Wine, plum, and burgundy shades stormed the catwalks this fall, but I'm not talking about clothes. In the beauty industy, a strong, dark lip has been a hot colour for a few seasons now, and scream grown up Autumn and Winter.
Slightly gothic and undeniably sexy I never thought I'd find this colour on my Mother's dressing table.
My Mother's lipstick is Avon's Golden Wine shade which is a snip at £2.00. Dark, with a slight shimmer, it is surprisingly on-trend.
The lipstick is darker than blood red, but with tiny gold flecks it lifts the lip shade, and gives it a little warmth. Even the palest of folk will be given a Gothic lift with this lipstick.
My Mother is naturally pale (Irish roots), so you wouldn't imagine her lipsticks aren't really my style, but because she has dark eyes and hair (which I have inherited), I tend to borrow her lipsticks a little too often, and I couldn't resist trying this one.
I was surprised at how moisturising, rich, and how well it worked with my skin colour.
It builds colour easily, and unlike a lot of Avon lipsticks it isn't matt, but can appear relatively sheer when first applied it, however, I layered it up for a dark mouth.
Lipstick longevity is something I look for and even after blotting and eating you're left with a slightly stained mouth, which still surprisingly looks good.
Avon's Golden Wine suits all ages - my grandmother enquired which lipstick I was wearing, so I bought her one, and she now loves it. For a lip that demands attention, give it a try.