Beauty | Must-Have Autumn Lipsticks.

I think it’s safe to say that Autumn is officially here, and I’m so excited. I absolutely love this time of year – cosy clothes, walks in the crisp, Autumn air, the nights drawing in and exciting events like Hallowe’en and Guy Fawkes. It’s all happening in the next few months and what’s more, we get to vamp up our wardrobes and makeup bags in the process. 

While I often wear dark makeup on the eyes throughout the year, I usually mix up my lipstick shades, opting for bright, sometimes luminous, shades in the summer and deep, dark shades in autumn and winter. This year is no exception, and for today’s post I thought I would share some of my favourite  A/W lipstick shades. 

For me, Autumn is all about bright reds, deep plums, browns and beiges, and natural nudes. I have a select few favourites, shown in the picture above, and these range from the very high end to the drugstore beauties that cost less than £5. You can really see how well loved these lipsticks are, as a few are looking a little worse for wear and are really worn down to the brim, but I literally don’t stop wearing these shades in A/W.

Revlon Super Lustrous “Revlon Red” | R.R.P – £4.99  – a classic red is a must-have for any season, and “Revlon Red” is perfect. It’s bright and glamorous and glides on like a dream for a long-lasting finish. This is a shade I love for evening dos and functions, and I particularly love it in the lead up to Christmas and the party season, of course. It is very bold so if you’re new to wearing bright shades then it may be a little too vibrant, but I really love it. It’s at a really fab price for such great quality too!

MAC “Brave Red” | R.R.P – £15.50 – similar to “Revlon Red” but with a deeper pigmentation and a slightly purple-ish tone, this is a deep red which I adore for A/W. It has a thicker, more matte feel when applied and this ensures it doesn’t budge for hours. I love the consistency of MAC lipsticks, and this was the first one I bought. It was definitely worth it and I wear it for all occasions in the autumn, whether it’s day or night time. 

Topshop “Suspected” | R.R.P – £8.00 – in my opinion, Topshop have some of the nicest lipstick shades and are of a really fabulous quality. They glide on quickly and evenly, before setting perfectly with a matte finish and that’s what I love about them. This particular shade is a deep plum and is one of the darkest lipsticks I own, but I love the berry finish and, again, it’s a really versatile colour which can take an outfit from day to night.

Beauty UK “Plumalicious” | R.R.P – £3.49 – the cheapest of today’s picks, but one of my absolute favourites! It really is “plumalicous”, with a pink hue when applied to the lips. It’s got a really lustrous finish too, and is surprisingly really long lasting in spite of this. I like how this shade is build able so you can go deeper and darker with saturation if need be, and what I love is that is costs under £4. It does have the tendency to bleed a little around the lips, so I would recommend wearing a lip liner, but for that price you can’t complain!

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in “Shame”| R.R.P – £15.50 – this is a favourite of mine that is going to be worn on such a regular basis throughout the next few months. I just love it! It’s a really dark red which has a gorgeous pigmented finish, making it on of the boldest lipsticks I own. But what’s a dark red lipstick if it’s not bold, eh? This glides on like a dream and is really long lasting. I wore it for my graduation and it didn’t budge all day, despite drinking lots of champers. This makes it great for a night out. Again, this one needs a lip liner to keep it in place but the longevity and gorgeous colour makes up for this. 

Topshop “Sashay Away” | R.R.P – £8.00 – an absolute favourite. I bought this last Christmas and you can see that it’s been used and abused the past few months. It’s really dark and really gorgeous, with a glossy, sheen to give a really glamorous finish. I love teaming this with dark smoky eyes and a strong contour for an evening do, or to add a little something to a natural daytime look. 

Topshop “Mink” | R.R.P – £8.00 – another favourite of mine is Topshop’s “Mink”. It’s a lovely nude shade which adds a little pigmentation to your natural lips and once applied it really does not budge. Although neutral shades are huge in Spring/Summer, I love them in Autumn/Winter too, especially in the day time. This one is really soft and nourishing on the lips and it looks like I’ll soon be all out. I just love it! Unfortunately this one has been discontinued, but if anyone finds a shade and consistency similar please let me know.

