BY ANA FLORES // OCT. 13, 2015 // 

Everyone knows that it’s the season of pumpkin spice and everything nice. But for a beauty blogger, fall is all about dark, luscious lipsticks.

Fall is the time of the year to rock burgundy, maroon and dark plum everything. Personally, I have been rocking plum nail polish since September 1st. New England is the epicenter of everything fall. In Texas, where I’m from, no one would dare to opt for the plum nail polish until much later in the season.

In early September, I cleaned and stored my summer makeup and gladly welcomed my dark lipsticks and brown eyeshadows.

My everyday look revolves around my lipstick. I can forget to fill in my eyebrows or to apply mascara, but I never forget to apply lipstick. As I always say, lipstick is the staple to a healthy and beautiful smile!

My current favorite fall lipsticks are from the drugstore! I’ve definitely found some hidden drugstore gems this past month.

PHOTO COURTESY OF ANA FLORES.
PHOTO COURTESY OF ANA FLORES.

Maybelline Color Sensational – #425 Plum Paradise

If you aren’t yet comfortable wearing bold plum tones, this is definitely a great lipstick to start experimenting with. The color is more of a sheer, pinky plum with a lot of shimmer and it’s not too frosty either. The color stays on for about four or five hours, so it’s definitely a steal for $6! 

L’Oréal Color Riche – #839 Cinnamon Toast

This is a very festive fall color! I personally love this color because it’s not your typical dark red. It has hints of orange and brown, which makes it absolutely gorgeous. The color ends up looking opaque with a hint of gloss. One thing I love about this lipstick is that it looks glossy, but it’s not sticky. It even makes my lips look plump! Overall, the L’Oréal Color Riche Collection is always a safe bet because it’s a very reliable brand. 

ColourPop – Bichette (Matte)

Colourpop isn’t sold in American drugstores, but you can order it online. It is one of my favorite affordable lipstick brands. However, this color is not for the faint of heart. It is very bold and very VAVAVOOM! I personally wouldn’t wear it for a daytime look, because it’s very pigmented and doesn’t flow with my everyday makeup style. But if you’re comfortable going for a bolder look, I would definitely recommend this product! The thing I love about this particular matte collection by ColourPop is that the lipsticks apply super creamy, but have a matte finish. I would recommend this brand if you’ve never worn a matte lipstick.

Rimmel Moisture – #820 Cherrylicious

I wear this color during the day and night. The formula glides on like a dream! It’s very easy to apply and it does not bleed, so if you don’t know how to apply lipstick evenly this is the collection you want to practice with. I have repurchased this color twice now because it’s a dark magenta with a hint of plum. I haven’t found any other product like it.

Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte – #657 Nude Nuance

This color is very creamy and pigmented. The matteness of this lipstick isn’t the greatest, but it’s a good option if you’re looking for pigmentation. The creaminess won’t accentuate any dry patches on your lips or lines, which is always something to be cautious of when shopping for a matte lipstick. In comparison to Colourpop, this formula isn’t very mattifying, but the color itself is one of a kind and it’s much easier to apply. This formula is very beginner friendly and it applies evenly. I have this color in matte and in glossy finish. Although, I definitely prefer the matte finish! 

This fall, matte lipsticks are in and I will definitely be looking for even more matte lipsticks to add to my collection!

If you want to learn more about new and fall appropriate makeup, visit my blog: anasays54.wordpress.com.

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