Saturday, 30 November 2013

Lucy's Top 5 Winter Lip Colours

Hi there!

Today I'll be looking at my top 5 favourite lip colours for winter.
My chosen 5 are:
  • Sleek Matte Me Lip Cream in Rioja Red
  • Sleek Gloss Me Lip Gloss in So Berry Nice
  • MAC Craving (Amplified)
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Iced Amethyst
  • Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Vamp

Sleek Matte Me in Rioja Red
Rioja Red is a vibrant blue-toned red. It applies as a gloss with a doe foot applicator but dries to a completely matte finish with no transfer and huge colour payoff - in fact the colour is so bright I sometimes struggle to use this as an every day lip colour. I found this to definitely be at the top in terms of colour and application, but found it quite drying when worn on it's own. The colour lasted several hours, but eventually started to wear off towards the centre of my lips. I particularly loved this lipstick when worn with a gloss over the top, most particularly:

Sleek Gloss Me in So Berry Nice
So Berry Nice is a bright blue red with red glitter. This is my favourite of the two to wear on it's own as it is very comfortable, but I favour it when layered over the top of Rioja Red to make it less drying. It also darknes RR, making it more wearable for the day and the glitter makes it all the more festive! so Berry Nice tends to be quite sheer when worn alone, but still brings a red pigment to your natural lip colour that looks gorgeous. I will definitely be buying more of the 'Gloss Me' range to layer over my other matte lip colours.

MAC Craving
Craving is probably my favourite of all of these products as it's very comfortable to wear, and the plum tones really brings an Autumn/Winter look together. I also love it so much because I'm still branching out into purples and plums and so love the warm pink tones. I would definitely recommend this is you're wary of purples.

Revlon Super Lustrous Iced Amethyst
Iced Amethyst is most likely my least favourite of the 5 products mentioned here before, purely because I'm not really a fan of the glitter in it. It's a gorgeous wearable purple colour but I find myself wearing it less than all of my other lipsticks as I don't find the shimmer in it to always be flattering. Nevertheless Iced Amethyst has made it into my top 5 as I find Revlon's Super Lustrous range to be comfortable to wear and the colour is just so lovely.

Sleek True Colour in Vamp
(Yes, I'm aware of how many Sleek products are in this post, but I don't seem to be able to control myself whenever I'm near the display)
 Last but by no means least is Vamp, a deep blue red with blue undertones. A matte lipstick, Vamp can be a little drying but this has not hindered my love for it in the slightest (when I don't feel like wearing it alone I pop a bit of So Berry Nice on top). My first truly dark lipstick, Vamp is my perfect red for those dark winter days, and also my go to colour for a lovely 20's feel - which I am shamelessly loving after the release of the new Great Gatsby film.

Thanks for reading!

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