Affordable Burgundy Glosses for Fall


Hey lovelies,

Anyone else starting to see the leaves hitting the ground after a blistering hot Summer? They’re starting to fall at my house, and my heart has never been so happy to watch leaves die and fall off trees. One of my favorite shades of Fall is burgundy. I just love how rich and warm the color is while simultaneously remaining dark and somewhat mysterious.

So, today I thought I would share some of my favorite glossier shades of burgundy. Not everyone likes a matte lip, and I will sometimes wear glossier formulas as well, so I thought it would be a good time to take a break from the matte lipstick fever. If you’re interested, just keep reading!

Nyx Butter Gloss “Devil’s Food Cake-“ I really love the butter gloss formula, and I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before. These smell incredible and feel so light and non sticky on the lips. You do have to reapply them fairly often, but it’s not a hassle when the formula is so comfortable to begin with. This shade is more sheer, but looks lovely topped over lipsticks.

Milani’s Gloss in “Black Cherry-“ This shade is very dark, and could probably be worn alone or over a darker lip liner just so it doesn’t move around very much. I also like this formula, though not as much as the butter glosses. Milani always has stellar lip products, and these are a very affordable alternative to the more expensive glosses on the market.

City Color Cosmetics Creamy Lip Stain “Chocolate Merlot-” This is technically not a gloss, but hear me out. This color and formula is so rich. I picked this up at Five Below last year on a whim, and I did not expect to love the color and formula as much as I do. These are more of a stain, but are super comfortable and feel like a suede texture on the lips. These are also $4.99 on their site or $3 at your local Five Below. If you decide to order some of these, I do have a coupon code that will save you 10%! Just enter Lunafayebeauty 🙂 but no pressure, there are coupon codes everywhere.

JCat Liptitude in “Fantasy Dreamer-” This color is one of my favorites in this entire line. I did a review with lip swatches of these, and this color is so dark and so vampy. It’s probably more of a blackened purple than burgundy, but oh well…it’s still worthy. These are semi-matte and pair fantasically with other lipsticks and liners. That and the applicator on these are thin and longer, which makes applying them way easier. I have a video review here that you can watch if you want.


From left to right: Devil’s Food Cake, Black Cherry, Chocolate Merlot, Fantasy Dreamer

That’s it for the few darker glosses I wanted to share today! I honestly don’t own too many glosses or glossy products, so I just wanted to share the few that I do have! What are some of your favorite glosses or lipsticks for fall?

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Wet n Wild Fall 2015 Swatch Party!


Hey lovelies,

I had another post planned out for Swatch Saturday, but then I stumbled upon these and I honestly just couldn’t wait to share them with you all! It’s no secret that I love Wet n Wild, and I always love their seasonal limited edition collections. I was meandering through Kmart (where I always find my best makeup finds) and I felt my heart quicken at the site of a completely untouched display of the new Fall stuff.

In this collection, there are 4 palettes, 6 (I think) lipsticks, and 6 nail polishes that are all limited edition. The palettes are in the traditional Wet n Wild quintet form, though I’m not the biggest fan of the quintet set up. I liked the way the Summer 2015 collection looked better, if I’m being completely honest here. The price per palette is $3.99.

The lipstick packaging is super cute. The packaging is almost like the usual megalast line, but matte black. MATTE. BLACK. I die. I wish they would make them all matte black. These are $1.99 each. In a nutshell, you could buy this entire line and only have to not go to Starbucks for about 3-4 days…which is possibly what I had to do to be able to buy these. I regret nothing.

I picked up 2 palettes and 4 lipsticks for now.

wet n wild fall 2015

This one is called The Gal-lery Next Door. Very clever. This one caught my eye because the definer shade looks super pretty, and purples are my favorite. I think that purples and plums look amazing on green eyes.


These are the swatches. Sorry that the base shade is very close to my skin tone. These all swatched nicely. I will say that with these I don’t foresee myself being able to use only this palette. That’s one of my only beefs with these little palettes in general. I feel like I can’t do a completely look with them, personally.

wet n wild fall 2015

This one is called “Don’t be a Poser.” This palette is all shimmers, but the darkness in it just spoke to me on some weird level. I kinda want to pair this one with my Milano palette and do some super grunge looks to summon the colder weather.


These all swatched nicely, but the “crease” shade did give me a bit of kick up. It’s still probably my favorite shade in this palette. It’s a really lovely dark forest green shade.

Even though I am happy with these, I wish there were more matte shades overall. I know that I am not the only one that likes to use matte shades in the crease and lower lash line. I would have loved to have seen a palette with a true dark matte orange and matte black. Or one with a shimmery champagne mixed with a lot of neutral/warmer matte shades. Maybe I’m alone here, but that’s how I feel about many of these quintet palettes, which could be why I don’t own many of them.

wet n wild fall 2015

Now, time for the lipsticks. These lipsticks are incredible. They swatched so smoothly, and they are so pigmented. I love the darker shades in this line. If you are on a budget, but you want the browns and wines that are trending right now, keep your eyes peeled for this line in your local drugstores.

wet n wild fall 2015

From left to right: coffee buzz, vintage vibe, photobomb, nightcap

My two absolute favorites are Coffee Buzz and Photobomb. Not only is the name of Coffee Buzz perfect, but it’s like a brown with a bit of purple in it, which is really unique! These colors will probably be the among the first to sell out everywhere, so I would not hesitate to pick these up if you want them. The LE Wet n Wild lines do tend to sell out quickly in general.

In all, I’m not head over heels in love with the palettes, but I am head over heels in love with the lipsticks. There are a few reds in this collection as well, but I truly need to use some of the other reds in my collection and not buy anymore. This probably won’t happen, but I’m trying. I am curious to see how close in color Vintage Vibe is to Melt Cosmetics’ “Darkroom.”

Anyway, that’s all the swatches I have for today! Will you be picking up anything from this line? Let me know in the comments section! If I pick anything else up, I will make sure to do another post! If you want to see a look done with anything, please feel free to ask! Or, if you want to see lip swatches of any of the lipsticks done on my twitter, snapchat, or instagram, I can do that as well. I just did quick swatches so that you all can have a good idea of what everything looks like!

Have a good weekend, beauties. As always, thanks for reading!

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