In our new 'DupeAlerte' series, we're re-imagining the most popular colors seen online using the Finding Ferdinand Starter Kit! If you have a new favorite color you would like us to recreate, email us at email@example.com.
When I saw Kylie Jenner’s Fall Lip Kit collection, I immediately knew that I needed a color like Pumpkin in my life. There didn't seem to be any other colors on the market quite like it. Since working at Finding Ferdinand means I love experimenting with makeup, naturally I set out to create my own rendition. I began by figuring out the ratio of Orange Flare (a light true orange) to Tequila Sunrise (a deeper, reddish orange) based on pictures from Instagram. Eventually I got a pretty close color match using 90% Orange Flare, 10% Tequila Sunrise, and 50% Truffle... If you’re thinking, “Wait a sec – what’s Truffle?!?!” then you’re pretty sharp, because it’s a beautiful chocolatey brown color that hasn’t launched yet (but stay tuned)!
What made me drawn to Pumpkin was the balance of orange and brown tones, so I ordered the Lip Kit to compare and found that my version was a bit more orange than the original (pictures can be deceiving!) I also wanted something a bit lighter than the actual Kylie Lip Kit, so I put my own customized spin on the color I first saw and loved. With the Pumpkin liquid lipstick in hand to compare, I bumped up Orange Flare from 90% to 100% and I have to say, the tone is spot on, and more wearable for my complexion. See for yourself below:
And for those of you who are going to ask (and I know you will, because I would too), yes it’s matte. And YES it’s extremely long-wearing. For those who don’t like the feel of a liquid lipstick, our moisturizing matte formula is a great alternative. As we head into the winter months, I’m going to need the best of both worlds.
Although Truffle hasn’t launched yet as part of our mixing tool, we created a VERY limited supply of Cinnamon Minis. Be the first to try it out!
Natalie Hrycak, Contributing Editor