Fall favorites collab with Hanna: the lipstick edition!

Hi beauties! For today’s post, we have the long-belated collab that Hanna from Lipstick Lovely and I have been working on and waiting to post for ages now! We couldn’t coordinate our schedules and we kept missing each other (when I went to Canada, when she went on vacation, etc) but we finally managed to find a week that worked for both of us! You can check out her post here.

For my post, I’m doing my top five fall lipsticks. I was originally going to do more than these five, but after a lot of careful thought, I eliminated some of the other contenders and ended with just these five. I did think to include some of the Wet n Wild lipsticks I talked about in my last post but since I was taking the pictures for those at the same time, I totally forgot to include them! I’ll add in a little mention at the end for the ones I would’ve chosen.


Here we have the five I chose for my favorite fall lipsticks! In no particular order, they are Too Faced Melted Lipstick in Melted Berry, OFRA Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Santa Ana, Sephora Lip Stains in Blackberry Sorbet and Marvelous Mauve, and ColourPop Lippie Stix in Frida.


And some swatches! From left to right, these are Frida, Marvelous Mauve, Santa Ana, Blackberry Sorbet and Melted Berry. I apologize for the weird lighting, I did my best to tinker with it but this was the best I could get it to! If anyone wants better swatches, comment with your twitter and I can post something later!

I tried my hardest to pick more than just berry red shades, even though that’s usually what I want to go for in the fall. I just love a deep berry color on the lips this time of year! I’m not really one to only wear lipstick seasonally but that’s just what I’ve been in the mood for lately.

Melted Berry is that exact deep red berry shade that is absolutely beautiful, it’s dark but not overpowering and still bright enough to pass for a red lip. Santa Ana is a lighter red with a little pink in it (it’s a beautiful color and so hard to describe!!) and Blackberry Sorbet is a dark, totally vampy and totally gorgeous shade. Lastly, Marvelous Mauve is… exactly what it sounds like, actually! It’s a beautiful dark mauve color (it looks darker on the lips than on the tube sometimes) and Frida is a beautiful slightly peachy nude that is still deep enough for fall.

I obviously picked all of these because I love them, but if I had to rank them in my preferred order, it would go: Melted Berry, Santa Ana, Marvelous Mauve, Frida, and Blackberry Sorbet. This was really hard to pick though! There were at least five contenders that were left out of the race… or whatever this is.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post! Don’t forget to check out Hanna’s fall favorites post to see what she wrote about! What are your favorite fall lip products?



Guest blogger week, day 1: Hanna’s top drugstore lip products for fall

Hi there!

My name is Hanna.  I am a coffee addict with a love for all things beauty.  I blog about everything from makeup and fashion to DIYs in my little corner of the internet, Lipstick Lovely.  I am so excited to be writing for Valentina’s amazing blog today and I hope you enjoy!

Now that fall is right around the corner, I’ve been transitioning out of summer lip colors and getting extremely excited about autumn shades. I love scavenging through the drugstore to discover fall makeup and I have found quite a few treasures to prepare my lips for my favorite season of deep berry lips!

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1. Essence Lip Liner in Honey Berry

Honey Berry is a beautiful purple/pink shade.  Although it’s bright, it is not overpowering.  It makes my teeth look whiter, which is always a plus!  Essence lip liners do not get raved about enough in my opinion.  They are long lasting and the formula is an amazing quality for the price!


2. Essence Lip Liner in Soft Berry

Soft Berry has a hint of grey/brown to it that I love!  It’s perfect for that 90’s look that is very popular this fall.  This is a wearable color that makes me excited about the upcoming season of falling leaves and pumpkin spice lattes.

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3. Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in Plum 030

This lipstick is a beautiful plum shade (as the name would suggest).  It is moisturizing and long-lasting.  I like to dap just a little bit of this product onto my lips for a more natural, everyday color since it is quite bright.  If you are not afraid of colorful lips, this lipstick is definitely for you.  

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4. Revlon Moisture Stain in Parisian Passion

This lip stain is one of my favorite lip products at the moment and I have a feeling that it will continue to be in my top picks for quite some time!  This stain is the most beautiful fall berry shade!  I love how versatile this product is since you have the option to make your lips super shiny or dab off the gloss for the natural, but beautiful stain that it leaves behind.  This stain can be used for everything from everyday looks to a night out depending on how much you apply!

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5. Rimmel Provocalips in Kiss Fatal

This longwearing liquid lipstick is amazing for a day when you really want your lip color to stay put!  One end of the tube contains the lipstick itself and the other contains the gloss to put over the top so that your lips don’t dry out!   The product smells great, but not overpowering as some scented lipsticks can.  It doesn’t accentuate that lines in my lips as a lot of liquid lipsticks do since this formula dries with a bit of shine and the gloss moisturizes which prevents creasing.

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6. Maybelline Color Whisper in A Plum Prospect 100

Maybelline’s Color Whispers give a beautiful sheer wash of color for an everyday look.  I love wearing this color during the fall when I just want to swipe on some lipstick and go.  It’s buildable and is even gorgeous when lightly dabbed and blended on the lips.  The formulation is gel-like and very moisturizing!  

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I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing some of my fall lip favorites and that this has been helpful in showing you some affordable lip options for the upcoming season. I’m curious to know some of your amazing drugstore lip finds for fall! A big thank you to Valentina for having me as a guest on her wonderful blog!