Mostly Sunny September/Early Autumn Favorites!

If you’ve been here for a while (in that case, I have nothing else to say but THANK YOU), you might remember that I was really not a lipstick girl. I thought I loved my eyeshadows too much to ever want to play my lips up and eyes down, but early autumn worked its magic and BANG, my recent favorites revolve around bold(er) lipsticks!

1: Bold Lipsticks

Guerlain Envie Rouge G L’Extrait, Tom Ford Diabolique Lip Color, Guerlain Gisela Rouge G

I’m cheating a bit with the Tom Ford one here, since it’s not part of the autumn release. I promise I will blog about it around its launch date (the post has actually been written and I’m just waiting for more information to be available before I hit “publish”)! In case you want a sneak peek of its amazing-ness, head over to my Twitter and check out my profile picture (follow me for random fun updates)!

2. Soft Shadow Action

Hourglass Dune Visionaire Duo, Bobbi Brown Rich Caviar palette, Bobbi Brown Sable

When I have a bold lipstick in mind, I want to make my eyes look their best without being “in-your-face.” Here is what I use very often:

I love the lighter shade of Hourglass Visionaire Dune Duo. It’s the perfect for bringing light into the inner half of my lids without an obvious metallic shine. For my inner corners, Bobbi Brown Candlelight (middle of the first row in the Rich Caviar palette that is part of the holiday collection. It will also be blogged about in detail very very soon, so keep your eyes peeled!) does the trick easily. For soft depth and an illusion of “crease,” I use a mixture of Bobbi Brown Wheat (third on the first row) and Sable (still my go-to brow filler as well).

3. Let’s Get… Eyeliner-Happy

Bobbi Brown Black Ink Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, Ultra Fine Eye Liner Brush

Any eye look would lost on me without a decent bit of eyelining action. September saw the retirement of my Maybelline gel liner and Eyeko liquid eyeliner, but I’m not feeling too deprived with Bobbi Brown Black Ink Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner! The Ultra Fine Eye Liner Brush is an old friend. Paired together it’s easy to achieve that winged-out cat eye I’ve been sporting very often!

4. Candles

Diptyque Roses, Baobab Collection Zanaibar Spices

I don’t light candles all year round, but the colder months always awaken the candle lover in me. At the moment I am crazy about Diptyque Roses and Baobab Collection Zanzibar Spices. Diptyque Roses is a scent that will likely please all rose/floral lovers. It is soft, feminine, and calming. Baobab Collection Zanzibar Spices on the other hand, plays with something rich and sensual. The cinnamon and curcuma (turmeric) in there always make me hungry!

5. Richer Scent

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire

You know how with some stuff, it’s love at first sight but with some other, it takes some time? That’s my story with Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire. I wasn’t too sure what to make of it when I sniffed it on a piece of paper, but when I got a piece of cloth with the scent on, I realized things get better about it for me. You will get a full review in no time, but for the moment let me just say it’s something I gladly wear to bed (as well as when I’m awake for sure), and I almost never do that!

How about you? What are your early autumn favorites? Does the season make you grab different things in terms of makeup/skincare?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Disclosure: This post contains one (or more) sample that is provided by the PR for my consideration. All opinions are honest and my own. I am in no way compensated for this review. I have always been, and will always be committed ONLY to my readers.

  • Teri

    Lol, I really don”t smell the cinnamon in the zanzibar candle I love it so much tho! I’m so happy that you finally got into the greatness of bolder lipcolours and lipsticks because you really wear them so well!

    • Sunny

      Ah come on, Zanzibar Spices is ALLLL about cinnamon (I think)! Thanks for the compliment! I’m happy I’m finally there too :)

  • BeautyReflections (@BeautyReflectTS)

    Love that bold lips are growing on you! :) Love all your fall faves. I am really into candles at the moment too! My absolute faves are the Nest ones! But they are so expensive, so I do have a lot of Bath and Body Works one!

    • Sunny

      Yaaay thanks Tracy! I’ll have to check Nest out!

  • wheetnee

    Gah, I was supposed to get a sample of Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire from Sephora and then they said they couldn’t get a hold of them :(

    I love the lipstick casing!!

    • Sunny

      Aww that’s bad! I hope you’ll get to sample it soon!

  • Dovey

    I can’t wait to see your Bobbi Brown rich caviar review! I’m always looking at Sable and it was great to see that here too.

    • Sunny

      Dovey it’ll be up sooner than you think, so keep your eyes peeled! I was going to sit on it for another while but it got too hard LOL

      Sable has been my brow filler for a year now, and I love to mix a bit of Wheat with it for the softest and most natural contouring shade (for my skin tone at least)!

