Gimme Some Lip
Ah, fall. Tis’ the season for knee-high boots, knitted scarves, and comfy sweaters. And the best lipstick trends. Finally, you can try out that new lip without fearing the wrath of the summer sun. But just because the heat of summer is dying down doesn’t mean your fall lip look can’t be hot. Pucker up, ladies.
Burn, Baby, Burn
A burnt sienna colored lip creates a healthy glow perfect for the chilly months ahead. Ranging in color from gold-tinted oranges to warm almost-browns, it's is a great transition color from summer to fall. Daring, yet subtle, these lips look great with a strong brow, dark lashes, and simple face makeup. This color is perfect for a cozy coffee date (and goes great with your pumpkin spiced latte). Seriously, you’ll look like an autumnal goddess.
Save: NYX Tangerine Pearl ($4)
Although not typically thought of as a traditional color, cacao lipsticks are totally vampy for autumn. Dress up the look with gold eye shadow and a strong cat-eye or keep it simple with feathery lashes and skin-warming bronzer. Celebs like Kylie Jenner and Chrissy Teigen have been killin’ it with this nineties-inspired trend. Varying in hue from orange-tinted to plum-toned, there are many different shades to pair with any skin color.
A Rose By Any Other Name
Rose-colored lips give your pucker a neutral finish that looks beautiful on all skin tones. Whether you choose a satin or matte finish, the color makes your lips look kiss-ably smooth (wink, wink). This is also a crazy easy shade to wear — since it’s neutral looking, it doesn’t require much touching up and matches pretty much anything. Keep it low key with just a swipe of mascara or play it up with a dark smoky eye. Kick it up a notch and go for a pigmented berry color for a more vibrant look.
Splurge: NARS Audacious Lipstick Anna ($32)
Don’t be afraid of the dark — black lips can be elegant while being equally badass. Black doesn’t have to mean Goth princess, and it’s totally wearable. Like Christian Dior said, “You can wear black at any time. You can wear it at any age. You may wear it for almost any occasion.” If you’re not quite ready to embrace a Wednesday Addams-inspired look, go for a rich purple that’s just as noticeable.
Splurge: Lime Crime Styletto ($18
If you’re really feeling adventurous (and are a seasoned pro with a lip pencil) take a turn at maroon ombré lips. This look uses a lot of shading and blending — start with a plum liner that’s darker than your lipstick and fill in the lips with a brighter red. After blending the colors together, use concealer to clean up lines and really make your lips pop. Especially great for a night on the town, pair with a simple eye and contoured cheeks that draw all the attention to that show stopping pout you got going on. Work it, girl.
Splurge: MAC Studded Kiss ($17)
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