Sunday, 17 September 2017

Autumn Lip Loving!

Autumn is here and truly, I could not be more ready! I could do a whole post about why I love autumn but one of the reasons is the makeup. From the smokey bronze eyes to the dark nude lips, I love it all. Anyway, today I am going to share ten lip products that I am going to be wearing a bunch over the next few months.
I have said this one thousand times but matte lips is just not my favourite, saying that, some of the most beautiful shades are in matte lip form so I just have to manage it. A matte lip formula that I get along with though is the Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Midi. It is a mauvey pink shade that is not too dark so I find it to be quite wearable. This looks good with most of the eye looks I wear so I know that it is going to be a staple in my collection this season.

A lip shade that is quite out of my comfort zone it the Jeffree Star Lip Ammunition in Celebrity Skin. It is quite a dark grey/brown nude shade which is a little different for me as I like more pale nudes but for autumn, this is super appropriate. This is not a matte lip or anything, it has quite a satin finish but it is super pigmented and comfortable on the lips. I love pairing this with a bronze, golden eye so I can see that being my staple look this autumn.

Another liquid lip that I am super excited to wear is the Barry M Liquid Lipstick in Minimalist. I bought this back in spring but have still never worn it because I just felt like the colour was always too dark for what I wanted but I have been waiting for September to roll around so that I can finally wear it. Obviously, this is me just being super picky as no colour is just for one season but the colour does scream autumn to me. It is just like a dark warm nude shade, very trendy at the moment but because it is matte, I am likely to be pairing this with a gloss on top most of the time.
A lipstick that is my go-to in autumn is my Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Amazing Grace. Yes I have done a post about this in a past, which I will link at the end, but I did buy it for the name. Saying that, it is the perfect shade to get me out of my comfort zone. It is quite pink which is not typically "Grace" but actually, I think it suits me. It is quite a mid raspberry pink shade but I love this in autumn/ winter and pairing it with a super simple eye so that all of the attention is on the lips. This is also probably the only matte lip I can wear without a gloss, because it feels nothing like a matte lip. It is so comfortable and it is not drying at all so I love this formula and would love to buy more, but they are quite expensive, I must say.

The first gloss in this post I am going to talk about is the NYX Lip Gloss in Beige. Don't let the name fool you on this one as it is nothing like a beige shade which is so confusing to me, but it is actually just a true pink. The gloss is fairly pigmented, it definitely gives off some colour so I tend to wear this on its own. It is not a sticky gloss, it is super comfortable and it smells great which is just a bonus. I love wearing this on a super natural makeup day and this on the lips, just makes the look super fresh and natural.
A liquid lipstick that I love but am constantly forgetting about is the Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquid Lipstick in Chocolate Milkshake. It is such a beautiful warm nude, super wearable and in an amazing formula. I love this liquid lipstick because it is not matte so it was basically made for me. The pigment is great, it is super comfortable and the finish is not glossy or matte, it is just a super natural finish. I feel like the reason I just forget about it is the applicator, for me, it is just quite awkward and I feel like a lot of the product gets absorbed. Whenever I do wear this though, I love it, it goes with every look I do. Hopefully, I am going to be wearing this a lot more in autumn and winter!

For a gloss that is great for all year round, but one I wanted to mention is the Buxom Full-On Lip Creme in White Russian. This is near to a clear gloss but it does have a little bit of a pale pink colour to it but it is not too pigmented. I love this gloss on its own or with any lipstick underneath and it just makes my lips look wet, which I do love the look of. It also has a plumping effect to it so it makes your lips super tingly and I personally love that. I wear this all year round, and I know I have spoken about this a lot but I just love it so much so it was worth another mention.

Another gloss that is a little bit of a throwback for me is the Artdeco Hydro Lip Booster in 36. Around this time two years ago, I bought these Artdeco glosses in a few different shades and I remember being so obsessed with them. I still love them but this shade in particular has to be my favourite as it is just a dark brown shade. This gloss has got some pigment to it so I do tend to wear it on its own but they are so comfortable. I love these because they remind me a lot of the NYX Butter Glosses as they are not sticky whatsoever and just so beautiful on the lips.

A final gloss I am going to mention is the Bare Minerals Buttercream Lip Gloss in Far Out. This lip gloss formula is amazing! They are pigmented, creamy feeling, super wet looking, not sticky and so comfortable, which to me is everything I look for in a gloss. This shade is almost metallic looking, it is a super pale nude shade with a gold shift to it, but it is still wearable. I love pairing this on top of any lipstick just to give it a little extra something and like I said before, I like wearing gloss over matte lips so it is very likely that the gloss I put on top will of any matte lip will be this one, just because it goes with everything

The final product I am going to talk about is the MUA LUXE Velvet Matte Lipstick in #ten. This is such an unusual nude shade for me it is quite pale but also quite orange toned which is not something I had previously owned before this as my pale nudes tend to be more on the pink side. Anyways, this might not be super autumnal but since it is on the more warm side it goes with all of those burnt oranges and reds that I tend to steer towards in autumn. Again this is a matte finish so I will top it off with a gloss like what I have previously mentioned but this is a super pigmented and creamy formula so even on its own, it is fairly comfortable.

What is your staple autumn lip product?
Grace xx

Reviews of products I have mentioned


  1. These look incredible, make-up in autumn time is my fav also you can do so many warm looks and not feel guilty lol, I really want to get my hands on the Too Faced Melted Matte I've heard so much about them but have never bought one and this looks like the perfect colour!! X

  2. Some gorgeous shades Grace! The Two Faced Melted Matte looks right up my street! Lovely post as always x

  3. There are so many stunning colours here! I love Chocolate Milkshake from Too Faced, as it is such a gorgeous nude, it seems to go with everything xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  4. I love White Russian, it's such a gorgeous color! Chocolate Milkshake looks beautiful as well x

  5. these are such pretty shades for this time of the year. I love the look of the Too Faced liquid lipstick!x

  6. Such great lip shades! I can't wait to pull out some of my darker lipsticks for Fall!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge