Fall Lipsticks Still on Rotation
(From left to right, top to bottom) MAC's Exclusive Event, MAC's Lingering Kiss, MAC's Viva Glam III, NARS Audacious's in Rita, Kat Von D's Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita, and Kat Von D's Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Vampira
I loooove this lipstick so much because of it's unique color. Exclusive Event was released back in 2013 during MAC's Divine Night Holiday event. The color is a taupe brown with a satin finish. I really wished this wasn't a limited edition color because everyone needs to have this in their beauty stash. Also, don't even get me started with the packaging! The tube is the normal black color but instead of silver on the inside, it's frickin' gold. GOLD! Gold and black combined is my most favorite color combo ever so I instantly fell in love before even trying on the actual lipstick. I strongly believe everything in world should be gold and back. I line this with MAC's Stoner Lipliner and the finished look is just magnificent.
2. MAC's Lingering Kiss (limited edition)
Lingering Kiss was a part of MAC's A Novel Romance collection this past Fall. This color is a deep and dark burgundy with a matte finish. Colors that are dark tend to be harder to apply but this one goes onto the lips evenly and smoothly. I reach for this bad boy when I'm feeling for the darkest of dark (before black) or MAC's Cyber. I love that even though it's matte, the formula doesn't feel dry at all! One important tip is when it comes to dark lipsticks, don't ever, EVER, skip out on lipliner! Lipliner will help to clean out the edges and keep the color from feathering. I line this color with MAC's Nightmoth Lipliner and it is just to die for!
3. MAC's Viva Glam III
Finally a non-limited edition MAC color- I know, I'm sorry. Viva Glam III is brownish red with a matte finish and my go-to lip color! "When in doubt, Viva Glam III," is what I like to say. I reach for this during the times when I don't want to think too hard about what lip color to rock. A brownish red color is the perfect everyday dark to wear and I consider it a staple. It's not as bold as Lingering Kiss but the bold statement is still created. I line this color with MAC's Burgundy lipliner for the perfect finish.
4. NARS Audacious's in Rita
Rita is one of my favorite reds! The color is a warm toned red and goes on semi-matte. The pigmentation of the formula is strong and easily glides onto your lips like butter (not that you'd ever do such a thing.) This was my first pick of the Audacious Lipsticks when they were first released and it is truly a beaut. I love the concept NARS chose to name each lipstick after powerful women. I line this with MAC's Brick Lipliner and now that we're deep into the post, can you tell MAC is my go-to brand when it comes to lipliners? If you don't any Audacious Lipsticks yet, hurry up and pick one up right away!
5. Kat Von D's Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita
I love Lolita so much I could probably marry it! Lolita is described as a dusty rose and has a matte finish. It is the most beautiful and perfect shade of pink because it is on the darker side of the pink spectrum. Lolita is my style of a neutral color. Not only did Kat Von D nail the color, she also nailed the formula. I could go on and on about how much I love her Everlasting Liquid Lipstick so keep an eye out for it's own post later. It is the only lipstick I have come across that does not budge whatsoever unless you eat food that's rich in oil. Other than that, this formula can withstand drinks, non-oily food, and etc, with little to no touchup. Apply it onto your lips, let it dry for a minute or two, and I promise you the color will stay on all day. The only downside about this color is it is sold out 99% of the time online and in-store at Sephora so you need a lot of patience to hunt this bad boy down. I swear by this formula and if you don't believe me, hurry to Sephora right now and I promise your mind will be blown at it's staying power.
6. Kat Von D's Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Vampira
I reach for Vampira when I want to rock a dark and vampy look so the name really does suit the color. Vampira is a deep and dark burgundy red so I line this with MAC's Burgundy Lipliner. I love, loove, looove, how dark this color is and how little maintenance it requires because of it's magical staying power. Even though I prefer dark lips, they are stressful to maintain throughout the entire day so this is my favorite dark lip color out of the bunch.
*Whew, that was a long post. I know I'm not the only one who stills rocks dark colors in the Spring so as always, I would love to hear about your favorite dark colored lipsticks!