If you’re the type of person who looks forward to fall for its more livable weather, low-key but festive holidays, and deeper, more sultry makeup shades, don’t worry—you’re not alone. Summer has its definite perks, but we’re awfully fond of fall, too, and yes, fall lipstick colors have more than a little bit to do with it. We’re completely obsessed with these ten gorgeous options: Whether it’s a creamy or matte finish you’re looking for, a soft berry or a pared-down nude, we’ve got choices galore, so you’re bound to find your fit.
Rich plum and cranberry shades go hand-in-hand with changing leaves and wool sweaters as one of the season’s signatures. For a matte shade with a moisturizing satiny finish, try Butter London Moisture Matte Lipstick in Ruby Murray ($22, butterlondon.com), named after the Cockney slang term for curry. For a slightly creamier look in a velvety formula, try Burberry Lip Velvet in Bright Poppy ($33, burberry.com).
Just because the weather has cooled doesn’t mean you should leave your bright pinks to collect dust until next spring—they can add a much-needed shot of cheeky color to a black or grey ensemble. Try Butter London Moisture Matte Lipstick in Dahling ($22, butterlondon.com) for a gorgeous matte finish that perfectly bridges the divide between eye-catching neon and dusty rose. If you want a pink with a bit more pop, let the creamy texture and warm, coral-leaning tones of Lancome L’Absolu Rouge in 349 Rouge Carrousel ($30, nordstrom.com) lead the way.
We’re sure you don’t need to be told that bright, flashy reds suit every season, but they’re particularly timely in the fall, when there’s no reason your lips shouldn’t match the leaves. Butter London Moisture Matte Lipstick in Come to Bed Red ($22, butterlondon.com) needs no further introduction—the perfection of its comfortable matte formula is only rivaled by its supple, flattering classic red shade. The same can be said of Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in 69 ($22, urbandecay.com): For the ultimate satiny siren call of a blood red, look no further.
Not for the faint of heart, true, deep reds have an unrivaled impact that can recall both classic black-and-white bombshells or the latest It girl, depending on the day. For the matte lipstick lover who begs to make a real statement, the dramatic scarlet of NARS Audacious Lipstick in Rita ($32, narscosmetics.com) is the hands-down choice. Likewise, for a creamy, well-glossed finish that brings its namesake to mind, Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in So Marilyn ($32, charlottetilbury.com) is not to be missed.
Whether it’s worn on its own for that much-coveted (and trendy!) “no makeup” makeup look or paired with a dramatic eye, nude will never not have its place in every woman’s life—and lipstick wardrobe. A matte shade like Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Lament ($18, occmakeup.com) is the perfect soft, rosy neutral to offset a smoky eye or vivid color on the cheeks, while a deep beige that looks and feels creamy, like Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Hepburn Honey ($32, charlottetilbury.com) is strong enough to start and finish a statement on its own.