Beauty: Wine Lips

Nope, not the look you get when you’ve over-enthusiastically gulped a mouthful of red wine…

It might not be the most summer appropriate but I love a wine coloured lip in evenings. I think a deep wine colour looks sophisticated and I don’t run the risk of it clashing with my slightly ginger hair (sometimes red can be a bit tooooo much). My favourite combo is a L’Oreal liner and Kiko lipstick, these last for hours throughout eating, drinking and a bit of kissing.

 photo adbfd722-2aa5-41f3-9165-ae2a403227c3_zpsjtykrydb.jpgThe liner was a panic buy after I’d travelled home for a birthday meal sans makeup bag. With a mascara at home I ran out to buy a foundation (more on that soon) and a lipliner. I was planning to pick up the darker mauve toned one from Max Factor (I love it) but both Boots and Superdrug were out. Swatching multiple, so many were out of stock but I eventually came across this. Completely different to what I was aiming for, it was love at first sight. It’s slightly softer than I would like, and actually needs blotting a bit or it can smudge, but once it’s set it’s set for good.

 photo 2015-05-15 20.29.34_zpsbo6bk1z4.jpgThe matte Kiko lipstick is almost an exact match to the liner and, whilst you could wear both separately, together they create a block of colour that you will have to remove when you wake up the next morning. I’m not a fan of the packaging of this – too complicated (took me five minutes to open the first time!), and the shape of the bullet means a clean line can be tricky. But the colour is divine, the formula not too drying. The price point is infinitely more friendly than MAC and, whilst I prefer MAC, I’m looking forward to exploring Kiko stores in Italy. Hopefully without the booming music they come with over in the UK.

 photo f8cd1430-a76d-46ec-a26e-569e9830522c_zpscanzw1k1.jpgAt the moment, I seem to wear either nude or wine lips, and it looks like that isn’t set to change too much – though a red lip and LBD is certainly on my holiday outfit list!

Are you a fan of this lip colour? What do you suggest I pick up from Kiko?