Getting Ready for Fall - Lips

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

I don't remember if I've said this before but wow. Taking a million pictures of your face is not good for the self-esteem. I took one for the team though in making this Fall Lips post because this season really is the most 'me'. When I wear lip products I don't go for subtle - I like BAM! impact and this time of year you can do that without people looking at you funny.

So with that intro you're not going to be surprised by these swatches right? I tried to pick a couple 'wearable' shades, the MAC kissable lipcolour isn't totally over the top, and a nude lip is appropriate all year round, but Fall is about bold and I chose accordingly.

For anyone a little faint of heart I'd suggest going with a lipgloss; you'll get a hint of color without it being too in your face and who knows - maybe you'll be inspired to go bigger later on! For the most part I've chosen deep wine reds and purples, across a variety of brands and price points. If you spend a little time (and remember to swatch where appropriate and return where it's not) I'm sure you'll find something you love and can wear not only in this season but for years to come.

 1) Wet n Wild Megalast Lipstick in "919B" ~ 2) MAC Lip Pencil in "Nightmoth" ~ 3) Wet n Wild Megalast Lipstick in "918B" ~ 4) Revlon ColorStay Lipstick in "Divine Port Wine" ~ 5) MAC Kissable Lipcolour in "Flaunting It"

6) L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in "Spiced Wine" ~ 7) NYX Lip Liner Pencil in "Cabaret" ~ 8) NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss in "Garnet" ~  9) Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in "Sienna Sparkle" ~ 10) NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss in "Sweet Heart" ~ 11) NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil in "711 Iced Coffee"

I know that's a lot of colors to take in but it was so hard to choose! And because I love you I picked my top 4 and did lip swatches too, in hind sight I think it shows best how a change in lip color can completely transform a look. I did a simple matte smokey eye to ensure that the lips were the star, but somehow the tone of everything changes subtly in each picture.

(top L-R, bottom L-R)
1) Iced Coffee + Sweet Heart 2) Flaunting It 3) Cabaret (lip pencil) + Spiced Wine 4) 919B

But which one did I wear out of the house? NONE! HAHAHAHA! I went completely non-Fall and chose orange lips. Topping the Stila matte with the L'Oreal deepens the tone and makes it more appropriate with my summer tan.
Stila Long Wear Lip Color in "outrageous" + L'Oreal Colour Riche in "Fiery Veil"

I hope this extra long post helped - if there are any other swatches you'd like to see on the lips let me know, and I'll try and get them up as soon as possible. Thanks for reading!

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