See ya next year, summer, because, really, let's be honest—we are all anxiously waiting for October and the beginning of cooler nights, shorter days, and endless pumpkin lattes. Oh, and there's something else you should be excited about: the best fall lipstick shades to add to your beauty arsenal so you can stand out this season.
Rich jewel tones, vampy plums and purples, and chocolatey brown lips are beautiful in the cooler months of the year. The bold shades give a depth to your makeup look and are easy to pull off when paired with neutral shadows and a matte contour. Dark lips balance out the richer fabrics of fall and winter, like wool and tweed, and that's why they work from the office to date night.
Fall lipstick shades can be sheer or opaque, cool or warm toned. There's really nothing you can't do when it comes to fall lips—it's all about finding what works for your style, comfort level, and skin tone. While matte formulas are typically more fall appropriate, you can really do anything you set your mind (and makeup skills) to.
Below, I rounded up some cult favorite lip shades for fall.
1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Potion
If you don't have a lip color in this deep, dark purple, stop what you're doing and go get one now. Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Potion, $20.00, anastasiabeverlyhills.com
2. Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick in 1995
This lip color is likely called 1995 because the shade was a definite staple in the '90s, and it was definitely a must for good reason. Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick in 1995, $19.00, gerardcosmetics.com
3. Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick in Diva Red
This red screams chic and classic. Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick in Diva Red, $7, walgreens.com
4. YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Mats in Rose Perfecto
I think this is the perfect shade of pink—not too light with just a touch of orange. YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Mats in Rose Perfecto, $35.00, yslbeautyus.com
5. Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey
The color's name in itself just sounds like a dream. Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey, $17.00, sephora.com
6. NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Moscow
For days when you're feeling a little sexier than your usual red lip. NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Moscow, $27.00, narscosmetics.com
7. MAC Lipstick in Splurge
Pretty in pink never looked prettier. MAC Lipstick in Splurge, $17.00, maccosmetics.com
8. Tom Ford Lip Color in Negligee
This shade is a bit darker than a nude, but has a similar neutral tone to it, making it an easy lip color to swipe on on the daily, no matter what you're wearing. Tom Ford Lip Color in Negligee, $52.00, tomford.com
9. Fashion Fixation Lipstick in Tease Me
Could this be the most perfect shade of pinkish nude? I think yes. Fashion Fixation Lipstick, $19, hotmakeup.com
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