I'm loving the berry and plum lip colours that can be seen in every magazine and catwalk this winter and thought i'd give the vamp lip a go for myself!
I've got a few lip products that fill the bill...
From left: Dior 'prune smoking', Bobbi Brown 'plum pearl', YSL Rouge Volupte 'mysterious red' and Dior ultra-gloss 'flash'
The Dior lipgloss has got shimmery deep berry glitter in it which looks AMAZE over almost any reds/plums and intensifies their colour quite dramatically. I've put it over the Dior & YSL lippy below.
|In same order as above listing, with no flash.|
|No flash but Dior & YSL swatches have had the Dior gloss coated over them.|
|With flash and gloss over Dior & YSL|
As you can see, the Dior gloss really brings out the colour of the 'prune smoking' and 'mysterious red' shades. I've never worn the gloss on its own, I prefer it as an intensifying gloss over berry lipsticks. The Bobbi Brown shade is very sheer but can be built up slightly with a few coatings but still very vamp. My fave for a rather matte dark lip is the Dior 'prune smoking' - very odd name but it's perfect for the glam goth look for a/w12. It still has a slight sheen which I like, as I can't seem to carry off the 100% matte shades that are about.
Are you trying out the just bitten look this winter? There's a shade for everyone... Give it a go and be sure to post a pic for me to see :)
|Just bitten lips... YSL 'Mysterious Red' with a lashing of Dior 'Flash' gloss.|