First off, I absolutely don’t believe you need to choose your makeup colours according to seasons or trends. You’ll be much more confident if you wear makeup that suits your taste and mood, rather than going by what everyone else is wearing. That being said, if there is a trend that you’re genuinely interested in, it can be fun to give it a try! One such trend that comes around every fall is berry toned lipstick. I usually jump on this bandwagon because it’s a colour I find flattering and it’s a great alternative to red in a bolder lip look. It’s also a colour that looks good on just about everyone. So, I decided to round up my “Top 5 Berry Toned Lipsticks for Fall” and share them with you.
Here they are, in no particular order (and please note that I specifically chose only permanent colours, so you should have no problem getting your hands on any of them):
1. ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip – Tulle ($6.00 USD, available at ColourPop)
First on the list is ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in the shade Tulle, described as a “dusty mauve burgundy” with a matte finish (obviously). This is a great one if you’re normally a neutral lipstick lover and want to ease in to wearing berry hues. It has enough brown in it to keep it muted, but it still leans into berry territory. The darker your skin is, the less brown and more berry this will appear. ColourPop’s Ultra Matte Lip formula is very pigmented and long-wearing, but make sure to hydrate your lips before applying, as it can emphasize any dryness. The price point is excellent, especially if you want to try out the liquid lipstick trend without breaking the bank.
2. Dose of Colors Matte Lipstick – Berry Me ($18.00 USD, available at Dose of Colors)
Next, we have Dose of Colors Matte Lipstick in the shade Berry Me. It’s a mid-toned raspberry colour with a “soft matte” finish. Compared to most other liquid lipsticks, the Dose of Colors formula is more mousse-like and doesn’t dry down quite as much, so these can be a bit more comfortable to wear. The downside to that is that they don’t last quite as long and can transfer slightly. It’s a beautiful colour, though, and it’s definitely one of the more forgiving formulas on dry lips.
3. M.A.C. Lipstick – Rebel ($20.00 CAD/$17.00 USD, available at M.A.C.)
It was extremely difficult for me to narrow it down to one M.A.C. lipstick for this list, but Rebel is my favourite of all the berry shades M.A.C. carries — it’s an oldie but a goodie in my books! It’s a mid-toned pink-plum with a satin finish. It’s very pigmented and much more comfortable on the lips than a matte/liquid lipstick. The slight sheen also makes the lips appear fuller, if that’s something you’re looking for. While it isn’t as long-lasting as a liquid lipstick, M.A.C.’s Satin finishes wear quite well (even moreso when paired with a lip liner or primer) and reapplying doesn’t make the lips “flakey” like liquid lipsticks can.
4. Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick – Wolvesmouth ($26.00 CAD/$21.00 USD, available at Sephora)
Next up, we have Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in the shade Wolvesmouth, described as “metallic berry”. It’s a deeper, red-berry colour with a subtle metallic finish. The metallic shimmer isn’t gritty and the lipstick applies smoothly, but you have to do a few swipes to build it up to full opacity. This can be a good thing if you want to keep it on the subtle side and do only one or two swipes for a semi-sheer look. Myself, I’m often a “go big or go home” kinda girl with my lipsticks, so I build this baby up! The formula is fairly long-lasting for a regular lipstick and it’s neither drying nor hydrating. As always, pairing it with a lip liner or primer will help prolong the wear.
5. Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick – Sad Girl ($20.00 USD, available at Anastasia Beverly Hills)
Last, but certainly not least, is Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Sad Girl. It’s the darkest and vampiest colour on this list, which makes it great for a night out. Or, if you’re me, a trip to the grocery store. Whatever, no judgement here, right? Sad Girl also contains subtle microglitter, which gives a metallic effect to the lips. The microglitter isn’t chunky or gritty at all, and the finish makes this lipstick extremely unique! As with most liquid lipsticks, this one dries matte and lasts a very long time, but it might require a little extra prep work on the lips beforehand.
That rounds up my list of the “Top 5 Berry Toned Lipsticks for Fall”! Did I give you any new lipstick ideas? Do you have a favourite that I’ve missed? Let me know in the comments!