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Guest Post: Top 5 Berry Lip Colors For Fall

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If you read my blog, you know that I love lip colors. Balms, stains, lipsticks, lip glosses... I will take it all. For the most part I stick to bright pinks but in the fall I switch to berry shades and I've been wearing quite a few different ones lately. When Kelsey asked me to be a guest blogger for the site, I knew right away what I wanted to blog about. My top five berry lip colors for this fall are: Revlon's Color Burst Lip Butter in Lollipop, Revlon's Color Stay Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Smitten, Wet n Wild's Fergie Crème Lipstick in Ferguson Crest Cabernet, Urban Decay's Revolution Lipstick in Gash, and Marc Jacob's Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl in Kissability.


I'm a big fan of Revlon's Color Burst Lip Butters. I love that they are as moisturizing as a lip balm but still pretty pigmented. Lollipop is one of my favorite colors, and it's good for the colder months. It is a great raspberry color with iridescent blue sparkles in it, but it doesn't make you look like a disco ball. Lip Butters are on the sheer side, but Lollipop can easily be built up if you want more color. It's not particularly long-lasting, but it is very easy to reapply (no mirror required). Lollipop feels good on the lips and is easy to wear everyday.


In addition to Revlon's Lip Butters, I also love their Color Stay Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains. They aren't quite as moisturizing as the Lip Butters, but they steel feel nice on and last a lot longer. I usually wear their bright pinks (Lovesick and Sweetheart) in the summer and switch to Smitten in the fall. Smitten is in the same color family as Lollipop, but it is a deeper, cooler red raspberry color with no glitter. Just like the name implies, Smitten leaves behind a dark stain as it wears off, so you don't have to touch up as often. Since it comes in pencil form, it's also really easy to apply and wear.

Ferguson Crest Cabernet

My absolute favorite vampy berry lipstick is Wet n Wild's Fergie Crème Lipstick in Ferguson Crest Cabernet. It is a dupe for Mac's Rebel (and the same color as the harder-to-find Wet n Wild shade Sugar Plum Fairy). Wet n Wild's lipsticks are very inexpensive, but the formula is pretty decent. Ferguson Crest Cabernet is a beautiful deep purple/berry/fuchsia hybrid that lasts for a long time. I love this shade because it is so versatile and works for a lot of different skin tones. It is easy to build up the color to make it darker and more purple, or you can blot it to get a brighter pink berry. Ferguson Crest Cabernet stains the lips so it wears off nicely. The only thing I dislike about this lipstick is the packaging. The shape makes it very difficult to apply and it's hard to get crisp lines straight from the tube. This is a color that tends to get everywhere and as I mentioned, it stains, so it is best applied with a lip brush. The lipstick doesn't fully retract so it is easy to catch on the lid or smash if you're not careful.


Urban Decay's Revolution Lipstick in Gash is a color that surprised me. I usually don't do reds unless they are bright or pink leaning but I love Gash. It is a gorgeous deep red color with tonal glitter that adds a lot of depth. The glitter isn't noticeable on but it adds a lot to the color. The formula of Urban Decay's Revolution Lipsticks is moisturizing and lasts for several hours. Gash is creamy and glides on easily. If you are looking for more of a red shade for fall, this one is perfect.


And for the lip gloss lovers, here is Marc Jacob's Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl in Kissability. This gloss is on the sheerer side but it is more pigmented in person than in pictures. Kissability is a great way to try berry colors without going all in. Although this mauve lip gloss has small gold shimmer in it, it is not very noticeable on the lips. This is a color that can be thrown on and worn anytime, anywhere. It does have a slight tingly feeling to it and the applicator doesn't pick up much product, so it takes a while to put on and is hard to build up. I love wearing all five of these products during the fall and into winter. It's nice to have a range of berry colors (some lean pink, some red, some purple) in different finishes (the sheerer shades are easier to just throw on and go and the lipsticks are nice when I want to wear a statement lip). My favorite color is Ferguson Crest Cabernet but it is a pain to apply. My least favorite is Kissability because I prefer bolder lip colors. Overall I like Smitten the best because it has good pigmentation, lasts the longest, is moisturizing, and is very easy to apply.

What are your favorite berry shades for fall?

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Thanks so much to Molly from the "Molly and Stacie" blog for her contribution to my blog this week! Be sure to check out there social media links below and comment to let her know how much you love this post!

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  1. I don't need anymore lip products, but I'm definitely going out to get Ferguson Crest Cabernet. So gorgeous!