Beauty: Bitten lips and winter berries

Source: vogue.co.uk

The weather forecast predicts a high of 30C in London tomorrow, and yet I am thinking about one thing: the cool months of autumn and winter! You see, every year on the 1st July, a strange thing happens to me. I go shopping to find that the sales have started, and as I look beyond the messy rails and frantic shoppers, I am drawn to the cool colours and perfect order of the cruise collections. The fashion mags are publishing their A/W catwalk reports and my mind wanders to crisp and bright autumn days that are cold enough for luxe layers but still light enough for sunglasses - to me, nothing looks more chic.

Yes, this pale skinned gal is most at home in the cooler months, although I could probably get down with this hot summer if we had a siesta! Anyway, I digress.

What I am most captivated by for the coming season is the berry lips I've seen all over the catwalks. I've only recently fallen in love with lipsticks, and so this will be the first season that I can head out there and find my perfect berry shade, and I have to say, it's a challenge I'm really looking forward to. The above shot is from the Proenza Schouler show, and I love the pared down face and strong brows, finished with a pout that looks like its owner has spent a couple of hours snacking on a hedgerow!

As for the perfect shade, I have been in complete lust with the Tom Ford lipstick range since it launched a few months ago, but at £35, I'm not sure I can justify it. I may be too weak to resist the pull of
Moroccan Rouge which just looks too perfect for words. Instead, it's more likely that this weekend will see me headed to MAC for an afternoon of contented swatching!

Will you be rocking the berry lips trend when the nights draw in, or are you still enjoying the sun too much to care?!

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