It is so easy to get stuck in a lipstick rut. But, if you are wearing that same bubblegum, frosted pink you were sporting back in the 1980s, it might be time to rethink your look. According to a recent issue of InStyle Magazine, there is no better time for a lipstick intervention, because fall boasts five key colors that give women the opportunity to get out of their comfort zone and find something fresh and new. Within each of the five base shades, play around and find the one that works with your skin tone. We’ve identified five all natural lipstick formulas to get you started.
This shade can run the gamut, from a deep purple to a sheer wine. It’s a wonderful compliment to the wine shades that are gracing the fall clothing collections and it looks spectacular when paired with an LBD (Little Black Dress) for an evening out. We like Merlot by Afterglow Cosmetics for its rich wine hue and matte finish. $24 at www.afterglowcosmetics.com.
Where red screams siren, a pink pout says fresh and fashion forward – especially in the fall when it is least expected. Unlike other shades that require you to downplay other features, hot pink can work with a natural look or with full-on glam. See for yourself with the aptly named Coquette, a fabulous fuchsia from Vapour Organic Beautys Siren Lipstick collection. It will make your look pop! $22 at www.vapourorganicbeauty.com.
The somewhat retro vibe of coral adds a glow to your skin that is usually only reserved for the dog days of summer. Try it with bronzy eyes and freshly flushed cheeks. The effect is so stunning, you might be able to stretch that summer feeling a few more weeks. Try it on with Coral Crush Mineral Lip Tint from Overall Beauty. $10.95 at www.overallbeauty.com.
It’s the LBD of lipstick and it never goes out of style. Classic, elegant, and polished, it’s a must-have, not just for fall, but all year long! It takes a little attitude to pull it off, so if you aren’t sure you’re ready, start with something sheer, like the shimmery Ruby Slippers Lip Gloss from Christopher Drummond. Great for day or evening looks. $17.50 at www.christopherdrummond.com.
The trick to wearing nude without looking like a corpse is to select a shade that is just a teeny bit darker than your own natural shade. We recommend Nicely Nude Mineral Lipstick by Eyes Lips Face for its universally flattering tint. Just $5 at www.eyeslipsface.com.