There’s a lot to love about the fall season. For one, you can stop pretending you like
eating air dieting for bikini season and can finally let yourself go embrace the layering season. There’s also this whole idea of rebirth associated with fall that people love to lose their shit over. You know what I’m talking about here. The girl who posts a selfie of herself looking off into the distance, with like, “embrace the change” as her caption. Like, just because the leaves are changing doesn’t mean your hoe ass will. That said, I do love a good rebirth story, and nothing says “bye bitch” to your summer image like dark fall lip colors. For those of you who are dead inside know what’s good for you and have been embracing this trend for months already (hi), then congratulations, you’re ahead of the curve. Feel free to tell the world that It’s Britney, Betch supports you and your lifestyle (a coveted endorsement tbh). But for those of you who have yet to embrace this trend, you better get your shit together, before I go Gossip Girl on your ass in my next beauty article. I am not above public shaming, and I’m hurt that you think I am. I do love educating the masses, so here are the 6 fall lip colors that reflect just how dead inside you are.
If you’re not into
looking good AF the vampy lip trend, then I guess I can’t fault you for that. If you aren’t going to embrace the blackness of your soul a plum lip color, then I recommend going red. Red is, like, the color of fall. I mean, it’s basic AF, but you’ll still be making a statement. Reds are about to be your new neutrals, and the VIP Red shade is one of NARS’ bestsellers, so you know it’s gotta be fucking amazing.
If you know anything about me, then you know I
mask my emotions prefer a dark, vampy lip color. Seriously. I’m not going to show up to a bar wearing anything less than a shade called damned, lest people get the wrong idea about me and think I’m a joy to be around. NOPE. If you can’t take me when I’m emotionally isolating myself as I am, rocking dark lip color, then you can’t have me when I’m sober at my best. ANYWAY, this black cherry hue is going to be everywhere in the fall, so you need to try it ASAP. Not only does it flatter a range of skin tones, but it will also make you look bad AF.
Again, if you’re dead inside but aren’t super into the vampy lip trend, then CoverGirl’s Romantic Mauve will be your go-to lip color this fall. First of all, mauve looks good on any skin tone and second of all, CoverGirl’s brand incorporates the metallics into their mauve shade, so you’re about to be extra trendy this fall, that’s for damn sure.
Tbh, I would buy this lip color just based on the name alone. But good news—blackmail is more than just a concept I use to get people to read my articles; it’s actually a bomb lip color. It’s a wine-colored perfection that’s super pigmented and long-lasting AF. Like, it will last you through happy hour, you drunk calling your ex but hooking up with his best friend instead, and you waking up full of regret and late to your 9am department meeting. The cycle of life, people. It’s important to count your wins where you can (even if that win is still being able to wear last night’s lip color).
I heard a vicious rumor that navy is the new purple of the fall season, which seems like fighting words to me, tbh. I’ve always been of the opinion that wearing blue lip color is less chic and more “I just sucked off a smurf,” but hey, to each her own. If navy is about to be trendy this fall, then Maybelline’s Midnight Blue is what you’ll want to try. It’s dark, it’s edgy, and for less than $10, I’ll literally try anything.
I know, I know. I’m endorsing another purple lip color, SO SUE ME. You know that saying, “give the people what they want,” well I say, “give the people what
I want they need.” You’re welcome. So, yes, another plum lip color, but you’ll thank me for it later, because this product is legit amaze. MAC’s Burnt Violet has a more shiny finish to it and it goes on easy AF, thanks to its slightly opaque texture.
Any betch who’s into makeup will tell you that finding a good lipstick can be a fucking ordeal. Like, first you have to find the right color. Then you have to find a liner that matches, lest you end up looking like Gwen Stefani during her No Doubt days. Then you have to worry about it drying out your lips and will it actually stay on this weekend while you down vodka shots/make out with the first guy in your line of vision/drunk eat a whole pizza? Okay so maybe if you’re doing pizza to the face at 3am your last concern is your lipstick, but the point still stands. You need your shit to stick to you like that creepy bro at the bar who bought you a drink. These are the best long-lasting lipsticks—and before you ask, you will not see a certain Jenner’s products on this because while they last forever, that shit makes your lips dryer than the Sahara desert.
1. MAC Liptensity
This lipstick is enhanced with extra pigment for a more intense color that’s designed to last for up to eight hours. Honestly, when food and alcohol is involved, you really only need about half that time before you’re going to be falling asleep or too drunk to care, so this lipstick is perfect.
2. Tarte Cosmetics Drench Lip Splash Lipstick
It’s usually a pain in the peach emoji when a vegan person constantly reminds you that they’re vegan, but Tarte Cosmetics is like, the one exception. This satin matte lipstick is created with a hydrating vegan formula that keeps your lips moisturized. Plus, the tip is narrower than a typical lipstick, so when you’re trying to reapply after a few glasses of vodka wine, there’s less room for error.
3. NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick
This cream lipstick dries into a matte finish, but it’s waterproof, which is basically another way to say it can hold its own through a night of eating and drinking better than a betch who just turned 21.
4. NYX Wonder Pencil
If you have a favorite lip product that you’re not willing to give up on, try lining your lips with the NYX Wonder Pencil. It helps to prevent lip colors from bleeding all over your face so that even if you happen to drink too much and embarrass yourself, you’ll look a little less messy in the Instas.
5. MAC Prep + Prime Lip
This colorless lip base moisturizes your lips and helps prevent lipstick from feathering and cracking if your heart is really set on rocking Koko K (which claims to be long-wearing and promises not to dry your lips out, but is lying).