Link Love: Check out Birchbox’s easy guide to finding your perfect red lipstick

Today I wanted to share something I saw on the Birchbox blog. They put together a simple guide to finding a flattering shade of red lipstick based on your wardrobe and haircolor! This is also good to check out if you just want to know how to find your undertone once and for all.

Click here to check out their simple guide.

It’s a neat trick. When I opened the page, I liked the Simone and Ava shades best. Sure enough, according to their matching method, I’m a cool toned brunette and those were BB’s shade picks for me. Glad to know I picked the right ones!

How about you, do your favorite shades match the ones that are supposed to flatter your skin?


Fresh Fall Lip Colors

I did some pre-fall shopping thanks to some awesome Labor Day sales, and I got a couple of new fall lipsticks to match. I got a classic, (non-orange!) red lipstick via Sonia Kashuk® Satin Luxe Lip Color SPF 16 in Classic Red 93 ($9.99). This isn’t so much a fall color as it is an all-seasons color, but I’m currently collecting every shade of red that I can, so this was a great addition.


It’s nice and creamy and I LOVE the packaging, but the main reason I bought it was for the spf 16. I’m trying to get a little bit more out of all of my products these days, so I prefer lip products that keep me protected.

It’s a rich, true red that would flatter any skintone. I’ve written before about different shades having different personalities, but this color is super versatile could go from playful to full on bombshell with a few wardrobe changes.


I also picked up Maybelline ColorSensational Lipcolor in Blissful Berry 410 ($7.99), a very current plum lipstick that works well with the fall 2013 purple lip trend. It’s not as opaque as I had expected, but it’s very glossy and smooth, and I think it’s extremely wearable. It’s a little more plummy than the pictures show. I tried to adjust the colors it to get the tone as close as possible, but you’ll have to use your imagination a little. If you want to ease your way into purple lips, this a great color to get you started!
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