The Berry is Back

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When the warmer weather rolls around (which in the UK happens in like June), I pack up my bolder lip choices and unload my peachy/nude/pink, ‘I’m not wearing anything on my lips – promise‘ shades. Mainly because I struggle along with the hot weather, wiping the beads of sweat off my face while panting just walking up the road – it’s a miracle that I wear any makeup at all. Things get more manageable when the weather gets turned down a notch and I rather enjoy piling on the makeup a little more than usual; dialling up the eyes and lacquering back up with my bolds. This is where the berry comes back. The perfect colour choice for those who need an easy way in to something more daring on the lips, with its natural raspberry tones that compliment all complexions, whiten teeth and make things look a bit wintery – in a good way. What’s not to love? I’ve editedΒ it down to my top three berries for those who want pointing in the right direction…

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in 107ahhhh, the classic. The reason why this one always gets twisted up and swiped on when I’m back in the mood for berries is threefold. Firstly, the colour. It’s not too dark nor purple and the reddish tone makes it easy to wear. Secondly, the texture which is sort of a satin. There’s a hint of sheen in the finish but it leans more to the matte side of things which leads me on to the third point – longevity. This stuff stays around. No need to worry that it’s smudged on to your chin Joker-style halfway through the day.

CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine in 96 Aura – now this is the most purple one of the trio, but its super glossy texture makes it a wearable option. It can be glided over the lips lightly for a dimming down of your natural colour or smooshed on more heavily for a true blackberry-stained lip look. I say pair it with a bit of colour in the cheeks to stop it looking too colour-zapping and remember as always when it comes to these kind of shades that lashings of mascara is the perfect accompaniment.

KIKO Ace of Diamond Lipstick in 27 – a new release and the one I’ve donned for the picture above. The shade sits in-between the previous two with a nice balance of purple and red and the formula is so soft and smooth. It also smells good – a fruity vanilla that makes me a bit hungry when I get a whiff – and the longevity isn’t bad considering the fact that it practically melts into lips. I think we have a new favourite on our hands here…


  • Big love for Chanel’s Aura! πŸ™‚

  • Love the rimmel one πŸ™‚ So pretty!

    – Chaitra | PinkPot

  • This is exactly one of the reasons why I’m not looking forward to our Australian summer – goodbye vampy lips! The Rimmel one is definitely my favourite, especially because it’s such a cool matte texture.

    Leading up to summer, I think I’m going to have to invest in some brighter pinks and oranges, that way I don’t have to say goodbye to a strong lipstick altogether.

  • Avanti

    Love the lipstick you are wearing! It really suits you very nicely.
    The Chanel one looks gorgeous.


  • You look gorgeous!! πŸ™‚


  • Anna Blush

    Absolutely love the formula of the Rimmel lipsticks, so good for the price. This shade looks stunning, wish I was brave enough to rock it! x

  • Aaaargh nooooo I LOVE that Kiko colour and I can’t get it here in Oz as far as i know..and trust me i’ve looked! Think i’m gonna have to get my Sis to do a little online shopping for me. It looks amazing on you!
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  • Ok, that Kiko one needs to be mine this autumn! I adore autumnal lip shades, best season by far πŸ™‚ xx

  • They all sound lovely! You look stunning Anna, berry really suits you! I think I need the kiko lipstick, it looks so pretty! x


  • Oh my gosh, that lipstick is STUNNING on you Anna! Lovely post.

  • I love the contrast between your eyes and berry lips, you look beautiful! I’m always down for bold berry vampy lip colors but we still have a month of summer where I live πŸ™ x

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  • Yeahhh those colors are my all time favorites I’m so happy I’m gonna be able to wear them again soon πŸ™‚

    My favorites are : Kiko Smart lipstick in the shade 914 and also the Plumful one by MAC. Lovely ! πŸ™‚

    Love from France, Victoria

  • Lux Veritatis

    The Rimmel one looks great! Definitely gonna pick it up πŸ™‚

    I’m also new to this world of blogging and it would mean a world to me if anyone peeked into my blog a little bit and follow if you like it! Thanks:))

  • I am slowly getting into these deeper berries, I recently got Wet N Wild Mega Last Lipstick in Sugar Plum Fairy and it is getting me into the berry-ness. You suit these shades beautifully!

