My preferences tend toward darker lip colors, and although I'm happy to wear them all year, fall and winter is when they're easiest to work into a makeup look (and, it must be said, when they won't melt off my face on a subway platform). Now that the weather is crisping up a little bit, of been busy planning my fall beauty expenditures, and the lipsticks below are at the top of my list.
Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate Lipcolor in Berry
$27 via Macy's
First things first: this is a great option for day for a variety of skin tones.
Christian Louboutin Velvet Matte Lipstick in Djalouzi
$90 via Net-a-Porter
My favorite reds are those that edge toward dark brown, and this new entrant to that genre looks perfect.
Dolce & Gabbana Matte Lipstick in Desire
$37 via Macy's
This shade of dark red is a catch-all evening color; it'll glam up anything you're wearing to a party instantly.
Lancôme Rouge in Love in Fiery Attitude
$29 via Macy's
The product photo for this shade is misleading; the actual color payoff is a surprisingly wearable dark purple.
Laura Mercier Lip Parfait Creamy Colorbalm in Crème de Cassis
$25 via Macy's
Speaking of surprisingly wearable purples: this one is a bit sheer when applied.
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Good to Be Bad
$18 via Macy's
We all need a little bit of brightness sometimes, right?
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