Fall Lipstick Review: The Orange & Plum Edition



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


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


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!


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

1. Revlon: Va Va Violet


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


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


 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


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

Top 5 Beauty Products Under 5 Dollars


College is an amazing time of learning, friends, and becoming the person you were meant to be. It can also be a time when you’re short on cash- it’s just part of the experience! If your pockets are nearly empty but you’re not willing to go without a beauty routine, check out these amazing products that you can find at your local drugstore for under five bucks!


1) Rimmel Scandaleyes Liner in Nude- $4.49

One of the greatest beauty hacks of all time when you’re tired- instead of reaching for the black eyeliner, opt for a nude or white color to make your eyes pop and look wide awake! Beauty Blogger Gemma shows this best- how more wide awake could your eyes look? You can read Gemma’s blog here!

Rimmel Scandal Eyes Kohl Nude Review

2) Elf Studio Lip Exfoliator- $3.00

This gives your lips that little extra something while still going natural. By exfoliating, you not only avoid chapped, dry lips, but they can also appear plumper!


Find it here

3) Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara- $2.99

This is hands down one of my holy grail mascaras because it NEVER fails me. For the price, it’s comparable to some high end mascaras and leaves every lash black and night and as fabulous as can be.


Find it here 

4) Jordana Fabu-liner in Black- $2.99

It’s rare that you’ll catch me without rocking a cat-eye, and this is the product that helps me achieve the look every day! Easy to use and basically fool proof, this is a staple in my makeup bag!


Find it here

5) Jordana Twist and Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain- $2.99

Another AMAZING Jordana product! These are, like the name says, incredibly moisturizing and last for hours without feeling heavy. The colors are beautiful and can range from a spring and summer hot pink to a fall deep berry.


Find it here