How To Wear Bright Lipstick In The Fall, Plus 5 Transitional Shades To Buy Right Now

MILAN, ITALY - MARCH 02: A model is seen backstage ahead of the San Andres Milano show during the Milan Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2015 on March 2, 2015 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Matteo Valle/Getty Images)
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Most of us believe fashion rules dictate seasonal color palettes: bright, neon, and cool tones for flower-filled spring days and deep plums, browns, and olives for cooler fall nights. Well, I say take that rule and throw it out the window. Here's how to wear bright lipstick in the fall without looking crazy, plus five shades that you can buy now and wear through November (heck, even December!). 

Keep The Rest Of Your Beauty Look Minimal 

You can let a bright pink lip pair with a navy sweater, or a neon orange lip with a camel coat. All you have to do is make sure your lips make the statement. If you want to transition your favorite lip shade from spring and summer, make sure you keep the rest of your beauty look minimal. Keeping your eyeshadow light, and your face fresh without over-contouring will make your bright, shiny lip look appropriate for the season. 

Wear A Neutral-Colored Outfit 

It helps if you wear an ensemble made up of neutral shades and high quality, textured fabrics. You can also let your bright, neon lip elevate a dark wardrobe or oversized, extra cozy outfits. 

Choose Matte Over Gloss 

Another trick for making bright shades work for the fall is choosing a different formula. While glosses are popular for the spring and summer, mattes are preferable for the fall. While this certainly isn't a rule you can't break, you can choose bright shades with matte finishes for the autumn. 

Here are 5 bright shades I love for fall and think you will, too.  

1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Unicorn


Liquid Lipstick in Unicorn, $20, Anastasia Beverly Hills

This purple-toned fuschia is just as good at a summer BBQ as it will be at a pumpkin carving party. 

2. Chanel Rouge Allure Intense Long-Wear Lip Colour in Excentrique

Longwear Lip Colour in Excentique, $37, Chanel 

Red is always in season, especially in this rich, red shade. 

3. Milani Cosmetics Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick in Matte Orchid 


Moisture Matte Lipstick Orchid, $6, Milani Cosmetics 

This is the perfect shade to brighten up any dreary, fall day. 

4. Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick in Ultimate Orchid 


Colorstay Ultimate Orchid, $10, Revlon

If you want to add some brightnes to your ensemble, while keeping it on the subtle side, opt for this soft, salmon-hued pink.

5. MAC Cosmetics Ultimate Lipstick in Ravishingly Rich

Ultimate Lipstick in Ravishingly Rich, $23, MAC Cosmetics 

Slap on this bright red shade and no one will even notice you're wearing all black or neutrals this fall.


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