Top 5 Fall Lipsticks


Hi guys! It’s been awhile since I’ve done a top 5, the last one I did was for summer lipsticks. With the fall season looming I thought it would be fun to look at my top 5 most reached-for fall lipsticks. When the nights start getting cooler and the leaves start changing colours I am all about browns and burgundy shades on my lips. It isn’t even fall yet and I’m excited to start wearing these shades more!


Colourpop | Ultra Matte Lipstick in Kapow

This shade is definitely the boldest of the bunch. It looks very, very dark on the lips on me but I love it. I did a look using it last fall so you can see what it looks like on me here. I like it best with very simple, neutral makeup so that it stands out but the look as a whole isn’t over the top. Colourpop describes this shade as a muted grey-taupe and I think that is a very accurate description. I find that this shade wears well and is comfortable on the lips. If you are sensitive to liquid lipsticks and have issues with dry lips you may want to find a similar shade in a traditional lipstick formula.

MAC | Matte Lipstick in Studded Kiss

Studded Kiss is a dark oxblood shade. Oxblood sounds like a gross name for a colour, but I am obsessed with that shade in the fall. I have oxblood pants that I’m just dying to start wearing when it gets cool enough to wear full length pants! Again this is a matte shade, which isn’t surprising because I love matte lipsticks. I mostly pair this with neutral/brown looks. For the most part with fall I usually tone down the eye makeup and let deep lipstick shades do the talking.

L’Oreal | Colour Riche Lipstick in Pure Burgundy

I re-discovered this lipstick in my collection. I’m not sure when I got it, I don’t think it is available anymore but it is a colour that I love for fall. It is a beautiful burgundy shade. Pure Burgundy is a bit deeper than MAC’s Studded Kiss so it adds a bit more drama to a look.

Urban Decay| Vice Lipstick in 1993

1993 has only recently come into my life but I know it will be a fall staple. It’s a medium brown shade that is really quite wearable and versatile if you like brown lipsticks. It is a comfort matte shade so although it is a matte lipstick, it does not feel drying on the lips.

Colourpop | Lippie Stix in Grunge

I thought that Grunge from Colourpop was no longer available since it was part of their 90’s collection last fall but I just checked and it is still on their website! They describe this shade as a cool-toned plum brown. Similar to my other choices, this is also a matte lipstick. Colourpop makes great matte Lippie Stix, they are quite comfortable to wear. In my mind Grunge and 1993 were similar, but now seeing them swatched side-by-side they really are quite different. Beside 1993, you really can see the plum in Grunge. It’s a beautiful shade and I’m so happy to see that it is still available.

What are your favourite lipsticks for fall? Let me know in the comments down below!



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11 Replies to “Top 5 Fall Lipsticks”

  1. Ooh I’m liking both the UD 1993 and ColourPop in Grunge. I guess I’m really digging the 90’s lips again!

    1. Lipstick on the Lake says: Reply

      Those are probably my 2 top favourites of this grouping! I really loved the browny coloured lipsticks last fall and I’m still loving them this year!

  2. Great picks! I need to stock up on some fall lipstick shades, everything I own is pink or brighter berry shades, I’m so not prepared for Fall!

    1. Lipstick on the Lake says: Reply

      I’m not really prepared for fall either but the colder weather I experienced on my trip has reminded me that it’s coming lol

  3. Great choices! Studded Kiss is right up my alley. There has been so much hype around 1993 since it was released, and I went to Sephora to try it one time. Was positive it would look good on me as my natural lip colour is a brownish-mauvey shade, but it looked like I smeared clay all over my lips! So I’m envious it looks good on you!

    1. Lipstick on the Lake says: Reply

      Oh no! That’s such a bummer that 1993 didn’t work for you 🙁 I’ve only had it for a little bit but I love it! Studded Kiss is equally gorgeous though, I bought it on a whim and it’s definitely a fall go-to!

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  6. Oooh Studded Kisses looks so lovely!
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    1. Lipstick on the Lake says: Reply

      Definitely one of my favourite Mac lipsticks!

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