Now that Autumn is here, I love switching my lip colour from my usual pastel nudes to the darker deeper and richer shades. I definitely think a dark lip suits me better; It also makes my lips look fuller, which I love. When it comes to a dark lip I feel safer with a liquid lipstick as I know it won’t end up all over my face and teeth, as they dry down. During the cooler months, it’s important to prep your lips so they don’t crack and dry out. A good lip scrub will give a perfect application, followed by a lip conditioner before applying the liquid colour.
These are my top five favourites:
Kat Von D Lolita
It’s a creamy formula which glides over lips like a gloss and sets to a true matte finish. I love this lipstick because It doesn’t crack on my lips or make my lips feel tight. It’s so comfortable and the colour is absolutely gorgeous. It sats on even after eating and drinking, with little need for touch-ups. I seem to be reaching for this one the most.
Barry M Matte Me Up in Embellish
It’s a non-drying, ultra-long wearing formula is easy to apply. It’s a very similar formula to the Kat Von D lipstick. This is a beautiful purple shade which offers the perfect pop of colour. It’s comfortable on the lips and long wearing. You need to put on two coats to get an even colour, but that’s a minor for such a beautiful lipstick.
NYX Soft Matte Cream in Copenhagen
This is described as a deep plum, but I’d say it was more Raspberry. The formula is creamy on the lips and is a more of a satin finish and doesn’t dry completely matte. I find the NYX soft mattes really comfortable and I’ve not had any problems with transfer even though they don’t dry down. The colour in the tube isn’t the same as the packaging, so if you think you are buying a dark lip colour, then this is the actual shade inside.
Kylie Matte Liquid Lipstick in Pumpkin
I fell in love with this shade last year and was my go-to lip shade. See Here. I’ve never seen a shade like it; It’s a dirty mid-tone orange. It comes with a lip pencil as its part of a kit, but I don’t always use the pencil. The lipstick is comfortable and feels hydrating to wear. It definitely works better with a tan as it can wash me out when I’m paler.
NYX Liquid Suede in Sandstorm
I had wanted this shade for the longest time but it was sold out for what seemed to be forever. Every time I went to the NYX counter is was the only shade to be unavailable. It applies very similarly to the soft matte creams but it dries to a velvet finish. I love it because it’s a cool toned colour which works perfectly with the Winter months.
What are your favourite liquid lipsticks for Autumn/Winter?
I know some people aren’t so keen on liquid lipsticks, so I’ll also do a top 5 favourite regular lipsticks for Autumn/Winter as well. So keep a look out for the post.