Fall Lipstick Review: The Orange & Plum Edition

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Catch up on the first part of this review HERE!

We’re gonna kick start this second review with the orange lipsticks. First up:

1. Revlon Abstract Orange

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This is an old color that I remember picking up on clearance from Target last yearIt’s a fairly sheer lipstick, and after wearing such heavily pigmented red colors, this was a bit frustrating trying to build up. However, it is a pretty, coppery orange shade that’s good for days when you want a touch of color. Plus, you can definitely layer it on to increase the impact of it!
  • PROS: Affordable, pretty color
  • CONS: Sheer, smudges easily

2. Revlon Kiss Me Coral

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I know, I know, this isn’t exactly a fall-ish lipstick, but I had to throw it in here because it’s just so fun!

Revlon’s Kiss Me Coral is a gorgeous lipstick that provides a creamy and perfectly pigmented finish. It goes on like a lip balm in all reality! I prefer this type of finish over the sheer application of Abstract Orange too. What can I say? My clothes can be black and white, but this girl prefers her lipsticks rich and colorful. I think it’s a good balance.
  • PROS: Affordable, creamy texture, pigmented, dries evenly
  • CONS: Besides needing touch ups throughout the day (and what lipstick doesn’t require that?), I’d say this one is another winner!

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On to the plum lipsticks! First up, we have:

1. Revlon: Va Va Violet

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First up, the darkest lipstick I own – Revlon’s Va Va Violet! The bullet looks like it’s almost black, but it glides on as a dark plum shade that’s bold and seductive. I really love this lipstick and wish I’d worn this color more often while we were still experiencing winter weather. I feel like this shade is more appropriate for that season. However, perhaps on a night out I’ll swipe this on anyway.
  • PROS: beautiful dark purple color, good texture and pigmentation
  • CONS: dries patchy

2. Maybelline: Plum Perfect

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Mmm, this is a more accessible plum color for a day-to-day look when you want to add a special touch to your lips. Every time I wear this lip color I get compliments on it! It has a nice creamy texture to it that I like, and the best part is that it dries evenly!
  • PROS: creamy texture, dries evenly
  • CONS: fades within a few hours

3. Milani: Sangria

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 I remember hearing about this lipstick as being a good dupe for MAC’s Rebel. Since I wasn’t in the mood to splurge for a MAC lipstick, I decided to give it a try. And that is how I discovered the deliciousness of Milani lipsticks. Besides this color, I’ve acquired two more tubes from the brand, and I’ve loved each one! They are good quality drugstore lipsticks that not only have fantastic texture, pigmentation, and long-wearing capability, but smell wonderful as well!
  • PROS: good pigmentation, long wearing, good texture, and smells great!
  • CONS: honestly can’t think of any

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And there you have it! What did you think of these lipsticks? Any particular ones you’re dying to try?

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Linda B
Well hello there! My name is Linda (let me guess, you've got a grandma named that, don't you?), and I am a Graphic Design major and Marketing minor here at Boise State University. If I'm not locked in an art lab somewhere, you can usually find me cruising through local cafes, drinking inordinate amounts of caffeine, getting lost downtown, or unable to remove my nose from a really good book. I happen to run my own personal style blog too, so if you're curious, feel free to check out The Dragonfruit Diaries (http://www.thedragonfruitdiaries.blogspot.com/) too! Shoot me any article suggestions or ideas @The_Dragonfruit!