Tuesday, 7 October 2014

My Top 5 Berry Lipsticks

(Left to right: YSL Rouge Volupte 7 ; Revlon 383 Rich Raisin Frost ; No.7 Cranberry SPF15 ; MAC Capricious ; Mavala 510 vieux rose)

YES. It is finally that time of year where I can whip out all my berry lips again and match them with a coppery, gold, overly sparkly eyeshadow and everything else Autumn invites. I absolutely love a berry lip and without a doubt they are by far my favourite type of product to wear on my lips, so today I thought I would write a post showing you, and talking about my top five berry lipsticks and why!



YSL Rouge Volupte '7'  - This was the first high end lipstick that I ever owned, bought as a present from my mum and to this day it still remains to be my most favourite lipstick of all time. As I've said in previous posts, I have yellow undertones in my skin and have very light brunette hair and so a deep, warm colour is what best suits me, but I'm not exactly confident enough to wear a full on vampy lip. I particularly love this one, not only because of its gorgeous packaging (I mean, come on. 10/10 YSL!) but because of its unique, seriously creamy, almost mousse-like texture. It just makes the lipstick a dream to apply and so is perfect for those days where you want to wear something pretty, but also something that can be easily touched up on the go with without even requiring a mirror.

Revlon '383 Rich Raisin Frost' - As you can see from the swatches above, this lipstick from Revlon actually comes up a little more orange than the rest (at least, on my skin tone) which I think is very unique for a berry lip. I never have the confidence to wear a full on orange lip as I think they're just a bit too bold for my comfort zone, so I love that I can wear this, moisturising, long lasting lipstick that gives that discrete edge and still feel comfortable whilst wearing it. Also, this lipstick has a very finely milled sparkle running through it and so it feels a lot more glam on the lips than its not-so-impressive almost Chanel inspired packaging has to offer.

No.7 'Cranberry' SPF15 - WHY DO MORE PEOPLE NOT TALK ABOUT NO.7 LIPSTICKS? Oh my goodness I absolutely adore everything about this lipstick, and so many others from No. 7. This is my all time favourite 'drugstore' lipstick and I definitely see this as a staple in my lipstick collection for a long long time. The colour pay off is a lot deeper than my other berry lips, but doesn't look too drastic against my usually pale skin at this time of year. I also love how its very buildable, which I feel is something that I miss from my other berries. It glides on perfectly, hardly needs touching up throughout the day and despite it not being a matte, and more of a thick, moisturising formula, I find that the colour sticks very well and would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to check out a more affordable berry lipstick!



MAC 'Capricious' - Out of all the MAC lipsticks in the world, I had never heard of this one until I discovered it myself and I really can't see why. Have you ever heard of 'Capricious?' Similarly to the YSL, this lipstick from MAC has a beautifully creamy texture, but doesn't hold that same mousse-like luxury feel that its higher end rival does. Although, what I like most about this lipstick is its versatility. I've worn it with vino, berry and red lip liners underneath and it manages to transform any look into a warmer, more put together one. In terms of its lasting power, I find this to be the least favourable, as I have to touch it up quite frequently, but perhaps this could be down to the fact that this is what I reach for on a night out where I'm eating and drinking more? Most probably. But one thing I do know for sure is that this lipstick is seriously overlooked by all the MAC lovers out there and deserves a lot more attention!

Mavala '510 Vieux Rose' - Similarly to MACs 'Capricious' lipstick, I don't think I've heard anyone ever talk about this lipstick either, or even Mavala itself in fact. Mavala lipsticks not only boast a beautiful colour range, but also a strong ethic that we should protect our lips, regardless of whether the weather is sunny, windy, hot or cold, which I think a lot of people neglect, particularly outside of the colder, winter months. Within each lipstick there are scrumptious botanical extracts including shea butter which keeps your lips soft and plump all day long, alongside aloe vera which smooths and regenerates, both protecting and hydrating the lips throughout the day. The Mavala lipsticks also contain a high percentage of vitamin E which also help to protect and reform your lips to a healthier state, so I tend to reach for this lipstick particularly in the winter months purely because it does make such a huge difference to the condition of my lips, whilst making them look fabulous of course! Similarly to the Revlon's 'Rich Raisin Frost' lipstick, 'Vieux Rose' encases very tiny notes of shimmer, and so makes the lips look a lot more plump and healthy which I am extremely grateful for as during this time of year my complexion can quickly appear dull as the day progresses. Finally, despite its seriously moisturising texture, this lipstick's colour applies sosososo SO flawlessly, laying a perfectly even coat of strongly pigmented colour across the lips which really does stay all day, without all the fuss! (ps. does anyone else think that its packaging looks a little like a miniature spaceship? or is that just me...)


I hope you enjoyed getting to see and hear more about my favourite berry lipsticks! Do you have any that you'd recommend? (You can never have too many berry lipsticks in my book :P) Eeee can you tell that I'm excited that Autumn is now here?
Hannah x
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  1. MAC Capricious is such a gorgeous color! Love berry lipstick for fall. <3

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  2. I LOVE the revlon lipstick, I bought it a month ago and have loved it ever since! I completely agree about the No7 lipsticks, I don't have this particular colour, but I do have quite a few others, and the formula is beautiful! x

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