The 6 Fall Lip Trends We’re Adding To Our Rotation
October 13, 2020
by Amanda Etkind
If you’re anything like us, you live for the Fall season. Once the end of August hits and the temperatures start to drop, you’re thriving and in your element as you layer up, light your Sweater Weather candle, and sip on your long-awaited PSL. But the thing we love most about this cozy, moody season? The chance to swap our summer-inspired lip tints to hues of the moodier variety. Of course, you can wear whatever the hell you want all year ‘round, but moody oxblood and rich cocoa seem even more appropriate as the autumnal tone sets in. From sinful stains to high-impact shine, these are a few of our favorite lip trends for fall.
PATENT LEATHER SHINE
Later days, matte liquid lips. While the shine-free finish was popular a few years ago, this fall, it’s all about playing up a shiny, glossy texture. Packed with nourishing ingredients and no shortage of shine, our Threeway Solid Lip Oils are infused with mirror-like pearl pigments, which smooth over lips to create a gorgeous glass-like effect, minus the sticky, weighty feeling associated with other high-shine lippies. The best part? The versatile formula allows you to pick your intensity. Swipe a single layer onto bare lips for medium-coverage color, or lay it on thick for a more intense finish.
COCOA & CARAMEL NUDES
We couldn’t be happier that those ultra-pale shades of the early 2000s (shout out to concealer lips) are a thing of the past. Now, it’s all about embracing those 90s vibes with nude hues that veer on the deeper side of the color spectrum. Our favorites? Nude Ambition, a warm peach-y beige, and Cocoa Spice, a deep brown. These cocoa and caramel shades flatter a variety of skintones and are a perfect transition into those dark, vampy shades we’ll be breaking out in late fall and winter.
A traditional full pigment lipstick can definitely be high maintenance — especially if you’re just dipping your toes into those wine-inspired tones. If you’re itching to partake in the trend without the commitment, you’re in luck, because it’s all about the lip stain this season. You know the look — it’s that sweet spot between a hint of tint and a pure pigment lip color, which stays put even after sipping on a salted caramel latte or post-work glass of pinot. We love to use our Threeway Solid Lip Oils to achieve this look in the shades Bordeaux Baby and Merlot Moves. Simply swipe on a light layer, then dab the color onto your lips with your finger to give a stained effect. The formula contains hyaluronic acid and a nourishing oil blend to keep your pout plump and hydrated throughout the day (or night!).
It wouldn't be fall without a nod to the ultimate seasonal dark lip. Vampy, goth hues are the ones we look forward to wearing every year — from deep burgundy and rich purple-y plum, to that almost-black red there’s no shortage of depth and drama in these shades. Try out our Threeway Lip Oil in Purple Reign for a grape-y colored hue that makes a statement. Plus, it will look absolutely stunning on any complexion.
While a fiery orange-red, dubbed “rorange” by some, serves as the ultimate summer statement lip, for fall, we're taking things in a deeper direction. Lean into your inner pin-up girl and opt for a blue-based cherry red (here’s looking at you, Marilyn). It’s the perfect shade not only because it flatters a wide range of skin tones, but the blue undertones make your teeth appear whiter. Plus, it also makes you look (and feel) like a total badass. Not sure where to start? Our Threeway Lip Oil in Scarlet Passion is the perfect companion to hop on this trend with its true blue-red hue and glossy, shiny finish.
The best part? You don’t have to commit to just one look all season long. Whether you veer towards the nude end of the spectrum, or want to channel your inner Elvira, there’s a lip trend to fit your every mood and wardrobe choice this fall.
Photo by Valerie Elash