Bold lips with Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Mercy 

I recently found myself really lusting for a Kat Von D Studded Kiss lipstick.  I had a credit after returning something to Sephora.  I still really couldn’t justify the price unless I found a shade unlike anything I already owned, yet something I would wear all the time (so not black or green, though I am still looking at those!), so I settled on this unique shade called Mercy.  Mercy is described as a “romantic garnet berry;” however what makes this really unique is that it is somehow matte and metallic at the same time.  It still manages to have a creamy and comfortable formula, unlike the unfortunate experience I had with a similar shade I had from the old Foiled Love line called “Oh My Goth.”  Oh My Goth was dry and dragged on the lips and had uneven pigment.  This lipstick is smooth and manages to be everything that one should have been – I’m in LOVE! 

Look at this beautiful packaging.  Kat says she designed it to look like her favorite studded wrist cuff.

  
The logo is stamped into the lipstick bullet.

  
This is a beautiful wine garnet shade!  If you aren’t pale as a ghost, this will not seem quite as dark. 

  
Pardon the damp hair!  Hubby’s napping and I don’t want to get out the noisy blow dryer.  

Do you have any new makeup favorites? 

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Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick – Divine Wine

So, fall is almost here and the weather is getting cooler.  This time of year I get out my darker lipsticks, even for daytime wear.  I was so happy when Maybelline brought out their Creamy Matte lipstick in Divine Wine, because it’s a very close dupe for a MAC lipstick discontinued many years ago, called Carnal.  Divine Wine isn’t a purple based wine, it’s actually a burgundy shade with a red base, and that’s hard to find these days when most wine shades lean purple (though I like those a lot, too).  I will probably get at least one backup of this, since I am not sure if it’s limited edition.


This shade will not look quite as dark if you aren’t as pale as I am.

MAKEUP BREAKDOWN:

FACE:
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, MAC Studio Fix Fluid NW10, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly under eyes, NYX HD Concealer in Porcelain around nose, Cover FX Cream Foundation in N10 to spot conceal, MAC Invisible Set Powder to set, NYX HD Blush in Taupe to contour, Benefit Dandelion blush, Guerlain Meteorites in Clair to brighten

EYES:
Bobbi Brown cream shadow in Bone as base, MAC shadows in Shroom, Satin Taupe, and Vex, L’Oreal Super Slim Liquid Liner pen Black, Anastasia Brow Duo Ebony (dark side), Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara

LIPS:
Skone Luxe Double Eye/Lip Pencil in Wine, Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick in Divine Wine

What’s your go to fall lipstick?