I going to preface this post by saying that I know almost all the brands launched their holiday collections in September and October and I am very late to the game, but I have a real issue with just pretending that Halloween and Thanksgiving don’t exist and going straight into Christmas.
For the love of God! Let me enjoy my pumpkins!
However, I was in Sephora over the weekend and I saw that Too Faced released a beautiful, deep chocolatey melted matte lipstick with just a tinge of orange called Gingerbread Man as part of their holiday collection and I knew I had to have it.
The color is actually quite perfect for fall, despite the name, and it is practically begging to be worn with cozy sweaters and boots. Like all of Too Faced’s Melted Mattes, Gingerbread Man is longwear, pigmented and also a little drying to the lips. Also, it doesn’t smell like gingerbread to me, but more like buttercream.
I’m such a spaz at applying liquid lipstick, especially dark colors. Mostly because I am about as coordinated as a toddler and have an issue with staying within the lip line, even if I use a lip liner, so the first time I tried this on, I looked like I went to town on a Hershey bar and I forgot to lick the chocolate off. So, the second time called for more precision. A surgeon could have performed an appendectomy faster than I applied my lipstick today.
I’m a big fan of a light eye look and a bold lip and paired with my navy blue T-shirt, I thought it really made my eyes pop. I think me likey a lot!!
I also lighten it up a bit, depending on my look, by adding a bit of Urban Decay’s Fuel on the center and smacking my lips together. It also makes it a bit more comfortable to wear.
I’ve been carrying this color for a few days now in the makeup bag, so you know it’s a keeper, yet I wonder as we transition to winter whether I will reach for it as much as I do now. Typically, I reach for red and berries in the winter, but I guess we will play by ear.
Let me know any other holiday lippies I should try. I’m game for anything!
Till next time, my friends!