Show Your Pout Who’s Boss: 5 Lipsticks You NEED!

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang! Pout your way into the AW season by adding these fierce and fem colours to your beauty routine, with the Napoleon Perdis Lipstick Range.

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For the perfect pink-tan: Love her or hate her, Kylie Jenner has been slayin’ the pink-tan pout for a while now, and moving into the AW season you’ll never find a better everyday neutral. I adore the lush matte finish and long lasting wear of Napoleon Perdis Mattetastic Lipstick in Lauren.

For the perfect beige-cream: Proving that bare doesn’t have to be boring, a creamsical lip creates a fresh, natural statement, teamed beautifully with a bronzed glow or a dramatic smokey eye. The Napoleon Perdis Divine Goddess Lipstick in Gamelia has a beautiful satin finish and hydrating formula that will keep your lips supple, plump and oh so kissable.

For the perfect rose-pink: A dusty rose is a darling choice for those that love a glam, girly pout. Best teamed with a flushed cheek and wispy lashes, a rose-pink lip creates a youthful and feminine statement. If you haven’t already added the Napoleon Perdis Goddess Lipstick in Nymphe to your shopping cart, then you best do so now so that it arrives in time for Saturday brunch with the girls.

For the perfect blush-nude: Soft, subtle and sophisticated, a blush nude lipstick features a balanced combination of rose, nude and creamy tones. This hue is particularly flattering on fairer complexions, and is best teamed with a dynamic rose gold shimmer on the eyes. I love Napoleon Perdis Goddess Lipstick in Athena.

For the perfect pink lacquer: If you love delicious summery colours, and emphasising your natural beauty, then a pink lip lacquer is the perfect addition to your makeup stash. The Napoleon Perdis Silk Road Lip Rogue in Pink Empress features a highly pigmented hue and a luxe, shiny finish, perfect for a night out with the gals!

What’s your favourite out of these five? Are you more of a classic neutral, or a pop of pink lip kind of gal? I’de love to hear your signature pout in the comments below!

AW Beauty Workshop with Gritty Pretty

If you’re following the gram you’ll already know my highlight of last week, meeting the fabulous beauty IT Girl, Eleanor Pendleton of Gritty Pretty. Featuring as the special guest of Westfield Carindale’s AW Beauty Workshop, Eleanor dished her insider beauty knowledge of the key makeup and hair trends for the upcoming Autumn/Winter season.

Not only is she just as gorgeous in the flesh, she’s super friendly, and her presentation certainly proved one thing, this girl knows her stuff!

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Starting with an inspiring insight into her journey of Gritty Pretty, Eleanor’s story speaks of dedication, hard work and most importantly, a love of beauty!


According to Eleanor, some of the major beauty trends straight off the catwalk are seen as:

Plum Lips

Rich, berry hues are picked to be the colour of choice for plump pouts this AW season. Personally, I couldn’t be more excited at the thought of such a sophisticated (and seductive) statement lip. Not to mention, as Eleanor points out, plum lipsticks feature a blue base which creates the illusion of a brighter smile and who doesn’t love the look of pearly whites!

Sharing her tricks of the trade, Eleanor recommends applying the lipstick to the middle finger and dabbing onto the lip, rather than using the bullet, is the safest way to apply the lip stain.

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Bold Brows

I’m excited to hear that bold brows are here to stay, according to Eleanor. For this reason, it is more important than ever to invest in the right products to ensure your brows remain on fleek. When it comes to creating #browenvy, Eleanor suggests adding brow gel to your beauty routine, to add dimension and fill in any gaps. Not to mention, the gel formula helps to set brows in place and minimise smudges and sliding. Dearly noted girlfran!


Undone Waves and Messy Braids

When it comes to the tresses, Eleanor suggests that undone is done, with a focus on more relaxed styles. Channel an effortless yet chic vibe with loose, cascading waves, while always remembering to spritz roots with dry shampoo for second day hair.

As for trending updo’s, Eleanor says messy braids and plaits are on high rotation, brought about by the 90’s resurge. As if by total fate, I happened to style a messy fishtail braid to the workshop, which Eleanor personally complimented, saying that my hairstyle was bang on trend. This one’s going in the book as one of my Top 5 Fashion Moments!

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If a picture paints a thousand words, then these snaps show off just how fabulous this event was! For a little more beauty how-to, definitely check out my write up on the Lulu and Lipstick blog, covering Eleanor’s many tips and tricks. You won’t want to miss out on this beauty guide cuties! x

Photography by Westfield Carindale