Sunday, November 1, 2015

The Best Lip Colors for this Season: Red, Berry, and Vampy Shades

Hi gals!

Now that it's the latter part of the Ber months, it's time to switch from those bright spring and summer lippy shades and go for deeper berries and reds. 

Syempre you can wear whatever lippy you want, but this Halloween/ Christmas season just absolutely calls for deep red and vampy lip shades. ;)

If you're looking for some good red, berry, or vampy shades to try out, here are my top picks!


Clockwise from top right: 

Maybelline The Jewels Color Sensational in 631 Red Garnet
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Crush
BYS Matte Lipstick in Rumba
City Color Be Matte Lipstick in Lana
Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in 04
City Color Creamy Lips in Sweet Sangria

Here are some arm swatches for you!

L-R: Lana, Red Garnet, Crush, Rumba, Sweet Sangria, 04

Here's a closer look at the lippies:

1. Lana, City Color Be Matte Lipstick (Php 300~)

This lipstick is a great warm red color that pulls towards the deeper berry shades a tiny bit. It isn't the deepest, darkest red shade, but it is a great sort off transition color if you're not sure if deep reds would suit you. (In my opinion, deep reds suit everyone)

2. Red Garnet, Maybelline The Jewels Color Sensational (Php 399)

This lippy is really great if you want to go for that deep, dark, bold, vampy red-berry lip. If you want the darkest color payoff from this product, you can apply 2 or more layers. The lip product itself is super creamy and moisturizing on the lips, making it super comfortable to wear. 

This lipstick is pretty dark on me but the color looks much lighter here as I took the photo in natural light and I only applied a sheer layer.

3. CrushRevlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain (Php 575)

This lip product is great for those looking for a long-lasting, low-maintenance, no-hassle lippy.

The color itself is a nice deep berry shade that is flattering for all skin tones. The best part is that you can adjust the shade as per your preference. You can put on as much as you want and you can achieve a pretty deep, glossy berry lip if you want to. (No matter how many layers you put on, it feels uber comfortable and nourishing on the lips)

One light layer

4. Rumba, BYS Matte Lipstick (Php 299)

This is a great lip color if you are looking for a deep red that leans a tad bit brown. It's a very striking color that looks great as a bold statement lip that gives amazeballs contrast on light skin and looks very polished and pretty on morena skin.

5. Sweet Sangria, City Color Creamy Lips (Php 300~)

This is a really great, really pigmented liquid lipstick. However, it can be a tad difficult to apply given its creaminess.

The color itself is an amazing deep blood red. If you are looking for a lighter oxblood red type of shade, this is it!

6. 04, Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss 

Last but definitely not the least is this amazing deep violet shade from Rimmel. The lipstick itself is creamy and very, very pigmented. Application is not patchy at all! (note that because it is so creamy, you may want to line your lips first though)

If you're brave enough to try it, definitely give this lippy a go!

I can't quite figure out what this lippy's color is as in some lights, it looks like a purple tinged with grey, while in others, it looks like a red-based purple as seen in the pictures below:

Well, that rounds it up, folks! I hope you had as much fun reading this post as I had making it. ;)

What are your top lippies for this season? :) 


  1. Nothing screams Holiday better than a vampy, berry lips! Thank you for this review. :) love your choice of lip colors. 💋

    1. You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by and posting a lovely comment, Elisse! :) <3


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