Yes, it is officially that time! Hot lattes, pumpkin spice and my favorite dark lipstick. Although I'm known for rocking a dark lippie all year, there's nothing like rocking black lipstick with a leather moto jacket and some over the knee boots for the win. Because your girl is frugal, I keep a cheap hitter in my purse. $12 and under. My favorites from this year include some oldies (NYX Transylvania) and some newbies from Nicka K and Sephora. I just dropped some selfies so you guys could see the lighting difference and I have a swatch picture of all my favorites as well.
My first Nicka K True Matte purchase was earlier this year. I decided to venture outside of my normal NYX Soft Matte Cream purchase due to budget restraints and I picked up this really pretty gray matte color. The only problem was that it was super drying and in a matter of hours, I felt as if it was flaking off of my lips.
After watching a video from The Socialite Life on youtube, it was explained to me that coloring changes the formula of lipsticks.(You learn something new every day, thanks girl!) I decided to give Nicka K another shot, purchasing a true matte color called Cocoa Bean, a black matte and an iridescent one similar to the Sephora one I already have.
The second round was way better than the first. I love the True Matte Cocoa Bean especially for the price ($3.99 - $5.99 depending on where you are). Although the formula is really drying, I only needed to apply it once throughout the day and it stayed put through me eating and drinking after several hours. I do recommend moisturizing your lips prior to using this lipstick and not wearing it days in a row like I did.