It’s week 2 of my personal Fall lipstick challenge! I’ve been trying my hardest to wear shades that are new and old, and some favorites mixed in. I even discovered a few new favorites! Let me know what your favorite shades were this week!
Day 9: Okay, I kinda flubbed on this day. TMI, I started my cycle this day and makeup just wasn’t happening. All I wanted was a burrito and some cuddles, but all I got was coffee (which is also cool) and cramps (not cool). I did do a dupe swatch though. On the right is Nyx’s new “Soft Spoken” and to the left is Kat Von D’s “Lolita.” I know I have tried to dupe this before with no prevail, especially since mine is a bit more brown. However, Soft Spoken is pretty close, even though the finish is a bit different and the Liquid Suede lipsticks aren’t long lasting like the Kat Von D ones. Still a great shade to look into if you want an affordable dusty rose shade.
Day 10: ColourPop “Grunge” I had to put this shade on as soon as I got it in the mail. This shade screams 90’s. It’s a beautiful brown toned marsala shade, and Colourpop really nailed this shade. It’s gorgeous, and looks great on a lot of skin tones. You can read about my latest haul and see swatches here if interested.
Day 11: Ofra Cosmetics “Miami Fever.” This is another new shade, and it’s the collaboration shade with Kathleen Lights. Kathleen is one of my favorite youtubers, and I really wanted to get this and use her 40% off code to support her, even though this shade scared the hell out of me. It’s not for everyone, that’s for sure. It’s still really pretty though, and I felt it paired well with a burnt orange smokey eye. This shade will look stunning on those with darker skin tones, but if you’re pale, you might not like this unless you like making bold statements with your lips. I never thought I would like orange before, but this shade is growing on me.
Day 12: Milani “Matte Beauty” this is a shade that I haven’t given any love in a bit, and I forgot how lovely of a nude this is. I paired it with some killer lashes and a glammed out shadow look and I felt like it added to the look without taking too much away, if that makes any sense. I love the Moisture Matte formula, but that isn’t a new statement coming from me. These are awesome drugstore matte lipsticks.
Day 13: Colourpop ultra matte lipstick “trap” lined with Essence’s liner in “satin mauve.” Sorry that this is another phone quality photo, but I feel like I was still able to capture the beauty of this combination. Trap is such a gorgeous liquid lipstick. This combo lasted through chicken strips and biscuits, so this formula is a keeper in my books. When you’re Southern, a lipstick that can withstand the power of a biscuit is a big deal.
Day 14: Colourpop ‘Blood.” This is the first time I’ve really gotten to wear this shade, and it’s absolutely stunning. This is a matte shade, and wearing a lipstick named “Blood’ just makes me feel like a badass. It’s a super pretty deep shade of red, and for $5 I do recommend adding this one to your cart next time you order from Colourpop if you love reds as much as I do.
Day 15: Nyx Matte Lipstick in “Alabama.” Another red? Yes, judge me. I wear red very often. However, I have only swatched this one on my hand and not actually tried it on. I got it the last time Ulta had 40% off all Nyx products, and I really love their matte lipsticks. They’re much like the Milani ones. Pigmented, easy to apply, and not too drying. This dark red shade is to die for. Definitely discovered a new favorite red this week.
That is it for this week! Stay tuned for another update next Wednesday! I hope you’re all having wonderful days!
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