How To Tuesday: How To Wear Lipstick This Fall

This time of year, leaves are changing color, the weather is getting colder, and fashion sense is shifting from sandals to knee high boots. With fall comes new opportunity to try new color palettes for your wardrobe and makeup routine. Lipstick is an quintessential finishing touch to  any ensemble.

Nude lipstick colors are perfect for any daytime fall look. It is natural and easy to maintain. Charlotte Tilbury’s K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Nude Kate fits the bill. Although it’s $32 which may exceed the college budget, a similar tone is available through Colourpop’s Lippie in Skimpy for $5.

Brown lipstick has been popular since the ‘90s. It is just a darker nude, which is perfect for night. It gives a subtle, darker look without being too much of a statement. Bobbi Brown’s Creamy Lip Color in Raisin Berry gives a red tinge. While this option is $27 there is a similar color from NYX Matte Lipstick in Maison for $5.99.

Dark red or burgundy lipstick is crucial to every woman’s makeup bag especially in the fall. This shade can work for both day and night. NARS’ Semi Matte Lipstick in VIP Red ($27) is a deep red hue with a matte finish, making the overall look bolder and more appropriate for fall. NYX’s Matte Lipstick in Eden gives a very similar deep burgundy tone and matte finish for just $5.99.

For the daring, purple lipstick is an amazing color for the day, as it spruces up fall wardrobes and gives outfits the pop of color they may need. Estee Lauder’s Pure Color Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick in Stronger is a highly-acclaimed purple lipstick. It gives that fluorescent, yet rich tone that is essential for a highly colored lipstick. This runs for $30, but Ruby Kisses Ultra Matte Lipstick in Lilac does close to the same job and has a very similar color for only $3.95.

Deep purple lipstick, as opposed to the lighter shade described above, is more appropriate for night time adventures. This lipstick tone gives a fiercer look. For $20, Anastasia’s Liquid Lipstick in Potion gives a bold and rich purple tone.  If saving is more your craft, Jordana’s Modern Matte Lipstick in Matte Dare is just $2.99 and gives a nice and dark purple tone that will wow anyone.

From nude to brown to burgundy and purple, be sure to try out any or all of these shades this autumn.

Sabrina Chatlani is a contributing writer. Email her at



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