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10 Gorgeous Lipsticks for Fall

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)

My Top Ten Lipsticks for Fall 2012

Russian Red  

lipsticks perfect for fall

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.

Moody 

"Moody" by tarte, lip swatch

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

lip swatch of "Black Honey" by Clinique

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 

"A Different Grape" lipstick swatch by Clinique (on lips swatch)

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.

Heather Moon 

dark plum/mauve lipstick by Clinique

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.

For Keeps

For Keeps swatch by MAC

Strathmere, Ottawa - outdoor winter wedding

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.

Hope 

"Hope" by tarte lip swatch

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.

Unchanging

"Unchanging" swatch by MAC

 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

great berry coloured lipsticks for fall

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

nude lipsticks for Fall 2012

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!

xox,

Shannon

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Make Yourself Up with MAC

Aquadisiac, Bitter, Steamy and Freshwater eyeshadows in a palette

After so much positive feedback in regards to my post about my MAC Pro Palette, I figured it was definitely time to share some of my other MAC eyeshadows.  So I decided to post about another palette of mine that I have compiled over the last two years.  As you can see, it has a wide range of colour, but a lot of them are very flexible and work well with neutrals as well as other mid-tone shades or even brights.

Jewel Tone Eyeshadow

I also want to talk about the MAC palettes a little bit and make sure people know how the palettes work with MAC.  From any MAC store (not available at counters at the Bay) you can buy the empty palettes in sizes of either 2, 4 or 15 and then you can buy the refill pans that are labelled on the back and magnetized on the bottom so they don’t fall out.  They are less expensive than purchasing the little shadow pot of each colour too.  The only thing is, you can’t recycle them for the “Back to MAC Program”.  This Back to MAC program allows you to trade in 6 empties for one new product (either a lip stick or an eyeshadow).  So the extra money you spend on the pots does have a little reward, but much much later once you have used up the entire product (unless you melt them out and put them in either a MAC palette or a Z Palette).   But, here is the thing.  The value of the “free” product is still less than the money saved by purchasing the palettes and pans.  Not to mention, they are more convenient when all in a palette together as opposed to having a 45 individual eyeshadows mixed together in a pile, taking up a huge amount of space.

MAC Eyeshadow Palette

So, let me break this down for those people cruching numbers in their heads right now and seeing if I am right.

Let’s say we were going to buy 15 individual eyeshadows.  They are now $18.00 each (CAD).  You are looking at $270.00.

Let’s say we were going to buy a palette to hold 15 shadows as well as 15 eyeshadow pans.  The pans are $14.00 each and the palette itself is $17.00.  So it works out to a total of $227.00.

So for an extra $43 you get the privilege of getting “free” products through the recycling program.  So with 15 colours, you would eventually earn 2 free eyeshadows.  But to benefit from this, you would actually need to use them until their is nothing left, or melt out the pans and turn in the plastic.  Seems like a lot of extra work if you ask me.  I would rather take my $43 and go buy my extra eyeshadow or lipstick when it’s convenient.  Okay – so that is my rant. I love the palettes and refill pans.  The magnets are amazing and they never fall out.  Not to mention, they are super easy to swap around if you are travelling and want to change up what colours you are taking with you.

But anyways, let’s take a look at the actual shades:

Satellite Dreams, Parfait Amour, Humid, Swimming, Brill, Pink Venus, Cranberry, Club, Steamy, Bitter, Shale, Blackberry, Deep Truth, Freshwater, Aquadisiac

***Please note that all of these colours are currently available with the exception of “Brill” it is an old limited edition shade from a MAC collection in 2002.***

I would say this is the palette I use the most out of my MAC collection.  I have another full palette of neutrals that I haven’t featured on Eyemasq yet that does get a fair bit of use.  But I find the above shades let me have some fun with rich jewel toned colours without going completely over the top with the colours in my MAC Pro Palette.

MAC Pink and Purple Eyeshadow

MAC Eyeshadow Swatch

Purple and Red Eyeshadows by MAC

MAC Eyeshadow Swatch

Green and Blue MAC Eyeshadows

MAC Eyeshadow Swatch

Green and Blue Eyeshadows by MACMAC Eyeshadow SwatchCitrus MAC Eyeshadows

MAC Eyeshadow Swatch

And I of course, couldn’t post about all of these eyeshadows without showing them in a look as well.

MAC Eyeshadow Look with Pink venus, Satellite Dreams, Steamy and FreshwaterMAC Look with Pink Venus, Satellite Dreams, Steamy and Deep Truth Eyeshadows

For this eyeshadow look from this palette, I used Pink Venus, Satellite Dreams, Aquadisiac, Steamy, Deep Truth and Brill as my highlight.

Pink Venus, Satellite Dreams, Steamy and Deep Truth Eyeshadow Look with MAC Eyeshadows

*Please also note that I used Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, Blacktrack Fluidline by MAC for eyeliner, Unchanging MAC Pro Longwear Lipcolour, Sephora Triple Action Mascara, Dollymix Blush by MAC as well as Mystery Eyeshadow by MAC to fill in my brows.  I am also wearing Ardell False Lashes in #105.*

For another one of my favorite looks from these shades, which is really simple, check out my look “Plum Fun” which features both Shale and Blackberry eyeshadows from this palette.

I hope I’ve convinced you to start your very own MAC palette if you don’t already have one.  I started with 4 colours and never looked back!

xox,

Shann

Aquadisiac, Bitter, Steamy and Freshwater eyeshadows in a palette