The Best Fall Lipsticks at Every Single Price Point (Starting at $9)
When one shade can make an outfit
Beauty lesson 101: Lipstick completes your look. So why not take advantage of this season’s warm browns, deep reds and bold berries to pair with your fall styles? Here are our favorites, from inexpensive to indulgent.
If You’re Feeling Moody, Try Russet River by Burt’s Bees ($9)
Pair this deep merlot with a neutral sweater and suddenly your look is moody perfection. Plus, the formula will moisturize your lips for eight hours and is 100 percent natural.
If You Want a Subtle Pop, Try Midnight Red by Mary Kay ($18)
With tones of matte brown in there, it’s the pragmatic bold lip you can wear almost anywhere without giving it a second thought.
If You Like to Layer Your Lips, Try Bruise by Urban Decay ($17)
This deep berry hue may look super intense, but because it's sheer, it’s totally buildable. One or two swipes could get you through the day at work with a pleasant, put-together pout. Add a couple more to upgrade to Sasha Fierce in time for happy hour.
If You Want a Matte Attack, Try Acid Wash Black Cherry by tarte ($20)
Unlike the buildable berry above, this one is for those who want deep lip pigment on the fly. The quick-dry matte formula takes your lips from plain to poppin’ in ten seconds flat.
If You’re Out All Day, Try Cathedral Matte Coco Rose by Kat Von D ($21)
We won’t lie, the killer packaging drew us in, but it’s the durability that has us praising this pigmented pout enhancer. This color is pretty safe for all activities other than working out (because we know some of you refuse to go totally bare).
If You Need Hydration, Try Indecent Proposal by NARS ($28)
Bonus points for being infused with vitamin E and hyaluronic acid to aid in hydrating efforts.
If You Want to Make a Statement, Try Bloodroses by Kevyn Aucoin ($48)
Those who dare to be different are flocking to this lip stain that mixes pale purples and pinks in a way that is both playful and polished. Warning: This eye-catching pigment has that “OMG who makes your gorgeous lip color?” effect. Be prepared.
If You Want an Elevated Shimmer, Try Private Life by Tom Ford ($53)
This crème-brûlée-meets-caramel-apple shade is stronger than it looks: The ultra-fine mica elements give off a refined, three-dimensional shine, so your lips look full and vibrant even without a big, bold color.