One of the perks of working for a site like BettyConfidential is that we get to try out tons of beauty products. From brand new releases to relaunched classics, it’s like our birthday every time we check the mail. And then we get to tell you about all our favorite things, so everybody wins!
This fall, I couldn’t help but notice that there’s been an abundance of berry shades in the latest crop of new beauty goodies. Not that that’s a bad thing, you understand; au contraire, as it happens to be one of my favorite colors. Of course, it helps that I tend to wear a lot of navy blue and black, both of which complement the shade wonderfully—but whether you’re pairing these brisk berry picks with dark jewel tones or as a pop of color with something brighter and lighter, they’re absolutely perfect for crisp fall days and chilly autumn evenings. Here’s the lowdown on two of my favorites:
Sonia Kashuk nail color in Pulp Fiction ($4.79, target.com).
What I dig about Sonia Kashuk is that the brand’s releases each season are always super on trend AND super affordable. Case in point: Sonia’s shiny new fall 2013 nail colors. Normally I go for slightly shimmery nail lacquers, but lately, I’m LOVING the high-gloss finish of Sonia’s berry cream shade, Pulp Fiction. Oh, and did I mention that it’s 3-free, too? No formaldehyde, toluene, or DBP in sight. The fact that one of my favorite movies is Pulp Fiction happens to be purely coincidental, I swear.
CARGO essential lip color in Bordeaux ($22, cargocosmetics.com). I’ve never met a CARGO product I didn’t like, and this gorgeous lippie is no exception: I’m pleased to report that the brand’s first ever lipstick collection is a definite winner. Olive oil, jojoba, and shea butter keep your pucker hydrated and help the high pigment colors (twelve shades in all!) glide on easily; meanwhile, a combination of peptides enhance your lips’ natural volume. It’s also wonderfully versatile, so whether you blot it for a stain-like tint or build it for some major drama, it’ll do exactly what you want it to. And the Bordeaux shade? Is FABULOUS. It’s like if you took your favorite red wine—the one with berry notes and a slightly chocolaty finish—and turned it into a lip color.
Tell us: What are your favorite colors for fall?
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.