There’s nothing better than a bold lip for fall, but finding the right color can be intimidating … and expensive.
TODAY Style is here to help! We asked celebrity makeup artists to share their favorite lip colors to make a statement this season. The best part? Everything can be found in the beauty aisle at your local drugstore.
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1. Burt’s Bee Satin Lipstick in Doused Rose, $7, Amazon
“One of my absolute favorite drugstore makeup brands is Burt’s Bees. The 100 percent natural formula is outstanding and everything I want for maintaining beautiful lips while on set: rich, blendable and very moisturizing. The selection of wearable shades is comparable to any prestige brand,” said Geoffrey Rodriguez, a celebrity/fashion makeup artist, whose clients include Padma Lakshmi and Gigi Hadid.
2. Revlon Ultra HD Matte in Love, $7, Jet
“The Revlon Ultra HD Mattes are one of my favorite lip products, especially if you’re looking for something that doesn’t need to be reapplied constantly. Love is the perfect shade when looking for the go-to matte red lip this fall. The formula is hydrating and long lasting and is great for a statement lip that will stay on all day,” said Michael Angelo, a celebrity hairstylist, makeup artist and founder of Wonderland Beauty Parlor.
3. Maybelline Loaded Bolds Lip Color in Pitch Black, $5, Amazon
“The dark lip is definitely a runway trend for fall. The deep hues add a chic tone to your look! Maybelline Bolds offer a wide range of shades, but try Pitch Black for a more sensual look that is perfect for the change of seasons,” said Angelo, whose clients include Brooklyn Decker, Adriana Lima and Helena Christensen.
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4. Maybelline Baby Lips Color Balm Crayon in Blush Burst, $4, Amazon
“I love using Baby Lips to moisturize and keep lips hydrated, especially when the dryness of fall can bring unwanted chapped lips. Use it as a lip tint to achieve that ‘no makeup’ fresh-faced look. My favorite shade is Blush Burst because it creates a sheer, fresh lip look that isn’t overpowering and great for everyday wear,” said Angelo.
5. Burt’s Bees Lipstick in Orchid Ocean, $7, Amazon
“I think that wine- and berry-colored lips are so gorgeous in fall! The Burt’s Bees lipstick is both moisturizing and pigmented, so you can rock a stunning shade while avoiding dried-out lips. The shade Orchid Ocean has a mix of brown undertones, creating a deep, rich shade that is perfect for an autumn look,” said Angelo.
6. Milani Matte Color Statement Lipstick in Matte Innocence, $5, Amazon
“One of my favorite drugstore brands is Milani. I love their matte lipstick in the shade Innocence. It’s a perfect everyday color, that matches anything you might wear. I love that it’s a soft matte, and not a dry matte color,” said Kelley Baker, makeup artist and celebrity brow artist known for Kelley Baker Brows.
7. NYX Professional Makeup Intense Butter Gloss in Apple Dumpling, $6, Belk
“NYX cosmetics is a great brand that is accessible to everyone! I pretty much love all NYX lippies. They have so many different options in texture and colors. One of my favorites is the NYX butter glosses. I’m currently wearing Apple Dumpling and it’s so smooth and moisturizing, which is great for fall when our skin tends to get dry,” said Baker, whose clients include Zendaya, Kourtney Kardashian, Ariana Grande and Lea Michele.
8. NYX Cosmetics Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Honeymoon, $9, Amazon
“Channel your inner ’90s diva with this sultry cinnamon shade. If you’ve never gone with a dark lip, this NYX liquid lipstick is the perfect beauty product to get you started. The Lingerie line has 12 sexy, neutral shades for every skin tone, each infused with vitamin E for ample hydration,” said Kate Stromberg, lead makeup artist at Michael Boychuck’s Color Salon inside Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
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9. Maybelline New York Color Sensational The Buffs Lip Color in Bare All, $6, Amazon
“Maybelline released a line of nudes, and we’re not kidding when we say there are enough pigments to match every skin tone. The collection features 10 shades infused with precious oils to ensure line-free, comfortable wear,” said Stromberg, whose celebrity clients include Whitney Port, Bebe Rexha and Khloe Kardashian.
10. Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Naturally Chic, $4, Amazon
“Plump it up with this drugstore darling from Milani. Opt for a subtle statement with one of the line’s low-key lip colors, like natural pink, or be bold with a swipe of deep violet or rouge. Enhanced with vitamins A and C, it’s the perfect pick for rich pigment and healthy skin,” said Stromberg.