Things have definitely changed outside here. Certain days the wind chills you to the bone and the leaves have all started to fall. People hustle to their cars quicker than before. Boots are on ever other set of feet and pea-coats and belted trenches have made their way back already. Winter’s threat is just around the corner and Spring feels very far away.
If you are anything like me and you carry around 10-15 lip products in your purse at any given time, its definitely time you pulled out those spring and summer shades and replaced them with something more season appropriate. I pulled out all my watermelon and peach shades and have replaced them with shades lending themselves more to the berry, grape and raisin variety. (Have you ever noticed all the fruit references before?!?!)
So, I wanted to share with you my 10 Favorite Lip Products for Fall 2012. (in no particular order – click to enlarge)
Russian Red is a part of MAC’s Matte Lipstick collection which are available for purchase at MAC stores or counters at your local department stores. Retails for $17.50 CAD or $14.50 US. It is a beautiful true red, not really lending itself to either cold or warm tones. Long lasting and not at all drying, MAC’s lipsticks are what made them famous and as the weather turns colder a nice bold red lip can add a classy pop of colour to any look. For more swatches of Russian Red, please click here.
Tarte’s LipSurgence natural lip tint’s are some of my absolutely favourite lip products. They are peppermint infused so they have a minty scent and are a nice hydrating product for your lips. Because this product is a tint and not a lipstick it goes on sheer and stays put like a stain. Moody is a nice deep berry that enhances your natural lip colour creating a richer looking lip. This product is available for purchase at Sephora and retails for $31.00 CAD or $24.00 US.
Black Honey is a shade that the majority of beauty blogger’s have owned at one time or another. Clinique’s Almost Lipstick collection is known for its lightweight sheer pigment that merges with your lip colour creating a unique look for every one. Black Honey is a deep blackened raisin shade with a soft shine. Available at your local department stores or at Sephora. Retails for $19.00 CAD or $15.00 US.
A Different Grape
Clinique’s Different Lipstick collection is aimed at feeling smooth and comfortable on, while providing a wide range of shades. “A Different Grape” is a pinkish grape shade that covers well and brings lots of colour to your lips without being overpowering. This product is available at your local department stores or at Sephora. Retails for $19.00 CAD or $15.00 US.
I absolutely love this shade for fall. It is a nice deep mauve/plum shade that applies like a dream, is long wearing and doesn’t dry out your lips. Clinique’s Long Last Lipstick collection is available at your local department stores or at Sephora. Retails for $19.00 CAD or $15.00 US.
I should definitely be a big fan of this one, considering it is the shade I wore for my wedding! MAC’s Pro Longwear Lipcolour collection is by far the longest lasting of all of these products and the biggest pain in the butt to get off. They are completley non transferrable when drinking, eating or kissing – so you never have to worry about patchy looking lips with this. Not something I like to use everyday, but it is perfect for when you don’t want to worry about touch-ups or smearing. “For Keeps” is described as a rose-plum with iridescence. This is available at MAC stores or counters at your local department stores. Retails for $28.00 CAD or $23.00 US.
The same product as “Moody” from above, “Hope” offers a matte finish in a warm rose colour, perfect for fall. Products from Tarte’s LipSurgence natural matte lip tint collection are available for purchase at Sephora and they retail for $31.00 CAD or $24.00 US.
This was the runner up when selecting my wedding lipstick. A fantastic product, but I opted for the slightly more noticeable shade. Unchanging is a soft neutral lilac pink from MAC’s Pro Longwear Lipcolour collection and is available at MAC stores or counters at your local department stores. Retails for $28.00 CAD or $23.00 US.
Berry Rich is exactly what it claims to be, a rich berry shade that isn’t too bright for autumn. It adds a beautiful pop of colour without being too overpowering. New York Color’s (NYC) Ultra Last Lipwear line is available at your local drug store or Wal-Mart for anywhere from $1.50-$2.00. The packaging certainly looks and feels cheap and you always want to make sure you always have it close for touch-ups. But for the price, this is great value. I was impressed and pleasantly surprised.
Celebutard is a nude peach beige perfect for creating a polished natural look this fall. Absolutely perfect for a bold make-up look or a dramatic smokey eye where you want your lips to compliment rather than compete. Kat Von D’s Painted Love Lipstick collection is available at Sephora on-line or in-store for $23.00 CAD or $19.00 US.
Although some of these shades are bold, they aren’t super bright the way spring and summer lip colours tend to be. These 10 lip products give you variety between soft, matte and muted or deep, rich and daring…as well as everything in between.
What are your favorite lipsticks this fall? And how many do you have in your purse right now???
Thanks for reading!