Falling for Lipstick

Fall is known for many things: colorful foliage, football, apple cider and crock-pot cooking. The mornings are crisp, followed by warm afternoons and the smell of pumpkin spice lingers in the air. But, what does this mean for makeup? As the seasons’ change, your color choices should change too.

As we have seen on the runways during fashion week, the fall trends for makeup colors are deep tones, featuring warm reds, golden browns, and vivid plums. These are all great colors that lend themselves to any classic beauty or trendy makeup look. The easiest way to change your makeup look is with a new lip color.

Lip colors (glosses, lipsticks, etc.) range anywhere from $5-$40, depending on the brand, but can update your style to be runway ready and fashion forward. Below are a few of my favorites that can be found at your local drugstore, department store or online.


 A) Nu Evolution Cosmetics, Lipstick. This brand has become one of my favorites, after working with them during New York Fashion Week. The line is all-natural as well as gluten-free and paraben free. The lip products are moisturizing, highly pigmented and make your lips look amazing. The color, Sultry (or Feisty), is the perfect selection for fall. ($30.00, nuevolutioncosmetics.com)


B) NYX Butter Glosses. NYX is a wonderful option to get a cruelty-free product, while also being budget conscious. The NYX Butter Glosses are just that…Buttery. The products go on smooth and creamy and give you a wonderful pop of color. My favorite for this season is Red Wine Truffle. ($5.00, NYXcosmetics.com).  

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Image Credit: Butter London

C) Limelight by Alcone, Enduring Lip Color. I would be remiss by not including this product on my list. For transparency, I am a Beauty Guide with Limelight by Alcone and I joined the team because the lip products are phenomenal. The colors are spectacular, glide on effortlessly without being sticky and last for hours. My favorite for this season is Salted Caramel, which is a rich golden brown that looks great on all. ($20.00, limelightbyalcone.com)

One thing to remember when selecting a lip product is that there is no wrong answer. Choose what works for you, in a color that represents who you are. With so many amazing products on the market, you are bound to find one that fits your style and budget, in a color that is perfect for the season.  

Susan Carabello


Susan Carabello is a makeup artist from the Philadelphia area. Her experience includes Runway, Editorial, Bridal and more.

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