Lipstick is one of those things I used to think I could live without until I recognized its ability to transform your look (and lips) with a swipe or two.
Having said that, I’ve touched more lip products these last few months than in my entire lifetime combined. I’m still always on a time crunch, but I know now there’s nothing a good lipstick can’t fix – besides, changing your lip color is easier than flipping an entire wardrobe as we shift out of summer and straight into fall.
So, here are my top fall lipstick picks…
I found the Quench Lip Rescue from Tarte to be perfect for summer and for that reason, I know I’ll be loving them through early fall! The after-effect reminded me so much of the Dior Addict Lip Glows without the price point – and these are much more hydrating. You get tons of slip out of these and they melt against the lips when applied. I love how sheer yet visible the washes of colors are, but note that I don’t have very pigmented lips either. I used these all summer long and really appreciated the high-gloss, moisturizing features. Be careful not to press too hard because the product may break off (especially if it’s been sitting in hot weather). If you tend to get drier lips in the fall, you’ll really appreciate these.
I love the cushiony, luxurious texture of these lipsticks. I found them to be extremely pigmented, but my favorite part is how they dry to a lovely satin finish that feels and looks matte without the dryness. They don’t emphasize lip lines at all, which I was kind of expecting so that was great news – and they’re incredibly long lasting! I’m wearing Charmed (Berry) and Clever (Nude) below – both making perfect transitions into fall. Looks like I have my lips covered for the rest of the year!
I love the texture of this product – it’s incredibly moisturizing, weightless, glides on like butter, and the finish is flawless – in between glossy and matte. Butter London claims that these contain a plumping complex that makes the lips feel firmer and smoother, which I can attest to. I’m wearing Nostalgic here, and I’m loving how rich and fall appropriate it feels.
This is the perfect product for girls on the go – you get a two-in-one lip liner and lipstick! With the lighter shades, you don’t get as great of a color payoff, but the deeper ones work like a charm. Below, I’m wearing Diva, a deeper red berry color, and Cutie Pie, a mauve berry color – and you can tell how smooth and pigmented they look. The lipstick side features a slippery and light texture that offers a slight sheen while the pencil side has a dryer texture as expected. Be careful not to apply too much lip balm prior to applying these otherwise you’ll experience some feathering with the lipliner. I also caution that there’s a slight variation in how these apply… The deeper shades were definitely longer wearing than the lighter ones so if that matters to you, it might be worth sticking with the two I’m wearing here.