I love Autumn and Winter so much! The warm clothes, the Pumpkin Spice Lattes, the Christmas shopping...Not to mention the darker makeup looks, which FYI suit me so much more than the bronzed, coral summer looks. Perhaps it's just my dark hair and pale skin, but I find pulling off a dark lip and glittery eye so much easier than trying to be a bronzed goddess.
Never before though, have I actually gone all out with the Autumnal makeup looks, and never before have I bought a berry lip shade! But this year, it's all change and I have decided to go for it!
So, I popped into Boots and searched pretty much all over for a nice berry shade (one that wasn't too dark, but was just dark enough to look effective). That's when I came across the Maybelline lippie stand, and there I found the most beautiful shade in Midnight Plum. Right next to it though, was a matching lip liner which I also decided to buy after much deliberation as it will most likely stop such a dark shade of lipstick from bleeding. As it's also 3 for 2 on Maybelline products right now in Boots, I got a Dr Rescue strengthening nail polish (but more about that another time).
I found it pretty simple to create the berry lip look that's perfect for autumn- easier than expected anyway. Firstly, I just put a bit of lip balm on my lips to give them a bit of moisture before applying the actual lip colours. I then just went round my lips with the liner and then slightly filled them in, also with the liner. Obviously then I just applied a coat of the lipstick and the look was complete-so simple, yet so effective!
Together, the lip liner and lipstick had great staying power and kept their colour for hours! I was really surprised by the quality of both products, considering the low prices of both (the lipstick was £6.99 and the liner was £3.99) and would definitely repurchase both products in the future, if not go back to get more Maybelline lip products.
This is such an easy peasy look to create and can be added very quickly to even the simplest of makeup looks. It will definitely be my go-to makeup addition throughout the rest of the autumn and even the winter, as I hope to embrace the more wintry makeup looks wholly this year...
Do you prefer makeup in the spring/summer or autumn/winter?
Thanks for reading,