Best Lip Colors for Fall
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Mysterious Red
“Matte” is the word this season, with the non-glossy finish showing up everywhere from nails to cheeks to lips. Nars’s oversized cult-favorite lip pencil delivers dense color in the perfect Bordeaux red.
To buy: $25, barneys.com.
Featured October 2013
Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge in Prune Desir
If you are looking for a dramatic shade, your search is over. This dark, moody plum speaks to effortless chic, but it offers practicality too: It hydrates lips and gives them a boost of vitamin E.
To buy: $30, lancome.com.
Kat Von D Everlasting Love Liquid Lipstick in Outlaw
Its name sounds a little dangerous, and the color does not disappoint: a classic vampy red. Admittedly, it can be a bit tricky to use—once it dries, it stays put—but the payoff is a beautiful matte finish.
To buy: $19, sephora.com.
Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo in Nude No 1
The beauty of a nude lipstick: You can play it up with liner, shadow, and mascara or totally play it down, and it always looks right. Available in five other shades.
To buy: $30, sephora.com.
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain Rebel Nudes in Fuchsia Tomboy
For a bit of shine, try this gorgeously warm and rich pink stain. For best results, make sure lips are moist (but not overly wet); apply a coat, allow it to set for 20 seconds, then add a second coat, if you wish.
To buy: $34, yslbeautyus.com.