Is there anything better than an autumnal lipstick? Okay, maybe autumnal jumpers/candles/smells/promise of Christmas but nonetheless, autumnal lipsticks are pretty fab. I’m a brown-berry toned gal myself – the occasional nude, some red, but mainly a brown hue to rival that of conkers and fallen leaves.
I have plenty a lipstick in my makeup drawers (despite my knack for decluttering) but with Smashbox releasing over 100 new shades and never trying the brand before, I thought ‘heck why not?’ The Be Legendary range is a mix of comfortable matte shades with everything from your basic berry to stone cold greys to chose from, and found myself leaning more towards lighter terracotta hues – the perfect mix of orange, brown and red to give any old pumpkin or leaf a run for it’s money!
Some of my faves? Wrap Party (1) has become my most worn and is bloomin’ gorgeous – it’s the perfect blend of orange and brown without looking too yellow on the teeth but still a bold warm for the transitional weather. Long-lasting, matte without being too drying, and would look good on anyone day or night! #sold
A lighter and more nude-brown version comes in the form of Latte (2), a fitting name for what looks like a creamy latte with enough caffeine to give you a kick (not that I’d know, coffee gives me the jitters!). The slight orange undertone makes it a lot more daytime appropriate, a little bit peachy too so if you’re not feeling fully-autumnal yet, this may be a good shout 😉
Little more on the brown side but still with a hint of terracotta-berry is Dirty (3), quite a similar shade to NYX Sandstorm but with more staying power. Potentially a dark Kylie Jenner-esque vibe, it again has good staying power and warmth to add colour to those cool cheeks, all whilst getting that vampy vibe on.
If you’re more red than brown, then First Time (4) is a perfect pinky shade with enough brown to mute down for autumn, soft and warm with a little peach undertone that would go well with those colourful prints or a dark jumper for the daytime. In the dark, it looks a bit more terracotta, but feels more wearable if you’re not into the brown and orange shades, so a potential all-rounder all year!
Finally the darkest of them all – Hater (5); what a name to compliment such darkness eh? Saying that, there is a slight shimmer in the formula, barely noticeable but gives a little 90’s nod. In natural light it has a rich brown tone to it, but under flash light you can see the orange base which really makes this a true ‘Rachel Green out on the town and feeling it’ lipstick – a close comparison would be Charlotte Tilbury ‘Birkin Brown’ which is my fave, but CT is more true brown with slight red, but as a cheaper alternative, Haters gon’ hate 😉
Yes that was two winks in one post and I’m not sorry.
So that begs the question still – is there really anything as good as a selection of autumnal lipsticks? And if so, will you be picking up some of the Smashbox Be Legendary range? Or do you have a fave autumn lippy?
Lots of Love,
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