Rimmel // One-Of-A-Kind
This is a bright creamy berry shade with a finish quite similar to MAC Cremesheens. This is the brightest of the lot with a lot more red than the others. I kind of hate the shape of the lipstick itself, it’s one of the flat angled ones and I just find the shape really awkward to work with and I end up screwing it up massively.
Lime Crime Velvetine // Saint
This is a matte liquid lipstick with a beautiful deep mauve colour. It’s got a hint of brown so a little bit different to my other very berry shades but I like the was it mixes it up a bit. The staying power of these is brilliant but make sure you apply a lip balm after you take your make up off. Matte lipsticks and cold weather are basically lip hell.
Topshop // Twin
I bought this a couple of years ago and it’s been a favourite ever since. It’s very glossy and transfers on everything but the shade is just beautiful. It a lovely deep plum colour but it’s consistency is more like a heavily pigmented gloss rather than a lipstick. It’s also incredibly hydrating which is a massive bonus for Autumnal weather. The only thing I don’t like is that it has that annoying slanted tip which I suck at working with.
MAC // Shy Girl
Bit of a random one compared to the others but I love this shade by MAC. It’s very 90s shimmery, orangey, nude which I feel works really well for Autumn on the days you don’t feel like wearing a classic berry shade. It reminds me of pumpkins pie! I love the consistency of MAC lipsticks but the scent isn’t my favourite. I prefer a lipstick to have no scent and sometimes the classic vanilla scent of MAC lipsticks is a little too sickly. Read my full review on this shade here.
Looking for more pocket friendly alternative to MAC? Check out my Shy Girl dupe here.
Revlon // Black Cherry
This is an absolute favourite of mine for Autumn and Winter. It’s the most beautiful deep berry shade with just that bit of a gloss finish. I love Revlon lipsticks, I think they first red I ever owned was Revlon and has a classic bullet tip which makes for easy application. I think this is actually the darkest lipstick I own and I feel it makes me look a bit vampy any time other than Autumn/Winter but I love it all the same.
Lime Crime Velvetine // Polly
I reviewed this one not long ago and it’s my new favourite. The consistency of Velvetines is wonderful to work with after you get the hang of working with something so wet. The doe foot applicator is perfect for getting a good shape around your lips without needing a liner. You can read my full review of this shade here.