Beauty: Dark Hues and Nudes

Fall is here which means time to breakout all the dark colors. The blacks, the neutrals, the dark blues, the forest greens, and deep burgundies.

If you’re like me I enjoy these colors all year round.

When it comes to makeup dark lipstick is the current trend.

For weeks now I’ve been on a search for the perfect dark purple/red lipstick for someone of my complexion. It’s been an interesting journey.

To be honest, I’m a newbie when it comes to makeup. I didn’t seriously start wearing makeup until maybe my first year of undergrad. Even nail-polish is kinda new for me.

But I adore lipstick, especially a good matte lipstick.

The first dark lipstick I tried was by Mac. It was way too dark. It was very close to a black. A woman working their told me because I have yellow undertones, I should stay away from cooler colors. This of course made me disappointed because all the cool tumblr girls seem to get away with damn near black lipstick and it look killer in it. This also made me realize I’m not a cool tumblr girl either. So my search continues.

I tried a color by Sephora, but Sephora brand lipstick didn’t work for me. I would have to continue reapplying throughout the day.

After having success with a bright purple color from Stila, I realized maybe spending a little bit more money on makeup means I’ll get better options.

So a few weeks ago I tried out some lipstick from Make Up Forever.

Both were ok. I ended up getting the N50.


I like the N50, but I felt like I could do better. I almost gave up on the whole dark lipstick thing, when I found the perfect dark lipstick.

Kat Von D’s Rosary

And I was about to buy it when I also started looking for a good nude lipstick. The woman at Sephora helped me find a good one by NARS. Since I really could only afford one lipstick at the time, I decided to go with the nude. I needed a good everyday lipstick. I’ll get the dark lipstick later, after I return the Make Up Forever.

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Cognac

To be honest? I’m obsessed with this nude lipstick now. It’s kinda perfect. This entire time I was looking for a dark lipstick, but I’m realizing nude looks amazing on me. Will I give up on my dark lipstick? Nope. I’ve spent too much time and money looking for the perfect dark lipstick. Plus it’s good to switch it up.

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