8 Lippies To Help Transition from Summer to Fall

It's getting to be that time. Since September started, I've found myself reaching for that oxblood lippy everyday, and then having to stop myself just as the bullet is about to touch my lips. I can't throw in the towel yet! It's still summer for crying out loud! I have T minus 18 days left to rock my bright pinks and corals. (Of course, I'm not suggesting that these shades can't be worn during the colder months, just that it can be fun to embrace seasonal makeup.) But the simple truth is, I'm just too excited. I love the berries and the reds and the almost-blacks that are associated with fall and winter.

But I don't want to prematurely wear out the excitement of a vampy lip. Especially because here in North Carolina, it doesn't even really get cold until November (at the earliest). So I wanted some options to help tie me over until I'm ready to go-bold-or-go-home. Whether you're like me and need to slow your roll, or you just want to dip your toes into the deeper-lip looks, here are some options, from nudes to purples, to transition your lips from summer to fall.

The Transition Nude: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cannes

This deeper, rosy nude is opaque and matte. So chic. ($6,

The Transition Brown: Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle

This pinky-brown has a glossy finish and subtle shimmer. So easy to apply-and-go. ($8.49,

The Transition Mauve: MAC Lipstick in Syrup

This sheer color will glide on easily and go with anything. ($16,

The Transition Raisin: Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey

If you're just getting into darker, fall staples, this sheer, universally-flattering shade is a great way to start. ($16,

The Transition Red Berry: NARS Audacious Lipstick in Audrey

This full-coverage lippy is a lighter, brighter berry; perfect for this limbo-season. ($32,

The Transition Purple Berry: Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Empress

This opaque, matte eggplant is simply classic. ($28,

The Transition Red: Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Cherry

A sheer red with SPF 15 — what more could you want? ($22.50,

The Transition Violet: Too Faced Melted in Melted Fig

Opaque and glossy, this purple will get you ready for sweater weather. ($21,

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