Halloween has to be one of my favourite holidays. I much prefer pumpkins to poinsettia, and who doesn’t love a spooky story or two now that the nights have gotten so much darker (and colder). I also love giving my makeup bag a bit of an update at this time of year, and when Lime Crime sent over a couple of their Pumpkin-inspired goodies, I couldn’t resist giving them a go!
Despite being one of the o.g. liquid lipstick brands, I’ve never gotten my hands on them before. Previously an online-only endeavour if you wanted them in the UK, you can now play with them in Selfridges’ beauty halls – perfect when you’re looking for your perfect shade! The Pumpkin Liquid Matte Lipstick is basically autumn in a tube. A rich, warm brown-toned red, it applies like silk, and is opaque at the first swipe. Even when the formula dries down, it’s not drying to wear, and leaves the lips looking plumper than before, and velvety soft.
If a full-on liquid lip feels like a bit too much, Lime Crime have also released one of their Plushies in Pumpkin Latte. Designed to be a softer take on the liquid lipstick look, Plushies give lips a soft-focus effect which is absolutely gorgeous for daytime wear. Another warm-toned brick red, Pumpkin Latte is perfect for adding a little something extra to my everyday look.
Applied straight from the tube, Pumpkin Latte is easily built up to give a vibrant look, but it’s absolutely gorgeous patted on with a finger for a softer, more diffused look which lasts all day long.
I’ve also been absolutely loving Lime Crime’s Velvetines Lip Liner in Pumpkin. As someone who’s not always the very best at filling in my lips with liquid lipsticks, the liner lets me really set out what I’m doing, and it really intensifies the colour too! I love how soft the pencil is, and it’s completely opaque at the first swipe.