As we keep losing a few minutes every day to the setting sun, we face the inevitable turn of the season. While we all have enjoyed the sultry, balmy sunny days (and for some parts of the world ample of the heat wave) of summer these last couple of months, it’s time to get ready for Fall come September. Bid adieu to the peachy nudes, rosy and blush pinks and welcome the deep mauve, berry reds, squash oranges and coral pinks into your lip arsenal. The cardinal rule of skincare and makeup is taking into account the change of temperature, moisture in the air, and of course the colour palette that is suitable to the surroundings. The fall season is a gradual departure from the humid summer to the frost that awaits some of us in the winter or the dry cool air in some fortunate parts of the world. Our lips are the first to witness this change of weather and there isn’t a chapped lip that could boast of a lipstick it wore. Our journey towards berry rouge lips begins with intense hydration and locking of the hydration in the lips for a plumping the lips. This post shares the products that would be suitable for fall and winter lip care and colour.
From caramel balm to coconut oil infusion with lemon butter, sugar polish to agave sugar scrub we have enlisted what is essential in your winter car ammo. Not many understand that just like our skin our lips need sun protection as much as moisture. Applying a creamy balm or stick with a decent SPF of 30 is needed for the lips to stay rosy and healthy. But before you swipe buttery sticks on your lips, exfoliate the dead cells and worn out tissue from the surface with Tarte Pout Prep Lip Exfoliant which is a minty scrub plus balm with maracuja oil, shea butter and granular raw sugar. Bite Beauty’s Agave Sugar Scrub is gentle exfoliant with conditioning qualities thanks to its raw brown sugar, pineapple enzymes and oils. Fresh too has its Sugar Polish lip scrub which uses raw brown sugar granules to buff the lips’ dead cells and hydrate them with jojoba oil. Hydrate and lock the moisture for 24 hours with Fresh’s Sugar hydrating caramel balm with apricot kernel, black currant seed and grapeseed oil adding a velvety feeling on application. Kiehl’s Butterstick gives 12-hour hydration to dehydrated lips with a variety of colours like rosy pink and berry pinks. Tarte’s Rainforest of the Sea Quench Lip Rescue gives a sheer tinted colour and creamy texture to protect lips from ageing and sun damage.
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Pencil and Contour
If perfection is your pursuit don’t pay any less attention to a contouring and lining pencil or crayon. Lip liners not only give your lips a sharper look, they also add to the colour of your lips and the finish to prevent your lipstick to runaway after hours of usage. Contour Lip Liner pencil by Dior acts as a liner to enhance the finish of the lipstick and has a built-in brush for a cleaner and sharper look. bareMinerals Statement Luxe and Gen Nudes have their lip pencils for each shade while Bite Beauty AMuse Bouche Collection has its own line of pencils and crayon. Guerlain’s pencil has a long lasting effect.
Now that you have your lips health taken care of, it’s time to add some colour to their beauty. A natural rosy colour was so last season when Dior, Chanel and Guerlain have made it their MO to bring some luscious rouge to the play. Ever heard of hydrating Mattes? Well Guerlain has its KissKiss Matte Lipstick collection giving the nourishment the winter lips need while enchanting the eyes of the beholder. It’s spice extracts add plump effect to the lips while oils hydrate them.
Dior Rouge Dior metallic and satin to matte collection gives a long lasting colour without drying out lips. With a variety of shades in iconic reds, vibrant corals, alluring pinks, romantic rosewoods, the mango butter adds moisture while aroelat samphira revitalizes and Decox creates a volumizing effect. A personal favourite is the iconic 999 in metallic and signature satin as well as coral shade. We are quite taken by the duo Bite Beauty and bare Minerals for their Amuse Bouche and Statement Luxe Shine collections. Then there is Gen Nudes by bare Minerals which is practically yummy looking just like Amuse Bouche. A personal recommendation is Hustler and Flash from bare Minerals Statement Luxe Shine, XOX, Tutu, Mantra, Kitty and Crave. While Gingersnap, Sweet Cream, Pepper and Sour Cherry is a personal favourite from the Amuse Bouche collection by Bite Beauty. Tarte’s Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash is another satin and creamy lipstick with Berry Mojito, Miami Vice and Daquiri as personal choices. Chanel and its luxurious range of lip colours can rarely ever not be a personal choice with its Ultra Hydrating Lipstick enriched with Jojoba oil, mimosa butters and sunflower wax provides luminous shine and lasting moisture to the lips. Givenchy’s Le Rouge Sculpt has two different shades in a single lipstick. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture The Mat brings its iconic and luxurious red to the fore along with five shades with matte finish.
Into The Gloss
Adding glam to the lips best be left to the glossies with ultra shine, nourishing richness that gives a perfect plumping look. Rouge Allure Gloss by Chanel has colour intensity and shine for the glitzy evening or the high profile luncheon. Rouge Dior fall collection is a couture lip balm gloss with 3 oils, Vitamin E and a plumping ingredient that reactivates collagen synthesis. This lip gloss attempts everything from lip treatment to colour. Guerlain’s Gloss d’Enfer is quite luminous with good contouring effects during application. bareMinerals Gen Nudes Buttercream is another favourite with shades such as Flashy, Snarky, Heartbreaker, Minx, Flirt, Forbidden. While Bite Beauty’s Prismatic Pearl Creme range of lip gloss adds pearl metallic sheen and shimmer to the shades.