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Berry Lips: Beautiful Lip Products That Are Perfect For Fall

The weather is getting crisp and cool, and that means it’s time for sweater weather and dark lipstick! It’s sad to say summer is officially over but I’m pretty excited about cozy clothes and boots so it’s not that bad. Aside from Fall fashions I also am excited about the other things Fall brings – lots of tea, movie nights with my man, and of course Fall beauty trends!

One of the biggest changes for Fall beauty is the darker lipsticks that come out. Beautiful berry shades start popping up when the weather gets cold, and to get you ready for this pretty Fall trend I have rounded up a bunch of beautiful berry shades you should check out!

Beautiful Berry Lip Products from L-R: Sephora Collection, L'Oreal Paris, Maybelline New York, CoverGirl, and Rimmel London

Beautiful Berry Lip Products from L-R: Sephora Collection, L’Oreal Paris, Maybelline New York, CoverGirl, and Rimmel London

Keep in mind that berry shades can range in tone from being more purple-based or red, so check out which ones you like best for your skin tone. Both are equally as pretty but some berry hues can end up looking more like grape juice instead of wine.

Sephora Collection Nano Lip Pencil in 09 Pleasant Plum: This nano lip liner is perfect to outline one of the pretty berry lipsticks below, or to use as a full coverage product. Using a lip liner all over your lips will make it last longer than regular lipstick. Check out this super-pigmented lip liner here.

L’Oreal Paris Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain in 186 Berry Persistent: This lipstick stain is glossy and wet looking, but lasts for hours. It’s hydrating and packed with pigment so you get the best of both worlds – a lasting stain and a lightweight gloss. Check it out here to learn more.

Maybelline New York ColorSensational Lip Color in 410 Blissful Berry: This is a traditional lipstick that is super opaque and smooth. It applies like a dream and delivers a bold punch of colour in one simple swipe. Check out this creamy lipstick here.

CoverGirl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm in 255 Jam Twist: This gloss and balm hybrid is moisturizing. light, and extremely smooth. It’s more sheer than a lipstick but still offers the right shade of berry in a less opaque product. Check out my review of these balms here.

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick by Kate Moss in 107: This matte lipstick lasts for hours and looks amazing. It has a smooth formula and intense colour that looks great with the matte finish. The Kate Moss lipsticks are my go-to lip products and this one is no exception. Check out my full post on these lipsticks here.

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss in 09: This is like the non-matte twin sister of the Kate Moss Matte lipstick. This is another beautiful berry shade that has the same smooth formula and long-lasting pigment. Another perfect lip product from the Rimmel London lineup. Check it out here.

L-R: Sephora Collection, L'Oreal Paris, Maybelline New York, CoverGirl, Rimmel London Matte and Rimmel London

L-R: Sephora Collection, L’Oreal Paris, Maybelline New York, CoverGirl, Rimmel London Matte and Rimmel London

There you have it, 6 stunning lip products that will last you all season. Get a gorgeous berry hue with any of these products alone, or combine them to create your own look.

Pro Tip: If you’re worried about looking too much like Lorde you can lighten up any lipstick by dabbing it on with your fingers instead of applying it directly.

Do you have a favourite berry lipstick shade? Did I miss a great one in my roundup? Leave a comment and let me know!

Get the Look: Lucy Hale

Lucy Hale stars as the edgy Aria on Pretty Little Liars, has a growing country music career, and has phenomenal style that I totally want to steal. As a pint-sized beauty Lucy rocks some seriously cute outfits, on screen and off, but it’s her beauty looks that really blow me away. She always seems to have the hottest lipstick shade and her brows are so bold.

Lucy Hale

Lucy Hale

Whether it’s the hot pink blush and lips she rocked at the 2014 Billboard Music awards, shown above, or her signature lucious lashes, Lucy Hale always looks great. She plays up some pretty bold features like her brows, lips, or lashes, but she never seems overdone. Instead of the usual advice to focus on one feature at a time, Lucy shows us how to create a total bombshell look.