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog

  • I absolutely love lip colours like this, they suit you so much.

    Jess x

  • I do love a bit of 107 as Autumn approaches πŸ™‚ My favourite berry lip product is the YSL Glossy Stain in 5, I can’t get enough of it!

    EsmΓ© // CloudEsmΓ©

  • Rachel White

    These lipsticks look beautiful. I am not a big berry shade wearer but really want to branch out in these next couple of months. A good look around the drugstores is going to be happening very very soon.

    Rachel xx

  • That Rimmel Kate Moss in 107 is absolutely one of my favourites, one of the lipsticks I own the suits me the most! Love it x

  • The slow pace

    That lipstick from KIKO looks amazing! Last Autumn I got a fantastic berry Chubby Stick from Clinique… but I’ve lost it!!! Drama!

  • The Classic 107 from rimmel is just amazing- I need to pick one up for this Autumn!

    Soup || UK Beauty Blog

  • Emma and Emily

    I have just got my 107 out for Autumnal use! So excited for the cooler months and new make up looks!

  • Love the Ace of Diamond lipsticks! Great formula and such a bargain! Just a pity that they’re LE…


  • Mint Candy Apple

    you look stunning Anna!! <3

  • You look sooo beautiful with this color. Gorgeous! All the colors are awesome. I really wanted to get my hands on the Chanel Aura shade but it was sold out :(.

  • The Chanel colour looks unreal! I love, love, love a berry lip and I find myself rocking them all year long.

  • I’m happy to see the darker lip colours back! Love the winter shades.

    Emma Be Beauty</A

  • Ruby

    I’m so excited for bold lips again, my Rimmel 107 made it’s first appearance in a while the other day! I’m really liking those two other shades, as well x

  • Plum lips are so beautiful for fall, along with bronze/rose gold eyes! My favourite has to be Mac’s Plumful, lustre finish, perfection! πŸ™‚

    Diana P. | Cups & Roses

  • Mich

    I absolutely looove the colors! β™‘

  • Wendy

    I wish your posts came with more pictures, swatches and comparison .. That lipstick suits you like a glove, just bought KIKO Velvet Mat lipstick in 609, such a gorgeous shade and sooo creamy ^^ xx love from Paris

  • emily couture

    love the rimmel 107 πŸ™‚

    emily xx

  • Margherita

    Such a nice post and the lipstick suits you so much. I have six products from Mac that I can return for the BacktoMac initiative…could you suggest me a berry shade as the rimmel one, but from Mac? Thank you in advance, and love from Italy πŸ™‚

    • SharonCoffee Gal

      How about Craving / Syrup ?


      If you want one that’s like the Kate Moss rimmel lipstick try out dark side or rebel – they’re both great autumn berry colours, but have different undertones. Enjoy your shopping trip!

  • PeonyandPeach

    It makes me so happy to see berry lip posts cropping up in my bloglovin feed! All three sound great but I think the Chanel one will be the one to make it into my collection!

  • I love berry lip colour so much it’s not funny! I really need the Rimmel 107 even more now!

    Ashley |

  • Lauren Rose Bell

    Love these shades!!! <3

  • Love berry lipsticks and these shades are gorgeous.

    Michelle xo

  • Totally obsessed with all of these shades! Thanks Anna! Lilly xx

  • Celine

    This lipstick suits you to the T! x

  • I can’t wait to wear these kind of shades soon! I am currently hunting a new berry lipstick so this post couldn’t be more on point! Thank you Anna! xx Alexandra
    Glam O’Clock | Beauty Blog

  • Mandy Bajwa

    Ahh i’m a massive fan of berry colour lipstick! love this post x

  • I love wearing the Revlon lip butter in berry smoothie during fall! I definitely want to try one of these πŸ™‚

  • I’ve always loved a berry lip. My first ‘bold lip’ was a dark rasperry.

