New Fall Lip Shades That Flatter Everyone

By Tara Thompson Rasmus
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So, it’s no secret that girls love fall (Pumpkin spice! Changing leaves! SWEATER WEATHER!), but I love this season for a slightly more uncommon reason: fall lipsticks! There’s nothing like the first time you swipe on a rich berry, matte brick, or velvety nude lipstick after months of applying the same pink-and-coral lippies all summer. Besides putting you in the fall mood, these enchanting autumnal colors have another upside: many of them are universally flattering. Here, I’ve rounded my top lip picks for autumn—from marsala to wine, you’ll find the new lip color that will totally transform you as the mercury drops.


Vice Lipstick from Urban Decay in Bruise

The easiest and most user-friendly way to make the fall-lipstick switch is to introduce a sheer burgundy, which will flatter almost every skin tone with its rich, neutral undertones.

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Deborah

Brown lipstick? Believe it—a rich cocoa lipstick provides fresh-off-the-runway drama, especially when paired with this season’s cozy neutral knits.

Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in Material Girl

For the more daring among us, nothing screams cold-weather chic like a deep plum liquid lipstick. Dramatic on fair skin and alluring on deeper skin tones, plum is surprisingly universally flattering—pull it out for a special occasion instead of your regular red.

La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipstick by Too Faced in Sorry, Not Sorry

Give your tired nude lip a major upgrade with this velvety-matte lipstick infused with peachy undertones, which keeps the color from appearing flat.

Beautifully Bare Satin Lipstick Touch of Blush by e.l.f.

Rosewood: it was one of the top lipstick shades of the ’80s and ’90s, and it’s poised for a major comeback. A dusty rose with an extra shot of cocoa, this burnished shade is surprisingly flattering for many skin tones. 

L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick in Scarlet Concierto

Are you a fan of fire-engine red? This season, mix it up just a touch by choosing a shade a few tones deeper than cherry, and switching up the texture by choosing a velvety liquid like this pick from L’Oréal. 

Kari Gran Color Lip Whip in Marsala

If you’re into more subtle lip colors but want to get into the spirit of the season, try swapping your go-to nude lip for a trendier, richer marsala wine. This Lip Whip is packed with peppermint essential oils and botanical ingredients so your lips are soothed in the cooler temps.