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Get The Look: Rachel Bilson on Hart of Dixie

Get The Look: Rachel Bilson on Hart of Dixie

Hart of Dixie, starring Rachel Bilson

Hart of Dixie, starring Rachel Bilson

I just started binge-watching another show on Netflix and all I can focus on is the main character’s makeup. The show is Hart of Dixie, starring the adorable Rachel Bilson. Not only is she a total style icon (hello, dressy shorts!) but her makeup looks always make me want to press pause and whip out my eyeliner.

Rachel Bilson has brown hair and brown eyes, just like me, and I think that’s why I relate to her looks so much. I feel like I can actually try them myself. Jamie King, the other female lead in Hart of Dixie, is a blonde, blue-eyed beauty, and as much as I love her Southern belle looks, I know they would look much different on me.

Rachel Bilson as Dr. Zoe Hart on Hart of Dixie

Rachel Bilson as Dr. Zoe Hart on Hart of Dixie

After watching a few episodes (okay.. binge-watching season one in a few days) I have come to love the makeup looks Zoe Hart rocks. Even in a small town she has her eyeliner game on point and always has a great neutral lipstick. In addition to some great pictures of Dr. Zoe Hart, I’ve also complied a few products to help get the adorable, sassy, doe-eyed look that Rachel Bilson rocks on the show.

Rachel Bilson as Dr. Zoe Hart on Hart of Dixie

Rachel Bilson as Dr. Zoe Hart on Hart of Dixie

To get her heavily lined eye look I would recommend a smooth gel-like liner that is easy to blend and smudge. A great option for this is the L’Oreal Paris Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner. This creamy liner is a breeze to apply and can be blended for a smooth, smoky look.

For full lashes like Dr. Zoe Hart, try the Maybelline New York The Falsies Volum’ Express Mascara. The curved brush gets every lash and the falsies-inspired formula offers lots of volume and length.

Dr. Zoe Hart always has glowing skin and you can get the same rosy glow and a subtle bronzing with one just product, Maybelline New York Dream Bouncy Blush in Coffee Cake. This golden-hued blush is a great way to add a slight highlight to cheekbones without going for a super-girly pink shade.

To get the neutral lip looks that Rachel rocks try one of the CoverGirl Jumbo Gloss Balms. These sheer gloss balms come in 16 pretty shades so you can find the perfect one for your everyday look. You can check out my review of them here for more information.

Get The Look: Rachel Bilson on Hart of Dixie

Get The Look: Rachel Bilson on Hart of Dixie

So there you have it. An easy how-to to get the adorable look that Dr. Zoe Hart, a.k.a. style icon Rachel Bilson, wears on Hart of Dixie. Now I’m only on season one so far so don’t tell me any spoilers but let me know if you watch this show too! 

CoverGirl Ink It! by Perfect Point Plus

See My Two New Favourite Eye Liners For Spring!

The first day of Spring was a few days ago so in honour of the new season I have some new eyeliners to show you! I have one pencil one and one liquid one to show you, and both are absolutely amazing. I’ve been reaching for the for the past few weeks and have gotten a ton of compliments when I wear them.
CoverGirl Ink It! by Perfect Point Plus

CoverGirl Ink It! by Perfect Point Plus

First up is the CoverGirl Ink It! by Perfect Point Plus, $9.99. These liners come in 6 shades that can create a variety of looks. I love the Aquamarine Ink and Golden Ink shades for a bright pop of colour with my brown eyes. You don’t need to sharpen these liners and they glide on in a smooth motion. They also last for hours and are waterproof so you don’t need to worry about them once you apply!
The second one is the new Rimmel London ScandalEyes Thick & Thin Liner, $7.99. This liner is bold and dramatic, with a slanted tip that allows you to draw thick or thin lines. The precision, control, and smooth formula make this liner a winner all around, but the real sellign factor for me is the dual-sized tip. Having the choice of a thick line or thin one in a signle product makes packing my makeup bag super easy!
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Rimmel London ScandalEyes Thick & Thin Liner

Both of these liners let me create some pretty looks for Spring and inspire me to playw ithc olour and shapes. The CoverGirl Ink It! by Perfect Point Plus eye liners offer bold colours to brighten my eye makeup, and the Rimmel London ScandalEyes Thick & Thin Liner lets me get bold black liner in two different sizes.
Try something new this Spring with these awesome eye liners and let me know what you think of them!

