Sure, we are in the throws of autumn’s dark and vampy lips. And don’t get me wrong, I am really starting to love wearing a bold shade. But sometimes you just want a soft, feminine and easy-to-wear pink. Rounding out my six favorite pinky neutrals (in the above photo, starting top left going clockwise and top to bottom in the swatches below):
Jouer lipstick in Sophia is a shade launched for fall. I fell hard for this formula at New York Fashion Week when I stopped by Birchbox’s pop up shop for a little mini-makeover. While I wore the shade Grace that day, I knew Sophia was going to be the one I reached for over and over again. Actually part of their new “Find Your Perfect Red” collection, this creamy rose is their pick for warmer complexions. The formula has loads of hydration and a buttery finish that makes it easy to wear.
MAC Mineralize collection finally delivered a foundation that played well with my drier skin. And it also offered creamy and rich lipsticks that hydrate my ultra-dry lips. I picked up Grande Dame, a slightly darker rose with just a hint of shimmer and frost. The color is relatively opaque with great lasting wear.
NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Viva is my pick if shine is your goal. I love the tiny applicator brush which allows for maximum precision. While Larger Than Life is a true lip gloss, you can expect a ton of pigment. And natural voluminizers work to plump lips.
Flower Kiss Stick Velvet Lip Color in So Gladiola is rose with a hint of orange and a matte finish. The pigment in these lipsticks are luxury at a drugstore price point. Despite the finish, the formula contains an emollient so my lips stay hydrated and the color stays smooth.
Probably one of my all time favorite gloss formulas, bareMinerals marvelous MOXIE in Party Starter has a pop of coral. But because it is a gloss, the effect on me ends up being fairly rosy. Shea and avocado nourish lips and a minty effect gives a bit of a tingle.
NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Isola Bella is ultimately so wearable. The shade is a rosy nude with a creamy, shiny finish. The pencil packaging allows for precise application, important with the pigment-packed formula. Expect lots of wear time from this twist on a lipstick.
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