Friday, November 4, 2016

The Autumn Edit, 2016


Another year, another Autumn Edit. Like I mentioned in my previous post, Laila Notes I. (link), I have not been wearing makeup very often. Many of the products I have mentioned are things I have already talked about or they are brand new and I have only used them once or twice. However, I decided to mention them because they gave me a good first impression. With that being said, please do not hesitate to ask me for more details on the product or full reviews.

As per usual, I got the idea to do an Autumn Edit from The Anna Edit, formerly known as Vivianna Does Makeup, (link) and I hope you enjoy :)


Mac Lipstick in ‘Dubonnet’

Cue the sky parting, light shining, and angels singing because I think I have just found my favorite lipstick. I am going to be honest with you guys, I am so over the matte lipstick/liquid lipstick trend. I have dry lips, and even though I know somewhere out there is a wonderful liquid lipstick with a matte finish, I am done trying to pursue those which I have not found. How I came across this lipstick is that I was at the Mac counter at Nordstrom looking at the Viva Glam I lipstick. It is quite popular and like I said before, I am succumbing to trends, so do not be surprised. When I applied the lipstick upon my crusty lips, I realized that it was not worth my sanity trying to keep that dry savannah moisturized. I really did love the color with its deep red-brown. I asked one of the workers and we tested out lipsticks and this was the closest match. I don’t mind it because it is stunning! It is described as a “Deepened Claret” which is deep redish-brown perfect for fall (link , $17)

Elf Extra Lip Gloss in 'Micheal'

This was given to me as a graduation gift to me by my friend Husna. I really liked this lip gloss because the color is a beautiful plum with a red undertone. It also has a flat doe-foot applicator, which is really unique compared to other glosses. Finally, it is also very cheap. I am really happy I got this as a gift because I would have never even touched them. Thank you Husna ^_^ (link, $3)

Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in 'Whimsical'

One of my favorite lip colors because it gives me a chance to play with some purple and sparkle. This purple has a nice warm undertone which is ideal for my tan skin tone. Also, this lip color has glitter specs in it which may sound childish, but it actually quite tasteful. (no link, $9)


Colourpop Super Shock Shadows in 'Deux' and 'Trois'

These colors were a part of the Jenn Nais Sais Quoi collection, whom I talked about here. What I like about Deux is obviously how beautiful the color and finish of the shadow is. It is a shimmery gold shadow with chunky glitters which is reminiscent of Korean type eyeshadows. Trois is definitely another game changer for me because of the red undertone that I otherwise would never use. It is such a great way to incorporate color, without being overdone. (link, $5)


Mac Pigment in 'Tan'

My newest addition to my Mac pigment collection. It is a beautiful rose-gold copper shade. Which can be worn subtly with a light brush of an eyeshadow brush or opaque with a spritz of water/Fix+ for more intensity.  One of my newest favorites and something I would go back and repurchase. (link, $22)

Becca x Jaclyn Hill Face Palette, 'Prosecco Pop' and 'Amaretto'

I think this season has been about the gold highlight and one of my favorites has to Prosecco Pop by Becca. It is a beautiful shimmery gold highlight that is great for darker skins. Also, Amaretto from the same palette is considered a blush, but I like using it as a contour. It a milk chocolate color with a matte finish. I use it lightly because it is quite pigmented. 

Overall, this post was well overdue, but I was able to talk about products I have never talked about on this blog. I will most likely upload a photo of swatches on my Instagram (here) and Facebook (here), but my SD card broke >.< However, a new one is on the way!

Before I pop out, I wanted to give a long, overdue shoutout to one of my best friends, Gina. She has been one of my ride or dies for ages and one of my favorite friends to talk makeup with. She is probably slaying at college right now with her sharp highlight and well-arched brows. I miss you a lot and hope to see you and the squad soon!

What are your Autumn Favorites?

Happy Friday!
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