Although I personally love berry and plum shades all year round, they look especially nice in Autumn/Winter. Recently my friend asked me what lipstick I was wearing as she really loved it, and was surprised to hear that it was Maybelline. This made me think that I should write about affordable berry lipsticks that I would recommend. So here are three different options…
Bourjois Color Boost Glossy Finish Lipstick in 06 Plum Russian (review and lip swatches)
It is a gorgeous glossy plum which feels comfortable on the lips, and is super easy to apply as it comes in a crayon form. You can get a sheer colour pay-off or layer it for an intense effect. It can also be worn on top of other lipsticks if you want to create an extra sheen/gloss. The other day my Mum saw this lipstick, and loved so it much, that now I have to get a new one for myself (as she “borrowed” mine) .
Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in 107 (review and lip swatc hes)
This lipstick has a real cult following, and this is not surprising. 107 is a great and wearable shade that will suit almost everyone, it is not too dark or too vampy, a real classic berry. Matte, non-drying, formula lasts really well, too.
Maybelline ColorDrama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil in 310 Berry Much (review and lip swatches)
The darkest shade from the selection. Comes in a form of a pencil which means that you don’t need a lip liner.This is something in-between the other two lipsticks, not matte but not as sheer and glossy, as Bourjois. If Berry Much is too dark for you, there is one more berry shade in the line which is a bit lighter.
So, as you can see, the quality of high-street lipsticks is brilliant these days, and yo don’t have to spend a fortune to get a gorgeous berry shade. There are different formulas, too.
And which ones are your favourites?