If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may remember I did a series featuring my five favourite lipsticks for each season. Well, my first first post in that series went up in 2015 (see here). That’s three years ago, folks! How crazy is that?!
As you can imagine, I’ve tested out new lipstick formulas and fallen in love with different colours since then. I thought it was time to share an updated version, featuring all of the lippies I’ve been wearing repeatedly this fall.
Let’s start with the nude…
I’m in love with this brown-y pink hue! It’s a semi-matte finish, but as you can see there’s a slight sheen, which I personally love! The formula contains orange peel wax, and therefore it feels very hydrating and is a much more comfortable matte to wear. Because of this added moisture, it doesn’t settle into the lines of my lips or crack like many matte lipsticks do. In fact, I think it actually makes my lips look much more smooth and healthy.
I also like the crayon shape, which has a pointed tip and makes application really easy. A lip liner really isn’t necessary with this one.
Speaking of matte liquid lipsticks that are comfortable to wear…Maybelline nailed it on the head with this formula!
The shade Ruler is the perfect cranberry red for fall. It’s bold without being too dark and vampy, and therefore can be worn practically every day and for any occasion. I wear it to work. I wear it to family functions. I even wear it to dinners where I know there will be oily food involved. This formula holds up super well and doesn’t break apart like many other lipsticks I’ve tried. I trust that I can apply it to my lips at 7:30AM and it will stick around until 6:00PM without needing any touchups.
A newer favourite for me is the Smashbox Be Legendary Metallic Liquid Lip in Foiled Brat. It can be a little patchy and has more of a glossy finish, but I absolutely love the vibrant purple colour. I’m also kind of into metallic finish!
For the first hour or so, I have to be careful not to smudge it all over my face because of its slick formula. But after a while, it does seem to dry down and the colour will last a fairly long time.
As you probably already know, I’m not one to shy from colour and this pumpkin spice orange is definitely one of the more unique shades in my makeup collection. I personally LOVE it and wear it constantly during the fall. A girl can dream about matching the leaves, can’t she?
This is another killer liquid lipstick formula. It’s a little more drying in my opinion than the Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick, but still quite comfortable. Plus, it doesn’t budge!
This is a dupe for my previous fall favourite, Mac Dark Side, and it costs about $3. Can you believe that?!
I do have a gripe with the shape of the bullet, which can be a bit tricky to apply without making a mess. And the packaging is cheap (my cap is cracked and broken). But for the price I paid, I seriously can’t complain. The colour is pigmented, gorgeous and absolutely perfect for fall. It’s now my go-to shade when I want to wear a vampy lip.
OK…I had to include a 6th favourite, but it’s one that you would have seen in my post from a few years ago. The L’Oreal Colour Riche Matte Lip in Devils Matte-Vocate – also known as Blake (Lively’s) Red – is still a favourite for fall. It’s actually my favourite red lipstick period. It’s slightly matte and the colour will last all day long on my lips. Especially if I line them first with a pencil. Despite what the image suggests, it’s a slightly deeper blue-toned red and I like that it’s not quite so poppy and bright. It’s literally perfect!
What are some of your favourite lip colours for fall?