17/09/2015

autumn lipsticks: maybelline color sensational in divine wine and honey beige

17/09/2015

I always seem to find myself wearing the same couple of lipsticks, so I decided to try out some new shades for Autumn.


I've used Maybelline Color Sensational lipsticks before, and I've always loved their formula. Their reputation for being creamy, smooth and ultra-pigmented is definitely deserved. The colour glides on evenly and sticks around for hours; I have a bad habit of licking my lips, but even so I think it could last a good 5 or 6 six hours without reapplication. Another plus is that the formula stays nice and rich and doesn't dry out lips, which is perfect as the weather gets colder - no chapping here!

The shades I chose are pretty much opposites - a deep, wine red called Divine Wine and a warm, beige nude called Honey Beige. Autumn always makes me think of rich, jewel tones, and warm shades of nude, honey and camel, and I think both of these lipsticks reflect that nicely. They were £6.99 at Boots, which is a bargain in my book!



Though I'm a long-term fan berry toned lipsticks, Divine Wine takes me a bit out of my comfort zone as it's darker than I normally go. I love its rich, red colour though, and I think it makes a great statement for Autumn/Winter. I'd keep the rest of my make-up fairly neutral, as I have here, perhaps with a light sweep of a berry red blusher. It'll also look even more dramatic if, like mine, your skin gets super pale in winter.



Honey Beige is even more of a rarity for me - I've avoided beige shades in the past for fear of looking washed out. Maybelline, however, has got these shades just right, and after reading some articles in favour of mega-nude lipstick recently, I was intrigued. I can't tell you how long I spent deliberating between the 5 shades in Maybelline's Stripped Nudes range; I eventually decided on this one because it's warm and stands out just enough against my skin tone. I think it would be a great accompaniment to the burgundies, rusts and jewel tones of this season's 70s styles, and it leaves a lot of scope for experimenting with eyeshadow shades!




What do you think? Are you sold on beige and wine coloured lipsticks for Autumn?

24 comments :

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  2. I love the Maybelline lipsticks! The price is so great and the quality is good. I just picked up a beige. Love the wine color you're wearing too. Beautiful pics.

    ~Krisztina
    http://www.krisztinawilliams.com

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    1. Thanks Krisztina! I agree, they're such good quality for a low price :) x

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  3. A very pretty shade and it looks absolutely gorgeous on you!! xx

    Lily not Louise

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  4. Divine Wine is gorgeous! I love autumnal colours.

    Tara x

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    1. Me too, as much as I love Summer there's something so nice about warm autumn shades! x

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  5. Divine Wine looks beautiful on you!! <3

    Great post and blog sweetie.

    Katie Loves ~ Fashion Blog | Bloglovin' | Instagram

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  6. OOOO both of these are STUNNING on you! I personally never go quite as nude or quite as vampy, because I don't think they work that well with my complexion. On you they are peeeeerfect!

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    1. Thanks lovely! I was a scared to quite so nude/dark too, but I think just give it a go! I think anyone can rock them :) x

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  7. I love both shades...they look beautiful on you!

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  8. I'm pretty much drooling over Divine Wine. Heavenly indeed. :]

    // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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    1. Glad you like it, I'm a bit in love with it's rich colour and matt texture too :) x

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  9. These are both so pretty! Loving the fall shades. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. Fall shades are just the best aren't they? Thanks for commenting! x

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  10. Really love both of these colours :) I've been experimenting with the darker berry shades too, and they've really grown on me a lot which has surprised me! x

    vvnightingale.com

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    1. Glad you like them! Yeah I think darker shades definitely grow on as you get used them and find out what other make up/clothes complement them :) x

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  11. Those shades look amazing on you! I definitely need Divine Wine in my life!

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

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    1. Thank you! Get it gal, it's such a great shade :D x

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  12. Both colors are gorgeous! I've been looking for a good wine color lipstick for Autumn and Divine Wine looks beautiful on you! I'm going to have to go and check this out!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. Thanks Deborah! Definitely try Divine Wine, can't beat a good wine colour for autumn! x

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