As is each year, with the arrival of autumn comes an instant beauty obsession with all shades vampy. From Bordeaux-hued finger tips to the quintessential burgundy lip, something about darker shades of red and wine elicit an automatic sense of fall time. No add-on holds the ability to transform a look quite like the dark lip, but, with a ton of options to choose from, how’s a gal to know which is the fiercest of them all? We’re here to break down the good, the better and the best products to accomplish the fabulous fall look all beauty lovers crave. From Nars to Mac and dirt cheap Wet n’ Wild in between, jazz up your pout with these insanely pretty shades.
Wet n’ Wild is hardly known for its quality, but times are changin’ and the old school brand has definitely stepped up their game. With ridiculously inexpensive price points and a variety of highly pigmented shades to dazzle the eye, it’s no wonder this middle school favorite is quickly becoming one of our go-to labels for fabulous lip color. Shades like Cherry Bomb and Vamp It Up provide rich, matte color that goes beyond a statement lip. At under 2 bucks, we’ll take five in every color.
When the pros want quality, they go Nars. The brand has long been a go-to for beauty lovers craving luxury and with the oodles of fabulous colors to choose from, there’s no way they’ll be disappointed this fall. Dark shades like Train Bleu and Fire Down Below both make an impact and apply like a dream, making for the ideal combination of fashion and function. Sport with monochromatic black, mixing textures like faux fur and leather, to compile a dramatic fall time look to blow on-lookers away.
Lime Crime, while less known than its competitors, has become a favorite of today’s hottest beauty bloggers and for good reason, these vibrant, highly-pigmented shades are hot, hot, hot. From gorgeous hot pinks to the most sultry of reds and burgundies, Lime Crime’s revolutionary velvet-y formula makes for some of the prettiest-painted pouts we’ve ever seen. We’re obsessed with Velvetine, the most luscious shade of maroon. A simple swipe of this $20 liquid lipstick will undoubtedly change up your beauty game for the better. While you won’t find this to-die-for brand in stores like Sephora or Ulta, visit LimeCrime.com to get in on the good stuff.