Sunday, 5 November 2017

My Favourite Winter Lip Picks

Hello everyone!

We are now getting into the Winter season, and that means only one thing... it's finally time to bring the dark lip colours out! I absolutely love a dark lip towards the end of the year and today I am going to be sharing my favourites.

Kylie Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipstick in Vixen:
My first Winter lip pick is the Kylie Cosmetics Vixen liquid lipstick. This is from Kylie's Holiday collection (but is now available in her permanent collection!) and I own the Vixen lip liner as well as a full sized lipstick and miniature lipstick. Vixen is a very dark plum shade, and it's perfect for the Christmas period. All of Kylie's liquid lipsticks, including this one, have a very runny formula. This shade especially is very pigmented and applies smoothly onto the lips. I would say it takes about 20 seconds for the lipstick to dry fully and it feels lightweight on the lips. 

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color in Addiction:
This Revlon lipstick is a really pretty mauve purple shade. The formula of this liquid lip is a lot thicker than the Kylie liquid lip, but the application is just as smooth. Again, this lipstick feels really comfortable on the lips and it doesn't leave my lips feeling like prunes! These lipsticks smell really nice too:) 

MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Flat Out Fabulous:
This lipstick is an absolute classic, I used to wear this ALL of the time a few years ago. This is one of my favourite MAC lipsticks. I will admit that this lipstick isn't as creamy as some of the other matte formulas, but it is a matte so they can be quite drying anyway. I would say that you definitely need to exfoliate and moisturise your lips before applying this lipstick as it does cling to dry patches. Other than that, this is a really nice cool toned fuchsia shade, and it's matte which is my all time favourite lipstick finish. 

MAC Milan Mode Lipstick:
I think that this lipstick was either my first or second MAC purchase, and I still love it to this day. I love using this lipstick as a topper on another lipstick, usually Flat Out Fabulous. Milan Mode does have a lot of shimmer to it and is a sheer plum shade. I am not a huge fan of shimmery lipsticks but this looks SO pretty on top of a matte lipstick. 

I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Totally NOT Boring:
I Heart Makeup is a great brand which I have been using for a long time. I have collected their Lip Geek lipsticks for a while now, although I don't get as much use from them as I would like to. One of my favourite shades from their line of lipsticks is Totally NOT Boring, and that is exactly how to describe the shade! This is a gorgeous fun plum shade and glides on the lips really smoothly. Although it may not be a matte finish, which is my usual lipstick finish of choice, I still love this lipstick and will continue to love it. 

KIKO Smart Lipstick in 914:
I have been a fan of the KIKO Smart Lipstick range for a year or so now, and this shade is definitely my favourite. Just like the other lipsticks I have mentioned in this post, shade 914 is a gorgeous purple shade. I do like to set this lipstick with a translucent powder, such as the Kat Von D Lock It Loose Powder, as I do prefer it when it's matte. I haven't had a problem with these lipsticks wearing off quickly, and I love this one especially as it leaves a nice tint to the lips. 

Collection Deluxe Lipstick in Prohibition:
This lipstick is a little different to the other ones I have mentioned in this post as it is more of a red shade, whereas all of my other favourites are true purple berry shades. Prohibition applies smoothly and doesn't need building up too much to give an intense look. This lipstick is so creamy that it doesn't ever fully set, which can be a problem as that means it can have a tendency to smudge. Apart from that, however, this is a lovely shade perfect for the festive period. 

Soap & Glory Matte Lip Crayon in Berry Much:
My final favourite Winter lip pick is this Soap & Glory crayon. As the name suggests, this is a berry shade. I love this as it is a matte lipstick and is so pigmented! One swipe of this lipstick is gorgeous and I love that even when my lips are dry and cracked it doesn't emphasise that. The bullet shape means that you can apply this precisely. The only downside is that you don't get a great deal of product, as I touched on when I first got this lipstick, but I can totally repurchase this as it was really affordable. 

Leave a comment if you would like to see my favourite Winter eye shadow picks! 

Until next time,
Emily xo

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