Get a Soft and Sheer Lip Colour For Under $10 With CoverGirl Jumbo Gloss Balm

When you’re looking for a lighter lip products but don’t want something sticky the CoverGirl Jumbo Gloss Balm is the perfect pick. These light lip colours come in 16 shades that are soft and sheer. Priced at $9.99 they are affordable and easy to use.

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CoverGirl Jumbo Gloss Balms

All 16 of the Jumbo Gloss Balms are really pretty colours that offer light to medium coverage in a range of shades. From Plum Twist to Toffee Twist you’re sure to find the right shade for you. They are moisturizing, long-lasting, and not heavy or sticky. Great for an on-the-go touch up or a last minute look, CoverGirl’s range of balms offer cute colours and a fantastic formula.

These have been my go-to lip products for the last few weeks. They help keep my dry lips in check with the cold winter weather but still provide some pretty colours to choose from. You can build the colour up with a few more swipes so the intensity is whatever you desire.

If you haven’t tried one of these awesome balms then I suggest you pick one up next time you’re out. For less than $10 these Jumbo Gloss Balms are a total steal!

Start 2014 With Bombshell Beauty and The CoverGirl Bombshell Volume by LashBlast Mascara

You may have noticed by now that mascara is one of the beauty products I am really interested in. I always love checking out a new mascara and today I have another one to show you.

CoverGirl recently released the Bombshell Volume by LashBlast Mascara that offers a duel-ended wand that delivers definition and volume. The two wands both have mascara on them, instead of the usual white base coat on one end. Step 1 is a volumizing formula with a big brush for full lashes. Step 2 is an intensifying topcoat to darken the lashes and add definition.

CoverGirl Bombshell Volume by LashBlast Mascara

CoverGirl Bombshell Volume by LashBlast Mascara

The mascara tube itself is quite large compared to other tubes. The two ends are clearly marked with a 1 and 2 to show each step. The wands are quite different from each other and it’s easy to see why they deliver two different effects.

I really like the brush for Step 1 and sometimes I wear it alone without following with Step 2.

This mascara is a fun new one to check out and the dual-ended wand offers some options. Although it isn’t waterproof it is quite hard to get off so be prepared if you try this mascara.

Looking Hot With The CoverGirl Flamed Up Mega Curl Mascara

Breaking open a brand new mascara and feeling the first plunge of the wand into the tube is one of my favourite things. Crazy I know, but I love the first time with a new mascara. I always wonder what it will do to my lashes and there’s the potential that it will become a staple in my makeup routine. You never know how the first coat will go but it’s an exciting thing for beauty addicts like myself.

The latest mascara that has found a spot in my makeup bag and passed that first time test is the CoverGirl Flamed Up Mega Curl Mascara from the Capitol Collection, inspired by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire  . This mascara has the Curl Igniter Brush and claims to deliver volume and curl for a full lash look. It was love at first swipe and the only downside to this new love is that the mascara was from a limited edition release.

CoverGirl Flamed Up Mega Curl Mascara

CoverGirl Flamed Up Mega Curl Mascara

The look of the mascara is really cute, and as with everything in the Capitol Collection, it really does relate to the series. I can totally see why this mascara fits in, with the flame decorations on the tube.

The Curl Igniter Brush is pretty thick and has a slight curve. There are lots of bristles and they seem to get every lash. I have the mascara in the shade 800 Very Black Blaze and it really does make my lashes look super dark. I find that adds definition so between the brush and the dark formula this mascara really coats my lashes nicely.