Thursday, October 29, 2015

Raspberry Lip Hues


As much as I'd like to get on the Kylie Jenner lip situation, her brown hued shades just don't work with my complexion. For me a great lipstick needs a hint of pinky/purple undertones to get on board - and my goodness have I stocked up on them. Raspberry is definitely my autumnal favorite shade for my lips. I like to think of it as pink's older and more mature cousin who tends to come out in the cooler months. The best part is that the coloring tends to work on just about every skin tone.

Today I've pulled together a few of my favorite berry shades. Each product has their own perks and falls into a specific lipstick type - depending on what I'm looking for each day. Two of the shades are a bit more high end, while the other two can be picked up at your nearest drugstore. Add in a fresh face, golden eye, and I'm ready for the day!



Looking for a balm? Try Revlon ColorBurst Balm Stain in "Smitten" | This is a bit more magenta hued but is easy to apply, buttery, has a great minty flavor (which is super nice in winter), can be layered, and doesn't stick to dry patches

Looking for a creamy lipstick? Try Too Faced La Creme Lip Cream in "Bumbleberry" | I've spoken my praises on this super creamy formula but the smell, smooth application, and moisturizing tendencies puts this right up there with my Dior lipsticks (for much less!)

Looking for a glossy stain? Try Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in "India Intrigue"| This gloss is so pigmented and not sticky. It is also a bit of a thicker formula so it sticks around for a while (and even when it wears off you're left with a nice stain). I also tend to layer this on top of my "Smitten" balm stain (as shown below)

Looking for a great overall lipstick? Try Dior Addict Extreme in "Paparazzi" | This was my first ever high-end lipstick - back before I really knew what makeup was. I literally went into Sephora and asked for a long lasting lipstick and got sent to the Dior counter. The formula is extremely creamy, applies evenly, and just feels so glamorous. I also love how I can apply this without lip liner. Unfortunately I do think they've discontinued this line (or I can't find it anywhere) but Dior recently released their new Addict lipstick which swatches amazingly and gives the healthiest shine and color!

BONUS Fall Shades: "Bahama Mama" and "Carry On" from Essie are two of my favorite winter shades. BM is definitely more of a true-to-hue raspberry, while CO can transform between a deep purple to brown to black. I go through bottles of these each season and love how they look on my nails

What shades do you gravitate to come fall? Have you tested any of these? Let me know in the comments!



L to R Too Faced in Bumbleberry; Revlon in India Intrigue; Dior in Paparazzi; and Revlon in Smitten


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