One by one, I’ve been trading in my bright, summer lipsticks for nudes to pair with smoky eyes and deep colors for statement lips. The brand new shades from the e.l.f. Studio Moisturizing lipstick line have fall written all over them, with a range of colors for any look you’re going for.
My personal collection of e.l.f. lipsticks is pretty extensive, but I was particularly excited for these new lipsticks for fall to come out because they seem right up my alley for the looks I’ve been wearing lately.
There are seven new shades in the line consisting of nudes and vampy colors, so I can keep things light and fresh or go all out and bring the drama.
In the Nude
In the Nude is my perfect nude shade— it’s practically the same color as my natural lips. This is perfect when I want to even out the tone to keep things neutral for smoky eyes or a no-makeup makeup look.
Southern Bell is a really pretty peachy pink that’s subtle enough to pair with different looks while adding a nice healthy color to the lips.
Marsala Blush is a faded dusty rose color that I like for every day neutral looks.
Berry Kiss is sort of like a your-lips-but-better shade that adds a sheer layer of color that looks naturally luscious.
Bordeaux Beauty turns out to be a bit more of a deep cranberry shade that goes on smooth and is what I would call “vamp-lite” since it’s not too dark.
Black Berry is such a beautiful burgundy, but was the only one that was slightly streaky and takes a little more work to apply evenly.
YAAASS. Black Out is a deep, opaque, and matte black lipstick. We don’t see a lot of daring shades like this from budget brands, and I was love love lovin’ on this shade. It may not be an every day color, but extremely chic when wore on its own with just some defined brows and maybe a hint of mascara.
It seemed to me that this new batch of lipsticks for fall varied in formula, both from the rest of the line as well as each other. While Black Out was opaque and matte, most of the neutral shades were a tad more sheer (but buildable to full coverage) and creamy. However, all of them— with the exception of Black Berry— came out looking even and smooth.
Usually with these lipsticks, I have to touch up halfway through the day (often after lunch) but otherwise the color stays on pretty well. I will say that the new Black Out shade will look really funky after eating, so I would go ahead and dab it off prior to your meal, then reapply after you’re finished. Also something to note: they have a sweet vanilla flavor and subtle scent to them.
Overall, my favorites of the new releases are Black Out for high-fashion, chic looks, Southern Bell as a subtle pop of pink and Marsala Blush as an every day shade.
The e.l.f. Studio Moisturizing Lipsticks are only $3.00, and the new fall shades are now available online.