Autumn is upon us and we’re well into October now, so like many other makeup loving girls out there (and boys) I’m packing away my spring brights and cracking out the dark vampy tones that resonate with the brisk evenings, thick knits and ankle boots.
I love berry lips, but like many of you out there I’m a little scared of wearing them. However I’ve decided to brave it this year and start going for vampy lips and pared back eyes. I’m going to start off applying the lipstick lightly as more of a stain, before amping up the volume and going all out for a night out on the town with friends.
My favourite picks for this season are the oh so classic Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick in 107 (£5.49), which I’ve spoken about before. It’s the most red-toned of the lot and a lovely deep berry colour that suits almost everyone. A new addition to my collection is another Rimmel lipstick, this time it’s Rimmel Kate Lasting Finish lipstick in 30 (£5.49). It’s a bit more purpley than 107 but looks fabulous on the lips.
Another option is Mac Rebel lipstick (£15.50), one I’ve been lusting after for quite some time and finally got my hands on. It’s a lot brighter than the previous too coming out at a more fuchsia shade but is equally suitable if you’re looking for your lips to do all the talking (s’cuse the pun).
For nails I’ve got a couple of choices. One of my favourite colours is Chanel Le Vernis Rouge Noir (£18.00). It’s an absolutely classic shade which I love wearing again and again. It’s a deep oxblood colour which is perfect for dark vampy nails but it is expensive and not that hard wearing. If you’re looking for something a little bit more purse friendly, then up steps Essie Sole Mate (£7.99), a gorgeously dark crushed berry shade that’s almost the same as the Chanel offering but a little more pinky.
Pair them up for matchy-matchy gothic vamp or choose one and go all out this Autumn. Have you picked up any of these berry beauties yet?