My Favourite Lipstick Colours

Natural light

Since my Sci-Art colour consultation last week, I’ve been thinking about colours a bit (a lot) more, and have been wondering what changes to make both to my wardrobe, and my makeup.  Luckily, as I was drawn to the Dark Winter Palette anyway, there aren’t a lot of changes that I think I need to make.  I do have a bunch of “dusty shades” that I need to dump, but as I wasn’t wearing many of them anyway, but there you go.  

With Flash

(Left-Right)
Topshop Lipstick – Wicked
Guerlain Rouge Automatique – 761
Lipstick Queen Saint in Wine
Dior Diorifique in Mystic Mauve
Bare Minerals Moxie in Live Large
Chantecaille Lip Chic in Tea Rose
Clarins Gloss Prodige in 04 Candy
Guerlain Rouge G in Gracy
Becca Lipgloss in Palm Breeze
Guerlain Rouge G in Georgia

However, when it comes to lipsticks, I’m keeping my brights in my wardrobe, even though they’re technically not what I should be wearing.  I like them, and I enjoy them, so even if they’re not quite “right”, I’m keeping them!  That said, I thought I’d pull a bunch of what are my all time favourite lipsticks (of all time), the shades I reach for time and time and time again (I’m a creature of habit, what can I say) and  compare them to the fan of colours I was given at the end of my consultation.

This is what happened:

Natural Light

 

With flash

They say you should compare your shades to your fan only in daylight, and I’d agree with that, flash, or lighting that’s a little too cool or warm can pull your comparisons off slightly. It washes out the swatches on the fan a little here, and reflects off some of the pigments in the lipsticks.

The colours are rich, and some are deep, but none of them are too bright, which is very much the signature of a dark winter palette.  Lots of these lipsticks are very old (the Diorific has been discontinued twice to my knowledge!), but some are very new addictions to my collection.

Here’s some swatches, in the same order as the top two pictures, and a list with their DW fan match numbers:

  
(Left-Right)
Topshop Lipstick – Wicked (DW7.8)
Guerlain Rouge Automatique – 761 (DW7.7)
Lipstick Queen Saint in Wine (DW6.4)
Dior Diorifique in Mystic Mauve (DW7.3)
Bare Minerals Moxie in Live Large (DW6.2)
Chantecaille Lip Chic in Tea Rose (DW6.2)
Clarins Gloss Prodige in 04 Candy (DW6.1)
Guerlain Rouge G in Gracy (DW5.1)
Becca Lipgloss in Palm Breeze (DW5.3)
Guerlain Rouge G in Georgia (DW5.4)

Whilst there are quite a lot of similarities in this shade range, they’re all pretty different, and there’s a lipstick for all occasions – the Guerlain Shine Automatique (second from the left) is actually the lipstick I wore to my wedding!   The Dior (fourth from the left) is probably a little too brown (not to mention too old – but it was a favourite for a very long time) for me to wear now, but all the others are colours I wear very regularly.

I’ll dig out some reds for the next palette comparison …

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2 Comments

  1. June 27, 2013 / 5:14 am

    THIS IS GREAT! I'm not shouting. I'm just excited. I'm a dark winter too and this just saved me loads of time and money.

    I kind of love it, the only thing it's so hard getting a nude/natural/pinkish lipstick that doesn't look like I've just smeared something nasty on my lips. I love the idea of some kind of berry or wine stained lips but that's not always possible.

    Georgia applied with a light hand and lots of blotting looks like it might do the trick! You know, the no makeup make up look.

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