  • you look gorgeous in this! i love mac diva or dark side for a berry lip πŸ™‚

  • I hope this winter I can learn to rock a berry lip! I love the colour on you, suits you well!

  • I love the Kate Moss range too πŸ™‚ I have a new post on my latest Makeup Shoot how to achieve Hot Bright Lips at

  • Wow, the shade you wear looks amazing on you! Can’t wait to wear darker lipsticks! Autumn is finally coming, yay!:)

  • Alex_Kay

    Are you wearing the Kate Moss one?

    • Elsie

      No she’s wearing the Kiko shade x

  • Elif Karamehmetoglu

    I absolutely love the Kate Moss 107! I wore it a lot during summer as well but for fall/winter it is a must! The kiko one looks beautiful but i have a feeling it’s not as opaque as the rimmel one :/

  • Elsie

    Would love to try that kiko shade, shame you have to have a minimum order of Β£25 via their website though… Seems a bit daft! Looks stunning on you anna x

  • These are not typically colours I go for, but I have been thinkg of giving them a try. I am more convinced now that I’ve seen you. I am always scared with darker colour and my pale skin that I will look goth. But you look gorgeous with that lipstick colour!

  • Erica Molina

    I love Rimmel’s Kate Moss Lipsitck in 107! It has become my favorite berry lipstick I own! I love the fall its finally time to pull out my dark Stunners.

    Stay Kinky, Stay Curly, Stay You –

  • The colour looks great on you ! I wish I could rock such a colour, but I can’t… I need something a little more on the pink side if I don’t want to scare kids

  • Manouk

    The Rimmel Kate Moss one is the best. Nothing compares.

    WOMANOUK (beauty and portrait

  • Pip Warford

    that colour is absolutely DIVINE on you! the skin tone and eye colour and the lips aaagh. gorge!

  • I love purple lipsticks. I wear them them the most. I have the Kate Moss one myself and I am obsessed with it, it’s just the most perfect shade πŸ™‚ Very interesting post, I think I am gonna try the KIKO one!

    Love Sofie

  • You look beautiful Anna! I must be the only person who hasn’t tried 107, ooops.

  • All of those colours look so nice! Even better is that she picked two cheaper brands!

    Celine //

  • You look gorgeous in that shade, Anna! I’m all about berry lips for Fall too. I recently picked up Chanel Aura and am so smitten with it! xo

  • These colours never fails for fall and winter (; xx

  • That color is absolutely stunning on you Anna!!


  • Zandra May Grimshaw

    Ah you suit this so much! I’m also looking forward to digging out these shades again πŸ™‚ they just scream Autumn! I have the Kate Moss one too and it’s fab X

    Zandra // AZTEC DOLL Fashion &
    Beauty Blog

  • Hope Richardson

    Love these lipsticks! The Kiko one is just the perfect autumnal colour and looks so lovely on you! Just what I’ve been looking for as my staple lip for autumn!

  • You really suit plummy shades! I love wearing my Rimmel one!

    The Velvet Black // UK
    Style, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  • Ashley Elizabeth Fenlon

    I love pulling out the darker shades for autumn. The Kate Moss one is gorgeous, might have to snap that one up!
    Ashley xx

  • Jillian SoFla

    Enabler! I just got the Rimmel in 107, but the KIKO looks perfect on you! *Adds to never ending list*

  • Ellie

    Anna you look amazing in the Kiko shade! Next time I’m in London I’m making a beeline for Kiko. I’d love it if you’d check out my blog πŸ™‚

  • I love these shades! Especially the KIKO one. Never thought i’d say it, but i’m ready for August now – i’ve been getting a bit excited about wearing colours other than brights.

  • Wow the KIKO one looks amazing on you!

