The Autumn Makeup Essential: Moody Lip

As I am writing this autumnal post it is currently 75 degrees and sunny…but in my head I’m pretending it’s 62 degrees and raining. Yes, I live in Los Angeles and ‘seasons’ are pretty non-existent compared to the rest of the country/world. However, I grew up in Chicago and have seen my fair share of leaves changing and the smell of crisp fall air. I will say that Fall is by far my favorite season…no matter where I am.

One of the best parts of Fall for me is changing up my makeup and clothes for something cozy, dark, and moody. Today, I wanted to show you a couple of my favorite moody Fall hues to get you inspired for the upcoming season.

IMG_4554Above photo, wearing Bite Lipstick in Sake.

Bite lipsticks are by far my favorite because of the buttery formula, color range, and the fact they are 100% food-grade. (They say we eat an average of 5 pounds of lipstick in a lifetime…better to be safe than sorry.) I chose these three shades because I believe there is something for everyone depending on how comfortable you are with wearing a darker/moody lip.

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Processed with VSCO with hb1 presetProducts listed left to right (bottom photo).

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick, Sake, $26

Sake is the PERFECT everyday–wear to work shade. This shade is by far the most wearable out of the bunch.

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick, Jam, $26

Jam is a rich berry hue and makes your teeth look extra white–bonus! This is more of a statement color that would be perfect for a night out. *I would suggest using a lipliner under this one for lasting power.

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick, Nori, $26

Nori is more on the brown side but still a deep cranberry hue. This would be great if you are loving the 90’s makeup trend but want a more wearable (non-drying) version.

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Processed with VSCO with hb1 presetListed from top to bottom (bottom photo).

Make Up Forever Artist Plexi-Gloss, 406, $20

Make Up Forever’s Artist Plexi-Gloss is one of the most pigmented glosses on the prestige makeup market. This burgundy hue is opaque so it could be worn completely on it’s own. *My advice would be to top this over a lip liner for staying power and an extra boost of deep rich color.

MAC Velvetease Lip Pencil, Velvet Teen, $13.71

MAC’s Velvetease Lip Pencil, while no longer sold on MAC’s site, can be found on Amazon at $13.71. I only bought this a year ago, but MAC does a lot of limited addition products, so I guess this was one of them. The hue is a blackened berry. This guy is for the more adventurous for sure, but I highly suggest you give it a try. The pencil twists up, so no need for sharpening.

Lime Crime Velveteen Lipstick, Saint, $20

I have talked about Lime Crime’s Velveteen liquid lip before, but I think this cranberry-red shade is stunning. This has a very comfortable matte finish that doesn’t show every line on my lips. Lime Crime is vegan and certified cruelty-free. Win win.


I hope you found some inspiration to try a bolder–moodier hue this season. Bring on the boots, sweaters, and dark lips!








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