I typically lean on bold, deep dark lip shades to help me mourn the passing of summer. Deep burgundy, dark purple and berry shades are my go to colors. This year, there are some newly released shades that I’ve taken to that are perfect for fall.
1 – Unspeakable Nars Velvet Lip Glide (garnet). $26
Velvet Lip Glides are a new lip line for Nars that combines a lipstick with a gloss. It is a thinner formula than your typical liquid lipstick, but more pigmented and less sticky than a gloss. It is very comfortable to wear. It has a satin finish that starts to lean matte as it wears down. It isn’t too drying and lasts 5-6 hours before I wanted to reapply.
2 – #601 Attitude Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet (purple mauve). $38
The Lip Magnets are Armani’s addition to the matte lip craze of late. These initially feel like the YSL Lip Stains upon initial application as it has the wet feel. These feel weightless on and The dry down, but are still transferable. They apply thin and depending on your natural lip color, a second layer may be needed to cover the streakiness. The pigmentation is great so you don’t need a lot to get good coverage and the triangle-tip lip wand helps precise application. These are supposed to last 8 hours. I personally can’t go that long without lip balm and oils lessen the wear time, but it survives nicely past lunch.
3 – #789 Superstitious Matte Rouge Dior (medium pink purple). $35
This shade of purple is something I would wear in spring/summer, but it’s purple…and pretty. Now, Dior claims 16 hours of wear. Um, no. Not even close, but it’s still a great shade. I seriously think my body would go into shock if I had to wear a matte lip shade with no lip balm for 16 hours. In Dior fashion, it goes on smooth and is nicely pigmented.
4 – Mistletoe Bite Beauty (deep rich red). $26
The. Best. Red. Ever. I’m hoping Bite brings this shade back. It was a Sephora VIB exclusive, but if they are smart, it will become available for all. For lighter skin tones, this shade may lean berry-red, but on me it’s just a fabulous dark red that is perfect for my skin. It has a warm undertone, but it isn’t a true yellow red.
5 – #130 Slow Burn Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Hi Lustre (burnt orange-red). $32
Slow Burn is a fabulous coppery orange for the fall. I’m always willing to try orange shades, but I find the right shade hard to find for my skin tone. This is a rustic reddened orange with gold shimmer with a lustre finish. Despite the finish, it doesn’t lack pigmentation.
6 – #06 Burn Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Rouge Vinyle (bright red-orange). $32
Burn is a nicely pigmented red-orange gloss in a high shine finish. This was one of those oranges where I was pleasantly surprised how great it looked on me. It has enough red in to not make my yellow-under toned skin look sallow. It’s a thick formula, but not sticky and leaves a great stain behind.