberry and stops it from becoming so drying. It looks really pretty in the tube and while it isn't that pigmented on the lips I think it's a really nice subtle shade.

Over Cranberry. I don't know why my camera makes gloss look so weird and fuzzy! 



Cyber, Icon, Diva, Cranberry, Diablo, Bordeaux


What are your favourite Autumn lipsticks?

Disclosure: I bought all of these myself, except for Cranberry which was a Christmas present, and Icon which was given to me by a friend. 

21 comments:

  1. Although i do like the winter season the most, i still do love the Autumn, but this year seems it is getting too far to get there,probably on your country Autumn it's really cold ( how it used to be right here ) but as things are changing,there seems to be only two seasons, summer and winter, Im still hoping to get a feeling of nice autumn till the end of this month.
    I think it was the nicest of ideas to show as all this together, I've been craving Cyber for a while, and now I have to get on my list Diva too, it's gorgeus.
    On this time of the year i do wear the colour 87 ( no name ) from KIKO a lot, it's a deep burgundy but it is more on the pink side, and I've been wanting one that it as more to do with red.
    Hope you are having fun in university,
    Farewell

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    1. I like Winter (mainly because of Christmas) but it always snows here and I struggle with getting around in it! Autumn isn't too bad at the moment but by around Halloween it will start to get really cold at night.

      Both Cyber and Diva are lovely! I think Cyber was one of the first lipsticks I bought from MAC. I love deep burgundy colours.

      I'm really enjoying university so far thank you! I'm not enjoying the very early starts and the travelling but I really love my modules this year.

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  2. These are all deliciously great choices for autumn/winter. I LOVE deep berry shades, Im dark haired naturally so I always find they suit me better. x

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    1. I've had dark hair for years now and I find that too. They're always the first ones that I go for when I'm looking for a new lipstick!

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  3. Those colours are so pretty! They really suit you! :) Katherine xxx

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    1. Thank you! I'm quite fortunate because dark colours seem to go quite well with my skintone. :)

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  4. Gorgeous! I'm really loving dark lip shades at the minute, I'm dying to get my hands on Cyber! x

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    1. Cyber is one of my favourites! I haven't worn it as nearly as often as I'd like to because I think it looked so much better when I had black hair.

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  5. Hahaha I'm very fussy when it comes to taking photos, I tend to take about 20 pictures before I am completely happy with the angle and lighting! I am in 100% agreement with you, the long dark nights are one of my favourite things about Autumn, especially when it comes to having a night out, it makes the friends and booze session seem so much longer!

    I only own Cyber and Diva out of these lippies but you're right, they are gorgeous lipsticks for Autumn! I rarely wear Cyber on its own but prefer to layer it with other colours, I find it too dark for general wear so like you I keep it back for night time occasions! Saying that it does make a gorgeous stain when patted lightly over a clear balm! Diva is definitely one of my favourites this season too, it really is the most perfect deep brownish burgundy, again I tend to wear a light balm underneath as I find it can be drying on me without something there! ~♥~

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    1. I try to take as many as possible, but the lighting in my house is really orange and it's so frustrating! I take all of my photos in the morning now because the lighting is better, but now I'm at uni in the mornings I keep forgetting! Very true! I also tend to go out earlier when it's darker earlier. I think autumn has a much slower pace.

      I do find Diva to be a bit drying but nowhere near as drying as the Sleek lipstick that I featured on this post! Such a shame because it's a lovely colour! I agree, Cyber is definitely a difficult one to pull off on it's own. I do tend to layer it quite a lot but it's been left in my box for ages because I had almost forgotten about it! I'm determined to wear it more this year!

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  6. Icon is gorgeous. I find dark colors hard to pull off because I'm pale. They can make me look washed out. But Icon is just such a beautiful colour I'm tempted to try something similar.

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    1. Really? I'm super pale and dark colour seem to suit me. I think you need to find the right kind of dark colour and you'll be able to pull it off! Icon is gorgeous. It's very moisturising too.

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  7. I've been dying for Sleek's Cranberry ever since it came out last year, but you can only find it in the set on Ebay for a ridiculous price *eyeroll* Diva looks amazing too, that's one Mac lippie that's managed to escape my attention whenever I've been browsing the store.. Will have to get it next time! ♥

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    1. That's a shame, maybe they'll re-release it for Christmas this year? It's a lovely colour, it's just a shame that it's so drying! The eyeliner that came with that set is really pretty too. I really love Diva, it's one of my favourites at the moment. It's a perfect dark red!

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  8. Taking pictures indoors is always ridiculously hard to me. During fall and winter I just can take them until noon, which is the lightest point in the day. Otherwise the pictures are blurry and dark.

    In relation with the lipstick, Cranberry and Diva re my total favourites here. I am not sure I can get them here, so I´ll be in the haunting of some similar shades in the next months.

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  9. That's the exact problem I have. They either come out dark and shadowy or they're orange. I'm going to have to have a photo session every Monday (which is my day off uni) so I can get all pictures done while it's light or something.

    I love dark reds, and those two are really pretty! I'm sure you can find shades that are similar!

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  10. hey! i found you through the BBU Blog Hop! these lipsticks look so amazing! right now i'm really loving maybelline's mauvelous. it's the perfect deep red/purple. thanks for the recommendations!

    http://sincerelyella.blogspot.com/

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    1. I've not tried any Maybelline lipsticks! I love deep reds and purples so it sounds like something I'd like!

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  11. Love dark lippies lately! I just bought Revlon Black Cherry- reminds me a bit of your Diablo swatch. I def need Bordeaux.

    Just found your blog- love it.
    xx

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    1. Ooh I always look at Black Cherry when I'm in Boots but I'm yet to buy it! Do you think it's worth me buying? Bordeaux is really nice, especially over the top of lipstick. :)

      Thank you!

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    2. I think you'd like it, even if it's a dupe it's such a pretty color and not very drying (I'm a horrible enabler!) Revlon is becoming one of my favorite brands for lippies

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