I’m pretty much obsessed with burgundy lipstick at this point. It’s still hot here and very much summer, but last week we saw a few glimpses of autumn with some moody skies and cool breezes. I’m already all about the dark, bold lipstick for fall, even if it is a bit early. I recently purchased a couple of new shades from Sephora and thought I’d share my mini-haul with some swatches and my thoughts on each.
I love my YSL Lipstick. It’s like being a kid in a candy store! They have gorgeous, luxurious packaging and they apply so perfectly to your lips that you can’t help yourself in eyeing another shade. Rouge Volupte #12 “Forbidden Burgundy” is a plum-burgundy shade. I actually love how unique this shade is. It looks like it is going to apply like a typical darkened merlot color, but it actually applies a bit lighter and brighter in color, giving off a really gorgeous plum-burgundy shine. It’s a really flattering shade that falls somewhere in between plum-berry and burgundy.
How stunning is this shade?! It deviates just enough from your typical burgundy/merlot shade to be really beautiful and flattering on every single person of every skin tone.
OCC Lip Tars are a really unique lip product. They come in a small tube and look a little intimidating at first. This shade in particular, Black Dahlia, looks like it is going to be very dark, almost black. OCC Lip Tars are insanely pigmented though, so you literally need just a tiny little drop of product to put down color for your entire mouth. This shade spreads out beautifully once you apply it and it ends up being a darkened burgundy with a very fine bright red shimmer in it.
Black Dahlia is so glamorous and sexy. It’s dark, edgy, and bold, and the hints of bright red shimmer you get from it are stunning. OCC Lip Tars have a minty fresh scent/feeling to them, and you only need the smallest drop of product to put down great color, so the tube will last you forever and ever.
Overall, I’m happy with my mini-haul! Both lipsticks are slightly different from one another. They are both pigmented and rich in color and feel great on the lips.
YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick is available at YSL counters and Sephora stores nationwide. Each lipstick retails for $34.00 USD.
OCC Lip Tars are available at OCC’s website and Sephora stores nationwide. Each Lip Tar retails for $18.00 USD.
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