As someone with dark brown hair and pale skin, I've always turned to red lips as a way to liven up a look. It's a super quick and easy way to add a splash of colour for day time wear without having to go overboard. And since so many collections - The Chanel Fall Collection immediately comes to mind - are giving red its time in the limelight this autumn, I thought I'd share some of my favourite warm toned products and the ways they can alter your makeup. 


I make no secret of the fact that I barely leave the house without some form of eyeshadow. During the daytime I don't tend to stray from the warm browns of my Naked Palette or the subtler rose shades of my Dior Quad and whilst I love the gentle look sometimes it's nice to brighten up your face, especially as the weather becomes duller and more grey by the day. 

One easy way to add a touch of dimension to your makeup is with a dark red lip. Burgundies and cherries have been all the range for the past few years and I honestly think you can find one to suit any skin tone and lip shape. 

For someone with a higher budget Charlotte Tilbury Glastonberry is my absolute go-to. It's warm, wonderfully pigmented and has a colour that can easily be builded upon. Personally I apply this using a Real Techniques lip brush and then line my lips using the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Berry Naughty. This is a great look for those days when you don't have a huge amount of time to spend doing your makeup but you still want that 'I totally put effort in this morning' vibe. 

If you're sticking to the drugstore Rimmel make some of the most affordable and moisturising lipsticks on the market. Now we've all heard of the famous Rimmel 107 but if you want some  touch darker, with some stunning plum tones then look no further than 30. The pigmentation and staying power of this lipstick is second to none, I honestly can't recommend popping into the drugstore and doing a cheeky swatch any more. 


For a trip to dinner or a night out with the girls, none thing says winter glamour more like the classic bright red lip. Paired with a shimmering eye - think iridescent golds - and a LBD and you're ready to go. At the minute I'm still loving my MAC Lustre lipstick in Ladybug. It's a MAC classic: red but not overly neon, pigmented but not drying, and paired with the lip liner in Brick you really can't go far wrong!

Something else I've been loving these past couple of weeks is the return of the dark nail. I rarely buy nail polish that isn't Essie so it's not really a surprise that I'm bringing Shearling Darling (similar linked) back into the mix this fall. Dark red polish is perfect for adding that splash of sophistication to a look and I've found that it tends to chip less than lighter colours, so it's a win-win really!

Those were my current favourite beauty reds, do let me know yours in the comments! I'm sorry I've been a tad MIA recently, but I've just moved into university and it's all kinds of hectic. 



  1. Glastonberry has been on my wishlist for months now, must buy it soon!

    Parie x

  2. I love a bold red lip - especially with being pale! Those shades are gorgeous :)

    Lotte | www.lottebeautybox.blogspot.co.uk

  3. I've wanted to try glastonberry for so long now, I think I'm going to have to buy it so I can have it for Christmas time.

    Kate// katerosexo1.blogspot.com

  4. Love this post! I've never heard of those other Mac shades, usually people tend to go with Russian Red or Ruby Woo so it's lovely to see some other shades! Recently picking up Charlotte Tilbury in Glastonberry I have to say I'm so excited to use it! Although it does appear a bit more purple toned on me (it looked so much more red toned on everyone else!) it's stunning! xx


    1. I'd say it's a tad more orange toned than Russian Red and Ruby Woo which personally I think suits me better, but they're gorgeous too!! xx

  5. Shearling Darling is gorgeous, Essie is an amazingbrand!
    Kathy x

  6. I love red lipsticks and have wanted a Charlotte Tilbury lipstick for so long! They've just opened a Charlotte Tilbury section in the John Lewis near me which is fab!

    Kizzi xx

    1. I'd definitely recommend checking them out if you want a new high end lipstick!! xx


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