Fall and around the holidays are my favorite time of year to have a little fun with my makeup. The makeup product I like to play around with the most is hands down lip color! I’ve collected a few favorites over the years so I thought I’d share in case you are looking for a new lip color as well. You’ll notice there are reoccurring brands and formulas that I’ve become attached to when it comes to this category. I’m just as much about the formula as I am about the color. I hate an uncomfortable lip product on my lips that makes me want to take it off after only a hour of wearing it. All of these formulas as super comfortable especially when you apply my favorite lip balm as a base.
Lip Balm/Base: Sara Happ The Lip Slip – While technically not a color, it has a slight pink tint to it, it is the lip balm I swear by. It’s a hefty price but I promise this will last you over a year. It’s also the perfect base under lipstick. Deeply nourishing and a lifesaver in the colder months.
Deep Tone Beige: MAC Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy – This is my most used lip color for day but also for night. I’m obsessed with the deep beige payoff with a slight hint of pink to make it a flattering and versatile color.
Tan Rose: Nars Audacious Lipstick in Barbara – Slightly lighter than Velvet Teddy, another nice and simple tan rose that’s ideal for daytime. As you’ll see by my additional choices below I love the Audacious line from Nars simply because of the great color payoff, the lasting power, and the fact that its super hydrating.
Dusty Rose: Nars Audacious Lipstick in Anna – A really pretty darker rosy pink that I’m obsessed with. Probably my second most worn shade on this list after Velvet Teddy.
Deep Mauve: Hourglass Lip Stylo in Achiever – I love a mauve lip in the fall. This is a new to me lipstick that I have been grabbing lately. A very cool color that’s perfect for fall.
Muted Red: Mac Matte Lipstick in Taupe – I wore this a ton last year. This is a perfect red to wear for those of you who are scared to wear a bright red. The hint of brown makes it less “in your face”.
Brick Red: Nars Semi-Matte Lipstick in Fire Down Below – I love how build-able this formula is so you can take it from subtle to bold. I’m drawn to rusty reds because it feels very bohemian and romantic.
Classic Red: Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick in Secretly – Just a great no fail red lip color that every women needs in her makeup collection. I love pulling this out for date night!
Burgundy: Nars Audacous in Charlotte – For those more special events and evenings out, you can’t go wrong with a sultry color like burgundy. So sexy!
90s Brown: Mac Matte Lipstick in Whirl – A bold option if you’re feeling a dark moodier look. I wear this at night when I feel like making a statement.