They say it’s fall, and it did feel like fall here about a week ago. It was cloudy and chilly, and there were leaves falling everywhere outside, but then summer struck back and said, “CUT! Hold your horses! I’m not ready to go…” We had another string of 80- and 90-degree days.
Sooner or later, though, it’ll get cooler and stay that way. It’s a guarantee. 🙁 And when it happens, I’ll be ready for it with these five fall-friendly berry lipsticks.
1. NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Hyde Park ($26)
I really like Reddish berry Hyde Park with bronze, burgundy and brown looks. And even cranberry smoky eyes (Ooh! — give it try sometime with a warm and shimmery cranberry on your lids and a matte orangey brown in the crease). The pencil shape makes it easy to line and fill in my lips without needing a lip liner, so yay for skipping steps! Hyde Park is available now at NARS counters, stores and online.
2. Tom Ford Lip Color Matte in Plum Lush ($52)
This matte plummy berry is a perennial fall fave of mine. It’s Tom Ford’s Plum Lush, and it’s a fairly flat matte that doesn’t really reflect any light. I think it looks extra fantastic when paired with contrasting eye looks that do have a little sheen, like satiny plum smoky eyes, and I also love it with deep plum winged liner. It’s available now at Tom Ford counters and online.
3. Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Jilted ($22)
Jilted is my “party” berry shade because it’s so much fun! I love its slightly blue undertones and shiny finish. Just add falsies and draw crisp black cat eye flicks, and proceed to par-tay. It’s available now at Urban Decay counters and online.
4. NARS Audacious Lipstick in Fanny ($32)
Fanny, Fanny, Fo-Fanny, Banana-Fanny Fo-Fanny, Fee-Fi-Fo-Fanny, FANNY! 🙂 NARS Fanny will take you from your cubicle to the Chevy’s down the street after work, and then back at home for a brisk evening walk with your cat (LOL!). I think of this rich berry shade as my every-occasion berry, because I can wear it everywhere (and I do!). It’s available now at NARS counters, boutiques and online.
5. MAC Satin Lipstick in Rebel ($17)
Don’t you dare tell this powerful plummy berry what to do! It’s a Rebel! — and I bust it out whenever I feel like kicking @ss and taking names. I like it with bold eye looks — the bolder the better. Preferably with lashes, brows, liner and maybe even a little bit of glitter for sparkle. When you feel like going all out, reach for Rebel. It’s available now at MAC stores, counters and online.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,