Thursday, 15 September 2016

The Perfect A/W Mauve Lipsticks




1) MAC's Brave 2) Urban Decay Backtalk 3) Tom Ford Pussycat 4) MAC's Twig 5) NYX Soft Spoken

If you follow me on my Instagram or snapchat you'll know that most selfies come with a mauve lip, without even trying it has slowly become my favourite lip colour to wear, if I'm having a bad makeup day then a mauve lip is what I reach for! As the colder months are coming up I thought it would be the perfect time to share with you my favourite mauve lip choices, from £6.50 to £39 - yes I spent that much on a lipstick...

MAC BRAVE - £15.50

This was the first mauve lipstick I bought which was around two years ago, when I decided it was time to stop wearing bright purple lipstick (MACS Up The Amp, I'm looking at you) and go for something with a little more class... The moment I tried this lipstick I instantly fell in love, it is a satin finish, so the colour has amazing pigmentation and leaves a creamy looking finish to the lips. This lasts a good 5-6 hours before needing to be topped up. Out of all the lipsticks in this post this has the most pink to it, so definetly a good one to try if you haven't used a mauve lipstick before.

MAC TWIG - £15.50

On to my favourite autumnal lipstick! Twig is another one that I instantly fell in love with, it is darker than Brave with more of a berry undertone rather than pink. This is again a satin finish, but if I fancy wearing a matte lip I just blot this with a tissue and it is a instant matte, amazingly pigmented and a staple in my collection.

URBAN DECAY VICE COMFORT MATTE LIPSTICK IN BACKTALK - £15

I recently won a giveaway where I could pick any UD lipstick I liked (best day ever)... I decided to go for Backtalk as I had heard so much about it, it has more of a purple/ lilac undertone than I thought it did, but I actually quite like that it's a little different. The pigmentation is perfect, the formulation for a matte is amazing, it is comfortable and I can barely feel it on the lips. It lasts around 5 hours still looking like I have just applied it. I think my go to Christmas red shade will be one of the comfort mattes - Very impressed!

TOM FORD PUSSYCAT 04 - £39

Looking at £39 next to a link for a lipstick still feels very ridiculous. This is a real luxurious purchase, one of the most luxurious makeup items I own. I feel like the formulation is very similar to the Urban Decay lipstick, although I do feel like this applies slightly thicker, providing even more pigment. Looking back at the lip swatches it doesn't look too impressive compared to the other lipsticks which is surprising... Do I think this lipstick is worth £39, definetly not, but if you fancy having a splurge, then maybe... Yes! (very similar to MAC's Twig, infact the perfect dupe)

NYX LIQUID SUEDE LIPSTICK - SOFT-SPOKEN - £6.50

Before buying this I had tried another liquid lipstick from the same collection but hated it, for some reason the formulation of Soft Spoken seems to be so much better. Having quite dry lips I'm not really a liquid lipstick kinda gal, but for the times when I do want something a little more bold then I have been loving this. Being a liquid lipstick is dries incredibly matte, the colour has more brown undertones than the rest of the lipsticks mentioned, but I feel like it just about fits into the "mauve"category... A perfect shade for the A/W months.

I know that I'll be rotating these lipsticks throughout A/W, let me know what your favourite mauve lipsticks are so I can add them to my wishlist.

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20 comments

  1. All of these shades are stunning and right up my alley! I have MAC's Brave and it's one of my favourite lipsticks - so wearable.

    Looks like I've added some new things to my wishlist! x

    Hilary | The Beauty Collective

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    1. Lovely isn't it, glad you've managed to put some new products on your wishlist! :) x

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  2. I have Backtalk and love it! I am currently loving MAC Faux & Syrup.


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    1. So nice isn't it! I have been recommended those shades so many times but I just haven't got round to picking them up, I think I will love them though! x

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  3. These are all such gorgeous shades! I have MAC Twig and it's one of my fav MAC lipsticks! Not sure if you have CT Bond Girl, but it is such a beautiful shade that suits almost all skin tones. I think it'd be a perfect treat and beautiful for Autumn (but really just year round)!

    Cindy | www.cindyhyue.com

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    1. So lovely isn't it, I can't stop wearing it! Yes I love Bond Girl, it goes quite dark on me as I have quite pale lips (as you can see by the picture) but I agree that it is the perfect winter shade and looks lovely on lots of different skin tones xx

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  4. I don't know how I don't own MAC Brave. It is stunning! That and Tom Ford Pussycat are going on my wishlist! I have MAC Twig and love it so much. I also love MAC Mehr!

    xx
    Nida | Caked To The Nines

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    1. I'm obsessed, it's a staple you need! The TF lipstick is a splurge but gorgeous and nice for special occasions xx

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  5. Love these colors! Backtalk has been on my wishlist since the Vice lipsticks came out x

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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    1. Have you tried it in store? It is seriously impressive and worth the money :) x

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  6. Oh my gosh isn't Pussycat just the prettiest??? I looooove Tom Ford lippies, that one is deffo one of my fave mauve colors! So glad you included it! Backtalk is a gorgeous one too!

    xoxo
    www.hellohimawari.com

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    1. So nice isn't it, I save it for special occasions and I'm pretty upset that the TF has gone now! xx

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  7. Soft spoken is such a nice shade!

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    1. lovely isn't it, there are a lot of nude/ mauve shades in the range xx

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  8. Stunning pictures (as always Jodie) Mac Brave is a gorgeous colour, I was deciding between this shade and another, but in the end I chose Mac Mehr which is more matte. Tom Ford are definitely the most luxurious lipsticks in existence, maybe not exactly worth the price, but they make such lovely gifts.
    xxx Claire
    http://www.claireellis.co.uk/

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  9. mac brave is my go to lipstick all year round. its just so beautiful and i love it. mac diva is the one shade i always get out as soon as i see one leave on the ground.


    loovelle.blogspot.com

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  10. Love all of them! :)

    Ellen x
    http://thatsellen.blogspot.com

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  11. Soft Spoken is one of my favourite lipsticks lately - loved this post and need to pick up some others!

    Lucy | Forever September

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  12. Gorgeous pictures! All of these look so lovely and I'm so glad you included Brave as that would be my top Mauve pick. It's one of my favourite shades ever x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. NYX Soft Spoken and MAC Twig are some of my favourites! I love the look of the Tom Ford shade too - I think I'd get a lot of wear out of it so it would be worth the investment (or so I tell myself haha)

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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