It’s that time of year again when we can start to play with dark and bold colours in our clothing and makeup.
If there is only one beauty trend you try this autumn and winter, then it has to be a deep plum or berry lipstick.
It will be your new best friend once you try it because you don’t need to wear a lot of other makeup (the lipstick is the show stopper) and it’s that easy-to-pack item that will take you from the office (used lightly and topped with a gloss) to after-work drinks (slicked on thick and left matte).
If you’re going to plum up your lips, beauty blog Flutter and Pout says, “When you are wearing a bold lip colour, especially if it’s a matte finish, dry skin will be accentuated by the appearance of cracks and flakes in your lipstick.” So, remember to exfoliate, moisturise and prime your kisser before applying the final lipstick touches.
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The top plum lipsticks available in Australia
M.A.C’s lipstick in Rebel
This lipstick is touted as being “what made M.A.C famous.” It’s been used on runways, but the lipstick is also perfect for the rest of us. The Rebel colour is strong and long-lasting, with a matte finish.
Clinique Chubby Stick in Voluptuous Violet
This crayon-like lipstick and gloss in one has created a cult following and the Voluptuous Violet colour is part of the in-crowd. It’s the perfect plum colour for those who aren’t ready to go too dramatic. It glides on lightly and offers the bonus of being moisturising thanks to the shea butter.
Stila Cosmetic’s Lip Glaze in Black Cherry
The brand’s most popular lip glaze continues to impress with the in-season plum selection of Black Cherry. The twist and slick feature means no sticky fingers, a real bonus in this deep shade.
Estee Lauder Pure Colour in Plum Couture
Yet again Estee Lauder has produced a lipstick that just oozes with sophistication. The Plum Couture shade is rich and dark and just slicks on with ease. Divine.
Chi Chi Viva la Diva lipstick in Pretty Mauve
This lovely little lipstick is very affordable but still packed with lots of colour and moisture. Pretty Mauve is the perfect plum shade with a little sheen.
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Lipstick Queen’s Sinners Opaque lipstick
If you just want colour, colour, colour then you need the Lipstick Queen’s Sinners Opaque lipstick, which is 90 per cent pigment. The Berry Sinner colour looks as delicious as it sounds.
Face of Australia’s Lip Quench in Pure Plum
This lipstick will “quench” your lips with moisture and colour. Grab it in Pure Plum and enjoy a lipstick you can use throughout the day and night.
M.A.C Tinted Lip Glass in Love Child
This lovely gloss has a high shine factor so if you’re trying out Love Child, it will be a gentle transition into the plum world, instead of a confronting matte colour.