While I don’t stick to seasonal trends for makeup – when I see someone saying you can’t wear plum in the spring it makes me die inside – I do really enjoy this time of year when plums, wines, burgundies and purples hit the counters as these are some of my favourite colours. And they do look lovely with the inevitable blacks and greys that come around with winter clothing as well.
MAC Lip Pencil in Nightmoth
One of my favourite lip shades ever ever ever. SImply kick ass.
Revlon Colourburst lipgloss in Embellished
New for autumn 2013, this toned-down vampy gloss is a subtler nod to the trend and looks great layered over…well, pretty much anything else in this post!
Illamasqua Lipstick in Shard
A tad patchy, but the beautiful, buildable blackberry hue is stunning.
Collection Gothic Glam lipstick in 3 Revenge
Collection(2000) came out with a trio of three vampy lipsticks and nail polishes and this was my favourite of the three. It’ll suit most and was only £3, hurrah!
MAC Film Noir
The browner tone of this lippie is gorgeous and ties it in to the 90’s revival as well.
Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Black Cherry
It’s a fairly slick formula so you need to keep an eye on it, but I love everything else about it, especially how white it makes my teeth look!
MAC lipstick in Hang Up (Cremesheen)
This is an awful swatch, I do apologise! There are certainly dupes for Hang Up but if you’re a fan of the Cremesheen formula and want a shade in this colour family, you won’t be sorry you got Hang Up.
LA Colors Lip Liner in Smooth Plum
LA Colors are hard to get in the UK, but if you have a Beauty Base or a extensions/wig store near you, they often carry them. This lipliner is AMAZING and was 99p. If you do happen upon the range, get the reds as well.
Barry M Lip Paint in 141 Royal Raspberry
I love the jewel-like quality of this lipstick. Perfect with a simple wash of taupe on the eye.
Wet n Wild Megalast Lipstick in 918d Cherry Bomb
I know a ton of my makeup friends will agree with me that this lipstick is awesome. One of the best mate formulas around for only a couple of dollars, you really can’t beat the Megalasts for the quality you get for the cost. The flat bullets do mean a lip brush is a necessity but who cares? Wet n Wild have a good range of vampy and purple shades if that’s your bag and I had a hard time choosing just one from the range!
Well, that’s yer lot! Honourable mentions to MAC Rebel and Sleek Matte Me in Fandango Purple for a couple of brighter options, and if we’re talking about fall lipsticks I’d *like* to own… Well now! Milani Double Espresso, OCC Black Metal Dahlia, Illamasqua Howl and Salacious…to name a couple! What’s your favourite lip colours in the wine/berry family?