Monday, December 1, 2014

Dark Winter Lips

Last week was a busy week for me, ending with our first performance of the Nutcracker on Sunday.  I haven't had much time to sit down and gather my thoughts together.  Something I did manage to do was pick up a dark coloured winter lipstick.
I've been wanting to try the dark lips trend for a while, since around last year, but never gotten around to actually purchasing a lipstick in this dark a shade.  I've worn dark reds in the past that I felt really washed me out so stuck generally to brighter shades of red and pink.  Having seen others pull off the dark, vampy, plum-y lip shades gave me the incentive to give it a go.  I always feel like it would look great with some of the little black dresses I own so now I finally can try the look out!
I was toying with the idea of splashing out on a high end lipstick but decided that it would be more sensible to buy a cheaper version of the lipstick to see if the colour really worked for me or not first.
The lipstick I went for was shade No. 119 Love Temper by Misslyn.  I put it on as soon as we left the shops whilst we sat and had a coffee.  I thought the colour was great and my fiancĂ© agreed.  By the time I got home though I noticed that the lipstick had started to bleed slightly which was disappointing.  I ended up buying a lip liner to try and solve the issue and make the lipstick a little more long lasting.
Misslyn 119 Love Temper
The lip liner I bought was Bourjois Contour Edition in shade 09 Plum it up.  They were a pretty good match for each other shade wise.  The colour of the lip liner is also pretty on it's own!  It could be good to wear alone if you were looking for a matte finish in this shade  It's a bit dry though with out the lipstick on top so you might want some balm underneath or gloss on the top.
Bourjois Contour Edition Lip Liner
The pigmentation of both these products is good.  I wore them together on a night out and didn't notice the problem with bleeding I had with the lipstick on it's own before.  I did need to re apply the lipstick after having a drink though there was still a good amount of colour there, mainly from the lip liner underneath.  The lipstick is moisturising and glossy.
Dark Plum Lipstick

Bourjois Contour Edition Lip Liner Review
 The second picture is the lip liner worn on it's own.  I like this colour and will definitely be wearing it out more often.  I made sure I was wearing blusher to stop my face becoming too washed out and a good dose of black liquid eye liner kept my eyes from disappearing against the boldness of the lipstick!

Till next time :)



  1. Love that colour! Such a nice winter colour.

    Laura xo

    1. Me too! Didn't think I could pull it off and now I can't get enough :) x