|Vampy Autumn Lip|
We've had a pretty fabulous summer weather-wise so, for a nice change, I'm welcoming A/W with open arms! Although I've had my say on trends in the past, there is nothing I love more about this time of year than cosy knits, boots, and a vampy as all hell lip! For this combo I have one new product, two outstanding staples of mine, and one rediscovered addition!
|Vampy Autumn Lip: Kate Moss for Rimmel Matte Lipstick #107, Pixy Mint Lip Balm, Gosh Wild Cherry Velvet Touch Lipliner, Lancôme Juicy Pop in Purple Laser|
Since receiving some bits to try from Pixy recently, I've been really enjoying their lip balms! My lips got unbelievably dry last year so I'm determined to keep ahead of it this time around! As someone who loves to rock a dramatic lip (especially this time of year) it's vital to keep my lips in good condition! I brought the Coconut Pixy Lip Balm* with me on holidays, and I'm loving the freshness of the Mint* one now that I'm home! I slather this all over the lips in the morning before makeup, at bedtime, and generally throughout the day if I'm having a nude lip day.
|Vampy Autumn Lip Swatches (L-R): Gosh Wild Cherry Velvet Touch Lipliner, Kate Moss for Rimmel Matte Lipstick #107, Lancôme Juicy Pop in Purple Laser|
After conditioning with my Pixy balm, I line and fill in my entire lips with Gosh Wild Cherry Velvet Touch Lipliner - which holds a very special place in my heart/lipliner collection! After that I go in with Kate Moss for Rimmel Matte lipstick in #107 all over the lips (see more). I genuinely struggle to express with words how much I love this lipstick. I named it as one of my top picks on Frillseeker and I basically never say this, but you need this in your life if you don't already have it. Simple as.
Now I must admit, 90% of the time I opt for a matte lip, particularly with bolder colours. However, I've really been enjoying adding a wet look to this combo by adding a gloss over top. Specifically Lancôme's Juicy Pop in Purple Laser. A beautiful gloss which sheers out enough to be wearable, while still offering a purple punch.
This combo can look slightly darker depending on the light, hence two mug options pictured below, but it's lip love in any light for me!
|Vampy Autumn Lip in different light|
Although it's another case of 'marvellous things being discontinued for no discernible reason (MTDNDR)' - le sigh - if you're a true lover of the darkside try and snap up Tom Ford's Black Orchid lipstick (see here) before they're all gone! It's my other major lip lover for A/W!
What's your favourite lip combo for A/W?
Are you a nudist or a vamp?