Well folks, it’s apparently that time of the year again. The leaves are changing, it’s getting colder, evenings are darker…and I feel the need for snuffly socks, warm jumpers, candles and copious amounts of tea. I’m obviously talking about Autumn, and in Autumn, I feel an overwhelming desire to stock up on lipsticks…why, I don’t know, but it seems like the thing to do. Kind of like gloves in the winter and handbags that change dependable on the day of the week. It’s a done deal.
So when I went out with Luke yesterday (we had a mummy/son day) I had a peruse around Superdrug to see their offerings for this amazing season. I looked at the usual places, ELF, Collection, Sleek…my radar is set to these stands…but nothing overly jumped off the shelf at me. (Not literally, as that would be weird…)
That is, at least, until i walked past Freedom. Now, not buying make up as much as I used to, not by a long way, I haven’t really been too savvy on brands, so I had a good look at what Freedom had to offer. I was not disappointed. The colours were perfect for Autumn, and after searching almost everything, I was very controlled and only purchased some lipsticks. I found a box, containing 5 full sized lipsticks, for £5. Now, you don’t need to be a genius to work out the math…that’s £1 per lippie, and that’s an incredible price in today’s market. Prices have been on the up for a little while, with some major brands not succumbing to the cosmetic peer pressure, and have kept their prices the same, or have introduced deals to ensure you get the most for your money (not mentioning any names, but those who shop for make up regularly will know of whom I speak).
So I got the Naked Mattes Collection – 5 professional sized lipsticks, which are 3.2g. It makes me giggle that on the back of the box, it states For Adult Use and External Use Only…there were 6 other collections, so do pop into your local store or have a look online to see the others. Some were bolder colours, there was a pink collection….I should have got more…but I honestly couldn’t justify more lipsticks, in a collection that had been neglected over the years.
On first impressions, I am actually really blown away with the value for money. This would make a perfect stocking filler (or 5 if you wanted to split them out). Personally, I’m keeping all of them, as they are so beautiful.
The colours are gorgeous, wonderful colour pay off and pigmentation, with a very smooth feel. Being matte, they would compliment any look and can keep an au’natural effect to your make up.
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I know some people would argue that darker shades are better for Autumn, but I guess it’s down to personal preference. I work in childcare, so the need to wear make up is not massively important…but with weekends and evenings, I prefer nude and natural make up. If you’ve been following my blog for some time, you’ll know this to be true of me. Some things don’t change!!
Thanks for taking the time to read this – photos will follow soon (unless they’re already here, in which case, this is a pointless sentence!)
Have you tired these? What are your thoughts?
Love Harriet xxx