Autumn is not autumn without a berry lip! There is a shade/formula to suit everyone from a subtle gloss to full on matte lip and it’s a great way to update your look for the new season.
When wearing a strong colour on the lips, the key is in the preparation. I use a lip balm morning and night, so I don’t have any dry or flaky patches for the colour to cling to (not a good look). If you do have any flakes, apply lots of balm and then rub a cotton bud over the area. This should provide gentle exfoliation. Although well moisturised lips are important, I don’t like to have any balm residue on my lips before applying my lip liner (this helps the liner give a sharper line). I like to take a little concealer or foundation and brush over my entire lip area. This helps with any discolouration around the lip line and creates a blank canvas. The picture below shows my lips with a light covering of foundation, lined and filled in with liner.
I have found the perfect berry lip duo for me.
Jane Iredale is one of my favourite brands for lip liners. I own six! I quite often wear them on their own all over my lip without a lipstick on top.
My lips have lost quite a bit of definition, so I always choose to wear a lip liner these days. I line my lips (sticking to my natural lip line) and then fill in the entire lip area. I find using your chin to steady your hand and lining your lips in small sections gives the best result.
My lipstick choice this season is a new find from Ere Perez* in the shade Cocktail, available from LoveLula., where there are 10 shades to choose from. This is described as an earthy pomegranate, giving bright natural colour. It works so well with the Jane Iredale Lip Definer and, I feel, using the two products together gives more dimension to the lips. The lipstick is made with waxes and oils which keeps lips feeling hydrated and gives them a lovely sheen.
The picture below show my lips after 4 hours and after having eaten a baked potato with beans! Pretty impressive don’t you think?
Do you have a favourite makeup look for autumn?