Top: L’OREAL La Lacque in #207 / Middle: Revlon’s ‘Classic Red’ / Bottom: Neutrogena’s Moisture Surge Color Stick in ‘Amore’
Here in Georgia, Fall is in full swing. It’s time to think about transitioning your makeup for the cooler temps, if you haven’t already. The easiest, quickest, and most economical way to put your best Fall face forward is a new lipstick haul. Nothing says Fall makeup, quite like deep red lip tones: burgundy, plum, cocoa, brick red lip stain, and rich ruby tones, all convey warm Fall colors. Think leaf shades, and red wine. Dark, Earthy colors and warm campfires. Don’t be afraid of vampy, Gothic darks either – Some people can pull off black and look very couture! I like bold, chestnut browns – A favorite of mine is ‘Spice’ by L’OREAL Colour Riche.
If you are wearing a dark lip, make sure to strike a balance with the rest of your makeup. A good rule of thumb is: Dark lip/ light eye, and vice-versa. For Fall, I almost always choose a dramatic lip, paired with winged black or dark brown eye-liner, and generous mascara, but no eye shadow.
I don’t like a lot of eye shadow (if any) until Winter. By the time Winter comes, my lips are not in “spot light” condition, because of winds, cold, and moisture depleting indoor heat. So, Winter is when I put my eyes on display, and let my lips take a back seat. My lips are happy with their soothing smear of lip balm 😉 Basically, in the Winter, I flip-flop my Fall regimen. More on that, later!
Happy Fall Y’all! …And enjoy those cinnamon dolce lattes, in a red lip-stained coffee mug. Cheers!!