These three black-cased lipsticks above have been some of my newest lipstick purchases in the last few months. Not necessarily what you would call typical fall/winter colours, except for the browned purple (or now the popularly called oxblood) that is Chanel's Rouge Allure in Rouge Noir. This is Chanel's third lipstick that goes by the name of Rouge Noir - this colour was previously done in the Hydrabase and Rouge Coco formulas, a comparison of which you can check out over at Cafe Makeup.
I've wanted to try one of the vampy lipsticks which get so popular each time the temperatures drop below zero and after a complete fail with Revlon's extremely dry and patchy matte lipstick in the colour Wine Not I decided to just give Chanel's take on the vampy trend a try. Luckily, the formula of Rouge Noir is much nicer than that of Revlon - for such a dark colour it is surprisingly easy to apply although I would still recommend using a lip brush so that you don't end up looking like you've smeared blood all over your mouth. Rouge Noir also has a nice creamy finish with some slight red shimmer. I have found that the best way for me to pull off this colour is to cheat by lightly tapping the colour onto my lips and then blending it in with my finger or a brush - this takes off the brown undertones of the colour and gives a very beautiful soft purple toned effect to the lips, the colour I wish my lips naturally looked like.
Next up is Giorgio Armani's Rouge d'Armani in Pink 511. I have posted before about my love for the Rouge d'Armani formula and as soon as I had a chance to grab another colour, I did. I decided to go for this warm toned pink shade as I knew that I would get a lot of wear out of it. The formula as with the other Rouge d'Armanis is wonderful, it goes on very creamy but sets to a long-lasting finish. I wish Armani makeup was available here in Slovenia as their colour range is very nicely done and I can see myself trying and buying a few other shades from the line.
Last and certainly least is NARS Sheer Lipstick in Cruising. I've had good experience with NARS sheer lipstick formula before (the colour Damage is one of my most used and I have nearly finished my first tube) so I was a little bit disappointed by the sheer shimmery pink nude that is Cruising. I don't know what I was expecting really, as the description of this shade on NARS website reads "nude pink" but it just looks very "blah" when applied. This doesn't mean that I haven't been using it, coupled with a pink lip pencil as a base it actually doesn't look all that bad.
Next up on my lipstick wishlist is Maybelline's lipstick in Rose Vivid and I'm sure that I will find more lippies I like with the bright summer collections coming up (says I, wearing thick wool socks in the middle of the winter wonderland).