Like most other beauty bloggers I’m loving Autumn and all the makeup changes that come with it. I have been dying to add some more lipsticks to my collection that fit the berry/ purple/ red category but now I’m a student again I can’t really justify the high end prices. I’ve picked up a couple of new bits from high street brands and I’m really impressed.
Only three for this post but I think I’ll be doing a round up soon. Usually when I go on a little shopping spree to find some new lipsticks if I buy a few I always seem to come away with one that just sits in my stash and is never used, but I think this time all 3 are fab!
MAYBELLINE COLOR DRAMA – INTENSE VELVET LIP PENCILS
The name instantly reminded me of my much loved Nars Velvet Matte pencils so I wanted to see if the two compare, considering the huge price difference they are actually quite comparable in how comfortable they feel on my lips, and like the Nars pencils the colour pay off on these is brill. The creamy formulation is not as long lasting as the Nars rival, but at a fraction of the price I can’t complain, these also haven’t dried out my lips which a lot of lipsticks do for me!
The shade Keep It Classy reminded me of MACs Brave, but on the lips it is a blue toned berry shade rather than a nude/pink, which for the colder months is actually quite nice. I have gravitated towards this more than Berry Much just because I find it more wearable, but they are both equally as gorgeous if you’re after something that is pigmented, going to last and leaves a thick satin/ semi matte finish to the lips.
SLEEK TRUE COLOUR LIPSTICK – DARE
If you had told me a year ago I would be wanting more brown lipsticks I would have disagreed, but it seems to have been the colour of the year so far and I can’t stop myself wanting more. When it comes up to the colder months I like to take my lipstick a little darker, so I picked up this deep brown matte shade, it has red in it making it so much easier to pull off. This lipstick cost £4.99, honestly in terms of the formulation it isn’t my favourite (the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipsticks have spoilt me rotten), it does feel slightly waxy and is unforgiving if my lips are drying as it shows every single crack. It is however long wearing, a brilliant colour and a much cheaper alternative to others I’ve seen.
What are your recent highstreet lip product gems?