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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!

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Sephora Wish List: July

It’s that time of year again when I start browsing at all the pretty new products Sephora has and I start compiling a wish list for myself. There’s so many things I want to check out and a bunch of products I have heard great reviews for, so I have quite the wishlist.

Sephora Wishlist July 2014

Sephora Wishlist July 2014

Check out the products I’m pining for this month.

1. Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick, $25. This lipstick looks amazing. It’s essentially a liquid form of lipstick so it’s shiny like a gloss but stays on like a stain. The perfect hybrid to last through hot summer days.

2. LANCÔME Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette, $55. I’m super interested in this palette in the Pink Envy shade, since it has some fresh summer colours that are quite similar to the Pantone Colour of the Year, Radiant Orchid. I also think these shades would look good on tanned skin and brown eyes, so it’s perfect for me.

3. Sephora Collection Upside Down Mascara, $28. What an interesting concept.. this mascara has two wands so your lashes go in between them to get full coverage. Out of sheer curiosity this one made the list.

4. Kat Von D Shade Shifter Set, $18. Shade shifting eye shadow? Sign me up. These shadows have chameleon-like colours that change shades in different lights. They can also be used in a more dramatic way when activated by water. The possibilities seem endless with these shadows.

5. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Stained Gloss, $22. I have always wanted to try an OCC Lip Tar but with this being a glossy version that’s even more exciting. Said to be more translucent than the original Lip Tar stains, this one seems like it could be more of an everyday product.

If you have any of these or have any helpful comments I would love to hear your opinions, so please don’t be shy!

 

Have a Happy New Year With These Three Sephora Products

If New Year’s Eve isn’t the time for glitter eyeliner then I don’t know when is.

For a simple and sparkly look to ring in the New Year, I’ve got three products from the Sephora Collection to show you. They came in a cute little gift set for the holidays, but it isn’t online anymore. You can check out the rest of the Sephora Collection at sephora.ca and check out the three products separately.

Sephora Collection Outrageous Volume Dramatic Volume Mascara, Glitter Mascara and Eyeliner, and Long Lasting Kohl Pencil

Sephora Collection Outrageous Volume Dramatic Volume Mascara, Glitter Mascara and Eyeliner, and Long Lasting Kohl Pencil

I got the trio together just after Christmas and it was on sale for $13. The products are mini sizes but for such a steal they are more than worth it.

My favourite of the three is the Sephora Collection Glitter Eyeliner and Mascara in Silver. This is a two-in-one product, liner and mascara in one super sparkly tube. At the end of the skinny wand is a thin brush to apply the glitter as liner, and further up the wand is a tiny mascara brush. It has a really strong staying power and the glitter goes on in a smooth line. It is in a clear base, however the glitter is very well distributed and allows for more glitter than clear when applied.

Sephora Collection Glitter Mascara and Eyeliner in Silver

Sephora Collection Glitter Mascara and Eyeliner in Silver

Next up is the Sephora Collection Outrageous Volume Dramatic Volume Mascara in 02 Ultra Black. This has to be the fattest mascara tube I have ever seen. Surprisingly the brush isn’t very thick though, it looks a lot like the glitter liner/mascara brush. Although the brush is quite skinny the mascara does deliver a lot of volume. Aside from the repetitive name, it is a great mascara and I’ll continue to use it.

Sephora Collection Outrageous Volume Dramatic Volume Mascara

Sephora Collection Outrageous Volume Dramatic Volume Mascara

Last of the trio is the Sephora Collection Long Lasting Kohl Pencil in 01 Intense Black. There isn’t too much to say about this, it’s a classic black eyeliner and the formula is smooth to apply. It lasts a very long time and the pencil is very precise so it works well for thin lines.

Swatches of Sephora Collection Glitter Mascara/Eyeliner and Long Lasting Kohl

Swatches of Sephora Collection Glitter Mascara/Eyeliner and Long Lasting Kohl Pencil

Opinion: All three products are really good and they made a lovely little trio together. My favourite is the glitter eyeliner/mascara, which I really love as a liner. It shows up really well and is perfect for a big event or evening out. The mascara and eyeliner are both great as well, more staple products that special occasion, and they will both be put to good use in my makeup bag.

Overall: If you only check out one of these products please make it the glitter eyeliner/mascara. It’s the best of the bunch and will be perfect for a sparkly smoky eye on New Year’s Eve.