lip makeup 17 Lipstick Colors to Add to Your Makeup Bag This Fall

Take your fall makeup look to the next level with the right lipstick shade.

August 24, 2022
Fall Lipstick Shades


When the season changes from summer to fall, it makes sense that you’d introduce new pieces of clothing into your wardrobe to prepare for the upcoming cooler weather. The same thought process can be applied to your makeup, especially your lipstick. 


The vivid lip colors you applied all summer long may not quite pair with the fall look you're going for, and that’s the ideal excuse to start shopping for a few fall lipstick colors. If you aren’t exactly sure what constitutes a summer color and what works better for fall, remember that the best lipstick color is the one that makes you feel good. 


But if you need some recommendations for gorgeous shades to try as the temperatures cool down, we have you covered. Keep reading for the best lipstick colors for fall 2022.


1. Deep Wine

After a long day at work, a glass of wine by the fireplace sounds like the perfect autumnal evening — and it just so happens to translate perfectly onto your lips. Swiping on a deep wine lipstick makes for a striking look that’s dark but still wearable.

Lipstick pick: L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Reds Of Worth Satin Lipstick in Hopeful Red


2. Caramel Brown

When we think of caramel we tend to picture a very warm hue but this shade does have a cool counterpart — think cafe con leche (light and sweet, of course). It’s a color for everyone, and it looks as yummy as it sounds. Customize it for your skin tones and undertones by pairing it with the right lip liner.

Lipstick pickL’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Satin Lipstick in Caramel Latte


3. Rose Pink

The perfect midway point between red and pink, this berry-like hue brings a flirty and romantic vibe to your look. It’s a subtle shade, as pinks go, but it packs enough punch to be noticeable. Let your rosy pink lipstick take you from fall to winter wedding season.

Lipstick pick: L’Oréal Paris Glow Paradise Lip Balm-in-Gloss with Pomegranate Extract in Rose Harmony


4. Burgundy

When you think of favorite fall colors, burgundy likely tops the list. While you surely apply that knowledge to fall décor and outfits, don’t forget to give your lips the same treatment.

Lipstick pick: L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick in Stirred


5. Oxblood 

Speaking of burgundy shades, if you want to go even deeper, oxblood lives up to the hype. Flaunting the burgundy hue you love with notes of dark brown, this offering is a super-chic way to step into dark lipstick territory.

Lipstick pick: L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Satin Lipstick in Spice

6. Deep Violet

If you’re a fan of purple lips, you’re in for a treat because violet lips are trending this fall. Take a walk on the dark side with a deep version of the color in a high-shine finish.

Lipstick pick: L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Splendid Blackberry


7. Burnt Peach

Peaches may be in season during the summer, but that shouldn’t stop you from carrying the color over into fall. Leave lighter or brighter peach pigments behind and stick with dark, burnt peach lippies. By deepening the fruity hue a tiny bit, you’re instantly ready for fall.

Lipstick pick: L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick in Mon Caramel


8. Taupe

There’s nothing tricky about pulling off taupe lips. While the grayish-brown color may not be your obvious first choice, it surprisingly suits just about everyone. Plus, as the weather starts to chill out, a lipstick with grayer tones will match the atmosphere.

Lipstick pick: L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in Matte-itude


9. Black Cherry

Brown lips always hit the mark, but there’s no harm in switching things up with a red-brown hybrid. Deep cherry lippies offer a muted, yet mysterious vibe that won’t go unnoticed. A great way to hop on the dark lipstick color trend sans the harsh contrast, this shade will become your go-to in no time.

Lipstick pick: L’Oréal Paris Infallible Matte Lip Crayon, Lasting Wear Smudge Resistant in Cherryfic


10. Soft Nude

Honestly, you just can’t go wrong with a nude lipstick. We sport nude shades all year long, no matter the season, and so should you. As the seasons transition, gravitate toward a nude that’s soft and subtle — all the qualities of a perfect go-to lip color.

Lipstick pick: L’Oréal Paris Les Nus by Colour Riche Intense Nude Lipstick in Nu Impertinent


11. Plum

Fruit-inspired hues are making a name for themselves as one of the best fall lip colors and plum is topping our favorites list. The deep, muted purple hue is destined to be a trendsetter that carries well into the holiday season.

Lipstick pick: L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick in Plum Bum


12. Dark Chocolate

This food-inspired hue looks as delicious as its name suggests. With notes of espresso bordering on black, it’s sure to give your look an edgy touch.

Lipstick pick: L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Makeup Satin Lipstick with Precious Oils in Cinnamon Spice


13. Rust

While you may be tempted to reserve orange lips for the spring and summer months, we’re here to tell you otherwise. This burnt orange shade is sure to give your pout an autumnal touch worthy of the season.

Lipstick pick: L’Oréal Paris Infallible Infallible Pro-Last Color in Always Almond


14. Pumpkin Spice

Once fall rolls around, Halloween naturally starts springing to mind. While it’s easy to think that certain shades are only reserved for costume parties, you can totally rock a pumpkin-inspired lipstick throughout fall. After all, it really isn’t fall until we celebrate all things pumpkin spice.

Lipstick pick: L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Signature Shiny Lip Stain Lipstick in Be Independent


15. Autumn Coral

One hue that should top your fall lipstick colors list is coral. This gorgeous hue of the color allows you to play with brighter shades without going overboard. What’s not to love?

Lipstick pick: L’Oréal Paris Glow Paradise Balm-in-Lipstick with Pomegranate Extract in Luminous Coral


16. Magenta

Bright pink shades will always have a special place in our hearts, but when it comes to fall lip colors, we’re recommending something slightly different: magenta lips. A cross between deep pink and deep purple, this hue gives your pout the perfect flush of color.

Lipstick pick: L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Satin Lipstick in Paris.NY


17. Mauve

Finally, if there’s one shade we can’t live without during the fall, it’s mauve! This deep, dusty pink shade will add just enough color to your look without overpowering it.

Lipstick pick: L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Makeup Satin Lipstick with Precious Oils in Soft Mauve


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Updated by: Shalwah Evans, Photography: Chaunte Vaughn, Art Director: Hannah Packer, Associate Creative Producer: Becca Solovay, Digital Tech: Katy Andrascik, Photo Assistant: Sam Kang, Makeup Artist: Jonet Williamson, Hairstylist: Akihisa Yamaguchi, Wardrobe Stylist: Melina Kemph, Wardrobe Assistant: Kayla Martinez, Model: Adrianne Kiara