Simply Lippy Challenge Day 2 | Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Night Crimson

Day 2

Hey lovely people. Well, I’m sure many of you have seen my posts now about my Simply Lippy challenge, but if not, you can have a read all about it here.

Today is the second day of my challenge to wear 365 shades of lipsticks for each of the 365 days of 2017 and it’s going great so far. Ha! Let’s be honest, I’m only two days in, but I’m determined to pull this challenge off!

Yesterday I opted for a fab YSL vinyl lip cream red, and today I’ve gone for another fab wintery colour, Night Crimson, from the Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G range. This shade is a deep cherry colour, with a creamy satin finish and therefore is super hydrating on the lips (if you missed my earlier review on this lippy you can catch it here).

I’m still feeling under the weather so I opted for a soft, natural makeup look, and added this fab shade to my lips to lift my face and put some life back into it after the dullness that this dreaded flu has brought.

What do you think of this shade? Given that it’s still very much winter here in Dublin, I think I’ll be sticking with these wintery tones for the next while!

See you all tomorrow for Day 2!

In the meantime, don’t forget, you can follow my journey on my social media pages or by searching for the #simplylippy and #365days365shades hashtags on InstagramTwitter and Facebook.

Sorcha 💋


Lipstick Look | Going Dark for Autumn

The more I read about makeup trends for Autumn/Winter, the more I’m seeing dark lips everywhere. Now, a dark lip has been popular for the past few Autumn/Winter seasons so there’s nothing new there. However, this year they have gone even darker. Designers such as Marc Jacobs and Zac Posen went for strong, deep berry shades, with Cranberry and Cherry being two very popular shades of choice on the runway all round.

I love a dark lip. Whether it be a strong orange or fuchsia for Summer, or a berry or burgundy for Autumn, I love playing around with shades and looks. It’s not unusual for me to buy a few new lippys when a new season rolls around and that’s exactly what I did a few weeks ago.

If you read my Daytime Autumn Lipstick post a few weeks ago, you’ll know I was recently in Charlotte Tilbury testing out some new shades. And while I was there, I picked up the lippy for today’s post, Night Crimson. Now, while this is not a ‘new’ lipstick to Charlotte Tilbury, it is new to me, and very much an on-trend colour for this season. It’s a bit different to other shades I have, and therefore I’ve been loving wearing it over the past few days.

Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks are always a good purchase in my view, they are super hydrating and moisturising, they have very good pigment, and they wear well on the lips too. Night Crimson is from the K.I.S.S.I.N.G range which apparently contains anti-oxidants and special waxes to plump up the lips and leave them feeling super soft. Now, while I’m not sure about the plumping part, this lipstick definitely leaves my lips soft, and I love the glossy look it gives them too.

I would describe this shade as a dark cherry, and therefore it is the perfect shade to get me through the Autumn months. It looks equally good with a soft nude eye, or a charcoal smoke, and therefore is very versatile in how it can be worn.

I’ll just never get tired of trying new lipsticks, and I hope you won’t get tired of me talking about them either!

Do you have a favourite dark Autumn shade? If so then let me know what it is by commenting below. I always love hearing what your favourites are.

Sorcha x