Switching Up Lip Products to Transition from Summer to Fall


Those lazy days of summer are almost behind us and soon we’ll be moving into gorgeous fall weather. For a lot of ladies, that means a change up in their makeup routine, particularly when it comes to what they’re wearing on their lips. But if you’re not ready to let go of those last glorious days of summer, don’t fear! We’ve got some ideas here to help you make the transition beautifully, capitalizing on the summer lip products you’ve probably already been using all season long.


A stain is a style of lip product that is often used in the summer, as it holds up against high temperatures and lasts all day. It even stays on in the water, making it ideal for the pool or beach. Because it is often used in the summer, lip stain colors tend to be bright and punchy, like coral or hot pink. Transition your favorite stain from summer to fall by layering it underneath your favorite lipstick for a deeper, richer color.


Lip liner is a great product to start incorporating as the summer months end, as it takes whatever color you already wear and bumps it up a notch. Where as you may look for a soft, casual lip for summer, lining your lips in the fall adds definition and drama, giving a look that is perfect as the weather gets crisp. Bonus tip: opt for liners in autumn shades like burgundy, auburn and purple.

Matte Vs Shine

Think about the visual effect you want as we move into fall. Shiny lipsticks are common in the summer, but tend to fade as the temperatures cool off. A matte lip is much more suited to fall, which tends to lean to more muted colors or deep reds. If you can’t give up the shine, stick to shiny lipsticks in traditional fall colors and ditch the summery pinks.


Gloss is a go to product for most ladies in the summer, as you can often apply your favorite gloss with nothing underneath and still achieve a long lasting look that really scores at the beach or poolside. EOS Lip Balm has been a consistent favorite when it comes to “going nude”. It’s not, however, such a hot look for fall. If you’re not ready to give up that fave gloss, just layer it over an auburn lipstick or a ruby red matte color. This way you’re moving into the fall palette while holding onto those last notes of summer.

House of Beauty Lip Hybrids Swatches and Review!

I don’t even remember when I first saw or heard about these, but I rediscovered them a few weeks ago and had to buy them right away.


The colors that I got.


I wanted to show you the viscosity of the lip hybrid.


These are the colors that I got:

  • Pretty Natural– a pale rosy brown, sets to a satin finish
  • Kathryn– a rose taupe, sets to a semi matte finish
  • Iron Rose– metallic rose with burgundy undertones, sets to a metallic semi matte finish
  • Sienna– a red toned brown, sets to a semi glossy finish
  • Gothica– a deep burgundy with plum undertones and red shimmer, sets to a semi glossy finish
  • Midnight– rich plum with purple shimmer, sets to a satin finish

The Lip Hybrids come in a lot of different finishes: satin, semi matte, semi glossy, metallic semi matte, foiled satin, high gloss, sparkly satin finish and semi metallic satin. (I think that’s it lol) I tried to get a variety of finished to try out.

There are over 100 colors to choose from and believe me… it’s super hard to choose. I decided to go with colors I knew that I’d wear. I really wanted the gold one called Treasured buuuut I knew I wouldn’t actually wear it. So I went with more neutral colors and vampy colors (basically opposites lol).

As you can see these come in clear jars, like the ones you get when you buy pigments or loose eye shadows. So, you need to have something to apply them with. I use a lip brush I have from OCC.

These have a texture similar to OCC lip tars, but they are ‘stickier’, more viscous. Similarly to lip tars, you only need a small amount. You can layer them for more opacity or use less for just a wash of color. The color does depend on your lip color, if you have pigmented lips, you may want to use foundation or concealer to neutralize your lip color so the true color of the lip hybrid will come through. I tried thee over bare lips and concealed lips… I prefer them over the concealer.

They are supposed to have a wear time of 4-8 hours. They do transfer so the wear time will depend on what you’re doing. The first one I wore is Sienna. I put it on at around 7pm, went out.. ate, drank and wiped my face multiple times (wings, go figure) and just had a stain left by 10:30. By 11:30 it had faded pretty completely. With all the eating and wiping, I’d say that’s still not bad. If you aren’t going to be eating or drinking, they will last longer.

I haven’t worn these much, but so far I’m really liking them. I’m really pumped to dry the darker colors. Have you tried any kind of ‘lip hybrid’?



IT Cosmetics The IT Girl Set Swatches and Initial Review!

Disclaimer: This was sent to me for review

It’s time for Holiday sets! And today I have one from IT Cosmetics!



This is a trio of limited edition CC+ Lip Serum shades. The shades you get are Joy to the World, Snow Bunny and Under the Mistletoe. The box also states that these are hydrating, anti-aging, color-correcting creme glosses.


This is the applicator, it’s the same for all the glosses so I figured I could get away with only showing one. It’s the same as other IT Cosmetics glosses, it has that ballerina slipper shape.

itgirlset4These are the shades, I decided to go lightest to darkest here. As you can see, Snow Bunny is a very very pale pink, on the lips it was more nude than pink. Joy to the World is a midtoned berry pink, on the lips it was very similar to my natural lip color. Under the Mistletoe is a berry-red shade, I think it’s a little darker in real life than in the picture. On the lips its a very pretty berry-red.

The formula is very nice, they seem like they’d be sheer, but you can get full opacity in two coats. They also aren’t sticky at all and feel very comfortable on the lips. And they smell like vanilla, which is always a plus in my book.

Overall, a really great set. I like that you get a range of colors, and I love the formula of these glosses. I’m definitely going to be adding Under the Mistletoe to my holiday look lineup, and I cannot wait!

You can check out more about this set on Ulta’s website.