Winter Lip Wardrobe

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Statement lips are always a big thing for me during the colder months. I feel like fashion can take on a more drab feeling - what with being constantly covered with a coat - so it's nice to add some vibrancy to your look with your makeup.
As you can see I tend to favour berry lips this time of year; classic reds just dont seem to suit my skintone,but a pretty nude doesn't go a miss either! In todays post I'm rounding up my staple lip pieces that I couldn't do without this season.

I reach for this gorgeous lip piece when we're heading out for a special occasion. MUA have always impressed me with their bargain priced, top quality makeups and this is no exception. It's part of the A/W 2015 line and it has a pigmented, opaque finish with a gorgeous hint of golden glimmer. It has an impressivve lasting time and the packaging is so sleek. It's a steal at £4 and it looks absolutely stunning with a subtle smoky eye.

I got this as part of a Ted Baker gift set last Christmas and didnt get around to using it as much as I should have, but I've rekindled my love for it this year. I cant seem to find the exact set I got it in but its available throughout a few of their festive offerings. There is no shade name for this but the colour is a deep plum which compliments my skin perfectly. It glides on smoothly and rivals the Clinique chubby sticks oh-so well! There can be some bleeding with this so I do recommend using a lipliner alongside it, but all in all a good piece from a much loved brand.

The Rimmel Apocalips have been a staple in almost every beauty bloggers lip wardrobe since their release, and as much as I don't like lipgloss, I can easily make an exception for these. The pigment is super powerful just like a lipstick but it provides the beautiful shine of a lipgloss. The lasting power is decent and the price is pretty fair too. There is a large colour selection in this line but 'Eclipse' is my go-to - its that berry tone that this time of year demands but with just a hint of classic red to give it depth.

When Im feeling more of a pinky-nude look, I always reach for my Bourjois Rouge edition Lipstick in Nude-ist. It's dreamy and the matte finish gives it a more casual edge. Even though its matte, it doesnt dry the lips and the creamy formula stays on the lips for hours and hours. I love to wear this with matte brown cut crease shadow and dusty pink cheeks for that barely there look.

The Makeup Revolution #LipHug lipsticks caused such a buzz on their release last year, so I picked up a couple of shades to see what the fuss was all about. Let's be honest, it wont last on your lips all day, but for £2.50 a piece, and witch such a wide variety of shades to choose from, it can be forgiven. 'Still Missing My Baby', is my favourite shade that I bought. Its a deep Cranberry which looks fantastic with brown shadow and has a good amount of pigment. The formula is super moisturising and the lipstick has a delicious, sweet smell which is addictive!

If you're a long time reader, you'll have heard me mention this about a million times, and I'm sorry to bring it up again but I LOVE IT!! From the shiny gold casing, to the gorgeous cherry-berry shade, it is a winner through and through. They are a little pricey but if you use code 'Foxy' you can get yourself a little discount (you're welcome!) and the shipping is free too. The colour is buildable which I like and it lasts on the lips pretty well too. Not that I would mind re-applying this every few hours, anyway ;)

I'll keep this short and sweet as we all know about 'Velvet Teddy' by now, but this is definitely my go to matte nude. It applies smoothly and leaves the lips soft and supple, as well as lasting for an age once applied. I don't own much MAC Makeup but this alone is enough to change that. 'Velvet Teddy' looks gorgeous with a range of looks from golden glitter eyes, to naked eyes, to brown smoky eyes and everything in between!

I am so so pleased to hear that NYX is now stocked in Boots stores across the UK - I've only been waiting about 2 years for the brand to make its way to our shores. I was very kindly gifted this gorgeous product by XOXOMeaghan during our beauty swap last year and it has to be one of my A/W matte berry faves by far. The formula is soft and creamy (as the name suggests!) and it has an impressive lasting time. I am also addicted to the sickly sweet scent - man, I could sniff it all day!

What's in your winter 2015 lip wardrobe?


  1. I love Velvet Teddy, It's quite often out of stock though so I think everyone does! These shades are lovely for winter, I like how glossy the Rimmel Apocalips is x

    1. Yes it is - I couldn't even get it in the MAC shop in Covent garden! Had to go to Selfridges in the end (what a shame - NOT!) haha!
      Thanks for reading!

  2. I have the Makeup Revolution Lip Hug in Still Missing My Baby too :) such a pretty berry shade. I love Bourjois Nudeist too! I really need to try Gerard Cosmetics next xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    1. It is beautiful isn't it! I'd like to try more of them really! Oooh yes Gerard Cosmetics are one of my faves, I bet you will love them - I did have to pay some tax at the post office for one of my larger orders, but if you just order a couple of lipsticks they seem to come through just fine :)
      Thanks for reading!