Friday, September 9, 2016

Lipsticks to Try This Fall

After bright lipsticks all summer, it always feels like a breath of fresh air to pull out my dark, vampy lipsticks again in the fall. I love a dramatic lip, especially when I'm just wearing a basic cat-eye to match. It's a super easy way to amp up the drama in your look in a couple swipes!

I wanted to show you the 2 new dark lipsticks I'm really excited to wear this fall: Kiss NY Professional's Egoism Matte Velvet Lipstick in Kiss and NYX Cosmetics' Soft Matte Lip Cream in Vancouver (both available at London Drugs). Kiss NY Pro is brand new to London Drugs, and I've been loving their contour palette and brow sculpting pencil, so I was pretty sure I'd fall in love with their lipsticks too. And NYX's Soft Matte Lip Creams have been a longstanding favourite of mine for years, so I was more than excited to see they had added another shade (they're all named after cities) to their list: Vancouver!

This lipstick feels like a dream. For a matte lipstick, it's quite nice and creamy - definitely a little less matte than my other matte lipsticks, but it definitely makes it more comfortable to wear. I found the lipstick bullet took a bit of getting used to (it's not your usual lipstick shape), but it didn't take long. The colour really is gorgeous - a nice deep, vampy red. I have a feeling this one is going to get a lot of use this season!

I'm not going to lie, when I heard they were making a shade named Vancouver, I kind of figured it would be a really neutral colour (if Vancouver style is any indication), but I was happily surprised to see this deep purple shade instead! It's unlike anything else I already own, and as a huge fan of their Soft Matte Lip Creams, I knew I'd like the formula too.

One thing I learned applying this dark shade though - let it dry completely and then go in and re-apply a bit to make sure it's not patchy (I noticed that once I looked at my photos!). I don't have to do this with their lighter shades, but this one you need to be a bit more careful with. I'd even recommend having the NYX Wonder Pencil on hand to line the outside of your lips after you're done applying (something I probably should have done here...but I was losing light for photos so fast! Argh fall really is already here...).

Happy Styling! xo

~ Britta

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