In the colder months I like to go for darker nudes, berry shades and hints of brown. Here are my favourite picks…
I recently did a post on my Autumn beauty picks (which you can read here) where I included a couple of these lip shades but I wanted to do a post exclusively focusing on all of my favourite lipsticks to wear during the Autumn & Winter months. There’s a bit of a mix in shades in this one, I used to go quite dark on my lips during Winter with really vampy reds but this year I’m more into berry tones and darker brown/purple based nudes. Excluding one, all of these lip picks are Mac products, I have been looking for some drugstore A/W shades but I just haven’t come across any I like that have been unlike anything I already own. So without further ado, here’s my little round-up!
Mac Lipstick in Velvet Teddy | £15.50
Of course the cult classic Velvet Teddy had make the cut. This is a dark brown/slightly purple based nude on my skin tone which I love wearing. I always think it looks a lot lighter on other girls but on my pale skin it does appear a lot darker. This is a really easy one to reach for as it’s matte but super creamy and practically effortless to apply for everyday.
Mac Lipstick in Twig | £15.50
This is the newest Mac lipstick to my collection (it came yesterday!) and I love it. I wanted another A/W lipstick a bit different from ones I already own, and of course Mac is always the perfect place to look with their hundreds of shades. It looks a lot more pink in the lip swatch above than it does IRL but this is a lovely pink/brown with a hint of red. Twig is a satin lipstick shade but I find it to dry like a creamy matte, similar to Velvet Teddy so I really like the formula. I can’t wait to wear this lots!
Mac Lipstick in Whirl | £15.50
I got Whirl last winter when I was lusting after the ultimate Kylie Jenner shade and this is definitely it. If you’re pale skinned, this is an incredibly dark brown 90s based nude but looks so pretty with both a simple & smokey eye. I haven’t had much use out of this as I got it at the very end of last winter so I can’t wait to get more use out of it this year.
Mac Lipstick in Diva | £15.50
This is quite a vampy shade even though I’m not really into those this year but it’s a lovely dark berry red that’s perfect for days I want to go for something a bit more bold. I think this definitely needs a lip liner underneath (I’m not wearing one above) as it does tend to go patchy in the middle and come off easily but it’s such a beautiful shade. My clothing style tends to be quite plain, especially in the colder months, so I like to add colour in the way of makeup and this shade is the perfect pop of colour.
Mac Lipstick in Rebel | £15.50
This is or used to be such a popular shade from Mac, I do really love the shade and always try to find use for it when it gets to this time of year, but I do find it can be a little bit too purple. It really is the perfect Autumn shade but I actually like to mix this with a red lipstick to create a unique purple based berry tone which always looks gorgeous. I might try and pull this shade off on it’s own more this year and experiment with what eye makeup it will go with!
Mac Lip Pencil in Spice | £13.00
This is my favourite liner for a dark nude lip, it goes with practically all of my nude lipsticks. It’s a tad darker on my skin tone than shown above I think but it’s gorgeous. I can easily wear this on it’s own because I love the shade so much, however it is quite drying so I always have to apply a bit of lip balm on top.
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Walkyrie | £20.00
I’ve mentioned this one quite a lot lately as these lip pencils are my new found obsession in the lipstick world, but Walkyrie is the ultimate Autumn shade. I love how creamy these are yet still matte and it’s a lipstick formula unlike any other! A definite must have.
So those are my A/W lip picks for this year, let me know if you have any recommendations as I’m going through a bit of a lipstick obsession at the mo!