Mauve is arguably the most underrated lip color. It’s not quite nude, but it isn’t bold either, and it’s especially perfect for the winter months. I love the plummy undertones in these lipsticks, which are often marketed as “dusty rose” or “soft lilac.” Of course, […]
Tag: Lipstick Swatches
Bobbi Brown is one of the makeup queens of the century: her luxury products and feature-enhancing techniques defined my beauty routine as a young woman. Bobbi Brown makes makeup for every skin tone and skin type, and her lipsticks are no exception. For Christmas, my […]
Fall has arrived! I’m a fall lover myself (hold the Pumpkin Spice Latte though, I’m not that basic). For me, this wonderful change in seasons has always primarily meant only two things: 1) back to school and 2) the opportunity to change up my look. I can remember insisting that I wear my new black jeans and Halloween T-Shirt from The Children’s Place to the “Fall Festival” (an annual church event) even though it was still waaaay to hot for jeans in Nevada. These days, fall is an opportunity to change up my day-to-day makeup. Namely, it’s a chance to break out all of my favorite fall lip colors.
MAC Studded Kiss: This is a gorgeous deep red, with blue undertones but a true red finish. It’s the kind of dark red lipstick that will always be in.
Colourpop Creature Lippie Stick and Pencil: This dynamite combo is a red with deep violet undertones. It’s dark and stormy while being red and sultry. This lipstick is matte, but without being too dry.
NYX Espresso Lip Pencil: I love this lip pencil because of it’s just-right formula. It is creamy but matte and longwearing. I use it with deep reds to line and define, or all over my lips for a matte brown color that lasts for days.
Colourpop Cosmetics: This chocolatey brown pairs beautifully with the “Pitch” pencil from Colourpop, or with the NYX espresso lip pencil. I like lining my lips anytime I wear lipstick, but it isn’t strictly necessary with a liquid lipstick. This lipstick goes on liquid and dries to a super matte finish. The transfer is minimal, and while it is fairly drying doesn’t flake or crumble much.
Colourpop Lumière: KathleenLights from Youtube collaborated with Colourpop for this collection, and I love all three shades: there’s the original Lumière, plus a pencil and Lumière 2 (a liquid matte lipstick version). It is the perfect natural-but-fashionable shade.
Colourpop Grunge: This lippie and pencil combo is dynamite. It is a light brown, with reddish-purple undertones. I love the 1990s grunge-chic look, and this lipstick is the perfect example of that esthetic.
MAC Honeylove + Etcetera Pencil: This matte nude has peach and brown undertones. I like a pinky-nude for summer, but for fall this earthy nude is perfect. I pair it with “etcetera” which is a pro-longwear lip liner in a soft warm brown.
MAC Cyber +Nightmoth Pencil: When I wear this combo, I get compliments left and right. Everybody want to know what I’ve got on my lips. I feel confident that this bold dark purple will look beautiful on most any skin tone, and it is an easy way to make a big statement.
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