It’s that time of year again! Seasons are changing, which means it’s out with the old and in with the new. People are beginning to transition away from their summer wardrobe and into their fall clothes. That’s why it should make sense that makeup should also get a nice change. Fall brings new lip colors and a variety of shades to explore.
Below are a few of the best lip shades for this fall. These are lip shades you’ll want in your makeup bag. They’ll complement your transitioning fall wardrobe as well as the changing weather. These colors are deeper, richer and more striking than other lip shades you might wear during different seasons. While darker lip shades might seem scary, a lot of them are accessible to anyone. The lip shades below work on a variety of skin tones as well. Ensuring that everyone can find at least one go-to lip for the upcoming season.
1. Brick Red
Reds are brilliant all-year-long. The difference is the subtle undertones in the varying shades of reds. Below is a brick red. This is just as bold as a shade of red you might wear on the 4th of July, except it isn’t as vibrant. Instead, it’s slightly muted without being underwhelming. It almost has a berry-colored quality to it: perfect for the fall season.
This lip shade is a step above a flesh-colored nude. A mauve lipstick allows you to wear something more delicate in a season where almost all of the colors are deep and brooding. This will be the go-to, spring-pinched pink lip shade for fall.
Again another brilliant shade of red. This one is much deeper than the one before, making it incredibly striking. This lip shade was meant to be worn during the fall. It complements the changing leaves, and it isn’t overwhelming in the slightest, meaning you can wear a slightly darker eye look than you would normally wear with a red lip.
4. Grunge Brown
Fall fashion and grunge fashion seem to go hand in hand. If you’re looking for the best lip shade to pair with your Dr. Martens and flannels, this lip shade is for you. The dusty brown shade is almost flesh-toned. It’s a bold lip color choice without being in-your-face.
5. Medium Brown
If you want to wear a brown lip shade but don’t want something as daring as the one below, try a medium brown. This one isn’t as in-your-face. The key to finding a good medium brown is finding a lip shade that is a few shades darker than your natural lip color, whatever that may be.
6. Bright Orange
You don’t have to completely give up vibrant shades this season! Consider rocking a vibrant, bright orange lip color. This is the perfect replacement for a cherry red you might’ve worn all summer. Make sure you pair it with a simple eye so your face doesn’t look too overpowered.
7. Burnt Orange
This is a more subtle take on the shade above. This burnt orange is something you can wear on the daily. It’s bold enough to make people notice, but not too bold to where you couldn’t wear this to the office.
8. Dusty Rose
If a mauve color still doesn’t cover your urge to wear pink, try a dusty rose shade. This is a matte shade that is definitely still pink but not to where it looks out of place with the season. It’s just enough to bring life to your face, while still remaining true to fall.
9. Deep Berry
Fall is a time where berry shades shine. Consider the lip shade below. This deep berry is almost burgundy—if it had a love child with a royal purple lip shade. This is such an intense color, it’s smart to make sure you have a lip-liner to make sure your lips are clean.
Similar to the shade above this one is more purple than it is red. The key differences here are the undertones. Some skin tones will fare better with a berry color while others will rock a plum color. These are two colors you’ll want to try on to see which is the best for you.
This is a bold lip shade—but it’s 2019! If you can’t be bold now, when can you be? Black lip shades don’t have to be limited to goths or Halloween. With the right outfit and the right eye and face makeup, a black lip can look very, very chic. Plus, a lot of makeup lines have come out with different blacks so you can find the right formula for you.
12. Greyish Purple
This is another color that might be too bold for others, but it’s definitely worth trying. This greyish purple lip shade is daring in all the right ways. It’s matte so it will stay put. Plus, it would make for a great monochromatic look, paired with equally striking purple eyes.
13. Barely There
You’ll also want a good flesh-toned lipstick for this fall. Find one that is your natural skin color, but better. Think of this lip shade as almost being foundation but for your lips. The wonderful thing about this is barely there lip shades are different on everyone else, it’s entirely up to you to decide which lip shade matches your skin tone.
This is a true, royal purple. Within recent years, bold colors like this have become more mainstream, meaning there are a variety of ways you can wear this lip color. Liquid lipstick would probably be the best, the wand would give you more control when using this shade.
15. Orange Brown
Last, but certainly not least, is an orange-brown shade. While a lot of the shades on this list are matte, try finding a lipstick that has a more velvet finish to it. It will really help show the depth this lip shade has.