Monday, 8 October 2012

Plum & Wine ... Lips!

It's this time of year that makes everyone want to break out those wines and plums, lipsticks that is. And why not! I for one love them, they suit my skin tone far more than pink tones people wear during summer. I have collected a few (ok, a lot) reds, plums and wine colours over the years and I have to admit I've never really been brave enough to wear them in the day, but I have a feeling this year is going to be different.

I thought I would share with you the lip products that I know I will be wearing whether it's day or night this Autumn.

L-R: No 7 Grace | MAC Rebel | MAC Viva Glam I | Revlon Black Cherry

Firstly I'm going to start off with my No.7 gem, 'Grace' (Stay Perfect range), I would describe it as a brownish burgundy. I love the formulation of this lipstick, creamy but not shiny (suppose that would be a satin finish?). This is the only formulation I like out of all the No.7 lipsticks, the others are too shiny. I know I'm going to be wearing this particular lipstick a lot in the coming months.

Next are my two MAC lipsticks; 'Rebel', a blogger favourite. I understand the 'hype' around this lipstick, it's a lovely dark black-current colour. You can wear it sheerly by just putting a little bit on and rubbing it in with your fingers or a full on dark lip (like the picture). Totally vampy!

My other MAC lippy is the one I wore in my last post; 'Viva Glam I' (matte). It's a gorgeous burnt red colour. I love the colour payoff of this lipstick and the way it looks on the lips, definitely going to repurchase this when I run out. As always the smell of MAC lipsticks is Vanilla…I lurvvve it!! I could just sniff it all day! That's not weird right?

My final Lipstick is going to be Revlon 'Black Cherry'. This is a similar depth to 'Rebel' but red version. This formulation is got a bit of shine to it, but nothing too extreme. This is another one that I am going to get a lot of use out of. I initially bought it for my mum, but she doesn't wear it…so obviously I am! =)

I know all of them are non glossy finishes, but that is what I prefer personally. But I do have some sheerer deep autumnal tones that you could wear if you're scared (as I once was) of wearing a full on dark/deep lip.

L-R: Models Own Pomegrante | Revlon Berry Smoothie | Revlon Bourdeaux

My Models Own Balm in 'Pomegrante' is lovely if you just want to dabble in a darker colour for the day time, it's quite sheer and just gives a hint of colour, a bit like your lip was just bitten…sexy! ;-) You can also build up the colour if you want a glossy bitten look. And the smell of this is just….yumtastic!

Something that is berry toned (obvious in the name) is Revlon's lip butter in 'Berry Smoothie'. The picture shows it to be more pinky but I think on most other lips it will come out more berry toned, as the swatch looks.

Lastly is a lipgloss; Revlon Colourburst lipgloss in 'Bordeaux'. The pigmentation of this gloss is just…wow! It's a similar tone to the 'Black Cherry' but you can apply this so there is a less colour and obviously your lips will be luscious and glossy.

So there are the lippies that I am going to be making use of with the seasonal change! What are you going to be pulling out this Autumn? Have you tired any of those mentioned? What do you think?



  1. rebel looks lovely! ahh i seriously need to buy it! its the perfect shade for winter :)

    Great post hun :) xxx

    1. It really is, definitely worth the investment! =D thank you!! =) xo

  2. I think you really suit these colours, you should just wear them :D Black Cherry by Revlon looks gorgeous I'll have to get that myself! x

    1. Lol! Thanks Rachel! I'm planning on it! Black Cherry is lovely, it looks scary when you look at the bullet, but the colour...just lush! If you do, let me know what you think! xo

  3. Great swatches Rohini!
    I'm actually ashamed to admit this...but I don't own ANY plum/dark lipstick shades!! I can't believe it! I can't even imagine them on myself, but I've seen that they clearly suit us tanned skin ladies. I've heard so much about rebel by MAC but I think I will have to try before I buy just in case. You're right about pink lipsticks on our tanned complexions, some just look awful on me, especially when if i apply the colour on intensely (pink nouveau can look bad on me, so does both Nicki Minaj's Viva Glam lipsticks) but I try to work around them by dabbing them slightly on my lips and applying gloss and liner just to get my money's worth haha.

    1. =O I would have thought you would have at least had one!! Lol! Omgosh, they would look stunning on you! No doubt! Try the Topshop Lipsticks, they have a coulple of good darkish reds. Oh yh, I learnt that they look bad on us a long time ago. I do exactly what you do in terms of dabbing it! Don't want them going to waste now, do we?! Lol! =) x

  4. We have the exact same taste in lippies! I think these colours complement my skintone well and I can't pull of pinks tbh. Fab blog! :)

    1. =D I'm loving wearing these colours! It's so annoying seeing people wear all these lovely pinks when they don't look right on me! lol! Thanks again!! =) xo


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