13 Amazing Alternatives To Fall Lip Colors, Because Autumn Is Good For So Much More Than Dark Red
Once sweater weather is in full effect and pumpkin spiced everything is all the rage, vampy lips are everywhere. As popular as dark red hues are this time of year, they don't have to be the only lippies you rock. The best lip colors for fall can come in every shade of the rainbow as long as you're willing to give a bold lipstick a whirl.
Makeup has gotten more daring than ever: Metallic lipsticks, glitter eyeliner, and graphic wings have taken over the beauty sphere. There's definitely nothing wrong with a traditional approach to your makeup, but giving yourself a makeover with an unusual lip color can spice up your look in all the right ways. Sure, a radioactive neon or pale pastel may look intimidating inside of the tube — but one sweep onto your lips and you just may fall in love with an unexpected shade.
Having fun with your beauty routine is all about self-expression and experimentation, after all. And there are no set rules that say one range of lipstick shades are allowed per season. Step outside of your comfort zone this fall and give these 13 loud and proud lip colors a chance to grace your pucker.
1. Metallic Green
Urban Decay "Junkie" Vice Lipstick, $17, sephora.com
The metallic makeup trend is hotter than ever, so ride the wave with a sparkly green lipstick. Making the switch from your typical red and pink lipstick to a bold shade like green can be scary, so ease into it with a deep hue like Urban Decay's "Junkie."
2. Bright Orange
Gerard Cosmetics Hydra-Matte Liquid Lipstick in "Mercury Rising", $20, gerardcosmetics.com
Whether you opt for a burnt orange or a neon version, this isn't a color you see everyday. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't turn heads with it year-round.
Covergirl Katy Kat Matte in "Perry Panther", $6.99, target.com
Don't ever think you have to save black lipstick for your witch costume this Halloween. Say yes to black lipstick all year and add some drama to your fall looks.
4. Mustard Yellow
OCC "Traffic" Lip Tar, $16, occmakeup.com
Yellow lipsticks are hard to come by, which is all the more reason why you should snag one for your collection. You're guaranteed to be a trendsetter with a lippie as bright as this one.
5. Baby Blue
NYX "Little Denim Dress" Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick, $6.99, ulta.com
There's nothing like an adorable pastel to add some femininity to your look. How could you not swoon over baby blue?
6. Lime Green
Lime Crime Velvetine in "Alien", $16, limecrime.com
If you break out a neon hue like lime green, you have no choice but to own it. All eyes will surely be on your gorgeous fluorescent pout.
7. Cool Grey
Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in "Chill Zone", $24, ulta.com
Make a non-traditional shade like cool grey your new go-to "nude". It's such a stunning shade that looks perfect against a range of skin tones.
Maybelline "Wickedly White" Color Sensational Lip Color, $7.49, ulta.com
Going stark white on the lips can be risky, but it's worth it. White can easily coordinate with the rest of your look without clashing.
9. Metallic Black
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in "Nayeon", $21, sephora.com
Matte black isn't for everyone, we get it. And sometimes a girl needs her sparkle. A little shimmer never hurt anybody, so consider throwing metallic black lipstick onto your smackers every now and then.
10. Navy Blue
Anastasia Beverly Hills "Paint" Liquid Lipstick, $20, macys.com
Deep blue hues have such a regal vibe that you have to adopt them into your fall makeup routine. There's no way you won't feel like royalty in navy blue lipstick.
Ka'Oir Wet Paint in "Heavy Metal", $18.99, kaoir.com
We're not talking grey or metallics here. We mean true silver! A futuristic looking silver gives an entirely new meaning to bold lipstick.
12. Holographic Lipgloss
BareMinerals "Hypnotist" Moxie Lipgloss, $18, ulta.com
Trying out a strange lip color may be biting off more than you can chew. No worries! An iridescent lipgloss may be just what you need to test the waters. Layer a holographic-looking gloss over your favorite lipstick and you can instantly take your look to new heights.
13. Aqua Green
MAC x Chris Chang Lipstick in "Cloud Gait", $20, macys.com
There's nothing dull about a turquoise lipstick. You could be feeling the mermaid vibes all year with this one.
It may be hard to part ways with your favorite plum lipstick. But if you throw a little unconventional color into your lipstick rotation, you'll probably enjoy your walk on the wild side.
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