Berry Lips are Back – Get the Look

Unlike florals in Spring, berry lips in autumn never go out of style- thank god, because pink looks horrendous on me.

This season creamy mattes and soft sheens take centre stage. if you’re in need of some inspiration, look to queen of the Bordeaux lip Joan Smalls. The supermodel has become so well known for her love of all things berry that she has launched a range of lipsticks in collaboration with Estée Lauder.
How dark you go depends on how devious you’re feeling, but nothing spruces up an after work face better than a bit of Bordeaux;
The way I see it, your lips are bound to get wine stained anyway so you may as well cut out the middle man.


The inspiration


Get the Look:

Best of the best berry lipsticks

Kevyn Aucoin is the legendary make-up artist who made-over many a supermodel in the 80s. His makeup collection is well edited, consisting of only the crucial colours and pieces you need for the season. I trialled his blusher years ago and nothing’s come close to his hyper pimentos coral since. His lipsticks look pretty epic, but as I’ve finally discovered the benefits of lip gloss, his seemed like the logical one to try. Aucoin’s lip gloss in Bloodroses – a bricky Bordeaux, is perfect if you’re not quite ready to go full on bold matter. Sheer in finish and super hydrating, this gloss is like a glossy lip balm, without the 90s stickiness.

Kevyn Aucoin, Lip Gloss in Bloodroses, £25, SpaceNK.

Best Berry & Bordeaux Lipsticks

Estee Lauder Colour Matte Joan Smalls

Estée Lauder’s Pure Colour Envy Sculpting Matte Lipstick, surprised me and has quickly jumped to the top of my must have lipstick list. Created in collaboratin with supermodel Joan Smalls, I opted for ‘Commanding‘ the rich Bordeaux which does exactly what it says on the tin. It’s not the easiest to apply on first use but is the most moisturising matte I’ve tried to date. It’s staying power and opaque finish, are just a few of the many things to love about this lippie. Nice work Joan.
Estee Lauder, Pure Color Envy Sculpting Matte in Commanding, £25, Boots.
Charlotte Tilbury Matte revolution Charlotte Tilbury Glastonberry
I was most excited to try Charlotte Tilbury‘s matte lipstick in Glastonberry and it didn’t disappoint. The rich berry comes in a ridged gold case recalling the glamour of the many screen sirens Tilbury looks to for inspiration. Even though it doesn’t last as long as I’d like, the angled nib and gorgeous case make it a pleasure to keep applying.
Charlotte Tilbury, Matte Revolution in Glastonberry, £23, at Charlotte Tilbury
Bobbi Brown BlackberryBobbi Brown Lipstick
Bobbi Brown’s semi-matte lipstick in Blackberry is ideal if you want a little sheen. The deep Bordeaux hue is heavenly and comes in the classic Bobbi case. The soft finish of this is great for blotting on for a low key day look; or use a lip pencil or brush for a nighttime power pout. The sell-out lipstick that defined the Bobbi Brown name, is a fuss-free lippie that lives up to its reputation.
Bobbi Brown, Lip Color in Blackberry, £20, Bobbi Brown.
Clarins’ Joli Rouge is another non matte. Slightly more sheer than the Bobbi Brown semi-matte, its glossy finish and vitamin enriched formula keep moisture locked in. I opted for Royal Plum, a deep red that plays with the idea of going berry but stops just before things get too dark. For a creamy non matte it lasts a surprising amount of time. It comes encased in a sleek silver bullet style compact and is a seriously chic offering from such a well known skincare brand.
Clarins, Joli Rouge in Royal Plum, £19.50, Clarins
Jamila  x

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Fashion Journalist and Beauty Blogger from London

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