Monday, 10 November 2014

Autumnal Lips

MAC Amorous Givenchy Gloss Interdit Velvet Purple

MAC Amorous Givenchy Gloss Interdit Velvet Purple

Givenchy Gloss Interdit Velvet Purple

Swatch MAC Amorous Givenchy Velvet Purple

So…I know I’ve been slightly MIA recently, but now summer is over and I  have moved back up to Uni, I'm aiming to post weekly and finally get back into the swing of blogging!

In this post, I want to share my two favourite Autumn lip shades, as when the leaves begin to fall and the woolly scarves and hats are donned, I feel a compulsion to dig out my darker lip colours. One of my favourite makeup looks for autumn and winter is natural dewy skin with lashings of mascara on the top lashes and a vampy berry lip shade. However, the darker lip shades come with the looming possibility of smudging, particularly for those of you like me who tend to stick to low maintenance, natural shades in satin formulas.

I think that my chosen autumnal shades are a nice compromise between comfort/ practicality and looking suitably festive by sporting a safe, yet striking berry shade. 

Mac Lipstick in Amorous:
This pick is described by MAC as a 'lovestruck cranberry', but I consider it to be more of a deep mauve, plum hue. This lipstick is one of MAC's matte formulas so a drawback is that it can be a bit drying, however this can be easily avoided by using a lip scrub and hydrating lip balm first. The main benefit of matte shades is definitely their longevity, and the drier texture means less chance of smudging, so it's a definite win all round.

Givenchy Gloss Interdit Ultra-Shiny Colour Plumping Effect in 15 Velvet Purple:
Tongue twister name aside, this lipstick is the most beautiful deep berry, fuchsia shade with an abundance of very fine glitter. As the colour is a purple hue, it has a blue undertone, meaning that teeth look whiter, which is always a bonus! I normally tend to avoid lipglosses because of their notoriously sticky texture, however this formula is very comfortable and easy to blend but doesn't feel gloopy. Another common association with lipglosses is that they are disappointingly sheer, but this Givenchy offering is very opaque but can easily be patted on and sheered out or painted on for a more dramatic look.

What are your favourite lip shades for autumn/ winter?

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21 comments

  1. These colours are so beautiful! Perfect Autumnal colours! I actually have that Mac lipstick but I’ve never thought of wearing that shade in a lipgloss! Will have to give it a go ;)

    Lovely pictures!

    www.dearyouloveem.blogspot.com

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    1. They are lovely aren't they, I would definitely recommend the Givenchy lipgloss, it's such a beautiful shade :)

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  2. this looks absolutely gorgeous. we've never tried any makeup from Givenchy. would you recommend anything else from them?

    M + K

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    1. This lip gloss is the only Givenchy product I have unfortunately. However, I do have my eye on the Prisme blushes, they look so pretty x

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  3. Berry shades are my favourite! That MAC lipstick is incredibly gorgeous, definitely a colour I'd gravitate towards :) x

    Angela | The Sunday Chapter

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    1. Yes, it's so lovely, such a wearable colour!

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  4. Another gorgeous shade to add to my ever-growing list of 'need that Mac lipstick in my life.'

    Beth. x

    Sometimes The Stars

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    1. I have a similar list which grows longer with every blog post I read! x

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  5. You've picked perfect autumnal shades, this lip gloss is stunning!

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you agree! :)

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  6. Such a gorgeous shades. Love the Givenchy lip gloss, looks amazing.

    thelesfleur.blogspot.com

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  7. This Givenchy shade made me briefly contemplate trying a lip gloss. That shade is amazing! But I know I struggle with gloss so I'll settle for Amorous on my shopping list instead.

    It's the sort of shade I would wear, but I've never seen it before.

    Shanelle || What Would Grace Kelly Say?

    x

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    1. I can see why gloss is a pain for some people, so Amorous is definitely a better option, as it has a matte finish xo

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  8. Wow, the lip gloss looks stunning! What a lovely colour! :)

    Much love, Marianne x

    www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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  9. The tongue-twister gloss is really pretty! I also love mauve shades, especially in the Autumn. I personally like very deep red at the moment. I purchased NARS Audacious lipstick in Olivia and love it!

    Alexandra
    Glam O’Clock | Beauty Blog

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    1. It is such an autumnal shade! I've wanted a NARS lipstick for so long so I'll definitely take a look at Olivia when I'm next at a counter

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  10. They both look stunning, such pretty autumnal shades <3

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  11. That MAC color is SO beautiful. I love it!

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  12. my favourite colour is also a mac lipstick: its a frost formula called PLUM DANDY
    its a beautiful sparkly plum, try it sometime!

    http://floralsophie.blogspot.co.uk

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