Fall is here! I love fall for so many reasons; sweaters, falling leaves, pumpkin everything….football. #hahano
Ok, so football may not be my thing, but lipstick…lipstick is my thing. And fall has always been lipstick season. Dark lips can feel at odds with summer’s easy vibe, but come fall, they’re the perfect accessory.
It’s hard to find a true oxblood (think: the deepest burgundy) – many lipsticks that look dark in the tube turn out to be overly pink or bright red once applied. So I’ve been busy putting various lipsticks through the paces, and after much trial and error, have found four fool-proof oxblood lip favorites perfect for Fall.
This is my absolute favorite oxblood lipstick. This lipstick is creamy, lightweight and moisturizing, yet highly pigmented so you get full-coverage in one swipe. Lip liner optional because this stuff doesn’t fade or feather.
Best Long-wear Gloss
Yves Saint Laurent Vinyl Cream Lip Stain in Burgundy Vibes
This gloss is like nothing I’ve ever tried. I say “gloss” because although it’s called a stain, it definitely comes off if you’re kissing babies! I was expecting a sticky glossy feel but it kind of felt like I was putting water on my lips. The finish is a long-lasting shine that actually feels good. It took me a minute to figure out the weird applicator, but once I got the hang of it, application was a breeze. This is perfect for mamas who want serious shine to last for a seriously long time (like…almost all day).
This purple-hued oxblood is the perfect throwback to the 90’s . . . and it won’t budge once it’s dried. If you want your lip color to last throughout baby kisses, eating, etc. this is the one for you. If you have chronically chapped lips, skip this one – the matte finish shows imperfections more than a gloss.
Sometimes when I’m getting ready I carefully apply lip liner and lipstick and then just grab lip gloss to throw in my purse. It’s so much easier to swipe on some gloss when you’re out and about than to try to reapply everything else. In the pic above, I had applied the liner and lipstick, gone to dinner, applied gloss a few times throughout the night, came home and then took the picture. If you look closely the color isn’t perfectly even, but the gloss does a good job of camouflaging that.
PS – Did I miss one of your favs?? Let me know if you have any finds. . . we’re always on the lookout for more options!