Thursday, 9 February 2017

My four favourite lip shades for the Winter season

It may seem a little late doing a 'winter/fall' related post, but with the weather becoming increasingly chilly over the past couple of days it made me feel as though Spring is in the distant future
, which has good and bad points - the positive being that the nude/brown lip shades can stay a little longer!

I don't tend to be too exciting when it comes to experimenting with lipsticks, having very fair skin I find it difficult to get shades to suit me perfectly. However, I do have a few firm favourite choices that I always find myself turning to; particularly in Winter.

(Left to right)

1. Chanel Lipgloss in 206
2. Chanel Lipgloss in 608
3. Charlotte Tilbury Penelope Pink
4. Mac Lipstick and Lip Liner in Whirl

Chanel Lipgloss in 206

I bought one of these as a birthday gift for a friend, and ever since I was jealous I didn't get one for myself! I managed to pick it up a few months later for a lot cheaper whilst on holiday in Gibraltar and I am so glad I got it. It is almost like the lipgloss version of Penelope Pink, meaning that they go perfectly together, and it also looks gorgeous on it's own. I love Chanel Lipglosses, they last ages, aren't overly priced and have gorgeous colours available. This is definitely a staple in my collection.

Chanel Lipgloss in 608

I don't feel as though I really suit a red lip, and if I do wear one I am super fussy about the shade. I got this as a present for my 21st and when looking at the colour in the bottle it looked quite dark and not something I'd typically opt for. When I tried it on I was surprised a how much I loved it! It's not really an everyday shade, but is a lovely deep wine colour that is gorgeous for nights out and special occasions where you want to take your look from day to night.

Charlotte Tilbury Penelope Pink 

This is definitely my go to lip shade, and is the perfect every day lipstick. I fell in love with everything about this product the minute I bought it last year, the formula is so creamy and moisturising and the colour is a lovely subtle nude that isn't too pale so that it washes me out. I wouldn't really say it was pink although it leans more towards a pinky undertone rather than a yellowy one like Nude Kate.

Mac Whirl Lipstick and Liner 

I have had the Whirl lip liner for a while now, and use it alongside many nude/brown lipstick shades as it's just so versatile. I recently decided to purchase the lipstick (for a bargain £10!) to see what I thought. My initial reaction was wow, that's a tad dark, however it very quickly grew on me and I think it's a perfect Autumnal/Winter shade. It's a really rich, deep brown and is very pigmented. It of course pairs with the lipliner beautifully, and I think it's lovely if you fancy something a bit more bold and daring, but still fancy a brownish shade.

What are you favourite lip colours at the moment? Do you love one brand in particular? What is your signature shade? 

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