In the winter, for it is now very definitely winter, a girls’ fancy very much turns to darker shades. Whilst I’m yet to put away my reds, pinks and coral (and, if truth be told, it’s unlikely I will), I’ve been very much fancying juicy plummy and berry shades for my lips this last week. It started with Top Shop lipstick in Wicked (second from the right, above), and then kind of grew, until the entire week was taken up with purpl-ish lips.
From left to right we have:
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable LipStain in Crush
Top Shop Gloss Stick in Glisten
Vapour Elixir Lipgloss in Bitten
Tom Ford Lipstick in Violet Fatal
Cosmetics A La Carte Lipstick in “Get Lippie”
Top Shop lipstick in Wicked
and Ilia Lip Conditioner in Arabian Knights
Here’s a slightly closer look:
And, of course, the obligatory swatches:
As you can see, Bitten is the reddest of these shades, whereas Glisten and Violet Fatal fall into the pinker zone. Crush and Get Lippie are the purplest shades (Get Lippie is the personal shade of lipstick created specially for me by Daniel Sandler and Cosmetics a la Carte last year, I need a back up). Wicked is a wonderful shade on the lips, even though it looks terrifyingly brown in the bullet.
What shades are you craving at the moment?