Claire Beaudreault
October 16, 2018 3:43 pm
NCLA Beauty; HelloGiggles / Alyssa Morin; Getty Images

There are no rules that prohibit rocking a bright lip in the fall, but we do love a traditional autumn palette when the temperatures drop. Jewel tones, burnt brights, impossibly dark shades, and subdued mattes will always have our heart this time of the year. Bloody reds suitable for a vampire; deep forest greens; gothic shades of purple, midnight blue, and beautiful black. There’s a color for apple-picking, pumpkin spice sipping, and Ren Faire hijinks. Let the season change lead your lipstick choices. Below are some of our favorites fall lipstick shades for you to browse.

1Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color in Unveil, $24


RiRi’s deep chocolate brown (like all Fenty Beauty products) looks good on a diverse range of skin tones.

2Stellar Opus Liquid Lip in Mythic Moon 07, $24


Matte isn’t dry with this vegan, vitamin E-infused liquid lippie. The oxblood shade is pure autumnal bliss.

3Milani Limited Edition Halloween Amore Matte Lip Creme in Wicked, $8.99


Black is beautiful and this lip crème wears like a dream (not a nightmare).

4NCLA Beauty Lipstick in Downtown’s Sweetheart, $16

NCLA Beauty

The cruelty-free bright red is a little bit matte, a little bit shine, and a lot of blood-red pigment.

5Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Cola Pop, $19.50


Color + primer = your mom was right about Clinique.

6Huda Beauty Liquid Matte in Silver Fox, $20

Huda Beauty

For when the days are grey and you want your lips to match.

7Lancome L’Absolu Rouge x Camila Coelho in Copacabana, $32


Influencer Camila Coelho collaborated with Lancôme on this limited-edition lip-shaped bullet that boosts moisture for hours.

8Origins Blooming Bold Lipstick in Black Tulip, $20


Not many blossoms bloom in fall, but this lippie is made with 12 different flowers. Crushed petals, oils, and honey are nourishing ingredients that deliver moisture with full-coverage color.

9Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint, $20


This super ’90s greige called Rave is all we ever wanted in a lippie.

10NYX Professional Makeup Cosmic Metals Lip Cream, $7.49


A shiny copper lip cream to rival the changing leaves and the sparkle of an apple cider.

11Winky Lux Matte Lip Velour in Smoke Show, $15

Winky Lux

A velvety, vanilla velour in a striking sage green that screams seasonal shift.

12Neutrogena Kerry Washington Force of Nature Lip Palette, $12.99


With a range of shades to choose from, you won’t ever feel bored with this lip palette. You can easily mix and match shades, too.

13Astrology by Bite Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Libra, $26

Bite Beauty

Libras will rock this balanced brown custom made for their sun sign.

14MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick in Shocking Revelation, $19


This innovative matte lipstick creates a soft blur, almost filter-like finish that redefines what it means to be “matte.”

15NARS Audacious Lipstick in Siouxsie, $34


Hydrating, satiny, stays put—we won’t blame you for being a Narsissist.

16Proenza Schouler for Lancôme Paris Lip Kajal in Orange Arty, $24


Okay, it’s a bright shade, but we had to throw some pumpkin orange in there. These wands combine lipstick with gloss for versatility and a perfect look.

17Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance Lipstick in Deep Void, $38


Deep blackened purple in a surrealist glam package is a mood for sure.

18Lipstick Queen Black Lace Rabbit Lipstick, $24

Lipstick Queen

A sheer veil to layer over any shade or bare lips to give a shimmer effect.

19Beauty Bakerie Chocolate Raspberry Tiramisú Matte Lip Whip, $20

Beauty Bakerie

Beauty Bakerie’s lipstick can last through anything, including all of your pumpkin spice lattes. You won’t even see your lipstick on the mug.

20Crystal Hearts Brandie Liquid Lipstick, $16

Crystal Hearts

A lip color that will look good on all skin tones.

21Revlon Ultra HD Matt Lipcolor Moisturizing Lipstick in Obsession, $4.99


Just because it’s fall season doesn’t mean you can’t rock a hot pink shade.

22Kevyn Aucoin The Expert Lip Color Lipstick in Bloodroses Noir, $35


The perfect brown tone for everyday wear.