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GET INSPIRED: 10 FALL LIP COLORS YOU SHOULD BE WEARING NOW

Happy Monday, y’all! Today’s post is inspired by the slightest drizzle and drop in our temps (temporarily), which, to those who observe the first day Pumpkin Spice Lattes are served as the first day of fall, means that it’s time to break out tights, sweaters, and jewel-toned makeup.

Thus, today’s post is all about 10 lip colors you should be wearing right now, regardless of whether it’s 80 or 40 degrees where you are! Take a look:


Creamy Nude: You can’t beat a creamy nude, especially as temps begin to fall as the foliage changes, and this one’s a beauty. The warmer undertones make it a great choice for autumnal outfits, plus the formula boasts plenty of moisture to prevent chapped lips! Pair it with your favorite denim pieces for a fresh take on the classics.


Sunset Nude: This nude goes one step further with an orange-y base that’s so flattering on many skin tones. I love it in a matte liquid formulation for all-day staying power. Pair it with your favorite power suit and a high pony for a crisp office look.


Merlot: you knew this one was coming. But here’s why I love it: it works on anyone, at any time, for any occasion. Period. It looks awesome with your favorite tee and boyfriend jeans for errands on the weekend, and it looks just as awesome with your favorite cocktail dress and a bun for your holiday parties. Pair it with: literally anything you want.


Blackberry: this is a bold choice for those of you who can’t wait for colder weather, everything plaid, and scarves for days. I love this rich shade for busy fall mornings because it packs a serious punch and you really only need a little concealer, blush, and mascara to set it off. Pair it with a crisp oxford shirt, your favorite scarf, jeans, and booties to celebrate the cooler weather. Bonus: because it’s so insanely pigmented and blue-based, your teeth are going to look red-carpet-ready!


Rosy Pink: this is a great go-to shade for the fall because it’s delicate and perfect for pairing with your favorite smoky eye look. Give this cool pink a try with your favorite chambray shirt, skirt, and booties for a chic twist on business casual.


Black: no, this isn’t just for Halloween parties. Pick up a black lipstick–yes, a true, rich-as-ink black– to wear alone (hello 90s: chokers, pigtails, holographic clothing, and platforms are all back for fall–just leave the body glitter at home) or to take your favorite reds, mauves, chocolates, and pinks darker for fall. Just layer it on first, then layer your favorite shade over it and blend well for a crisp, pretty look that maximizes your current lipstick collection. Pair it with blood red lipstick, a bell sleeve top, skinny jeans, your favorite flats, and a killer leopard scarf.


Plum: universally flattering and unexpected, plum is a great choice for those of you who saw the blackberry color and thought it wasn’t for you. This is an easy-to-wear shade for everyday that you’ll find yourself reaching for all fall and winter. Pair it with boyfriend jeans, a blazer, and pumps for a polished weekend look.


Creamy Cocoa: browns are insanely flattering and having a major moment right now, and this rich coffee color is no exception. Choose a cream base to keep your kisser moisturized on colder days and make it matte by blotting a few extra times. Pair this with your favorite kimono, leggings, and booties for a comfy casual fall day.


Metallic Bronze: this is a playful take on the outrageous holographic makeup gracing runways this season. I love bronzy lips for fall paired with monochromatic bronze makeup that makes the most of your freckles or fading tan as the days get shorter. Pair it with jewel toned tops, jeans, and flats for a great Saturday look.


Russet Red: I love this gorgeous russet red color for fall. It’s a great alternative to your cherry red with all the same benefits. Pair it with a gold eye for festive cocktail hours and add it to your everyday routine to freshen things up. Pair it with plaid, plaid, and more plaid to really embrace the autumnal days.

XXOO
-KSL

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