This Fall’s Top Lip Colors

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As temperatures drop and we’re forced to admit that summer has come to a close, it’s time to invest in this fall’s most popular lip colors. Ranging from deep plums to nudes, this guide will give you all the info you need about the current trends, along with examples, swatches, and mini-reviews.

Plum and berry shades: These shades are absolute must-haves for fall! They coordinate with nearly any look and are extremely versatile. Pair them with a peachy, natural blush as well as defined brows and eyes. Warm up your face with bronzer to keep it from looking flat. Below you can find a few plum and berry shades from my collection.

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From left to right: Brown Sugar, Hollywood, and Super Berry (Vengeance not pictured)

Brown Sugar from Esque Cosmetics’s Creme Collection is a rich, creamy shade with color payoff. However, make sure to drop it in your purse for much-needed touchups!

Hollywood from Esque Cosmetics’s Matte Collection is yet another great lipstick from Esque. As always, great color payoff but not-so-great longevity.

PerriconeMD Super Berry has a nourishing formula and a slight sheen. It won’t stay all day, but it’ll keep your lips feeling moisturized for hours.

DLS Vengeance is a smooth lipstick with great color payoff. I love the unique color of this product.


Nude shades: Nude lipstick seems to be a neverending trend–but we’re okay with that! Pair your nude lips with dark, dramatic eyes. Whether you choose to go all out with a smoky eye, winged liner and falsies or opt to keep it simple with a one-shadow look and a coat of mascara, your makeup won’t be complete without a touch of blush to keep you from looking washed out.

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From left to right: Silver Lake Sunset, In the Nude, and Iced Mocha

Smashbox Silver Lake Sunset is super creamy and has a slight shimmer to it. It applies differently than most lipsticks, but I found it to be quick and easy.

Stila In The Nude isn’t a great match for my skin tone, but it glided on smoothly and has a nice finish.

Elizabeth Arden Iced Mocha is a darker nude that goes on easily and wears comfortably.


Deep Red Shades: Deep reds are perfect for fall. If you like understated looks, use a BB cream or light coverage foundation to begin. Next, lightly apply a neutral shadow to your crease and add a couple coats of mascara. For a more dramatic look, add dimension to your eyes with darker matte eyeshadows. Winged eyeliner, falsies, and mascara are necessities as well. To finish off your dramatic red-lipped look, contour and highlight your face and add a bit of blush.

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(Red Carpet is on the far right.)

Red Carpet from Esque Cosmetics’s Liquid Matte Collection is my favorite red lipstick. It has rich color, applies easily, and stays on all day.


Orange Shades: Melon-colored lipstick has grown in popularity as of late. Look for coral and nearly-red shades; they add the perfect pop to an otherwise low-key makeup look. Warm up your face with a matte bronzer and blush, then define your eyes so your orange lips don’t completely steal the spotlight. (I realize the photos below look more pink than orange–I promise the colors are orange in person!)

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From left to right: Tangerine, Georgia Peach, and Tigress

Yves Rocher Tangerine takes awhile to build up color, but it’s very creamy and comfortable to wear.

Elizabeth Arden Georgia Peach – Easy application and great color payoff make this a great lipstick.

Tigress from Esque Cosmetics’s Creme Collection is a great coral color that applies smoothly. However, you’ll definitely need to do touchups throughout the day.

 What’s your favorite fall lip color? Let me know in the comments below!



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