Five Perfect Autumn Lipstick Shades.

Paraphrasing the wise words of George R. R. Martin – Autumn Is Coming! Actually, to be pretty frank, it’s well and truly here and apart from the orange leaves and snuggling in front of the fire, what else could be better than choosing the perfect shades of lipstick?

To suit the Season, I find the perfect shades to wear are usually purples, burgundies or anything fairly dark, so after finally being inspired by Laura – I’m going to share with you guys my Top Five shades. However, it’s all about being comfortable and happy with yourself so if the colours aren’t for you then that’s okay, it’s just my personal opinion.

My first lipstick recommendation has to be MAC’s Up The Amp – a purple shade with an amplified finish. I think this colour is perfect for Autumn weather due to it’s vibrant intense purple fitting perfectly with the cool and windy weather. I also believe this shade suits all types of skin tones and is suitable for everyone to try due to it being quite versatile.  On the website the lipstick is described as a, “Lavender Violet“. However, I feel it is more intense than the image shown, the shade is definitely very bold and stands out. At £15.50 this product comes in at the medium to high end price range but as a lot of my lipsticks are from MAC, I can definitely say they are worth the money and are very good quality.

Next up is NYX’s Cherry Skies – to me, this colour is the signature shade for Autumn due to it’s rusty burgundy tone. It is a deep matte red in liquid lipstick formula and is only £6.50, which comes in towards the cheaper price range and it is definitely worth your money. I actually think that NYX’s Liquid Lipsticks are better than some of the high end products out there, they stay on and are lasting! This shade is an absolute show stopper – a statement bold you can’t miss me red and because of this it may be intimidating to some. However, if you’re a red lipstick lover like me, it’s definitely worth branching out and giving it a try! I feel this colour is a perfect compliment to the rusty orange and red leaves of Autumn and has a very 1920s vintage vamp feel.

My third must have shade for Autumn is MAC’s Twig, described on their website as a, “Soft Muted Brownish-Pink” which I think sums the colour up perfectly. Although, I do think once again the lipstick looks slightly lighter than it actually is, it is definitely darker than pictured. The finish for Twig is Satin, which is a glossy texture so it looks quite shiny, however I feel the colour stays and if this bothers you than a lip pencil can always be used to make it last – I use Hover. This shade is not too bold but definitely isn’t a nude lipstick, so if you want a subtle look than this isn’t really for you. Personally, I prefer to go for a bolder colour in the colder season and pink coral shades for the warmer weather.

Number four is Rimmel’s Glam Plum Fulham in 470, which is an intense purple-burgundy shade with a glossy finish. After not wearing this colour for a while I decided to apply it today, so I could review it for this post and at first I was pretty shocked with how bold it was. I was almost unsure if this shade suited me at first because it stood out so much but once I’d finished applying I loved the end result. At £6.49 this lipstick is nearer the cheaper priced products but once again I found the quality to be long lasting even with the glossy texture. The product is described as a “Moisture Renew” lipstick and I can definitely say that after wearing this all day my lips have not felt dry and I’ve not needed to reapply it either.

Last but not least is probably one of the most popular lipsticks around; MAC’s Velvet Teddy. With Kylie Jenner setting the nude trend for lipsticks on fire, this soon became the top selling shade in MAC’s Collection so of course,  I had to find out what the fuss was all about. Velvet Teddy is described as a, “Deep Tone Beige” with a matte finish and I would pretty much agree with that description. The colour looks like the perfect shade for autumn and it’s not too nude, it actually has a proper brownish tint to it and doesn’t drain your face. The only problem is this lipstick is extremely popular so it may take a few trips to MAC before you actually come home with one.

I hope you enjoyed my Five Perfect Autumn Lipstick Shades and they inspire you to update your look and try something new. There are so many amazing colours out there to make your own!

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Clinique Cherry Pop Lipstick.

Yesterday I finally bought one of Clinique’s new  Pop Lip Colour and Primer Lipsticks!  I will admit, this is actually my first product of their’s, but I was definitely not disappointed. I also hope to try their skin range in the future as it’s been highly recommended, so if anyone else is a user of Clinique, please let me know, I’d love to hear more opinions.

Such beautiful packaging!
Such beautiful packaging!

I’ve heard wonderful things about this brand for quite a while now and started to noticed a lot adverts  in magazines of their new lipsticks, so I finally decided to give one a try. The lipsticks are priced at £16 so not cheap, but not too expensive either. It’s definitely a quality product and I’m all for paying a reasonable price if the item is worth it. 

You already know the colour of the lipstick because it's the container!
You already know the colour of the lipstick because it matches the container!

The thing I liked most about the lipstick was of course, the packaging! I do love details and the lipstick is very aesthetically pleasing. I love how the container actually matches the colour of the lipstick, it’s such a cool idea and makes their lipsticks stand out from the rest. The names are really cute too, Cherry Pop sounds so vibrant and chic!


Not only is the product a lipstick but it’s also a primer, so I actually did the unthinkable and wore the colour without a lip pencil! I was skeptical that it would last the eight hours it claims to, but I haven’t had to retouch it once. Ironically enough I really wanted to reapply because the lipstick is so beautiful, but I know it’s a good thing that I didn’t have to.

The lipstick is so smooth and shiny, it hasn’t dried my lips out at all and has kept them moisturized and crack free all day.  It’s such a classic red colour too, perfect for vintage lovers like myself, I feel like I’m back in the 1940s and 1950s! The texture almost looks like a lip gloss, however,  it isn’t sticky at all, just wonderful! 

I absolutely adore the green floral packaging that the lipstick came in, details really make a product and I will actually keep it because it’s so pretty and has a vintage look to it. The only downside I can think of about the lipstick is in the lid, it’s pretty hard to open and close, although I guess that could be considered a good thing. There are fifteen other colours in the collection and I will definitely be trying some other colours in the future.

The first picture was taken after I’d just applied the lipstick, the second picture was taken an hour and a half or so later after I’d had my lunch and the last picture was taken some six hours after I first applied the lipstick. I’m very impressed with how long it’s lasted, not one reapplication!

I also bought another Eye Liner; Rimmel London Scandal Eyes again, but this time the Precision Micro Eyeliner. As I’ve said in a previous post, I bought the Thick and Thin Eyeliner and although I do like it, I much prefer this one. The thinner tip is a lot easier to apply to the eyelid, it reaches right to the root of the eyelash and this time I didn’t need to put my liquid eyeliner over. I love that the tip is small as I much prefer building my eyeliner up then starting off with it far too thick and having to redo it all.

I recommend both of these products and hope you guys are inspired to try them too!

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