DIY Pumpkin Lipstick

Making Up Makeup: Pumpkin Spice Lipstick

Ever since Kathleen Lights launched Miami Fever, her liquid lipstick in collaboration with OFRA Cosmetics, I’ve been obsessed with finding a lipstick in a similar shade, which is a burnt orange that reminds me of pumpkin spice. In summer, I love wearing bright orange on the lips and Kathleen’s color looks like the perfect fall equivalent.

After deciding I didn’t want to order Miami Fever all the way from the US, I started looking for an alternative that would be easier for me to source. Turns out it’s a pretty unique shade and the only product I could find that reminds me of it is a lipstick from Diego Dalla Palma’s Fall/Winter collection. So the other day I went to the store to make it mine, but when I got there I found out it was closed for renovation… %&$@£*#§!!!!! You know the feeling, right?!

But then I though: ‘What the hell! I just want an orange lipstick with brown undertones, all I need to do is mixing two I already have and make my own custom shade!’. Picking the brown shade was pretty easy, since I only have two. One is a dark chocolaty brown that I knew wasn’t going to work, so I had to choose my only other option, which was Maybelline SuperStay 14HR in Lasting Chestnut, a reddish brown (read full review).

I swatched it on the back of my hand and then layered a few different oranges on top of it. I obtained the perfect color by mixing Lasting Chestnut with MAC Mattene Lipstick in Fashion Nomad, a pure orange. I tried the combination on my lips and was very satisfied with the result. I applied one layer of Lasting Chestnut first, then one layer of Fashion Nomad and finally added a little more orange until I was happy with it.

Do you ever mix your lipsticks to get your own custom color? If so, what’s your favorite combo? Did you get your hands on Kathleen’s lipstick? And do you know of any dupes?

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    October 20, 2015 at 11:17 am

    I only ever mixed lipliner and lipstick to get another color, but never two lipsticks. I´d be afraid they´d slide around, but it seems like it worked perfectly well for you.

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    October 20, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    I love to mix two lip color.. I dont have more lipsticks so i use this trick 🙂
    Nice post.. Thanks for sharing

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    October 20, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    I do this a lot, it saves a lot of money, rather spend on eyeshadows than lippies to be honest. 🙂

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    October 20, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    What a perfect shade!! I have mixed two lip colors before but I don’t recall any standout combination.

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    October 20, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    Oh wow it makes such a gorgeous shade

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    October 20, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Great idea hun !!!! I always mix my lipsticks if I’m just not feeling any of the 100s I own 😉 lol

    This shade isn’t something I would choose for myself although I do love a good orange red 🙂

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    October 20, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Wow! Thanks for sharing this super awesome match. Going to try this.

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    October 20, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    I personally don’t mix very often at all (one reason might be the sheer number of lipsticks I own, it’s rare that I can’t find the right shade…), but my grandma loved to. She would always mix her lipstick to get her perfect shade 🙂

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      Carol in a
      October 22, 2015 at 11:31 am

      Oh wow, the passion for makeup runs deep in your family!

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    Sneha Rane
    October 20, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    I also love mixing lip colors! This has turned out to be a great shade 🙂

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    October 20, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    I’ve never mixed two lipsticks but now this is something I will give it a try for sure. You came up with a gorgeous shade and you don’t need Miami Fever anymore 🙂 x

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    Chaste & Beautiful
    October 21, 2015 at 4:42 am

    Mixing two shades sometimes really ends up in a beautiful color that one can never let go off. I really want to try the Ofra cosmetics liquid lipsticks and highlighter. Nice post:)

    Chaste & Beautiful

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    Kiss & Make-up
    October 21, 2015 at 9:49 am

    I recently made my very first attempt at mixing lippies and I loved it! I mixed bright peony pink with a nude lippie and got a gorgeous peachy coral shade.

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    October 21, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Love the results! I’m usually too afraid to layer lipsticks, but wow, this definitely seems like a success! x


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    October 21, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Love it! Thanks for the tip. It’s perfect for fall 🙂

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    October 21, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    I mix lipsticks often! You created a very nice color!


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    October 21, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Beautiful photos and I love love love your style of writing! Keep it up!

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