I do love a good berry lipstick when the colder months roll around. I’m not a fan of the cold weather and never have been, so I like to look for positives where I can. For me, that’s in the gorgeous colours that are the basis of Autumn fashion and makeup. To try to start Autumn off in a positive manner, I thought I’d share 5 of my favourite berry lipsticks.
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My Favourite Berry Lipsticks: No7 High Shine Lip Crayon in Berry, £9
While not strictly a lipstick, I couldn’t write this post without including the No7 High Shine Lip Crayon in Berry. I picked this up a few years ago when I wanted to get into darker lip colours but didn’t feel comfortable with anything bold. This lip crayon was the perfect way for me to experiment with a darker shade without becoming overwhelmed with a bold colour that I wasn’t used to. The shade of the No7 High Shine Lip Crayon is lovely, it feels moisturising on the lips. The colour is on the sheerer side and it has some tiny glitter particles in it. The glossy finish of the crayon means that the shade never looks dull or flat. The wear time isn’t long, but I’ve found it to be standard compared to other shine finishes. To me, Berry has slight purple undertones to it.
My Favourite Berry Lipsticks: Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick in 107, £5.49
Rimmel’s Kate lipstick in 107 is one that I wish I’d purchased sooner. It’s a gorgeous deep berry shade with a matte finish that is raved about by so many bloggers. I have to admit that I’m less keen on the red packaging than I am of Rimmel’s black tubes, but this is a small personal preference. The shade is absolutely beautiful, the formula isn’t drying and it stays put well. Plus, it’s affordable! This shade is deeper and less red than Glam Plum Fulham (below).
My Favourite Berry Lipsticks: YSL Rouge Volute Shine in 2, £28
I’m a big fan of the YSL Rouge Volute Shine lipsticks, I just wish they weren’t quite so expensive! Thankfully mine have been purchased with vouchers, loyalty points and been given as gifts. Shade 2, was the second YSL Rouge Volute Shine I got and was as a direct result of getting on so well with the No7 High Shine Lip Crayon in Berry. The YSL Rouge Volute Shine lipsticks smell divine. They remind me of mango, but I’m not sure that’s an entirely accurate description. The shades are beautiful and I’ve been impressed with how well they last for a shine finish. I love wearing shade 2 on it’s own, which can be built up for more colour intensity. It’s also great when placed over the Rimmel Exaggerate Lipliner in Obsession. It gives the liner a beautiful shine and deeper intensity.
My Favourite Berry Lipsticks: Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Glam Plum Fulham, £6.49
Now, I have to admit that Glam Plum Fulham is not the easiest shade to work with. Since Rimmel changed the formula, the Moisture Renew lipsticks significantly more difficult to get a clean edge with when applying. For me, a ip liner is a must with these lipsticks. This sounds like a complaint, but it’s really not. The Moisture Renew Lipsticks were one of the first lipstick lines I tried. I chose them because they were supposed to be moisturising, which I thought would be ideal for my dry lips. But when I tried them, I was really disappointed. They weren’t moisturising at all. I kept them because the shades were pretty, but the formula wasn’t what I wanted.
Anyway, I’ve deviated from the point of this post. The formula of the Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipsticks feels comfortable and hydrating on the lips and the shades are pigmented and beautiful. So despite the difficulty with getting a crisp edge, that can be overcome with a lip liner, these are definitely one to consider. Glam Plum Fulham is a red toned berry shade, a great option if you love red lips but to experiment with berry lipstick.
My Favourite Berry Lipsticks: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry, £7.99
Initially, Black Cherry was a shade that terrified me. It’s a dark, intense shade that I just didn’t think I could pull off. Having got to grips with the look of a sheerer, darker shade, I bit the bullet and picked this lipstick up. Now, I have to admit that it still took me about 2 years before I plucked up the courage to wear Black Cherry, but I’m so glad I did. It’s a beautiful deep berry shade that’s particularly suitable for the winter months. The undertones of this lipstick are neutral, which makes this a great option for people with both warm and cool skin tones! Cherry is the deepest of my favourite berry lipsticks and has a gorgeous vampy look to it.
My Favourite Berry Lipsticks: Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Pencil in Obsession £3.99
I couldn’t write a post on my favourite berry lipsticks without talking about the lip liner I love wearing with them, now could I!?! This is the only berry lip liner I’ve ever owned. I find texture and wind up applicator really easy and comfortable to use. The colour is pigmented and lasts well on the lips. My only small negative about the Exaggerate Lip Pencils is that occasionally the product breaks off. But you can reduce the chance this will happen by only winding the pencil up a little at a time and being careful about how much pressure you use when applying. For £3.99, you really can’t go wrong!
L – R: No7 High Shine Lip Crayon in Berry, Rimmel Kate Matte Lipsticks in 107, YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in 2, Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Glam Plum Fulham, Revlon Lipstick in Black Cherry, Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Pencil in Obsession.
Want to know what my favourite red lipsticks are? Check out Drugstore Red Lipsticks For All Skin Tones post!
What are your favourite berry lipsticks? I’d love to try Charlotte Tilbury’s Glastonbury.
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