I was sent this adorable little Berry gift set around Christmas time but as you may know I was on my sad little blogging hiatus at the time so I never had the chance to show it to you. Well I'm delighted to say it's still available online for £10 for anyone who missed out on it in store.
The set comprises a Matte True Colour lipstick in Cranberry, Fenberry blush and and Mossberry Kohl pencil. I know everyone is looking at Summer Brights rights now, but the weather we're having in the UK is making me want to wrap up warm and wear bold, comforting colours on my lips and cheeks. I'm not normally drawn to dark lippiesas they can make my already pretty thin lips recede even more, but Cranberry somehow works for me. It makes my eyes appear bluer, teeth that slightly bit whiter and patted on as a light stain with some balm over the top it's a really striking look. The only downside is as a matte formulation it's quite drying, so you would definitely want something over the top.
On my pale skin Fenberry blush works best as a cheek contour used with a very light hand. On me it almost gives the same effect as Benefit Dallas at a fraction of the cost. I didn't get on too well with the Kohl pencil as using a plummy red around my eyes makes me look a little like the undead, despite making my eyes look super blue. Great for Halloween but only wearable on those with brown eyes smudged along the top lash line methinks. Sharpened to a fine point, it can also double as a good lip liner match for the Cranberry lipstick.
What do you think of berry shades? Wearable or should they be left in the 1990s?