28 Feb 2015

Berry Lipstick Crush

scarlett johansson, vogue, mexico, vicki archer

I have a crush on berry lipstick.

A small deviation away from the reds, just as bold only different.

These days the eyes work better with less and the lips are happier with more.

A dark berry lipstick, not too dark but not overly bright gives the same impact as the right red, only the change in shade makes it feel like a whole new look. The matte lipstick is always my texture of choice. A matte that isn’t drying but that doesn’t shine and slide.

Know what I mean.


The Mac is the mattest of them all and the longest wearing; the Chanel and the Kevin Aucoin are slightly creamier but still flat enough to look matte.

And we all know that berries are very, very good for our wellbeing… xv

The Best Berries

chanel  rouge allure velvet la romanesque 50 //  kevin aucoin everlasting // mac media

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Anita Rivera

I know exactly what you mean! I go between the berry tones to red; pink does NOT suit my olive complexion, but the bolds speak for my lips every time. Now you have me thinking about going out today to find a new lipstick! Happy Saturday, Vicki! Anita


How timely!! I just became a blonde again last night…needed a big change for spring to add some ‘pep’ to my step and maybe get a little noticed


I love Berry in any way but think that colour will be most perfect in winter time. For spring and summer personally I prefer more softer /pale colours or
a bright red.

Mimi Gregor

I love Nars semi-matte lipsticks. They give me the matte look I love, without making my lips look dried out. I’m not really into the berry shades, but I recently ventured into reds. Fire Down Below is a much more flattering red for me than Red Lizard ( which is much too audacious a red for me.) And Pigalle is the perfect nude for me. I even use it as a blush. It is neither too pink nor too beige.


Vicki I wear a lot of berry lipsticks and glosses. These are just very flattering shades for me!

The Arts by Karena


Hello Vicki – What I love about the darker lipsticks is that the teeth look so white. I am embracing the look and found a Mac lipstick in my drawer that is still perfect although I shall check out the recommendations you have in this post. I just needed to see if it would suit me and not make me look like an aging Goth.
Have a great week,
Swan – nowlivinginfrance.blogspot.com

Marsha @ Splenderosa

That particular deep shade of berry is too dark for my pale blondness, but I can wear the brownish-berry tones well. This is a lovely post. And, me too, me too, me too LOVE “House of Cards” and will be seeing it tonight. The week has flown by and I’ve missed everything on TV. xx’s

Karen T.

Berry lip colours seem to complement my skin tone. I’ve worn it now for years. I tend to have dry skin on my lips and most matte lipsticks dry out my lips even more. I will, however, look into some of the brands you and some of the commenters suggest. Thank you for this post!

Liz Thomas

I love lipstick but I am allergic to something that is in it and break out in blisters around my mouth if I wear it. It is so disappointing as I keep on trying!


My favorite berry lip shade is by Ellis Faas, Creamy lips 102 red. Deep plum berry that can be patted on as a lip stain or layered for depth of color. Best of all, they are fragrance, mineral oil free and not tested on animals!


Okay-so, for those little cat whisker creases, where the darker lip colors like to run, and not hide, what to do? I love reds and berries, plums and browned-pinks for fall and winter, but 30 minutes later…yuck. How to keep the colors from bleeding through the lip line…what’s your tried and true ideas, with brand names, please.


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