The Big Bold Lipsticks We’re Falling For

By Christene Carr

Let’s talk lipsticks! Fall is lipstick season, so every shade and finish you want can be had if you know where to look. Below are the Big Bold Lipsticks I’m absolutely loving right now.

Guerlain Kiss Kiss – Red Passion

Guerlain Kiss Kiss in Red Passion – a nice lightweight red that feels like a balm but wears like a lipstick. The color is perfect if you’re new to wearing red lipsticks. Guerlain Kiss Kiss in Red Passion provides semi full coverage on me because the pigment in my lips is so dark. It would look more even on someone with more even toned lips. $37


Iman Cosmetics – Black Brandy

Iman Cosmetics in Black Brandy – it has an old school smell that reminded me of the days when I used to try my mother’s lipsticks. Black Brandy provides full coverage with creamy semi gloss finish. You can pat lips with translucent setting powder for a matte finish. $10


Jane Cosmetics Satin Split Stick – Rockin Red

Jane Satin Split Stick in Rockin Red - I love the formula and finish on this lipstick; It goes on creamy but dries down ever so slightly which gives it a longer wear. I’m wearing the red side of the stick in the picture above. $8 (Not yet launched.)


Lipstick Queen – Made It

Lipstick Queen Made It - I have worn this several times in the last month, so it had to make its way into this post. It’s another full coverage lipstick that goes on like a balm but wears like a lipstick. See a more thorough review here. $50


What do you think of my Big Bold Lipsticks for fall? Do you have any must-haves you think I should try?

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