5 Autumn Lips

Autumn Lip Picks

As I'm sure you are all aware by now, I love red toned lipsticks. I just love lipsticks in general to be perfectly honest with you, but at this time of year I love being able to wear a striking, dark lip. Today, I thought that I would share with you 5 lip choices that I have been loving to wear this Autumn.
(Disclaimer: Apologies in advance for the similar undertones...)

M.A.C Velvet Teddy
M.A.C Velvet Teddy

I couldn't do a Autumn lip picks post without featuring the iconic Velvet Teddy. This is a matte brown-toned nude. I actually find this lipstick to be one of the most moisturising matte lipsticks that I have tried, yet I always do but some lip balm on before applying any lipstick.
I have been wearing this non-stop recently, and it's definitely becoming one of my all-time-favourite lipsticks!
No7 Moisture Drench in 75 Sugar Plum

No7 Moisture Drench in 75 Sugar Plum

I have had this lipstick for years and every Autumn, I always come back to it! I absolutely love this lipstick for this time of year as it's so comfortable to wear due to its creamy, moisturising consistency, yet it adds an instant pop of colour to my lips. This shade is a red-toned brown. Despite this lipstick being very moisturising, it actually stays on my lips all day long and I don't find myself having to reapply it at all! I also find this lipstick to be very pigmented.

Topshop Lips in Inhibition
Topshop Lips in Inhibition

Every time I have worn this lipstick this Autumn, without fail somebody has commented on how lovely the colour is and how much it suits me! I love wearing this lipstick as I automatically feel very autumnal and put together. 
The lipstick is a striking dark berry shade, which appears quite like a purple shade on the lips. It applies very easily and smoothly with a matte finish. This colour is extremely pigmented, so I have to use a lip liner (Topshop lip liner in 'Deception') with this, to avoid it leaking and somewhat staining around my lips!
I have also featured this in my Top 5 Drugstore Lipsticks post (read here)

 No7 Moisture Drench in Mulberry
No7 Moisture Drench in Mulberry

This is my ‘go-to’, easy to wear lipstick for this time of year. This goes with most makeup looks and sits on my lips really nicely, due to the moisturising formula. This lipstick gives a satin finish to the lips whilst also having SPF 15, which is an added bonus! Like the other No7 Moisture Drench lipstick featured, this lipstick stays on my lips all day.

 NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Exotic

I love wearing this liquid lipstick for a night out, or days when I want my lipstick to stay on all day. This isn't drying at all yet it stays on my lips really nicely, without creasing. This shade Exotic is a warm, mahogany red.
(read review on NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Bedtime Flirt here)
Autumn lipstick swatches
Swatches from left to right:
No7 Moisture Drench in 75 Sugar plum, MAC Velvet Teddy, No7 Moisture Drench in Mulberry, Topshop Lips in Inhibition and NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Exotic

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Top 5 Beauty Essentials for Autumn

Hi everyone,
I am so excited that it's now Autumn! Autumn is definitely my favourite season. Bring on the candles; blankets; dark lips; fairy lights and pumpkin spiced lattes! 
However, as the colder weather creeps in, this can wreck havoc with your skin.
Here's a few of my beauty essentials for this Autumn!     
Lipstick: MAC Velvet Teddy
MAC Velvet TeddyMAC Velvet Teddy Swatch

I look forward to the Autumn/Winter months just so that I can wear a dark lipstick. My current go-to is the well-loved 'Velvet Teddy' by MAC. It's a matte brown-toned nude, that I have just been wearing non-stop recently.
Deep Conditioner: Argan Oil Hydrating Hair Mask
Argan Oil Hydrating Hair Mask

I love using this about once a week to fully condition and treat my hair. I find the cold weather really dries out my hair, so I find this helps to put lots of moisture back into it.
I also find the ritual of doing this really relaxing, so it's perfect for a bit of pampering on a cold, autumn evening.
Body Lotion: Zoella Beauty Creamy Madly Dreamy
Zoella Beauty Creamy Madly Dreamy
 Moisturiser has to be my #1 essential for Autumn/Winter as my skin becomes so dry due to the cold weather. I love using a thick body lotion in Autumn to provide a dollop (lovely choice of wording, I know) of instant moisture to my skin. I have been loving using this one in particular lately as it feels very luxurious! It contains Vitamin E, Aloe and Shea Butter, so it leaves my skin feeling smooth and silky.
Bronzer: Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess
Bronzer is a staple in my makeup routine in the Autumn, to try and help keep that summer glow just that little bit longer. I find that this bronzer is perfect as it is really buildable and looks very natural, yet adds a hint of colour to my face. I also love how this comes with a pretty large mirror as well!
Lip Balm: Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream Lip Protectant
Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream Lip Protectant
I love this lip balm in particular as it really soothes and lasts a really long time on my lips, unlike other lip balms that just seem to disappear after 30 seconds or so. This small pot is really convenient just to throw in my handbag to use on-the-go to avoid those pesky dry, chapped lips that just scream Autumn/Winter. Of course you could just opt for good ol' Vaseline instead of this example!

What are your Autumn essentials?

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