Sunday, November 22, 2015


fall berry lip colors

Fall is here, and with vampy shades gracing the lips of every beauty loving babe I thought what better time to chime in with my favorites.  I love a berry lip like none other; I feel the autumnal shade is so universally flattering and it makes such a statement paired with natural makeup and lots of mascara.  Through years of much trial and tribulation I have amassed my three favorites along with the perfect lipliner to compliment any vampy shade you choose.  Keep reading to learn my favorites and don’t forget to let me know your favorite fall shade in the comments below!
fall berry lip colors
MAC Vino Lipliner

Now prior to the application of any statement lipstick a little prep is key.  (Dry chapped lips and a vibrant hue = no bueno.)  Start off with a gentle lip scrub, I love the LUSH lip scrubs and the Fresh sugar scrub, and follow with a moisturizing lip balm.  After this imperative step go ahead and line your lips with a lipliner to ensure your final look is crisp and to minimize color bleeding.  My holy grail lipliner for this fall berry trend is MAC’s lip pencil in Vino.  The formulation of these pencil liners is amazing; they are creamy, easy to work with, and stay on your lips ALL DAY.  And after you got that lip liner rocking go in with your favorite berry hue.  My three favorites are…
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick in Magenta, $30... Described as “grape sangria” this is the darkest hue of the bunch.  This also has to be my favorite formula of the trio for it’s moisturizing and creamy qualities.  I will say this is a shade that NEEDS a lipliner to ensure that polished look.
  • NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned, $26... This was my first venture into berry hues and oh how I love it so.  This shade is all kinds of gorgeous and it applies like a dream.  I have a slight obsession with NARS lip pencils for their amazing formula and wear time, and this offering did not let me down.  The formula does tend to be a bit drying tho, so I would recommend prepping lips with a balm before application.
  • MAC Lipstick in Rebel, $17... This shade is the most vibrant of the bunch and the namesake of ‘Rebel’ fits it perfectly.  Definitely leaning more towards the purple family, I love this lipstick for it’s versatility.  Pressed on the lips it produces a lovely stain, but applied liberally with a lipliner it definitely makes a statement.  I remember picking this up after seeing YouTube star Carli Bybel feature it in so many of her videos,  it is essentially the epitome of the perfect fall lipstick.

lipstick vamp flowers
fall berry lipstick swatches
From L to R: NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned, Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick in Magenta, MAC Lipstick in Rebel, and MAC Lip Pencil in Vino

I also wanted to note the shade I am wearing in the picture above is Damned by NARS.  And while the products I mentioned in this post are all high-end a great drugstore alternative to pull off this look is Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick in the shade Black Cherry.  While I consider all these shades to make a statement I also love how wearable they all are.  I could easily wear these to work or paired with some winged liner for a night out.  They’re gorgeous and different without venturing into Wednesday Adams territory.   You feel me??  Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you all are having an amazing weekend!

xoxo Nicole

No comments:

Post a Comment