MAKEUP: The perfect pairing of knits and lips

November 16, 2015 THE KLOG

The air is crisp, there's the promise of snuggling in your coziest sweaters, and the leaves are putting on a brilliant show. If you want to compete with Mother Nature, you're going to need a killer lip, and if you want to maximize that snuggle time, you're going to need an equally killer sweater. Feeling inspired by some online window shopping, today I'm going to show you some options for both!

What screams fall more than a gorgeous wine-colored lip? On a recent trip to Toronto, Tiffany and I had the chance to play around with the Son & Park Air Tint Lip Cubes. We absolutely loved the creamy formulation, rich pigments, and adorable little cube packaging and applicator tip. To apply, just swipe the curved doe-foot applicator as you would with any other liquid lipstick. They smell heavenly, a bit rosy but very subtle. They wear pretty decently too, going on creamy and glossy while drying slightly matte and leaving your lips with a pretty stain even when wiped away. 

Here's Tiffany wearing shade 05 Berry Rose:

You know what pairs well with a classic berry wine lip? A classic slouchy black V neck sweater, like the Babaton one from Aritzia.

Aritzia Babton sweater

Babaton Tyrion Sweater from Aritzia

Another great offering from Son & Park Air Tint Lip Cubes that we fell in love with is the absolutely beautiful 06 Mexican Rose. It's a fun alternative to a traditional red lip with its pop of fuchsia undertones. It's bright but it fits right in with the fall's color palette. I like to apply this and then blot very gently with oil blotting paper (never tissues -- they might leave fuzzy fibers on your lips!). Blotting helps ensure you don’t get lipstick teeth and helps minimize any transfer.

Tiffany shows you exactly what I'm talking about here. Ugh, GORGY!

With such a fun color, I'd love to pair it with a fun, unexpected print like this amazing sweater from ANNTIAN Short Necky Sweater from 100 Year Party:

Anntian Short Necky Sweater

ANNTIAN sweater from 100 Year Party

If you're not much of a heavy lip person, or if you just want your eyes to take center stage with a smokey fall look, the Son & Park Lip Crayon in 06 Sugar Tint is the perfect choice. This chubby crayon gives your lips that "my lips but better" look along with some low-key hydration. It's perfect to throw in your bag and you don't have to worry about it leaving stains all over that special someone's lips whenever you're getting cozy together in this chilly weather. It also has that delicious rosy floral scent that makes me want to keep re-applying this product even when I don't really need to.

Side note: This product is best suited for lips that aren't darkly pigmented; you could still wear it if your lips are dark, but it will just look like a clear gloss. The crayon applies smoothly. Just outline and then fill in your lips for sheer gorgeousness.

Keep it low-key with Sugar Tint Crayon and this comfy slouchy turtleneck Siv Knit sweater from Need Supply Co.

Need Supply Siv Knit

Siv Knit sweater from Need Supply Co

This list isn't complete without at least one red lip, and I have the classic red lip to end classic red lips: The Iope Colorfit Lipstick in #18 Classic Red. Talk about stunning: This lipstick shot to cult status after being featured on the hit K-drama My Love From Another Star. But besides its celebrity pedigree, it's just a damn fine lipstick! The formulation is luxurious and the color is the perfect classic, true blue-toned red. It goes on creamy and you can't help but feel like a star when you twist the heavy gold tube, revealing the exceptionally beautiful red bullet, and swipe the timeless shade across your lips. As with any bold color, exfoliated lips make the best canvas. If you don’t have a good lip scrub handy, a mix of brown sugar and coconut or olive oil makes a great paste to scrub flakies away and give your lipstick a smooth surface.

Classic loves classic, but you're a little bit cooler than that, so why not marry this time-honored shade to a beautiful classic camel sweater with an updated shape? Try this one here from Need Supply Co.

need supply verneuil sweater

Verneuil sweater from Need Supply Co.

Gorgeous fall lips and gorgeous fall sweaters go together like pumpkin and spice. Mix yourself up a delightful concoction today!

- Coco Park

Coco Park, a.k.a. The Beauty Wolf, is on the prowl for beauty in all its forms including, but not limited to, makeup, art, and hip-hop. She's a cityslicker from the South living in Montreal with her family. Catch @thebeautywolf on Instagram.

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