For ages I’ve been wanting to write a post about wine coloured lipsticks as they’ve been having a moment in my kit the last few months, but recently I’ve been crushing on other colours too – pinks and raspberries and fuchsias.
So I thought – let’s cover them all off in one big sangria drenched lip festival!
From deep claret to almost black bordeauxs, and into chocolates and blackberries, I love a deep, opulent rich lip.
Favourite lipsticks for this are:
- MAC Lipmixes – to mix up your favourite shade
- Illamasqua Growl and Poison
- NARS Velvet Matte Pencils in Damned and Cruella
- NARS Lipstick in Scarlet Empress
- YSL Rouge Pur Couture in 8
- Estee Lauder Pure Colour in Plum Couture
Pinks and Sangrias
A deep, bold claret lip is not always appropriate, let’s be real. Sometimes one wants a stain, or more of a juicier version. Lighter-bodied lipsticks include:
- MyFace Strawberry Fields and Cherry Bomb
- Chanel Ballet Russes
- Clinique Black Honey (this has iconic status in Lip Lovers’ World)
- MAC Plumful
This is my current hot colour preference for a statement lip – nothing says you got it goin’ on like a hot fuchsia. My current go-tos are:
- Illamasqua Atomic
- Tom Ford Perfect Pink
- NARS Schiap
If you want to go for a glossy version of the above, a clear gloss would suffice (I’m a MAC lipglass in Clear fan myself) or you could punch up a wine lip with the following glosses:
- MyFace Lip Pop Gloss in Crazy in Love
- Bobbi Brown Rich Colour Lip Gloss in Pink Raspberry
- NARS Hot Wired or Easy Lover for pinks
- NARS Rose Birman for Wine
When wearing a strong lip, you can either dab the lipstick on with your fingers for a casual take on the look, or layer on at least two coats using a good lipbrush (I like the Shu Uemura Lip Brush). If you find you have an unsteady hand, a matching lipliner can be useful for giving a super precise, finished look.