The Best Fall Lipstick Colors For Every Skin Tone That Wants To Delve Into Berry Shades
Fall is, in my opinion, the best time of the year for makeup. Everything gets a little bit bolder, a little bit deeper, and a little bit richer — especially lipstick. And who doesn't love a new, autumnal lippie? But the only thing better than one fall-inspired lipstick is two fall-inspired lipsticks. Day-to-night lipstick palettes get a makeover when the temperature starts to drop. Instead of transitioning from a classic nude to a classic red (not that these colors should ever be abandoned), try transitioning from a darker, rosy brown to a rich berry hue. And the best part about these types of shades? They're more universally-flattering. Which means it won't be an ordeal to find your ideal brown and berry lippies.
But even though most brown-toned neutrals and berries will look good on any skin tone, there are still certain shade variants that will pop better on different skin-tone depths. Think pinky browns and raspberries for lighter skin tones all the way through plummy browns and mulberries for darker skin tones. Ready to find your perfect fall lipstick-pairings? Here are the ideal day-to-night hues for every skin tone to rock this autumn.
Fair to light skin tones will benefit from pinky browns and light taupes like these. Whether a matte, gloss, or satin formula, a variety of finishes in the right hue will still stand out against lighter skin tones.
From left: SEPHORA Collection Color Lip Last in Brown Is Back!, $14, Sephora; theBalm Read My Lips Lipgloss in GRRR!, $15, Amazon; Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Touchable Taupe, $7, Amazon
Bright raspberries and orchids will totally pop against lighter skin tones.
From left: Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Bauhau5, $20, Sephora; Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick in Sheer Ladyflower, $10, Urban Decay; Sonia Kashuk Lustrous Shine Lip Crayon in Orchid, $9, Target
Dusty roses and deeper taupes make for the perfect darker-neutrals for medium and olive skin tones.
Plummy pinks have a little more depth than raspberries, making it the perfect berry-hue for medium and olive skin tones.
From left: NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream in Prague, $6, Target; Burberry Burberry Kisses Lipstick in Bright Plum No. 101, $34, Sephora; ColourPop Lippie Stix in Flawless, $5, Colourpop
Dark and Deep skin tones need darker and deeper blushed neutrals. Rosewoods and plummy browns are just the ticket.
From left: ARDENCY INN MODSTER Long Play Supercharged Lip Color in Valentine, $25, Ardency Inn; ColourPop Lippie Stix in Grunge, $5, Colourpop; NYX Cosmetics Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in B52, $4, Ulta
For a berry that will pop beautifully against deeper skin tones, opt for highly-pigmented mulberries and deep magentas.
From left: SEPHORA COLLECTION Luster Matte Long-Wear Lip Color in Mulberry Luster, $16, Sephora; Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in Mulberry, $24, Sephora; NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned, $27, Nordstrom
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to pick a few raspberries — lipstick, not fruit.
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