My Top 5 High-End Autumnal Berry Lips

IMG_6128Good morning everyone!!!

With autumn weather in full swing, the berry lips are back, and I could not be happier!!! There is something about a bold lip that just makes me feel super fancy, even if I’ve paired it with some leggings and a sweater. But there are so many lipstick shades out there to choose from, so I thought I would share with you my top five high-end autumnal berry lips. If you like this post, let me know and I will more than happily share my top 5 drugstore autumnal berry lips. So let’s begin!!!

1. Estée Lauder New Pure Colour Lipstick in Fig IMG_6134 I received this lipstick in one of Estée Lauder’s annual Christmas gift sets, and at first I thought it was too dark, so it lived in my lippie collection without seeing the light of day. But then about a year ago, I was rummaging around for a dramatic, sultry red to go with a little black dress, and this lipstick was my saving grace. It is a beautiful, tawny red, it goes on super smoothly, it doesn’t dry out my lips, and it stays on really well throughout the day, with little to no fading. This lipstick has the sample packaging, which is more simplistic than the packaging of a regular Estée Lauder lipstick, but they run at about $34 a-piece, so I’ll take more basic packaging since I still get the gem of a lip colour inside.

2. Bite Beauty’s Maple Matte Crème Lipstick in Braised Maple IMG_6136 I reviewed this lipstick awhile ago in my post about Bite Beauty’s Maple Matte Crème Lipstick range, and have since been wearing it as much as I can. It is not as orangey as it looks, and it lasts. Like if I don’t fully remove it at night, the tint is still there in the morning. It is such a lovely colour, and it actually smells like maple, which I think is a nice little feature. Unfortunately for those of you who live outside Canada, this range is a Canadian exclusive, and they sold mighty fast. I’m pretty sure most stores only have one colour left in stock. This one was $28, and at the time I purchased three, so both me and my bank account were worried about not liking them, but I am so glad I got them all at once. Otherwise, they would have been gone, and I have got so much wear out of them.

3. Bite Beauty’s Maple Matte Crème Lipstick in Sugared Maple IMG_6135Yup, another one of Bite Beauty’s maple lipsticks made it into my top 5 highstreet autumnal lipsticks. I just love how long lasting they are, and somehow going around smelling like maple gives all my makeup looks a Canadianesque feel. I rarely used to wear deep purple shades, but this one is so gorgeous on, and is perfect when paired with simple, daytime eye makeup, or some dramatic wing eyeliner for evening wear.

4. Clinique’s Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in Matte Plum IMG_6133This was one of the first lipsticks I purchased when Clinique came out with their Long Last Soft Matte range, and I was hooked on it. My mother loved it so much that she went out and got one for herself, and it’s now her everyday lipstick shade. Lots of the other soft matte shades are pretty, but Matte Plum just pops out, and is one of the few shades that I think can be worn in both Autumn and Spring.


5. Chanel’s Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour in La Romanesque IMG_6131I also discussed this lipstick shade in my review post of it but, to summarize, I had wanted this shade for months since I had seen it in Chanel’s Spring 2015 advertisements, and picked it up while in Paris back in August. It is a subtle yet deep shade of purple that is actually very versatile in terms of the looks it can be worn with and the seasons it can be worn in. It may have been released in Spring, but there is nothing stopping me from wearing it year-round. Plus, I find the formula to be very hydrating, which is important as the days get colder and lips are exposed to harsher elements.

So what are your top five high street autumnal lipstick shades??? Have you tried any of these shades before??? What did you think of them???

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Chanel’s Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour

IMG_6054Since I was a little girl, I have always wanted to walk out of a Chanel store with a little white bag. So when I passed by the Chanel flagship store on Rue Cambon in the first arrondissement, I had to pop in and see what I could find. Goodness me things in there are pricy, but I spotted the makeup section and bolted for it.

When Chanel released their Spring 2015 collection, the model in one of the advertisements looked so stunning that I took a picture of the display and set to work creating a similar look with more affordable products. The flagship store had the exact picture above the lipstick display, and had the colour in stock, so I bought it. I think I found my new favourite shade, but not necessarily my new favourite lipstick.


  1. Non-drying
  2. Intense colour
  3. Long-lasting
  4. Velvet matte finish



There are 12 shades in the intense longwear collection, six of which have the velvet matte finish. The shade that was in Chanel’s Spring 2015 advertisement was 50 La Romanesque, a beautiful rich, tawny purple. I love the colour to death, but it does not stay on as well as I would like, requiring reapplication after eating and such. Also, though it is not marketed as a hydrating lipstick, it is touted as being non-drying, yet I found my lips to be dried out slightly after wearing it. Each Chanel lipstick is 32.50 €, which in Canadian dollars is approximately $45, and is quite pricy for a lipstick, but it is similar to the prices of lipsticks from other designer brands. Here though, I kind of felt like I was paying for the brand, not necessarily the quality of the product.

IMG_6055IMG_6056However, Chanel is good at giving their products classy packaging. The box is black with shiny, gold sides, while the tube is the classic Chanel black, with little white lettering at the base, and a gold top with the interlocking C’s logo.


Something neat about Chanel lipsticks that I love is that the brand name is actually etched into the lipstick. It’s just a nice little extra that adds to the presentation of the product.

THE SHADE IS SO PRETTY!!! Did I mention it’s really pretty??? I am in love with it, and the chiseled tip makes it so easy to apply. I’m trying to keep using the tip so it doesn’t flatten out, because I don’t really know what I’ll do without it. New lipsticks spoil you, but once they get used, some lose their shape and applying them because more difficult. Hopefully this lipstick won’t be one of those.

  I have to admit though that I struggled a little with figuring out how to open the tube. It turns out you push down on the gold top, and it bounces up enough that you can grab it and pull out the lipstick tube. After that, the lipstick turns up normally. I felt quite foolish turning the case around and around looking for where the lid pulled off, or where I could twist it up. Clearly I don’t buy many designer brand cosmetics . . . 

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Have you tried any Chanel lipsticks before? What shades and formulae did you like?

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