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The Best Fall Lipstick Colors & Shades for Autumn 2020

MIRA BEAUTY
September 2, 2020

Best fall lipstick shades for seasonal beauty

Summer is winding down, and we don’t exactly know how we feel about it. As much as we’ll miss our lightweight serums and BB creams, the upcoming fall season is an excuse to rock our favorite warm brown eyeshadows, beanies, and especially fall lipstick colors. You may know the type: burgundy, bordeaux, plum, berry, pumpkin. Basically, all the food-themed shades that will take you from daytime summer chic to sultry fall glam in just one swipe. But not all fall lipstick colors are created equal, and one that looks incredible on your best friend may not turn out nearly as gorgeous on you. That’s totally okay, and we promise you are as cute as you think you are… you just need the best fall lipstick that suits your skin tone. There are countless lipstick brands, textures, and finishes out there, and it’s easy to fall in love with all the fall lipstick shades that are made to fit your specific features and style. Here are just a few MIRA BEAUTY lipstick favorites to take you on a wild glide this fall.

Fair Skin

Liquid Matte Lipstick in Silver Fox by Huda Beauty, $20

Liquid Matte Lipstick in Silver Fox by Huda Beauty
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Okay, close your eyes and imagine that purple-silvery hair color that a ton of girls were rocking a couple years back. You know the one we’re thinking about, right? Of course you do. Now imagine that same color on your lips, because Silver Fox by Huda Beauty is one of our favorite fall lipstick shades to help you look ethereal and just the right amount of extra. This purple-silver hue looks flawless on your fair skin, and is sure to make a statement this fall as you pair it with warm brown and charcoal eyeshadows. Liquid Matte Lipstick is packed with antioxidants and an exclusive complex to help keep your lips hydrated in the chilly fall air, and you won’t have to worry about it fading off throughout the day as you sip your pumpkin spice latte, either. It has top community ratings for being lightweight, long lasting, and ultra-pigmented to keep you looking flawless on fall days.

Audacious Lipstick in Bette by NARS, $26

Audacious Lipstick in Bette by NARS
Source: NARS

Of all the gorgeous fall lipstick shades, bordeaux has to be one of our favorites. It’s dark and vampy, but not overpowering. It works with a variety of outfits and makeup looks to follow you from the classroom to work to a party, even if those things have been put on hold for now. And you’ll get a beautiful swipe of burgundy with the Audacious Lipstick in Bette by NARS. This warm-toned, medium-dark burgundy with a cream finish will look vivid and vampy on your fair skin, a sweet and seductive shade that’s all about fall. Indulge yourself and get a taste of fall lipstick colors with your new go-to shade, named after your favorite wine.

Medium Skin

Power Move Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Brandy by BITE Beauty, $24

Power Move Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Brandy by BITE Beauty
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You’ll find that a lot of the best fall lipstick colors are named after food and drink items: wine, berry, plum, champagne… and you’ll get a taste of seasonal beauty with the shade Brandy from BITE Beauty’s Power Move Matte Creme Lip Crayon collection. This mildly warm-toned, medium-dark plum has a creamy finish that looks gorgeous on your medium skin, and the crayon texture lets you build up color to look as sheer or rich as you’d like, depending on how much of a tan you have left over from summer! Unlike many plum shades that look a bit more purple on your lips, the shade Brandy gives you a touch of deep red that’s ideal for fall and makes you look cute and classic. And then there’s the satin finish that feels lovely on your lips, with 97% of MIRA guests saying that Power Move is lightweight, smooth, and long lasting - the perfect shade to stay on all day as you return to work or Zoom school.

Modern Matte Powder Lipstick in Dark Fantasy by Shiseido, $26

Modern Matte Powder Lipstick in Dark Fantasy by Shiseido
Source: Shiseido

More bordeaux, please. There’s a reason that Modern Matte Powder Lipstick has won a ton of beauty awards and is currently one of the top rated lipsticks in our community. It’s really good. This Shiseido favorite is made with lightweight waxes and oils to keep your lips full of vibrant color while providing intense hydration, along with velvet powders for an airbrushed, matte finish that stays in place for 8 hours. Looking for the best fall lipstick shade to help your lips stay hydrated and hot even in the chilly fall weather? Shiseido is here to help. Choose the shade Dark Fantasy for lips that live up to the name and turn you into a fall dream.

Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in Pumpkin Rose by Fenty Beauty, $18

Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in Pumpkin Rose by Fenty Beauty
Source: Fenty Beauty

A pumpkin spice latte for your face? It’s something you probably never even knew you needed, until now. Nothing by Fenty Beauty is conventional, and they’re taking a break from traditional fall lipstick colors to give you a boost of pumpkin spice, and everything nice. And don’t think that Pumpkin Rose is just a name either, because this shade from the Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick collection is exactly what you think it is. A rich marigold that glides on as a light orange on your skin, and manages to make you look subtle and sweet rather than over-the-top. This shade is ideal for those with medium skin, the most common skin tone that can easily adjust to this warm-toned, orange fall look.

Olive Skin

Matte Revolution Lipstick in Festival Magic by Charlotte Tilbury, $34

Matte Revolution Lipstick in Festival Magic by Charlotte Tilbury
Source: Charlotte Tilbury

When you have olive skin, you want the right fall lipstick colors that bring out the warmth in your complexion, even when it’s extremely cold outside. Matte Revolution Lipstick in Festival Magic is a purple berry shade with subtle cool tones, and although we firmly believe that it looks gorgeous on all skin types… your olive skin will be fall-ing in love with Festival Magic this season. Sorry, we had to. Our community reviews love how lightweight and hydrating the Matte Revolution Lipstick feels on the lips, which totally makes sense... as this fall lipstick shade contains triglycerides mixed with a perfect blend of oils and waxes to make your fall lip colors more long-lasting and smooth. While you probably won’t be feeling any actual festival magic this fall due to quarantine, your seasonal makeup looks will be complete with just one swipe of one of the best fall lipsticks by Charlotte Tilbury.

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Afterdark, $19

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Afterdark
Source: Urban Decay

Raspberry and plum are two of the best fall lipstick colors you need in your collection, and this shade by Urban Decay is a beautiful blend of both. Go Afterdark as your lips become drenched in long lasting and creamy color, giving you plenty of fall vibes while bringing out the best in your olive skin. And we can’t forget the long list of nourishing ingredients, including Aloe vera, jojoba, avocado, and babassu oils to nourish and soften your lips while Illipe butter provides long lasting moisture, even when the cold fall air is trying to bring your pout down.

Deep Skin

Soft Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen by NYX Professional Makeup, $7

Soft Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen by NYX Professional Makeup
Source: NYX Professional Makeup

One of the best fall lip colors that you can get for under $10, this lush matte formula feels plush and pretty on your lips. Oh, and the 30+ shades are named after different cities of the world to take your lips on an adventure, even while staying inside during rainy fall nights. Copenhagen is a matte rich plum that delivers high pigmentation and a smooth finish, enhancing your skin tone as you mix and match with a variety of fall makeup looks. NYX is a drugstore brand that’s known to deliver top quality at the best prices, and you definitely won’t be disappointed with Soft Matte Lip Cream. It’s creamy, lightweight, pigmented and will help you grow your collection of fall lip colors without breaking the bank. After you’re finished with Copenhagen, try Rome for another trip around the world!

Stunna Lip Paint in Unveil by Fenty Beauty, $25

Stunna Lip Paint in Unveil by Fenty Beauty
Source: Fenty Beauty

When has RiRi ever done you wrong? Fenty Beauty is known as one of the most inclusive brands in the beauty industry, creating shades that are uniquely designed to fit your style. Stunna Lip Paint in Unveil is a chocolate brown nude that adds warmth to your lips and serves as one of the best fall lipstick shades for deeper skin tones, with weightless and long lasting pigment that lasts for hours without fading. Yes, even through all the Halloween cookies and peppermint drinks. With precise application and hydration, and a formula beloved by Rihanna herself, it’s easy to let your lips do the talking with one of the best fall lipstick colors.  

Semi-Matte Lipstick in Dark Night by Mented Cosmetics, $17

Semi-Matte Lipstick in Dark Night by Mented Cosmetics
Source: Mented Cosmetics

When thinking about fall, you may imagine cuddling up under blankets at home while watching Halloween movies. Or maybe going out and looking at the holiday lights as they go up early. Believe it or not, Dark Night by Mented Cosmetics is the best fall lipstick shade that’s ideal for both of those occasions. This dark chocolate shade is the perfect mix of pinks and browns, adding warmth to your face that’s both extremely subtle and just the right amount of sultry. Add one of the best fall lipsticks to your collection, and don’t forget to shop all of Mented Cosmetics’s other incredible beauty products for the season!

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