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In a previous post I was telling you how much I love dark nails for Autumn and Winter ( … and any other occasion, actually *wink*wink* ). Well, I’m also loving a dark, deep red, burgundy, bold, statement lip.

And here you have some of my favourite lipsticks and most used at the moment…

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The first one is the Shiseido Laquer Rouge in #RD 501 Drama. It’s a true red, well, the one closest to an actual red lipstick from the whole bunch anyway. It also has the shine of a gloss which makes it even more interesting and less pretentious! Makes your lips looking sensual and I’m easily wearing it during the day with a simple eye makeup, but also for a dinner out!

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The Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy in #403 Downtown is a deep, rich red-brown. Lots of the red lipsticks that come out in the Autumn are either very berry toned, or they have pink or or purple hues to them. Sometimes I’m simply sick of that pattern! Sometimes I want a lipstick with warmer, brown undertones. And I think Downtown is the perfect choice! It’s the perfect balance between a deep and dark burgundy and red, but with a little extra something added by the brown hues. It’s not one of those lipsticks that drags down your face though! If that makes any sense…

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The next one is the simply gorgeous Burberry Lip Cover #33 Oxblood! It may seem similar to Giorgio Armani’s Downtown in the bullet but believe me, when swatched, it’s a whole other story. It is in fact another burgundy, wine colour with berry undertones. It definitely is a very nice dark lip still, without being too dark. What I really appreciate when it comes to Burberry lipsticks is that they have the easiest formula to wear. It can be build up to the intensity you want, according to the look you’re going for, from a sheer wash of colour ( that “stained lips” effect ), to some serious colouring, with maximum of pigmentation.

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My next pick was a true revelation! I couldn’t believe all the hype around the Estée Lauder Pure Colour Envy lipsticks when they first launched them, this early Spring. The formula is so luxurious, that makes my lips feeling like the lipstick is”hugging” them. Maybe because they contain Hyaluronic Acid! Besides the formula the biggest selling point for me was the selection of colours. My first pick was not a nude, for once, but the glorious #450 Insolent Plum. A deep, vivid plum that glides into the lips quickly and evenly, coating them in full opaque coverage.

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Here you have all the lipsticks swatched, from left to right: the Estée Lauder Pure Colour Envy in #450 Insolent Plum, the Burberry Lip Cover #33 Oxblood, the Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy #403 Downtown and the Shiseido Laquer Rouge #RD 501 Drama.

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My absolute favourite from all the four lipsticks above has to be Envious Plum. I love the bright plum colour, yet it is dark enough to get the vampy lip effect. And even if the formula on this one is so creamy and hydrating, these lipsticks are not prone to bleeding, feathering, nor they cling to any dry areas I might have on my lips.

What are your favourite lip colours this Autumn?

See you soon, beautiful!

xx, Annie