Hapa Lip Wear
Our Staff Shares Their Fall Picks
ALEX'S PICK: DARK SIDE BY MAC
I used to be goth. This is why I can’t wait for the Fall. You will see me sporting Dark Side by MAC. Not only is the color named after Star Wars (or at least in my mind it is), but the color is a beautiful creamy deep berry plum. It really goes great with skin tones that have a bit of “yellow” in them. It’s a great color for the inner-goth in all of us.
ALISON'S PICK: LIPLICIOUS “WHIPPED VANILLA” LIP COLOR BY BATH & BODY WORKS
I just adore this delicious tinted gloss. The application is smooth and not sticky (perfect for smooching!) and the color is subtle yet glamorous. The nude shade has undertones of a shimmery pink as well. It looks gorgeous by itself, but can add a beautiful pop as a top coat to any regular lipstick. It also smells and tastes exactly like Rice Krispies Treats, which makes me want to continuously eat/huff it any time I whip it out!
AUTUMN'S PICK: ELECTRIC CORAL ART STICK BY BOBBI BROWN
Good luck finding this previous season's amazing orange that keeps my face holding onto some semblance of a summer glow but doesn’t scream Halloween as we all pile on our cold-weather black. This full-coverage bold hue is super fun and sasses up even the laziest ath-leisure but is rich enough to hold it’s own all night doing shots of Patron.
The crayon-like pencil means that application/reapplication is a breeze without liner and at the same time provides crust-less smooth staying power. Check out the current shades like Hot Pink and Sunset Orange for the same bright arsenal to keep summer alive against our fall wardrobes.
REBECCA'S PICK: GOSH VELVET TOUCH LIPSTICK #60 LAMBADA
It is bold, bright, and sexy. I’m pretty quiet and understated most of the time. So when I do wear makeup, I like to transform into something completely different. I’ll dramatically change for a decadent night out to the Rocky Horror Picture Show or a drag cast party with friends from Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
Try this eye-catching color to bring out your daring, effervescent side.
ILLUSTRATION BY NAOMI TAKATA SHEPHERD
DIANE'S PICK: BURT'S BEES LIP GLOSS IN ROSY DAWN
I’m not much of a lipstick wearer but have always loved gloss. Have recently switched over to non-toxic products and this was the first product I switched to because I realized I was eating so many chemicals daily with my constant reapplication. They boast being 100% Natural.
MELISSA'S PICK: SWEET RASPBERRY LIP STAIN BY SEPHORA
Sephora is a go-to for everyone, but their Sweet Raspberry is changing my summer. It’s hard for this Hapa girl to find a fuchsia that goes with my skintone and my acne scars. This lip stain has a blue base that makes for a pretty matte pout. It keeps my lips moist, and doesn’t rub off while I’m sipping rosé and eating some musubi. #summerlove
NAOMI'S PICK: STOWAWAY COSMETICS IN CRANBERRY
A little darker and edgier than scarlet, Stowaway’s Cranberry has some serious staying power and its compact size makes this lipstick easy to stash in even the smallest wristlet.