Latte Lips: Cocoa and Spicy Lipstick Shades for Fall

Shades of brown are all the rage this fall season—even when it comes to makeup. Hues of brown lipstick look stunning on women of color, and these shades are especially lovely in cooler weather. Here are a few varieties of brown lipstick that come alive on all shades of brown skin.

Brown Lipstick Shades for Fall

NARS Autumn Leaves

Nars brown lipstick in Autumn Leaves gives beautiful, pronounced reddish brown color against all brown shades. On lighter skin, the lipstick provides a classic but understated red lip; on medium brown and dark brown complexions, Autumn Leaves gives a currant or raisin-like shade to lips, and looks great with shimmery eyeshadow in metallic shades like bronze or copper. You can find this Nars shade for about $24 at stores like Bloomingdale’s.

MAC Mocha Lipstick

MAC’s Mocha Lipstick is a peachy tan shade that compliments the red and orange tones in medium brown skin. The lipstick can be paired with a medium brown blush for a nude makeup look that’s ideal for the fall season, whether you’re heading to the office or planning an evening outing. You can find this reddish brown shade for around $14.50 at fine department stores like Bloomingdale’s.

Bare Brown by Eyes Lips Face

Bare Brown by Eyes Lips Face (elf) is a rich brown that makes chocolate skin even warmer. Adding a clear gloss to the top of the lipstick gives an all-natural lip that pairs well with a smoky eye. The lipstick is less than $5, and you can find it at discount department stores like Target.

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