Fall is my favorite time of the year for lipsticks. I know there are lots of lipsticks out there, but I think I have compiled some great options for you guys. The best part is they are all under $10. I also think these would look great on all skin tones.
Wet n Wild Sugar Plum Fairy 908C($2)- I’ve mentioned this lipstick in a review and you can check it out here. I think this color is a great option. It is also a dupe for MAC’s Rebel.
Sonia Kashuk Velvety Matte Crayon in Raspberry Nude ($8)- This is a good option for those who do not prefer vampy colors. It’s more of a bright pink with a hint of berry. Not sure why the name includes nude. There is nothing nude about this color, pure raspberry. I love these lipsticks. They have a great matte formula. You can purchase this item at Target.
Maybelline Lip Studio Color Blur in Plum, Please 35 ($9)- I think this may be my favorite out of all of these options. If you were to purchase any of these I’d recommend this one! This is such a pretty burgundy color. When I think of Fall, this is the first color that comes to mind. This also applies very smoothly and has a matte finish. It’s very similar to NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen, but this one is more pigmented and easier to apply.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania ($6)- This one is for all my vampy girls out there. Transylvania is a deep deep purple. It reminds me of NARS Velvet Lip Pencil in Train Bleu. It’s a little streaky so it can be difficult to apply. I recommend you to apply one layer, let is set for a minute, and then apply another layer. DO NOT rub your lips together. It will mess up the whole application.
I hope this was helpful. I did not wear a lip liner or primer. I wanted you to be able to see the true color. All of these lipsticks have great formulas. For the most part, they all have a creamy matte finish. You could always apply a little bit of translucent powder on top for an even more matte look.
Let me know what your favorite lipsticks for Fall/Winter are. Sephora’s Cream Lip Stain in Blackberry Sorbetis on my list to purchase. I’m sure it would have definitely been on this list! Some of the ColourPop Ultra Matte Lipsticks are also on my list to purchase.
I will also be doing a blog post including my favorite high end choices.
Wanna start wearing bright lipsticks but not sure if you want spend money? Or are you on a budget? Then this post is for you! I knew these lipsticks were very affordable so I decided to try some out. I purchased 3 shades (in order of swatches): 965 Cherry Picking, 970 Purty Persimmon, and 908C Sugar Plum Fairy. These lipsticks are super pigmented and claim to have a semi-matte long-lasting finish. I would agree with the semi-matte but not sure about lasting over 4 hours. I’d say a good 2-3 hours. A lip liner can easily expand the longevity. For less than $2, these babies are pretty impressive. They do leave a major stain, but if you like that look you can always apply and then blot. The formula is pretty thick, so they’re tough to apply. The packaging isn’t the best but hey, you get what you pay for.
Cherry Pickingis actually my favorite out of the 3. It is a very pretty pinkish red color. It was the most pigmented and easiest to apply. You can get away with not wearing a lip liner. I’d say MAC’s All Fired up is similar except it’s more matte.
Purty Persimmon was my least favorite out of the three. Although it’s a very beautiful red orange, I don’t think it applied well. I feel like it didn’t give an even color so I had to run my lip liner over it. It also seemed a bit clumpy. The closest lipstick I have to this is MAC’s Lady Danger. Purty Persimmon is a lot less matte.
Sugar Plum Fairy
Sugar Plum Fairy is a gorgeous deep berry color. As soon as I saw this in the store I knew it was going to be similar to MAC’s Rebel. A lip liner is a must with this one because it’s not pigmented enough. If you look in the picture you’ll notice how the middle of the bottom lip isn’t as pigmented.
I paired these with the NYX Slim Lip Pencils (which are amazing btw). I used the colors Orange, Pinky, and Deep Purple. They ended up working perfectly with the lipsticks. You could also wear these lip liners alone, just dab some chapstick on your lips first. These run about $3.50 and can be found at Ulta or Target. Wet n Wild can be found at most drug stores. Ulta often has NYX buy 1 get one 50% off. Same with Walgreens and Rite Aid for Wet n Wild. I give these lipsticks a thumbs up for the price!
So get outta your little scaredy pants and put on some bright lipstick! It doesn’t matter what skin color you have these would look pretty on everyone, especially Cherry Picking and Sugar Plum Fairy. Don’t ever think a shade will not look good on you, more than likely you just aren’t used to it. So rock that lipstick and embrace your beauty!