To tell the truth, beauty editors get super excited every time fall comes around. Not because we get to experience falling leaves and cooling temperatures for obvious reasons, but because of all the makeup launches that accompany the turn of a new season.
As you can probably guess, the spring and summer seasons usually bring to mind high-octane, bright colours in high-shine finishes, while fall and winter usually mean deep, saturated hues in velvety and luxurious textures. And following the beautiful array of red lips that we saw on the Fall runways—including designers like Dolce & Gabbana, Bottega Veneta, Alexander McQueen and many others—how can we not be inspired to revisit the classic hue?
And the new fall colours do not stop there. New lipstick launches from Chanel, YSL Beauty and Shu Uemura also included deeper-than-usual purples, pinks and neutrals that not only make a bold statement, they are also easy to apply and comfortable to wear. Here, 8 of our top lip colour picks that are perfect for amping up the sexy quotient this fall
Chanel Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur Mat in 269 Impact, $50
Venture into the dark side with this rich beetroot shade. Deep enough to be mysterious yet vibrant enough to be fun, it’s the perfect hue for novices who are just starting to experiment with deeper lipstick shades. Its chubby pencil format also makes precise application a breeze and has a velvety matte finish that stays on for hours on end.
YSL Beauty Rouge Pur Couture in No 107 Violet Underground, $52
Channel your inner temptress with this seductive grape shade from YSL. For decades, the colour purple has been favoured by the French house, and needless to say, Tom Pecheux pays homage to the revered hue in his first collection as YSL Beauty’s Global Beauty Director.
Featuring the sumptuous, creamy texture of the Rouge Pur Couture, this rich shade envelops lips in a moisture-rich formula that’s saturated with vibrant pigments—perfect for making a sultry statement.
Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte in BR775, $38
Who says you can’t make a statement by sticking to a neutral? Just switch things up to a mauve-beige hue like this one from Shu Uemura. Even though it has a matte finish, application is smooth and buttery, thanks to unique technology that combines true colour payoff with long-lasting moisture and comfort.
Clé de Peau Beauté Lipstick Cashmere in 104 Decadent, $92
Expect nothing short of luxury from the moment this blood-red lipstick comes in contact with your lips. With a decadent melt-in texture, this nourishing formula features the brand’s Illuminating Hydro-Wrap Complex and Premium Argan Tree Oil which deeply softens and smooths lips for unparalleled comfort. Thanks to the Oil Embracing Powder and Discreet Light Oil, you are guaranteed vibrant colour without any shine. The unique petal-shaped tip also hugs lip contours perfectly to make application easy and an utter delight.
Combining lip care with lip colour, Rouge Dior is the go-to lipstick for those who are looking for striking colour as well as unrivalled comfort. With mango butter, hyaluronic acid spheres and a host of replenishing active ingredients, it envelops your lips with moisture for up to 16 hours. New for Fall 2018 is this rusty red shade that adds warmth to any complexion—ideal for vamping things up for a night on the town.
Make Up For Ever Artist Lip Blush in 101 Velvet Rosewood, $33
Inspired by the powdery texture of blush, this matte lip pencil delivers luminous matte colour in one weightless coat. At the heart of its formula is a unique blend of three different oils that ensure smooth and homogenous application even though the finish is a dramatic matte one. In addition, a mixture of mica and silica blurs the appearance of fine lines for a smooth and diffused effect. Try 101 Velvet Rosewood, a dusty rose shade that has neutral undertones to flatter most skin tones.
Trying out a deep burgundy shade can be daunting to many people, which is why this sheer lip stain is great for beginners. One swipe of this buttery soft lip colour coats your lips in a layer of pigment and another layer of dye. Thanks to the K-beauty brand’s innovative multi-colour layering technology, it is long-lasting because the dye layer tints the lips while the pigment layer dresses your lips in multi-dimensional colour. Furthermore, the formula also boasts a blend of reflective oils and waxes which ensure a high-shine, glass-like finish.