Today I wanted to share with you my favorite fall lipstick – actually, my top 5 favorites because how am I supposed to pick just one (or three)?
Most are mid-range or higher, but I did include a drugstore option (Berry Haute) as well. Let’s jump into the swatches, and how they look on ma’ face!
NARS Audacious “Audrey”
Audrey is described as “red currant”. It’s a deeper, berry-hued variation on a regular red lipstick with a bit of a sheen. I love that it’s dark enough to be eye-catching, but not so dark as to be hardcore. The Nars Audacious formula is super comfortable to wear, and holy man does it go on opaque – you truly only need one swipe of this bad boy and you’ve got insta-coverage. Why am I referring to it as male when it clearly has a feminine name?
This isn’t a cheap lipstick by any stretch, but you absolutely get your money’s worth. Plus, the packaging is magnetic, so you never have to worry about the lid popping off in your purse and making a disaster.
When I pair this lipstick with a dark lip liner (not pictured), it bumps everything up to serious badass.
Too Faced “Melted Berry”
Melted Berry is described as “berry red”, and the color is just so rich and pigmented and delicious. Or at least it looks like it should be delicious (this is not an endorsement to eat your lipstick). This is like the cuter version of Audrey, both in packaging and in color.
The Melted lipsticks are different from other liquid lipsticks – this doesn’t dry matte, and has a slight sheen – just like regular lipstick, but melted. Hence the name. Because of that, it does transfer quite a bit, but the color doesn’t slide off and it lasts a long time without needing a touch-up.
This can be a drying formula for me (like any liquid lipstick I’ve tried) so be sure to moisturize well before and after!
Cruella is described as “scarlet red”. And yeah, this is the lip pencil from Sephora’s 2015 birthday gift, but since my birthday was in October, I’m counting this as a fall shade. Reds look great and classy year round, and even though I’ve only had this for a few weeks, it’s already gotten a lot of mileage.
The fact that this is a lipstick in pencil form makes it easy to apply a precise line. It’s extremely comfortable on the lips and is matte without being flat.
Revlon Super Lustrous “Berry Haute”
Berry Haute is somewhere halfway between a pink and a purple. It’s the cheapie on the list, and the most purple-y of the five shades. It’s very cool-toned, and not nearly as opaque as the others – I would say its pigmentation is medium at most – but that can be a good thing, depending on how you like your makeup. Less opaque colors can be easier to apply and are more forgiving, both of which are true for this shade.
The lasting power on this one isn’t as significant as the others, but it’s comfortable to wear and fades evenly, making it a solid drugstore choice.
Urban Decay 69 Gloss
69 is described simply as “bright red”, and leans cool. On me it’s more of a deep pink than a red. This gloss is extremely pigmented, and the color stays put for hours even when the glossiness fades. Since it is so pigmented, sort of like a lipstick-lipgloss hybrid, I decided to include it on this list.
This is easy to apply with the wand, and is a very bright and cheerful color. That name, though. I always have to laugh at Urban Decay and Nars for their shade names.
I hope you enjoyed this post on my favorite fall lipstick of 2015, even though we’re already close to winter!
What lipstick (or gloss) have you been loving lately, as the weather turns cold?