YSL Rouge Volupte “Ultimate Beige” | £26.00 – the newest addition to my lipstick collection, and my most luxurious. The packaging of this lipstick is absolutely stunning – I mean just look at it – and it really lives up to it’s rather extortionate price tag with it’s lustrous finish and gorgeous colour. This is one that I’ve been wearing almost daily since I bought it as it works so well with so many different makeup looks. I’ll be honest though, while I would love to add more to my collection, it’s a little too expensive on a student budget.

What are your favourite colours for Autumn/Winter?

Lots of love, 

Jessie. xoxo

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  1. Lubna
    September 22, 2015 / 8:38 am

    Great selection there, you've picked some gorgeous colours! I love vampy tones. In terms of long-lasting lippies, the only lipstick I have faith in is Mac and that's only because I tried a tester at the counter and was surprised how long it lasted, even after eating and drinking! So it's good to know about other brands that are budge-proof, think I'll take your word for it and give Urban Decay a try 🙂 – Lubna from The Digital Review

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      September 22, 2015 / 3:25 pm

      Aw thank you Lubna! : ) MAC lipsticks are super amazing when it comes to longevity but I definitely recommend Urban Decay – it's difficult to get them off at all haha! xx

  2. Charlee Greenhalgh
    September 22, 2015 / 9:09 am

    Fab post hun, some really great picks 🙂 I have to agree I love sporting reds, plums and browns during the Autumn. I really love the look of Brave Red and Ultimate Beige 🙂 My favourites include Brave, Mehr and Rebel by MAC :)Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      September 22, 2015 / 3:26 pm

      Thank you Charlee – I had Rebel but sadly lost it :(( I love the look of Mehr. xx

  3. Heather Nixon
    September 22, 2015 / 10:14 am

    I need that YSL shade xHeather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      September 22, 2015 / 3:26 pm

      Gorgeous isn't it? : ) xx

  4. Hannah Cornish
    September 22, 2015 / 10:40 am

    Aww wow look at all those lippys!! I always seem to go for reds and pinks, so I really want to try nudes and plums. Although all the nudes I've tried wash me out 🙁 the topshop shades look gorgeous,i need to give their makeup a go asap! xxxHannah x hannatalks

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      September 22, 2015 / 3:27 pm

      I think Topshop and MAC have some fab nudes. You'll love Topshop makeup I'm sure – it's gorgeous. xx

  5. - Karen
    September 22, 2015 / 11:42 am

    I always love your lipstick posts, you have such an impressive collection! When I feel the need to expand my stash, I know where to come! :DStyle Sunrise☀ :)x

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      September 22, 2015 / 3:27 pm

      Thank you lovely 😀 xx

  6. May Cho
    September 22, 2015 / 1:27 pm

    I've got the reds and the plums down, but I'm quite surprised I don't actually own a beige lipstick! The Topshop one looks so good!May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin'

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      September 22, 2015 / 3:27 pm

      The Topshop one is lovely but it's sadly been discontinued 🙁 such a shame as I love it! xx

  7. Katya Van Bick
    September 22, 2015 / 2:36 pm

    I love all of these shades. Such a lovely collection. Very jealous of your YSL lipstick. It looks so wearable and the packaging is so lush!Katya | The Beauty Harbour

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      September 22, 2015 / 3:28 pm

      Thank you Katya! : ) The packaging is gorgeous isn't it? xx

  8. elizabeth
    September 22, 2015 / 4:46 pm

    These all look wonderful and so autumnal! I love the nude shades and will have to give Topshop a try as it is more within my budget xD your blog is so pretty! xxelizabeth | ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | bloglovin follow for follow

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      September 23, 2015 / 7:53 am

      Thank you Elizabeth – and thanks for reading! : ) Yes Topshop makeup is amazing! xx

  9. Rachael Broomfield
    September 22, 2015 / 5:34 pm

    I love all of these shades – especially the Beauty UK one. It was so cheap! I might have to pick it up!Rachael at

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      September 23, 2015 / 8:10 am

      I know – can't believe how cheap it is, and such amazing quality too! xx

  10. Alexandra Tsirimokou
    September 22, 2015 / 9:23 pm

    I've never tried any Topshop lipsticks but I reaaally want to 🙂 Mink looks stunning.

