As much as I adore lip gloss, during the windy fall and winter weather, I tend to opt for lipstick. With my shoulder length hair flying around, lip gloss can act like fly paper and cause many the makeup faux paus; that is, if one is not vigilant with ever-ready covered elastic hair bands with which to secure flyaway strands. Lipstick is huge this fall and it seems that each time the chilly season is upon us, darker lips come back into fashion.
I love lips that make a statement, but I would just like to send out a word of caution about dark lipstick – try on many different shades until you find what suits you. Lips too dark can look scary and they can also make a young, lively woman look years older if the tone does not flatter her natural coloring. It is also important to make sure your lips are free of dry or dead skin, as nothing looks worse than dark lipstick on chapped, dried up lips – please don’t go there!
The Top Fall Lip Colors and Lipsticks
Here is a selection of fall lip colors that I will be wearing, I’m sure one of them will suit you too!:
NARS Sheer Lipstick in Flamenco
This NARS lipstick in Flamenco is sheer candy apple red that is fabulous alone or over lip pencil. Get it here
Estee Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Autumn
A long-lasting formula with high shine. This Autumn color is quite wearable for many skin tones. Get it here
Lipstick Queen Oxymoron Matte Lip Gloss in Minor Crisis
This counts as lipstick since it is matte - even though it is lip gloss…thus the clever name. A fab product in a chic pink hue. Get it here
Maybelline Superstay Lip Color in Plum
I love this because it stays on but does not put the death grip on your lips like some long-wearing brands do. The refillable lip balm is a real winner, too. Plum is the perfect shade to usher in fall fashions. Get it here
Bobbi Brown Tulle Brown Lipstick
Pink lips can be ‘look at me’ lips, and this lipstick will give you that power. With a hint of taupe brown as a shout out to the season, I know I will often be swirling up my tube of Tulle Brown! Get it here
Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick in Precious Rose
With a formula filled with antioxidants and long wearing "POW," you also get a bonus as the packaging is ultra chic-orama! Get it here
Stila Long Wear Lip Color in Rendezvous
I can’t say enough about his new product from Stila. It feels great on your lips and really lasts. Rendezvous is a sure bet for dramatic fall lips!
A multitasking two-in-one product that works magic on your lips! While the lip balm locks in moisture to protect and soften lips, the Smooth Lip Scrub gently exfoliates dead skin cells so you can easily rock any color of lipstick with ease!
Now that you know what to look for to achieve dramatic, hot off the presses lips for fall, go out and show off your perfectly puckered pout. Dramatic lips are any color you want them to be and there is no shortage of great shades and quality brands to make your morning, afternoon and evening down right delightful!
Article Written By: Laura Miller; Laura Miller is a beauty writer and a makeup lover at heart.