It’s officially fall. You’re now free to indulge in as much pumpkin as you like. While I can’t deny that the first PSL of the season is really special – and yes, I too seized that moment a few weeks ago – I’ve been more excited about the discovery of the perfect fall lipstick. The sleeper hit of all the fall makeup I’ve tested is definitely CARGO Essential Lip Color. That semi-matte finish I’ve been looking for? CARGO hit it right on the money. It’s smooth and creamy and full of color that wears for hours and hours. The addition of olive oil, jojoba, shea butter extract and peptides make for one cozy lipstick that isn’t the least bit high-maintenance. No mirror, no problem. Touch-ups are hardly needed since it wears way past my morning coffee/tea/modified-PSL (soy misto with two pumps pumpkin – TRY IT!) I’ve been alternating four of the 12 shades. There’s the deep Bordeaux, which screams fall, and the bright fuchsia Punta Cana which is crazy good. Oh, and the pale nude Las Vegas that manages to mute my lip color without totally washing me out. Even better, mixing Las Vegas with another color for a custom lipstick. I like it with the pinky coral Palm Beach.
While doing some Emmy’s red carpet beauty research last night, I found that Allison Williams was also wearing a custom Cargo Essential Lip Color: Las Vegas blended with Dubai, a caramel nude. I loved her makeup – all by Cargo, but really, her hair stole the entire show, don’t you think?