The Vampy Lip Edit

I know what you're thinking - "Vampy Lips? For fall? Groundbreaking." (I've been on a Devil Wears Prada kick lately.) I absolutely love a good vampy lip shade. I rarely get the chance to wear them out and about, and I can't imagine trying to wear a high-maintenance shade like these while making countertop sealers at work, but that doesn't mean I still can't be head over heels in love with them. 

Jouer Lip Creme Liquid Lipstick, 'Cabernet'* | Compared to the other shades swatched below, this looks like a bright red, but trust me, it's a beautiful deep wine color as the name suggests. These liquid lipsticks have the most beautiful formula that happens to be my favorite, so it gets points for that, too. I swatched it on my lips here.

NARS Audacious Lipstick, 'Audrey' | I was desperate for this shade when these lipsticks came out, and it always seemed to be the only one sold out. I eventually got my hands on it and have treasured it ever since. It's described as a "red currant" color, which is pretty spot on. I love that it has a more muted quality to it that makes it more wearable. The Audacious formula is one of the best out there in my opinion - they're so beautifully pigmented and have a lovely satin finish. It lasts quite well, too.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick, 'Heathers' | I pretty much only bought this shade because I was in a phase of watching the movie Heathers nonstop. It's a beautiful deep brownish-burgundy color that just screams fall. I really like the ABH Liquid Lipstick formula, too - I don't know why I was sleeping on it before. They do transfer a bit on me, but this makes them less drying so I don't mind.

Colourpop Lippie Stix, 'Grunge' | Moving along to the most affordable product of the bunch, I'd definitely recommend any of Colourpop's Lippie Stix. The formulas I've tried are so great especially for the price. The shade Grunge is a deep brown with a hint of plum to it - perfect if you're still into that 90s look like I am.

T-B: Jouer Cabernet, NARS Audrey, ABH Heathers, Colourpop Grunge, Milk GRRRL, Kylie Cosmetics Love Bite, ABH Trust Issues, Sephora #14

T-B: Jouer Cabernet, NARS Audrey, ABH Heathers, Colourpop Grunge, Milk GRRRL, Kylie Cosmetics Love Bite, ABH Trust Issues, Sephora #14

Milk Makeup Lip Color, 'GRRRL'* | If you took Colourpop Grunge and added more purple to it, you'd get Milk's GRRRL. It might just be my favorite shade of the bunch featured here - it's just really unique. I love these lip crayons as they go on so creamily and comfortably, but they dry to a matte finish and stick around for ages. I love this color so much that I actually have considered wearing it to work before.

Kylie Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick, 'Love Bite' | I. love. this. shade. It's showing up quite brown in the swatch above, but in person it's got a bit more mauve to it. It really is the color of a hickey if I'm honest, which is surprisingly a great lip color. I know a lot of people hate Kylie Cosmetics, but I really like the formula of her liquid lipsticks. If Kylie's products aren't for you, I've heard Anastasia Beverly Hills Veronica is a really similar shade (that's why I bought Love Bite actually - it was easier to get my hands on than Veronica if you can believe it).

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick, 'Trust Issues' | Yes, another Anastasia shade because they really do the vampy shades well. I had had this shade on my wishlist for such a long time after seeing so many people on Instagram wearing it. It's such a beautiful deep brown/purple shade that looks stunning with perfected, glowing skin and minimal eye makeup. These brown-y plums seem to be my favorite kind of vampy shade, I guess.

Sephora Cream Lip Stain, Blackberry Sorbet (#14) | If you're looking for a great and affordable liquid lipstick, definitely check the Sephora Cream Lip Stains out. They're quite mousse-y in formula and last awhile while still being comfortable on the lips. Blackberry Sorbet is a stunning blackberry shade, as you can imagine, and it really is the quintessential autumnal berry shade.

What are your favorite vampy lip colors? 


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