The word ‘lipstick’ wouldn’t be part of my blog name if I weren’t truly a lover and hoarder of lipstick. When I was 10, my mom had to scold me for how many lipsticks I’d bring on vacation (plus or minus 8). If it isn’t obvious today, I haven’t changed my ways when it comes to lipstick – I still want all the colors. And right now, I particularly want ALL the fall lipstick colors (it’s my favorite season so naturally they’re my favorite lip hues to look out for).
You’re going to want to pucker up for these trendy updates for your pout:
- Grape/Berry Purples: With these hues, imagine you’ve just bitten into a handful of juicy blueberries or a ripe plum (you know, as one does). Go for true grape hues or deep purple shades; think of very vampy purples. These colors have been all over the runways, and I love how this dark plum looks on Lucy Hale here. I picked up a shade (in Temptress) similar to hers and made sure to grab a lighter gloss (in Berry Strudel) to lessen the intensity of the color so that I can wear it during the day. Definitely get a liner with this shade to really define your lip shape. I also LOVE to mix a vampy purple and a deep burgundy (in She Devil) to get a reddish plum hue – it’s a killer shade for the fall!
- Glossy: Goodbye to the days of matte lips – it’s time for high gloss, baby. Remember the days when you couldn’t wait to graduate from Lipsmackers clear gloss to the big girl Dr.Pepper red? Funny how fashion works because it’s all about that lacquer this season. Layer on clear gloss on top of any of your go-to shades or over a cherry red for some high shine lips!
- Red: On the topic of red…it’s not only trending for your wardrobe but also your lips. Of course burgundy and bordeaux reds are still hot topics, but this season it’s about cherry and candy apple reds. I recently got this Hourglass lipstick in ‘Secretly’ and I’m obsessed. It’s the perfect cruelty-free replacement for my former go-to Chanel liquid lip! I’m convinced that a red lip can seriously dress up any outfit and make you feel like a bombshell all day long.
- Soft and shimmery: Pale, shimmery pinks are giving me slight Britney Spears vibes, but it has looked so subtle and chic on the NYFW models. Give your go-to neutral a baby pink update with a shade like this one in ‘Creator’ – maybe even add a shimmer gloss over it?