Autumn leapt upon us this year and on only September 2nd I found myself reaching for a coat! With the changing seasons I've decided to be have a bit of a makeup-shakeup and I think I'll be changing quite a lot of my makeup routine - but I'm starting with my lipstick. This year I've spoken ad nauseum about my love for RMK's Drop Gloss in 04* (£14.50) and Maybelline's Color Drama Lip Pencil in Nude Perfection (£4.99) and I'm still not "over" the nude lipstick trend. I am, however, opting for darker, richer colours that really seem to compliment my fading summer tan. Today I'll be talking through three lipsticks all with different undertones and very different formulas. These are the best dark-nude lipsticks in my collection and I'm really looking forward to wearing them more.
Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Brownie* (£15.99)
I picked this lipstick up in a Fragrance Direct beauty haul earlier this year and I haven't gotten a tremendous amount of wear out of it yet, I'm hoping autumn will change that! Brownie is a very pretty pink-toned-brown lipstick that's ever so slightly darker than it looks in my photo above. Although it definitely pulls towards the pinker end of the spectrum, against my fair skin it does still look like quite a dark-nude lipstick. That being said, I do really love how it looks (especially with the paired back makeup I'm opting for these days) and the formula of these Bobbi Brown lipsticks is just gorgeous. If you love really creamy lipsticks that still feel lightweight on the lips then these are for you. A big thumbs up for this lipstick shade and formula and I'd definitely like to try more from Bobbi Brown in the future.
I hadn't planned on buying any more of Revlon's Matte Balms but I recieved this as a free gift with purchase when I bought my Real Techniques Nic's Picks Brush Set and I was surprised by how much I loved the shade. It might not "technically" be correct to call Sultry a dark-nude as it has a very ruddy undertone, but it's just as easy to wear as a nude lipstick as it seems to work with everything. The formula of Revlon's Matte Balms is really creamy, so these lip colours effortlessly glide onto your lips effortlessly and offer an opaque and intense colour. Sultry does a great job of hanging around and I don't find that I need to re-apply it that often throughout the day. I find that unlike some of the lighter colours in the Matte Balm range, Sultry ever so slightly stains my lips which helps it to look even as it fades. If you have very dry lips then I do think that the formula of the Matte Balms won't work for you. Even though they don't feel very matte or drying when you first apply them I do find that throughout the day my lips start crying out for moisture. I don't think that Revlon have quite perfected this creamy matte formula, but I do still think that it's a great product for such an affordable price. I'd definitely recommend Sultry to those who want to steer clear of brown-toned nude lipsticks as this red-toned shade is incredibly wearable and it doesn't look OTT during the day-time. Personally, I'm hooked.
What do you think about these three shades?
And what lipsticks do you think you'll be wearing this autumn?