Packing for 3 months in Paris on a tourist visa meant I had to find a way to fit 90 days of luggage in a 50 pound suitcase and one carry-on. This meant narrowing down my makeup choices to the bare essentials - including a handful of lip and nail colors that would cover all potential occasions, from French class to an evening for drinks in Paris to a New Years party.
1 - wine colored lips are one of my favorite fall trends, and when paired with a soft grey you get the perfect juxtaposition of neutral and bold appropriate for drinks and dinner.
2 - this pink might look a little too bold for fall, but it goes on sheer and much lighter than it appears. Paired with this Love & Beauty taupe (one of my favorite bargain brands), it's the perfect daytime look for shopping or brunch.
3 - I bought this Chanel red lipstick the first time I was in Paris in Summer 2012, and it has served me faithfully since then. It's the perfect classic bold red, and as such should be paired with a similar classic bold red. For some reason this Revlon shade is my absolute favorite red polish, and embarrassingly goes on brighter and shinier than designer counterparts I've tried.
4 - everybody needs a little holiday sparkle. I absolutely love the layering trend, so I like to wear this silver glitter polish over a cream, black, or white nail, but it's also strong enough to stand on its own. Paired with this coral pop of color it makes the perfect party look for when you're trying to be a bit more festive than your classic red look.