Wednesday 12 November 2014

Berry Beauts

I love all the berry hues that have come into their own since the colder weather hit and have pulled out three of my favourites that have been sat in hibernation over the summer. For me, these are Autumn and Winter in a bottle, tube and pot!

1. Maybelline Color Tattoo in Metallic Pomegranate - £4.99
This colour is completely out of my normal comfort zone of neutral eyeshadow, yet it is surprisingly wearable. In the pot the colour looks very bright, but on the skin the eyeshadow turns into a deep burgundy with a delicate gold shimmer that softens the overall look. The cream formula is seriously pigmented, long lasting and buildable, so you can wear it quite sheer or quite strong as per the swatch. For me this is a perfect alternative to a black or brown smokey eye, but still with lashings of mascara and a sweep of liquid eyeliner for extra definition. 

If you're scared off by deep berry shades when it comes to lipstick, but still want to rock a berry lip, then the pinky-plum shade Plumful by MAC is a great choice. The lustre finish means the colour is a little more sheer than other finishes and is quite glossy, which softens the effect. If the shade is still a little "out there" for you, it looks gorgeous just blotted on or if you want a little more oomph, pair it with a lipliner for an evening out (I recommend the No7 Precision Lips Pencil in Plum).

I love this range of nail varnish; Uptown Blue was a summer favourite and now it's Autumn I'm replacing it for the gorgeous Divine Wine, which I also mentioned in my recent 5 Autumn Nail Picks post. This mid-toned berry shade is vibrant but deep in tone and has a lovely glossy finish. The wide nail varnish brush makes the thick formula very easy to apply and lasts a good 5 days on me.

I know I won't be able to get enough of these berry beauts over the next few months. I'd love to know your favourite berry toned makeup products?

Beauty Bird xx



  1. I have that Maybelline colour tattoo. I'm yet to use it properly but it's SUCH a gorgeous colour!

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo
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  2. Divine Wine is such a tasty shade! A good price too for such a nice polish.

    Tara x

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    1. It's not the normal sort of shade I go for on the eyes but it's just stunning! xx

  4. Plumful is one of my favourite lipsticks!

  5. Love these Sasha! I've bought a Maybelline colour tatoo the other day but in a taupe colour - may have to have a look at Pomegranate! Love the Maybelline polishes too, will be stalking this one now too! xx

    1. I need to check out some of the other Color Tattoo shades, the formula and pigmentation is just brilliant xx

  6. I used that Colour Tattoo non stop last year, I definitely need to dig it out for this autumn/winter :) These are great picks, Plumful looks so pretty! I love wearing Rebel at this time of year xx

    1. Thanks Stacey! Rebel's a gorgeous colour, but a bit too dark for me!xx

  7. I keep umming and ahhing about the pomegranate colour tattoo, but I think I'm going to finally go buy it this weekend - it looks so pretty x


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