The 10 Lipstick Colors You Need to Try This Fall
Real talk: You should wear the color of lipstick you feel like wearing, 365 days of the year. However, if you're looking to stick to a more traditionally seasonal look, the beginning of fall is the perfect opportunity. After all, that's when makeup brands unload their best burgundies, plums, and deep reds.
And, if you do want to branch out, there are also some excellent options available for the new season. A wine-stained lip courtesy of Burberry's liquid stain is a cool alternative to a matte red, and if you really want to get wild, Tom Ford's sparkly blue is a fail-safe option.
Here, we've rounded up the best lip colors to try for fall 2018 — from classic, to unexpected, and everything in between.
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Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance Lipstick in Deep Orchid
Nothing screams "fall" like a berry lipstick, which is why the color surges in popularity every year. This fall, try Pat McGrath Labs' take on the shade. It has a matte finish that's super pigmented without getting cakey or drying out your lips.
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Diamond Milk
From the woman to told us all to shine bright like diamonds, comes a lip gloss inspired by well, diamonds. Wear it alone for maximum shine, or tap it on top of your favorite lipstick if you're not willing to completely embrace lip gloss' comeback.
ColourPop Lux Lipstick in Mind Trick
Sure, this terracotta lipstick might look like and cost as much as a PSL, but there's nothing basic about it. The creamy, warm shade is the perfect option when your beloved coral lipstick just doesn't feel right for fall.
L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Varnished Rosewood
If you're looking for an easy, everyday lipstick shade this mauvey-rose is a great option. The high-shine finish makes it comfortable to wear, plus you won't have to worry about smudges or it wearing off during the day.
Tom Ford Beauty Boys & Girls Lip Color in Cardi
This fall you can party like Cardi — at least on your lips. If you're a fan of unexpected lipstick shades, Tom Ford's metallic blue Boys & Girls lipstick color named after the rapper is a must-try.
NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment in Starwoman
Wearing a red lip in the summer is tough, but not impossible. However, now the heat and humidity is gone, there's no better time to wear a classic matte red lip. NARS' liquid formula dries with a natural finish that doesn't get flaky or dry with wear. Bonus: The tapered doe foot applicator makes it easy to line and fill in lips without messing up.
Clinique Dramatically Different Lipstick Shaping Lip Color in Semi-Sweet
Instead of a peachy-nude, switch to one with rich, warm undertones for fall. Clinique's lipstick is infused with skincare ingredients that'll help keep lips smooth all chapped-lips season long.
Dior Rouge Dior Ultra Rouge Lipstick in Ultra Cult
Level-up your plum lipstick with this almost-black shade. Yes, wearing lipstick this dark can always be tricky if the formula doesn't hold up, but this Dior one offers up to 12 hours of wear.
Burberry Lip Velvet Crush Sheer Matte Stain in Oxblood
Get wine-stained lips — a fall lipstick trend that everyone loves year after year — with this easy-to-use liquid lipstick. It goes on like a liquid lipstick but dries into a powdery stain that doesn't fade, and more importantly, emphasize how dried-out your lips are.
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour in Unique
Not quite red, not quite pink, this is the *perfect* in-between shade to wear during fall's transitional weather. Even better, the formula is matte, but not too matte. It has a velvety finish.