  • The Neemly (@neemly)

    I’ve heard such good things about Hourglass eyeshadows, and I’ve had my eye on Dune for a while! Looks so pretty & wearable.

    • Sunny

      Hey Neemly, I really really like the lighter shade of Dune but the darker one just isn’t a 10/10 for me (it doesn’t blend easily on top of UDPP. I have solved the problem with NARS Smudgeproof by now, but still I wish it’d be as soft as its neighbor). I know that the grand majority really loves it though, so maybe I’m a bit weird haha

  • ValleyDoll

    Lovely favorites ! I’m also one of those ‘ I’d rather do eyeshadow than lipstick’ kinda girls. Really should do more with lipstick/gloss.

    • Sunny

      Hey Eva, I never imagined I’d come this far with lipsticks, but it happened really fast! There are still days I want to do fancier eyeshadows, but the charm of a good lipstick is hard to resist!

  • BeautyLoves

    I used to be a real lipgloss kinda girl, but if I’m honest, the lipstick grew on me and I even think I have more lipsticks than lipglosses right now.
    I’m curious about the Bobbi Brown palette. It looks like it has colours I’d love!

    • Sunny

      It’s strange, but I went from not a lip anything girl straight to a lipstick girl! Normally glosses should be easier to wear, but I kind of skipped that part! There are some that I love and wear often, but I still prefer lipsticks! You’ll see the Bobbi Brown palette VERY soon too!

  • Lily (@ChloeAsh)

    I like my BB gel liner too. I’ve tried MAC fluidline and other drugstore gel liners. They just don’t compare. So I stopped looking :-) If it’s gel liner, it must be BB for me. Glad you like it too!

    • Sunny

      Haha good to know I have already tried the best! I am getting Forest this Friday (it was sold out when I went last week), and I hope it’ll be really amazing too!

  • Yak Man

    The bobbi brown palette looks great! and omg is that a red lipstick, it looks pretty! My fave for september is Max Factor mascara combined with Maybelline mascara :D. It makes my lashes long and full

    • Sunny

      OOO The Max Factor one I’ve tried has a bit too big of a brush for me to maneuver around easily, but I like Maybelline for sure!

  • Joyce (bronzerbunny)

    I love lipstick on you, so yay! Are you loving the tom ford formula or do you like guerlain rouge g better? I got a sample of the guerlain perfume at sephora the other day but I’m not sure it is for me, though your positive impression is good! And I like candles year round hehe :)

    • Sunny

      Thanks Joyce! I can’t really compare the two formulas yet, as the Tom Ford I have is very very matte and that is different from the Rouge G’s I’ve tried. I really wasn’t sure about La Petite Robe Noire until I tried it on, and bang I fell in love but no perfume is for everyone :)

  • lippylash

    That candle looks/sounds amazing.. but not if it is going to make me hungry :p hahaha .. I love candles too. I’m burning one right know: apple/cinnamon (I think). Loved this favorites post!

    • Sunny

      Haha to me it smells like pudding, but apparently not to everyone! Doesn’t the cinnamon/apple one make you hungry though? I know it’d make ME hungry!

  • Larie

    Yay, bold lips! They’re really amazing – nothing helps me feel more put together sometimes. That Bobbi Brown Caviar palette also looks amazing! Great favorites, Sunny! I need some new candles, myself.

    • Sunny

      Exactly, Larie! Put-together is definitely the perfect adjective here. The review for the palette will be up very very soon (in 2 parts because I managed to make it VERY lengthy)!

  • marijke

    I love the guerlain perfume too, smells soo nice!

    • Sunny

      I like the sweetness combined with smokiness. Great for the season!

  • Christine@BrazenBeauty

    I always read everything you write, Sunny dear, even if I don’t comment. Secondly, great minds think alike!!!! I’ve been pairing my new TF lipstick with soft BB eyes and loving the effect!! I am intrigued by the candles you me tion– I’m always looking for nice candles thank you!

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Christine! I really like Flamingo on you (my TF wish list is growing REALLY long)! Definitely check these two out. I’m sure I’ll get more as the weather gets colder :)

  • My Lucite Dreams

    I love and want everything. That Bobbi brown liner is just the best! I have been opting for bolder lips since blogging as well. You look lovely in a bold lip :-)

    • Sunny

      OOO wait till you see the new Bobbi Brown gel liner I got! I still have to photograph it but already I’m totally obsessed with the color!

      • My Lucite Dreams

        Uh oh! Can’t wait!

  • Peggy Timmermans Visagie

    I totally dig your autumn favourites Sunny!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Peggy!