Last year I spoke about my top five nail polish picks for each season, and had so much fun pulling colours that reflected both the weather and my mood. This year I’m excited to share five of my favourite lip colours, starting with fall, which seems to be sneaking up way too quickly!
I would say this is the perfect introductory colour for those interested in wearing a purple lip. It’s a smokey mauve with rosy pink undertones. It’s different from anything I’ve ever seen before. Plus the formula of the Too Faced Melted lipsticks are phenomenal! They are highly pigmented and shiny when first applied, but dry to almost a matte finish resulting in mega staying power.
This mid-tone, rosy-brown is very on trend as we continue to see styles from the 90s resurrected. It’s a little darker and more adventurous than a typical nude, which makes it one of my favourites for fall. I also think the Essence lipsticks are definitely the underdogs in the beauty world. At less than $3, they’re a steal but the formula is pretty outstanding as well. They’re buttery smooth and hydrating – a key factor for colder months when the air can really dry out our lips.
I spoke not too long ago about this lipstick when I dedicated an entire post to it and explained why I was so impressed. A few weeks later and I am proud to say that I am still utterly obsessed. Although this will be my first fall season wearing it, I know it’s going to be one of my favourites. The colour is stunning and after all, it wouldn’t quite be fall without a bold, matte red lip.
An oldie but a goodie! This has been one of my fall favourites for many years now. It’s the perfect raspberry shade with a subtle glossy finish and contains heaps of shea butters to hydrate and soften the lips. I love that it’s dark and bright all at the same time – perfect for transitioning away from summer and into the colder months.
Of course I couldn’t write a fall favourite lipstick post without including a dark, vampy wine shade. My colour of choice is Dark Side, an Amplified deep burgundy with a hint of brown. I enjoy wearing it fully opaque, but it also looks great when patted onto the lips and blended with a finger for a more sheer or stained effect. Mac lipsticks are what made the cosmetic company so famous, which is proof enough that the formula is bomb!