Pucker Up to Fall: 5 Shades Your Lips Need Now

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Spice up humdrum outfits in crisping weather with a little fall heat in your pout. Autumn neutrals, ripe berries and wine reds have hit the shelves, and if you’re looking to up your beauty game with some festive hues, we’ve found the four essentials to get you through the next round of holidays. Whether you’re catching up with family over a big meal or headed to the dreaded class reunion, these fabulous fall shades will have you looking festive for every part of your harvest homecoming.


Cool or warm, light or dark, the season’s it-shades provide you with a full foliage-inspired spectrum to enjoy over the next few months — and beyond (hey, we’re not sticklers). So when you’re feeling like your leather, sweaters and boots need a bit more of an oomph, grab one of these tubes and pucker up to pretty colors that celebrate the season like the changing of the leaves.

4 Lipstick Shades for Fall

1. Greige

greige lip color

Coven Cream Lip Slick, $12, Lunatick Cosmetic Labs

A little grey, a little beige: a whole lot of essential to any nude lip collection. Think you can’t pull off this trend shade? Think again. This color gives you all of the autumn edge you crave. Ghoulish enough for October, but neutral enough for every month after!

2. Pumpkin Spice

Can’t snag Kylie Jenner’s sure-to-be-coveted Pumpkin Spice shade? Try this affordable buy as a dupe to tide you over. Swap in this gorgeous deep peachon days you’d typically wear a standard pink shade.

3. Merlot

NYX merlot lip color

NYX Cosmetics Merlot Matte Lipstick, $5.99, Ulta

Merlot is your go-to when you want something that draws attention–without going too dark. Providing the perfect everyday pop, this light wine shade from NYX is ultra-feminine and totally fitting for the season.

4. Chocolate

Pitch Lippie Stix, $5, ColourPop

Frugal beauty fiends know ColourPop is the place to buy — and finding a rich brown shade is no different. Pitch Lippie Stix (shockingly) works well on even the palest of skin tones, and the blackened chocolate color comes in a creamy, matte finish.

5. Blackberry

deep burgundy lipstick on white background

Deep Burgundy Velvet Matte Lipstick, $3, e.l.f. cosmetics

Where deep reds read winter holidays, deep wines read fall witch. Did we just make that up? Maybe. But you have to admit there’s something chicly somber and autumnal about the whole oxblood, maroon, burgundy spectrum — where this deep burgundy from e.l.f. fits right in.

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Melissa is creative communication professional with 9+ years of experience writing for the beauty and fashion industries.