Featured London Blogger: Top picks for autumn lipsticks

12:27 18 October 2012

5 lipstick shades recommended by Jen Riley

5 lipstick shades recommended by Jen Riley

Archant

You’ve got the perfect autumn dress but not sure what lipstick shades go best with it? Help is at hand with our featured blogger, Jen Riley. In this blog she talks about her top picks for autumn/winter lipsticks.

This autumn is all about browner tones and purplesThis autumn is all about browner tones and purples

Something a little out of my comfort zone...rumour has it the 90s brown-toned lip is back for autumn, so I thought I’d take a little look at a few other shades that I thought would be popular for autumn/winter. Ranging from beige-nudes to purples to deep browns....

This range of shades is a little out of my comfort zone, with browner tones and purples - when I tend to lean towards safe pinks and nudes. But it’s good to try something different!

Popular autumn/winter lipstick shadesPopular autumn/winter lipstick shades

I actually discovered I did like the darker shades and will give them a go - in public and everything - this season. Of the five shades in this post my favourite has to be the Lancome - one of those crazy shades that looks terrifying in the bullet, but on is a gorgeous rich, yet bright purple shade. Goes to show, you can’t judge a lipstick by the bullet!

Of the other shades, I was surprised by the Bobbi Brown - when I saw it I thought there was no way I would be able to wear it but thanks to the creamy texture it’s actually far more wearable than I expected.

Jen Riley wearing Lancome 381B...her favourite of the five...Jen Riley wearing Lancome 381B...her favourite of the five...

The safest option has to be the L’Oreal. The Burberry is lovely - a rosy, brown-toned shade that’s a dream to apply, one that changed my view on the brown-toned situation.

The YSL is lovely to apply and it’s bright and creamy - with a slight golden metallic sheen. This is the most night-time of the five shades I picked out in my eyes.

What do you think of these autumn shades? Going to step outside of your comfort zone for the new season?

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

Claire Foy has said she found filming her Wolf Hall death scene emotional.

Read more

The BBC director-general has addressed listener worries about changes to The Archers, saying he hopes it doesn’t “lose what is precious”.

Read more

Promoted content

Valentine's Day in London

If you’re struggling over what to buy for the special person in your life in your life, our Valentine’s Day in London section is here to help.

Established in 1987, Tucci is one of the North's premier stores for branded clothing, footwear and accessories.

Save up to 70% on designer brands for Men and Women, including G-Star, Diesel, French Connection, Firetrap and many more….our sale is now on.

Top Stories

Quizzes

[Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images]

It’s time to test your knowledge on the two London institutions: the Underground, and the boozer.

Read more
Adrian Chiles is no longer ITV's main man... so why not test your knowledge of some of his (and others') greatest gaffes? (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

With news of presenter Adrian Chiles’ sacking by ITV, it’s a good time to remember some of the most memorable punditry blunders.

Read more
[Image by Gary Tallowin]

In which we remember the stations that have gone before...

Read more