The Dark Lips Are Back

‘Twas the first week of October and the spicy smelling candles were lit. The pumpkin spice lattes were brewing and the blankets were a hit. The return of the dark lipstick was about to take place and here I’ll show you, how to make it work for your face.

Okay, wow. That was something of a delight right – maybe I should become a poet in my spare time – no?

Anyway, the point I’m trying to make is that it’s become colder and as the jumpers start to make a comeback, the baby pinks are getting put aside for the deeper plum toned lipsticks.

I decided what better way to say a big hello to Autumn that posting this gorgeous dark lipped look. I’d love to know what your ultimate favourite dark lipstick is, mines potentially this lipstick mixture combined or just each one alone is also a winner! Maybe I’ll do a look with them individually soon – who knows?!

Childs Farm Baby Moisturiser (£3.99, Boots) as primer and moisturiser
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in 53 Light Beige (£9.99, Superdrug)
Applied with the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge (£5.99, Superdrug)
L.A. Girl Pro Conceal in Toast (£5, Beauty Bay) as a cream contour
Blended with the sponge after applying with the brush applicator to the cheekbones, forehead and nose
Makeup Revolution Define and Conceal in C6 (£4, Superdrug) to highlight the face and conceal under the eyes – with the same sponge
RCMA Translucent Powder (£13, Beauty Bay)
Applied with the Zoeva Face Focus brush (£13, Beauty Bay) to anywhere where I don’t want shine!

MAC Eye Shadow in Sable (£14, MAC Cosmetics)
Applied with the Zoeva Soft Definer (£9, Beauty Bay) all over the lid
Then taking MAC Brawn (£14, MAC Cosmetics) to define the crease, outer corner and under the eye
Packing this shadow exactly where I wanted it with the Spectrum AO7 brush (£4.99, Spectrum Collections)
Maybelline Master Smoky eye liner in Chocolate (£5.99, Superdrug) in the upper and lower waterline
L’Oreal Paradise Mascara in Waterproof Black (£11.99, Superdrug) to upper and lower lashes

Tanya Burr Perfect Brow Palette (£7.99, Feel Unique) – taking a mixture of the brow shades to create my perfect tone
Applying with hair like stroke with the Zoeva Brow Line brush (£8, Beauty Bay)

MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Skinfinish in Give Me Sun! (£25.50, MAC Cosmetics)
Applied to the perimeters of the face using the New CID Cosmetics Chrome Powder brush (£31.50, New CID Cosmetics)
NYX Powder Blush in Terra Cotta (£8.99, Amazon UK)
Applied over the cheeks and nose using the Real Techniques Blush brush (£9.99, Superdrug)
The Balm Mary Loumanizer (£12.76, Look Fantastic)
Applied with the L.A. Girl Fan brush (£6, Beauty Bay) to the high points of the cheeks and face
Makeup Revolution Sport Fix setting spray (£5, Superdrug)

Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in Medium Brown (£19, Beauty Bay)
Applied with the Zoeva Fine Liner brush (£8, Beauty Bay) and then patted in with fingers

Rimmel 1000 Kisses lip liner in Wine (£2.99, Boots) all over the lip and overlining where wanted
MAC Lipstick in Antique Velvet (£17.50, MAC Cosmetics)
Mixed with the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella (£21, NARS)

Love, always.






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22 thoughts on “The Dark Lips Are Back

  1. Such a gorgeous makeup look made even better by a dark lip. Completely with you that the best thing about Autumn/Winter is a dark red or berry lip! It’s the thing I look forward to wearing the most!
    Gemma x |


      1. Great choices. I’ve always been tempted by Mac Russian Red as I’m a Ruby Woo girl but I’d love to try it out! X


  2. I’ve actually just switched out all my ‘summer’ lipsticks to the back of the drawer in favour of my ‘winter’ ones. Something about a dark lip that just feels cosy at this time of year!!


    1. I’m totally with you on this Melissa. They just instantly make me feel all cosy and warm!
      What’s your go to autumn lipstick? X


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