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November 20, 2014

Moody Makeup: Embrace the Dark Side

red and berry toned makeup look

One popular and recurring autumn/winter trend is to embrace the darker side of the makeup palette, bringing berry and burgundy shades out of the shadows and into the limelight. I'm all for this yearly makeup bag shakeup and these are the products that have made it into my routine.

I've been using the right hand side of my the Balm Nude 'Tude palette quite a lot recently. Despite being wildly out of my comfort zone, the shade "Sexy" is surprisingly wearable. I've been enjoying wearing it smudged along my lash line giving a "soft underline" look.

An easy way to wear darker lip shades is to blot them onto your lips and wear them as a stain. The berry lipstick I've been enjoying this week is Catrice's Lipstick in Berry Bradshaw, and for a dark burgundy pout I always return to Rimmel's Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in shade 107. 

The only polish that's been on my radar this month is Ciaté's paint pot in Dangerous Affair*. It's a wonderful deep, deep red and I've found that it lasts really well on my nails. If you want to invest in a nail polish this autumn/winter then I'd definitely recommend this one.

Have you been reaching for berry and burgundy shades too?



  1. Yes I have also been loving the berry lips and plum toned eyeshadows, they are just so gorgeous this time of year x

    Beauty with charm

  2. I absolutely love Sexy!! And, of course, Rimmel 107. Have you tried using Sexy with a wet brush as a liner? If you smudge it a little it gives you an amazing look :)

    Lovely post x
    Julia | Wing me a dream

  3. I've never really tried the darker lip sticks but I think it's time I did, especially for autumn :)

    I love the burgundy one the most!

    Gabby xo

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  4. Haha loved this moody makeup. That kate lipstick is one of my favourites xx

    Laura | lauraslittleloves

  5. Oh yes I love deep wine/burgundy shades in autumn! I've been sporting berry lips and nails. :)

  6. I just love dark nail polishes, I wear them all year around :)

  7. Yes, I have! I love berry and burgundy shades! Bought a NARS Audacious lipstick a few weeks ago in a gorgeous deep red shade!

    Glam O’Clock | Beauty Blog

  8. I have this Kate Moss Matte lipstick and it's beautiful! This TheBalm eyeshadow palette is gorgeous and definitely on my to-buy list!

    Chloe Andrews | Beauty Posts & Nail Art Tutorials

  9. I'm living in the Kate Moss 107 right now - it's such the perfect berry colour. That Ciate polish is also super gorgeous - I want it so much!

    Rachael at

  10. Beautiful picks :) I'm obsessed with these red-toned berry colours - I get weirdly excited when September comes around and I can wear them again haha xx

    Jasmine // Magpie Jasmine

  11. Loving these darker make-up choices :) I love the Kate Moss Rimmel Lipstick too :)

    Paloma in Disguise x

  12. I love this look but haven't experimented with it much myself. I love the Ciaté shade! xxx


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