Favorite fall & winter lip colors


I love a good vampy lip color once the air gets crisp. Something about throwing on a sweater, some boots and a dark lip just feels so right once October rolls around. I wanted to share some of my favorites with you in case you might be looking for a new lip color for fall. Hopefully you’ll find some inspiration for your own fall makeup lineup.

The colors are listed in order from left to right in the photo and swatches.


Maybelline Matte Lipstick in the shade “Divine Wine.” This is the perfect deep burgundy shade. I discovered this color about two years ago on a whim. The best part is it’s totally affordable and has really great staying power.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in the shade “Cherries in the Snow.” This is a great pinky red. It’s definitely the brightest of my favorites, but sometimes you need that pop of color once the gray days hit in January. I also LOVE the formula of these lipsticks. They are so easy to apply and the colors are opaque.

Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick in the shade “Lady Balls.” This is the best classic red color I’ve ever found. And the matte formula of these lipsticks stays put all day. It’s on the pricier side at around $24, but it’s worth it.

Too Face Melted Liquid Lipstick in the shade “Fig.” This is my favorite true plum shade. It’s got a beautiful blue undertone and shows up a great purple color. This formula stays put pretty well (not as well as its matte counterpart), but can bleed and slide around a little if you are eating/drinking.

NYX Epic Ink Lip Dye in the shade “Heartbreaker.” I actually wore this shade on my wedding day, mixed with liner and gloss. It’s a great lip stain. Stains can be tricky to apply, but if you do some research and perfect your technique, they can be the best long-wearing lip color. This shade in a particular is a great magenta color.

What lip formulas and brands are your favorites this season? I’m always looking for suggestions. I hope your fall days are filled with apple cider, pumpkins and cozy sweaters!




Monthly Favorites: November 2015

November favorites


I love reading and watching monthly favorites posts. It’s so fun to see what other people have been loving all month and discovering new products. Below are some of the products I used a lot during November.

Maybelline Fit Me matte and poreless foundation: This foundation makes my skin look so smooth and even. It has pretty full coverage and blends really easily. I think it’s a great foundation for combo skin, which I have. It’s dry in some places, but gets oily throughout the day. I definitely recommend this is you are on a budget and looking for a good drug store foundation.

Maybelline Fit Me concealer: This concealer is so creamy and has great coverage. It’s another product from the Fit Me line that I absolutely love. I’ve been using it for probably two years. It’s another great option for a good quality product on a budget.

Revlon Colorstay liquid eye liner: This eyeliner has such a nice brush. It makes it so easy to put on. The color is also nice and dark. It never loses its pigment even when it’s almost gone. It also lasts all day. It never smudges or comes off until I was my face before bed.

Lush lip scrub in popcorn flavor: This is such a great lip scrub for flaky, dry lips. I use it a couple of times a week to make sure my lips are smooth. One pot lasts forever, too. I think I’ve had mine for almost a year.

Ponds dry skin cream: This is a nice moisturizer if you have really dry skin. My skin is always super dry in the winter, so this helps hydrate it before I put on makeup. It really affordable, too.

Garnier Fructis damage eraser: This is a deep conditioning treatment for damaged hair. My hair tends to be on the dry side anyway, but since I’ve been getting highlights the last year or so it has been extra dry and frizzy. I use this a couple of times a week. I usually try to leave it in for 5-10 minutes in the shower and it makes it a lot easier to style.

What have you guys been loving lately?