Pumpkin Patch Inspired Makeup

It’s been a very fall-like blogging month as I’m loving the arrival of the cool crisp air and all that comes with the fun and excitement of the Halloween season!!

{Me with my big man Walker at the pumpkin patch.  It was freeeezing for GA weather!}

I went on the annual field trip to Washington Farms pumpkin patch with my 3.5 year old’s class this week, and have gone on this trip every year since 2008 when my oldest son starting going with their school.  It’s always super fun and totally gets you in the Halloween spirit of picking out your very own pumpkin from a REAL pumpkin farm!

{My home-made pumpkin colored lips}
Of course I’m going to share with you my “pumpkin inspired” colored lips at the bottom of the blog, bc I always have to find a way to incorporate makeup into most of my blogs!!  I didn’t own an orange colored lipstick, so I had to use 3 different colors to achieve this.  But if you want an easy-way-out orange, try MAC’s lipstick in Morange ($14.50) for a wearable pumpkin shade.  Or you can go for a pale shade of orange like pretty Miss Eva Mendes here.
Here are some photos of our field trip. We got to go on a hayride pulled by a tractor, 
{Walker’s personal favorite of the trip- even though it was cold cold cold bc the wind was whipping us as we traveled out in the open air to the pumpkin patch!}
…visited a petting zoo filled with everything from peacocks (my personal fave) to bunnies, ponies, mules, horses, and pigs, 
 {how gorgeous is this bird??}

{my photography skills lacking here bc he is looking at one mule and one horse, both of which are covered up by the fence in the distance…go figure.}
{petting a sweet bunny rabbit}
…then for the finale, we got to pick out our very own pumpkin from the patch!  And we learned that pumpkins actually start out as flowers during the talk by the farm owner-who knew??!  
 {W made his choice from the thousands out there!}
{W also picked out one for his baby sister who basically stayed bundled in the stroller for an hour and half!  We had to borrow that stocking cap from the school director bc it was too cold not to have anything on her head!  She was not happy the red hat didn’t match her outfit and that mommy forgot that important accessory ;-)}
Here are the steps I took to create my own pumpkin colored lip after visiting the farm and deciding I wanted to try out an orange lip color.  
 {Bare lips}
 {One coat of Maybelline ColorSensational lipcolor in Coral Crush}
 {My old trick of using colored eyeshadow or blush on top of lipstick to create a long lasting lip color and for manipulating the color.  I used two orange shadow shades (no names) from a Stila and Bobbi Brown palette}
{To finish it off, I used Black Radiance radiant lip gloss in golden sand ($3) which is a true gold gloss with almost a touch of orange to it to downplay the pinky coral from my lipstick}
Anyone else have a favorite orange lipstick they could share??  How do you pick out your special pumpkin for the big day- grocery store or actual pumpkin patch??