19 lipsticks that are perfect for fall, from candy apple reds to gothic purples

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. We’re talking bloody reds ripe for a vampire, deep forest greens, and 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 favorite fall lipstick shades for you to browse.

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


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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


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

3NCLA Beauty Lipstick in Downtown’s Sweetheart


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

4Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Cola Pop

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Color + primer = your mom was right about Clinique.

5Huda Beauty Liquid Matte in Silver Fox


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

6Lancome L’Absolu Rouge x Camila Coelho in Copacabana


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

7Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint


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

8NYX Professional Makeup Cosmic Metals Lip Cream

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

9Winky Lux Matte Lip Velour in Mermaid

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

10Neutrogena Kerry Washington Force of Nature Lip Palette

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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.

11Astrology by Bite Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Libra

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

12MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick in Shocking Revelation

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

13NARS Audacious Lipstick in Siouxsie


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

14Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance Lipstick in Deep Void

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

15Lipstick Queen Black Lace Rabbit Lipstick

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

16Beauty Bakerie Chocolate Raspberry Tiramisú Matte Lip Whip

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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.

17Crystal Hearts Brandie Liquid Lipstick

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

18Revlon Ultra HD Matt Lipcolor Moisturizing Lipstick in Obsession

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

19Kevyn Aucoin The Expert Lip Color Lipstick in Bloodroses Noir

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The perfect brown tone for everyday wear.

Add the finishing touch to your fall looks with these lipsticks.

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