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      September 23, 2015 / 8:10 am

      Mink really is gorgeous! xx

  11. Ana Sofia
    September 22, 2015 / 9:43 pm

    The YSL shade is gorgeous! Check out my blog <3 | ANASOFIACHIC@anasofiachic

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      September 26, 2015 / 8:22 am

      Thanks hun – it's my fave! xo

  12. Hayley Larue
    September 23, 2015 / 8:25 am

    I NEED to try that YSL ultimate beige color! I have been on the hunt for a new beige lipstick! And of course, I'd love to get it because of the packaging like you said. Seriously the prettiest lipstick ever. Thanks for sharing! :)

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      September 26, 2015 / 8:18 am

      It's seriously gorgeous! xx

  13. Georgiana Teglas
    September 23, 2015 / 9:09 am

    These shades look gorgeous! I usually stick to reds and nudes, but I want to get a more plumy shade, I find them very appealing lately. Also, I really need to get some Topshop lipsticks, everyone raves about them.

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      September 26, 2015 / 8:19 am

      Thank you : ) Topshop is amazing! xx

  14. Hazel Jane
    September 23, 2015 / 10:31 am

    I love autumn lipsticks, and I bet these look gorgeous on you! I usually go for deep/very dark reds but you've made me want to delve into trying purples!Hazel xx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      September 26, 2015 / 8:19 am

      Thanks hun : ) definitely try some – they'd look gorge with your hair colour xx

  15. Robyn Taylor
    September 23, 2015 / 11:23 am

    OMG I want them all! I love Mac Brave but I've never been 'brave' enough to buy it (lol) it's so bright for my pale skin! You'd literally suit all of these!Robyn

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      September 26, 2015 / 8:19 am

      Haha you should go for it hun! It is really bright though. Thank you lovely xx

  16. Vicki Skitt
    September 23, 2015 / 12:28 pm

    I am in love with your selection, I kind of need them all! XxLove Vicki | victoriajanex

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      September 26, 2015 / 8:21 am

      Thank you Vicki 🙂 xx

  17. Elena from Loovelle
    September 23, 2015 / 1:01 pm

    brave red looks so beautiful. will swatch it in store anytime soon.❥

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      September 26, 2015 / 8:20 am

      Thank you – it's lush! xx

  18. Kelsey & Kenecha
    September 23, 2015 / 4:11 pm

    Yes these are perfect! I just love darker lip shades during Fall 🙂 Florals&Smiles

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      September 26, 2015 / 8:21 am

      Thank you : ) xx

  19. Sinéad Dreaming
    September 23, 2015 / 4:33 pm

    Gorgeous lipsticks. Autumn make-up and fashion is definitely my favourite. I'm in the process of updating my wardrobe and make-up bag though so I might have to look in to getting some of these lippies! I also really want to get Mac Rebel <3Sinead | Dreaming Again

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      September 26, 2015 / 8:22 am

      It's my favourite too! I used to have MAC Rebel but can't find it anywhere 🙁 xx

  20. ►Nadush
    September 23, 2015 / 4:59 pm

    lovely lipstick :)my blog : THE COLORFUL THOUGHTS

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      September 26, 2015 / 8:21 am

      Thank you : ) xx

  21. Laura.
    September 23, 2015 / 6:06 pm

    Topshop's lipsticks are lovely. I love dark red and berry coloured lipsticks for Autumn :)Anything & Everything | Bloglovin'

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      September 26, 2015 / 8:20 am

      They're fab aren't they? : ) xx

  22. makeupdelight
    September 23, 2015 / 6:54 pm

    I have 'shame' in a sheer version and I love it so much! it's gorgeous! I love your collection 🙂

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      September 26, 2015 / 8:20 am

      I love it! : ) Thank you! xx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      September 26, 2015 / 8:18 am

      Thank you : ) xx

  23. Sarah Lauren
    September 27, 2015 / 10:01 pm

    It's official I NEED all these in my collection!! I'm in love with the YSL lipstick shade, yep, totally need it!! I'm going to dig out all my A/W shades tomorrow and starting using them as soon as! Sarah xo || See The Stars

  24. Dagmara K
    September 29, 2015 / 10:26 am

    I've never tried any Top Shop lipsticks, need to change that soon 🙂 Suspected UD Shame look gorgeous for A/W! xMummy’s Beauty Corner

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