This Season's Lip Trend: Matte & Muted

I have been wanting to try the matte lip trend for a while but was worried that the dark muted shades would make me look washed out. Well, on my recent shopping spree to Sephora (I bought way too much makeup!), I decided I'd try out some popular brands and here's what I found.

I noticed that the trending colors are dark, purplish and muted. However, most makeup brands are now offering an assortment of more wearable colors in there palette for fall. I loved all the nude shades and have tried a ton so you don't have to!

Here's are my top 3 pick:

  1. Stila - Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Bellissima (pale pink) & Caramel (nude with brownish undertones)- This was by far my favorite matte lip product. I wound up getting it in two shades. One is more of a muted neutral tone and the other is perfect for everyday natural looking color. It dries totally matte and lasts all day. I recommend touching it up with chapstick or lip balm through out the day (otherwise you'll get dry chapped looking lips). And it still looks great for most of the day once applied in the morning. Oh and it smells a bit sweet like caramel. Here's the link. 
  2. Tarte - Tartiest Lip Paint in Namaste (nude)- The smell is minty and fresh. This product is easy to wear and goes on like a gloss but dries matte. The color lasts for a few hours but needs to be reapplied. I love the shades and the texture. I also recommend touching up with some chapstick or balm through out the day to avoid drying out your lips. Here's the link. 
  3. Milk - Matte Quad (nude palette)- This product offers a lot of versatility however, the colors are very muted and are better for eye shadow. Using them as lip color is hard for everyday. However, the texture of this palette is amazing. Its so silky smooth and I love playing around with the color and seeing what I can create. You just use your finger to apply. It's fun and trendy however, I don't think this is something I'll be using in a few months from now. I do love the quality of the product and will be trying out some other Milk products soon!  Here's the link.