7 Fall-Winter Lip Colors to Try Now

Cooler weather calls for a moody, vampy lip to go with your faux fur vests and stylish hats. A deeper lip color is a great way to stand out from the crowd and look super stylish while putting in minimal effort. Little other makeup is necessary when you are rocking a deep, vibrant lip color.

From burnt rose to blackened plums, here are seven of the hottest lip colors you’ll want to try this fall/winter.

A Deep Purple

Pat McGrath, mother of all makeup artists, makes some of the most pigmented shades on the market. Pat McGrath Matte Trance Lipstick in Deep Void is a rich purple for the person who’s not afraid to stand out this fall. The formula is matte but goes on incredibly smooth and creamy.
Buy it now: Pat McGrath, $40


Everyone needs a daringly dark color for fall, like Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche in Liquorice.  

The creamy satin finish goes on incredibly smooth due to the number of moisturizing oils in the formula. The lightweight texture juxtaposed against the rich pigment will have you wanting to wear the shade long after the cold weather dissipates.
Buy it now: Sephora, $13

Vibrant Orange-Red

Ilia’s new ColorBlock Lipsticks pack more pigment and longer wear than their previous lip tints. Flame is a bright orange-red that only requires one swipe for high-impact color. It looks equally as good with a cream sweater as it does with a black vest, as all the attention will be on your lip color.   
Buy it now: Ilia, $28


For warm skin tones, a brick shade is a fall staple to have in your lipstick wardrobe. Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Nighthawk is a long-wearing deep brick shade that will surely get you noticed. Pair this lipstick with your favorite earth-toned sweater and be ready to scream fall fashion.    
Buy it now: Urban Decay, $18


What color says fall more than a rich Bordeaux shade? Kosas Lipstick in Darkroom is dark and moody, and so beautiful on any skin tone. The creamy formula looks great whether you pat it into the lips lightly as a stain, or pack on a couple coats for long-lasting, rich color.  
Buy it now: Kosas, $28

Burnt Rose

A little darker than your summertime rose shade, but oh-so-appropriate for fall weather, RMS Lip2Cheek in Illusive is perfect for those who want to get just a little more daring this season. The formula is incredibly moisturizing and surprisingly pigmented, so a little goes a long way. Pat on with your fingers for a barely-there stain, or apply with a lip brush for a richer effect.  
Buy it now: RMS Beauty, $36

Blackened Plum

Feeling daring? Y et Beauté Lipstick in James is a pigment-rich plum that’s so deep, it’s almost black in certain lights. The semi-matte formula is striking on its own, or paired with a clear gloss for a multi-faceted look.  
Buy it now: Credo Beauty, $32

Any of these lip colors will get you excited about transitioning your lipstick wardrobe for fall — especially if you like to stand out from the crowd.


Lisa Bensley is the founder of BeautyByBenz, a health and beauty blog that is really just an excuse to buy too much makeup. When she is not writing, she's probably boxing, obsessing over her Dachshund, Stanley, reading, or binge-watching Law & Order: SVU. Follow her (and Stanley's) antics on Instagram.