Get in because we’re going shopping for fall makeup. It may not be a switch you think of as soon as the temperature drops, but when it comes time to doll up your favorite fall outfits, you may quickly come to realize adding in a few on-season colors by way of your glam just might be the final missing touch. If you’ve already got your fall lipstick and eyeshadow palettes squared away, you’re just missing the final component to the trilogy — a few trusty fall lip liner shades.
Ultimately, there are no rules when it comes to makeup, especially lip liners. When you think about it, with the number of shades there are on the market, the only answer is to have fun exploring them. If you’re on the hunt for quintessential fall shades, however, try starting first with the applicable lip color-family categories (namely reds, browns, and purples), then you can choose two or three fall-leaning shades within those color families to mix and match with your favorite lipsticks and glosses this season. If you’re in need of a bit more inspiration, you can always turn to beauty trends on the runway to get your gears turning as well.
When you’re ready to shop up, whether it’s for a vampy plum or an everyday nude, you’re bound to find the hue for you from our picks below.
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner
This velvety suede brown comes with a unique taupe hue that elevates it beyond your average nude brown.
There’s no such thing as fall without a variety of red lips (we don’t make the rules) and Anastasia Beverly Hill’s Blackberry lip liner borders on deep fuchsia just enough to give the end result a bit of nuanced depth.
Magenta lip liners are simply a right of passage for fall. This one in particular is what you may find yourself reaching for on your next night out for a lip shade that stands out in even the dimmest of rooms.
Here’s your sign to try a vampy lip liner this fall. Granted, this one from Juvia’s Place may be called Scorpio, but paired with the right makeup look (you may try a winged liner and lashes, sans eye shadow if this is your first rodeo with bold color), it’s a match for anyone.
Make Up For Ever Artist Color Pencil: Eye, Lip & Brow Pencil
Experimentation is in the air this season. Green may not be your quintessential fall makeup shade, but it’s no less fitting. This product also triples as an eye liner and brow pencil as well, putting no cap on the endless possibilities of what you can create with it.
Feathering is one of the most common issues with lip liners, but you can avoid it with this option from Pat McGrath. It glides on with a creamy consistency, and blends easily should you want to go in with other lip colors to create your own unique shade.