I'm normally about reds, but this year I'm exploring berries in a berry big way.
(Oh c'mon, like you wouldn't have done it.)
Also, mattes. I'm matte about 'em.
(Forgive me. I can't stop.)
Here we go: the autumn fab five in lipsticks.
|Yes, I have the swatching skills of a lazy toddler.|
L-R: MAC Amorous, MAC Fashion Revival, Maybelline Divine Wine, Armani 609, MAC Living Legend.
MAC Amorous - super awesome dusty plum in a satin finish.
MAC Fashion Revival - matte version of Rebel; deep berry.
Maybelline Divine Wine - drugstore gem. Dark red (more cabernet than merlot) with an interesting blue sheen.
Rouge d'Armani 609 - I pull this out when I'm feeling dangerous. It's so sexy. Deepest, glossy brown-red in a gel-esque formula.
MAC Living Legend - More purple and more matte than Rouge d'Armani 609. It is dramatic. I will try to review it soon, but I've had a cold and then my eyeball wasn't cooperating (couldn't wear contacts and vampy lipstick + glasses is interesting).
And now, in lip gloss.
|L-R: Shu Uemura CR 30 G, Dior Enchanted Rose (LE holiday 2013), Maybelline Nude Illusion, Dior Etoilée.|
For these, I usually stick to the opposite end of the color spectrum - I like lighter, nude lip glosses (although I own some vampies), and I don't object to sparkles, although having some sparkle-free options is also good. Are you amazed to see zero orange ones? Me, too. Just haven't been feeling them lately!
Shu Uemura CR 30 G - I only have a deluxe sample of this that was a GWP, but I would buy a full size (I'm almost done with the little tube). It's stickier than the Dior formula, but I like how comfortable it is; it adheres to lips and creates that cushiony feeling. Plus, this one is so pretty. It's a sheer coral with glitter.
Dior Enchanted Rose - my favorite of the four that I currently have. It's a great nude with gold sparkle. It was LE but I think there are a few in the permanent line that are similar, and the Dior lipgloss formula is my all-time favorite.
Maybelline Nude Illusion - perfect glossy nude with no sparkle or shimmer.
Dior Etoilée - gift from my brother, who checks out my wishlist and knows I like Dior lipgloss, ha. It's clear with cool multi-colored sparkle, so it works well when I don't want any additional color and want to tone down warmth in a look.
|I fiddled with the color a bit, but LOOK at that sparkle. Ah, so pretty.|
Speaking of Dior glosses, I have to pick up that gold one from this holiday's collection - hopefully the counters have some left when I get to Seattle. I also need to check out the NARS Audacious suckers and maybe also Givenchy.
What autumn-esque lipsticks and glosses have you been reaching for ?