7 Bold And Brilliant Lip Colors For Fall
Illustration by Bianca DrevensekNothing screams fall more than a beautiful bold lip, accentuating this season’s amazing colors. Consider this season the time to be fearless and confident in knowing you can rock many different daring looks. Here's the good news- you can do just that, by simply adding a brazen lip color to your everyday makeup routine.
Here are the must-have lipsticks of this Fall:
1. The Classic Red Lip (Recommended: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo, $6)
Nothing screams “fierce” quite like the classic red lip. This Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream goes on velvety smooth and dries instantly to a highly pigmented matte lip. This color will add to any sophisticated and sexy look, which is what every girl really wants, right? Be sure to exfoliate and moisturize your lips with your everyday clear chapstick before applying the lip cream, as matte lips can cause excessive drying in cold weather.
2. Black as Night (Recommended: Lime Crime Velvetine in Black Velvet, $20)
This is one of my absolute favorite lip creams. Don’t be intimidated by black, make it work for you. Fall is a time for transition and light flowery pastels just won't do it anymore for falling leaves and temperatures. Like Nyx, this Lime Crime Velvetine goes on as a smooth cream and dries completely matte. Black Velvet is as dark as you can go and it’s perfect for that gothic chic look. Black is a color for all girls, so own it and make it yours. Match it with plaid, stripes and earthy tones. Sleek is key. Black clothes, black eyeliner, black lips… there’s no such thing as too much black.
3. Berry Pretty (Recommended: Clinique Soft Matte Lipstick in Plum, $17)
This color comes off flirty and fun. This lipstick is scent free, so if you’re sensitive to perfumes in your products this may be the perfect option for you. The formula is creamy, which makes applying this lipstick a breeze. It has a soft finish that’s not too dry, nor excessively moisturizing so you won’t have to worry about it feathering.
4. Deep Purple (Recommended: NARS Audacious Lipstick in Liv, $32)
Also referred to as "deep eggplant." Deep Purple is highly pigmented, so one quick stroke on your lips is all you need. It’s such an intense color that when paired with some mascara, the look is absolutely show-stopping. The finish of this lipstick is shiny and luminous, but can be made matte if you apply a thin layer of powder on top.
5. Blood Orange (Recommended: Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Mandarin, $20)
Smashbox Legendary Lipstick is infused with vitamins C and E, and shea butter, making this series of lip wear super moisturizing and incredibly light on your lips. This lipstick finishes to a gorgeous glossy and vibrant red-orange color. Mandarin matches perfectly with the beautiful colors of fall, so dress it up with smokey golden brown eyeshadow and you’ll be good to go.
All of these options are super trendy and super affordable. Us college kids are all about getting the biggest bang for our bucks, so head over to the nearest Sephora or even CVS, to get your fall makeup fix.