We're Having A Fall Lip Color Party, And You're Invited!

New lipsticks make us VERY happy.

Oct 18, 2013 at 12:00pm | Leave a comment

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This was the scene at the xoJane offices late yesterday afternoon -- fall lipsticks everywhere. 

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It's that time of year when almost everyone is looking for a new lip color to bring some "fall" into their beauty wardrobe. I love lipstick. If I need to feel instantly "done," I put on a classic red lip. Easy. But I've been in a very big lipstick rut -- there are basically just variants of one red shade in my makeup bag at the moment. 

And I'm bored with it. Plus, it's a new season. The sweaters and the boots are out -- perfect time for a change. Plus, I work in an office filled with cool girls who like to play with makeup, too. And we get to call it work. SCORE.

I enlisted Emily, Madeline, Olivia, and Marci to help try out some of the new shades I called in from some nice beauty people. And I think everyone looks super-pretty with their new colors.

In an effort to be different this season but stay true to my love of a strong lip, I picked this deep wine/brown mix, NARS Pure Matte Lipstick BLKR 413. It's not so heavy that I can't wear it during the day, but it's deep enough to work on a fancy night out, too. 

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Emily (who I like to call my beauty twin because we love ALL the same shades of red lipsticks) picked CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick Everlasting 345: "I deliberately selected my shade because it's different from anything I ever wear and I ended up really liking it! It's a nice pigmented berry. Will wear again." 

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Marci was the only one of us to go for the Chanel (!!) choosing Rouge Allure in Enigmatique. "Would you believe I've never tried a Chanel lipstick before? This color is a perfect everyday red if fire engine/clown nose/bell pepper red feels to bold. It goes on super-smooth and it has just enough brown undertones to prevent it from turning magenta." 

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Madeline went for something bright, which I loved -- the CoverGirl Queen Collection in Red Raspberry: "My first raspberry lipstick! It's a little intense for me. I'm not sure how often I'll wear it. It makes me feel more intense than sexy." 

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Emily and I made Olivia try a shade that looked REALLY purple in the tube (CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lip Color in Embrace 335) -- and it looked hot with her coloring. Here's what little O had to say: "I love how deep the color is. I would never choose a purple color EVER. But when I put it on it fit with my dark demeanor, dig it? Also, in the tube it actually looks blueish, which makes me think of Jim Henson for some reason." 

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So, did we choose wisely? What shades are you wearing for fall? Share your pics in the comments, too, PLEASE.  

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