    Kate xo //

  • Eline

    Waah the colour looks amazing on you!!

  • I just bought the Chanel lipstick….I definitely think I’m going to wear it often this autumn. That Kiko lipstick look absolutely gorgeous….I think it might be my next lipstick purchase. As always, great choices!

  • Libby

    Love the berry shade that you’re rocking in the photo! It reminds of MAC rebel which I recently bought! Can’t wait for the darker lips during the autumn and this post has got me even more excited for the autumn weather! x

  • Kirstie

    guess who’s back back back, back again gain gain… Love me a berry shade, always!

  • What blusher can people recommend for this kind of autumny lip? I feel like peach would clash terribly on me, but pink wouldn’t look fab either? Maybe I’ll stick to bronzer…

    • Mabel

      I’ll probably go with a soft pink/brown.

      • thanks for replying! I might swirl some bronzer and blush together for some warmth then πŸ™‚

  • I can’t wait to start wearing Kate Moss 107 this Autumn. Is there anybody out there that doesn’t love this??
    Danielle / Party Violets

  • I love berry toned lipsticks, they’re so chic and perfect for this season. It reminds me of a look Kim Kardashian did last year, berry is definitely back!

  • You look AMAZING in berry shades girl! Stunning!

  • The berries look amazing on you, I really want to try them out more now!

    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  • The chanel one looks amazing! I really want to try darker lips but I’m not sure if I can pull it off

    Sophia |

  • OMG, that shade totally suits you!!!!

    xx Alyson
    The Beauty Vanity

  • Chantal

    The Kiko lipstick looks fab on you! πŸ™‚ x

  • Chanel Aura is absolutely beautiful! I love berry shades although I often stick the pink/peach!

    Michelle |

  • Vani

    Loved this post! Made me get out my YSL prune in fire- probably my favourite berry lipstick πŸ™‚

  • Jelka Lepever

    Love this post!


  • Hannah Kane

    Can’t wait for Autumn, love all the colours!

  • it looks nice on you. I’m falling in love with Lord&Berry at the moment. Have you tried their lipsticks? They are great!

  • YAY for fall lipstick colors!!

    cant wait to check out these ones you featured~
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  • Eek! I’m just not sure I can pull off this bold lip with my coloring. Do you find that one shade looks better on fair blondes than brunettes? You look fabulous in the photo!

    xo Rachel

  • Stephanie

    Which lipstick is she wearing in the picture? Los gorgeous!

    • Annie

      KIKO Ace of Diamond Lipstick in 27

  • Natasha King

    Definitely loving the Kiko shade! Absolutely love autumnal lips! x x

  • Ellen Bourne

    Such a pretty colour!

  • I am so excited that I can wear berry on my lips now! I really wanna try the Chanel one πŸ™‚

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  • Charlotte Price

    I love all these choices. I have the Kate Moss one and it is so good for the money, even if it is a little drying. I love the look of the kiko one, must check that out!!! Love Charlotte xxx

  • Frankie

    Kate Moss 107 is probably my favourite lipstick I own and I can’t wait to wear it more now it’s Autumn! πŸ™‚

  • I LOVE the one you are wearing, can’t wait to bring out the berry lipsticks! Great pst as always. πŸ™‚

    All She Needs

  • Isabel Ronayne Healy

    YAY!! Berry shades are my fave!! Also you choose very beautiful shades to showcase!

  • Margery Ho

    Adore berry shades!!! I’m so excited for fall!!!

  • Purely Sandy

    I love love berry lips.

  • I wish I could get KIKO in the US! πŸ˜€

  • stunning πŸ™‚ Have you tried nars volga?

  • I cannot wait to whack out my Rimmel 107, my favouriter autumnal lipstick!

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

  • Guest

    You look gorgeous!

