Friday, 21 November 2014

Top Five Autumn Lipsticks... The Reds | Fashion & Beauty



Hello! So this is kind of like a companion piece to my Five Autumn Nails post from a few weeks ago: I'm doing a round up of my favourite lipsticks for the autumn season, and where better to start then with the reds. There's something so perfect about a red lip this time of year. Whether you're stalking the streets of Dalston in a leopard print fur and jet black skinnies, or strolling down South Molton Street leaving a fresh red imprint on your takeaway Starbucks cup, there's a shade of red for every gal. All my picks are high street friendly, from Rimmel to MUA to everybody's new favourite, Make Up Revolution.
 Actually on that note, Superdrug in Stratford Westfield really need to step up their game - I was in there today browsing (Read:looking to drop some ££ on make up) and they didn't have a Make Up Rev stand! They seriously need a Feng Shui-cum-visual merchandising genuis to bring that place out of the nineties - drabbest Superdrug ever!
Anyway, on with the reds!



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elf Matte Lip Color in Rich Red
This looks slightly more glossy than it really is. It's a great matte formula without being too drying or flaky. The handy pen style makes it easy to chuck in a bag and omits the need for a lip liner. A true red shade, without any brassiness and has pretty good lasting power for a £3.50 lippy.


What Autumn lipstick countdown would be complete without this little beauty. This became the biggest thing to ever hit the make up stratosphere a few years ago and is still reining supreme. Here's a little story. Years ago I went to see The Kills live, and as I'm thrashing and singing away, I look up to the VIP section and see Kate Moss (Kills guitarist Jamie Hince's then girlfriend, now wife). Apart from the fan-girl moment, I was absolutely obsessed with her lipstick shade - a warm, deep raspberry. I then went on a hunt for a shade similar, trying endless different brands and shades all to no avail. About six months later I see the advert for the brand new Kate Moss Matte shades on TV and what do you know? MY SHADE! Was it definitely the shade I saw her wearing that day? Who knows, but it was damn close. I then scavenged a total of three Boots and two Superdrugs before I found it. It's been my staple ever since. Moral of this story: Kate Moss is awesome.

MUA Lipstick in shade 13
This is a gorgeous pinky-red that as you can see has a lot of slip to it. Okay so maybe this won't survive three glasses of champagne and as many canapés as you can manage, but it's a super pretty shade, and as long as this can fit in your clutch it's still useful this party season. And it's £1! 

You may recall I included this little baby in my haul and after trying it out a few times I'm pretty  darn happy with it. A true red, with enough orange tones to make it pop without crossing over into brassy. Another £1 miracle, this lippy will definitely find its way into my regular rotation.


I picked this lipstick up on a whim from Fragrance Direct a year or so ago, mainly because it was £1.99. Can you tell I like a bargain? Anyway I was pleasantly surprised - super creamy (as the name would suggest), conditioning and long lasting. This is another pink toned red, so will complement a multitude of outfits


What reds are guys loving at the moment? Stay tuned for parts 2 and 3 of my autumn lipstick picks!

Drea xo

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36 comments:

  1. Lovely lipstick, thanks for sharing! <3

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  2. The Kate moss lipstick in 107 is such a gorgeous shade! I love the Kate moss lipsticks!

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    1. I'm such a fan of the Kate Moss range, both the standard and matte ones! x

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  3. I love the Kate Moss 107 lipstick too, although I find it a bit drying. I need Makeup Revolution's 'Dare' now, their lipsticks are amazing. :)

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    1. I'm loving Make Up Revolution at the moment - just picked up a couple more lipsticks from them today actually! x

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  4. Holy cow. I'm really impressed with the ELF Rich Red one. The color is amazing & you can never beat those prices. :] // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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    1. Definitely my favourite lip product from elf, it's really amazing! x

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  5. I'm just discovering the wonderful world of lipstick and started with a Smashbox one that I love! The Calvin Klein one looks lovely on you!
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    1. Thank you Michelle! I'm such a lipstick addict, I need to stop buying them! x

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  6. You can never have enough red lipsticks. I love the Rimmel London one- it has a nice little tint of red in it.

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  8. The male up revolution one is my favourite but all are great colours!

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  9. I love red lipsticks, I own so many! The Kate Moss ones are such good quality for the price too :)

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  10. I own that one too from elf. The red shade is so pretty <3

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  11. I got one of the Rimmel Provacalips the other day and it's AWESOME. Slowly but surely I am learning to love a red lip on myself.

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    1. Oooh I haven't tried them yet - must change that now! x

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    1. Same here they're perfect for the season! x

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  13. You can never go wrong with the Rimmel Kate Moss range! All the colours are amazing and the quality is definitely up there

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  14. Mesmerize is indeed a lovely shade - might have to add it to my next CK haul :D x

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  15. I love elf's matte lip colours - definitely need to purchase some of the new shades :) xx

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  16. I love the elf one. <3

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  17. I struggle so much with lipstick! I always look like a child who's got into her mum's make up bag! These reds are lovely, especially the elf one! I need a good lipstick for winter for everyday wear, I just might have to get the elf one! I also got a jar of coconut oil after your last post, going to make a nice hair mask tonight!

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  18. The Calvin Klein one is gorgeous, as if it was only £1.99! I love living in leeds as the shops are always kept quite modern.

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  19. The calvin klein one is gorge! You picked up so many nice colours! xx

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  20. They all look great on you, but I especially love the Rimmel by Kate one! xx

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  22. Lovely collection, Calvin Klein Mesmerize is such a nice shade! :)
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  23. avid Ruby Woo fan but its nice to see these other reds x

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  24. Red is my favourite lipstick colour! I have the Kate Moss lipstick and it is so good, I prefer matte!

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