I love a dark lipstick & beguiled is my absolute favourite ever. I bought this last Autumn, with plans to blog about it sooner but life got in the way & here I am posting it almost a year later, oh well!
Beguiled has a satin matte finish, but unlike the MAC matte finishes the formula doesn't drag when you apply it on your lips & it isn't as drying either. It's a deep wine colour, which can be daunting to look at in the bullet but when it's applied to the lips a beautiful berry shade. It's also pretty buildable so it's easy to achieve a muted version of a dark autumnal lip if you're nervous of wearing a bold shade! Plum/Wine lipsticks tend to really suit pale/fair skin, I find it's the perfect shade to flatter my skintone. Beguiled is my most worn lipstick, for me it's the most perfect Autumn/Winter shade & I'm actually glad it's almost acceptable to wear this kinda shade again during the day rather than it being limited to evenings, yay for Autumn. I'm looking to invest in more dark toned lipsticks, as surprisingly its the shade I feel most comfortable wearing. Before I bought this shade I was quite nervous to wear dark lipsticks & originally opted for Inhibition because on the lips it doesn't appear as dark due to the plum tones, it's more pinky rather than red however I'm rarely ever reach for this over Beguiled now!
The designs on the Topshop Makeup packaging are cute, with the hand drawn squiggles, polka dots & writing but overall it isn't ideal. The matte white plastic stains really easily so it doesn't look clean even when you wipe & it also chips away, the state of mine is awful now, it's so messy! The quality of the actual lip product is really high quality though & would agree with many other bloggers when they say the quality matches MAC. I think my next Topshop Lipstick purchase will either be Depth or Hazard but I may opt for a pink or nude if anyone has any suggestions!?
Do you have a favourite Autumn/Winter lipstick?