  • Freida
  • szafkaaa

    love the Chanel one! but there are a few more berry beauties in drugstores – Revlon Just bitten kissable balm stain in 005, Rimmel longlasting lipsticks in ‘Cutting edge’ and a little bit more red ‘Starry-eyes’. All 3 products are extremely long-lasting and look stunning on the lips! πŸ™‚

  • Berry and deep shades are my absolute fave! I love all three of these picks and you’re not helping my lipstick addiction (tells self she doesn’t need more lippy)

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography –

  • My favorite one run a bit more berry wine with a bit of sparkles and it is the gorgeous Too Faced Sex Kitten… I’m sure it will looks really nice on you πŸ˜‰

  • I love berry lip products! It reminds me so much of the cosy autumn months – perfect! x

    FASHION TREEHOUSE | UK Fashion Blogger

  • Goodness gracious, you look stunning with berry lips!

    My favourite berry lip colour is MAC’s Rebel.

  • LOVE THE COLOURS!! And you look amazing as always!

  • I don’t personally wear berry shades myself, they don’t compliment my skin tone very well πŸ™ but I LOVE the boldness of them, especially in the fall. Great post! The color looks amazing on you.

    XoXo Shea L. ———>

  • Emily Knott

    I love berry shades. 107 is cult. You’ve got to love it! Without a doubt my most worn dark lipstick!

  • Chloe x

    The Kiko shade on you is beautiful! I love the Rimmel Kate collection, they last most of the day and dont budge x

  • Ohh I absolutely love a berry lip! Even though I have pale skin, my lips kind of have a natural berry undertone so it’s my favorite shade to go for! Can’t wait to try the Rimmel one!

  • Ella

    can.not.wait to get my hands on some berry shades for this season! thanks for the inspo πŸ™‚

  • Allison

    107 is the best!! I actually searched for it for 2 years because I guess that we don’t get it in the states very regularly but I FINALLY found it about a month ago and I’ve been wearing it way too often
    Allison from

  • My favorite time of year! Berry Vampy Lip Season (you know that season others call autumn and winter!) I haven’t tried any of these, I’m gonna have to look into them. I wish we had Kiko in the states because that lippy looks AMAZING!
    xo, Lauren

  • The berry lipstick season is the best! This look really suits you!
    Also, your brows are on point lately πŸ™‚

    Marianna |

  • I find Clinique also makes really good berry tones!

    Bf Gf Does Blogging

  • Wow you rock that lip color! Really suits you very well!

  • YaaLia

    Love the one you’re wearing : -) , looks lovely on you!

  • Adaleta Avdic

    I am definitely picking me up that beautiful BEAUUUTIFUL shade from Rimmel!


  • Beth96x

    Want this chanel lipstick so badly!

  • That is such a gorgeous color on you! I love berry lipsticks. I think I might get Sin by MAC for my next one!

    Chloe | Wanderlust in the Midwest

  • That new KIKO lipstick looks so gorgeous!

  • I bought the KIKO one too! The sales assistant was wearing it and I was sold!

  • Alice Hughes

    The KIKO lipstick looks so beautiful on you! Alice xx

  • Kiersten
  • I love berry lispticks as well! I bought one of Kiko’s smart lipstick in shade 914 Amaranth and it’s a lovely berry red color, between a matte and a shine and I really enjoy it! xoxo

  • Nyakan

    these shades are just so so pretty! You should check out the NARS Audacious Collection! Absolutely stunning! xx

  • Sabrinna Baglio

    Kiko makes the BEST lipsticks and they are so cheap! I almost have all of them x
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  • Gem

    Ive never heard of Kiko but that colour needs to be in my life. Even if it’s now Spring here I’m still holding on to the berry lip trend…

  • ninaandbeautygr

    I would love to see a tutorial with the Chanel Coco Shine!

  • BethsBash

    Berry shades are my fave! They just remind me so much of Autumn and cosy nights in by the fire with a nice hot chocolate! Kiko is amazing too! I need to restock!

  • Zoe Archer

    I love berry shade lipsticks. My favourites are Craving and Rebel by Mac.