8 Best Darker Lipstick Colors For Fall And Beyond

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8 Best Darker Lipstick Colors For Fall And Beyond
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Its that time of the year when everything gets a little darker and moodier and I’m totally feeling it. Now that its Fall and Halloween is gone, its time to put down your Pumpkin Spice Latte and pick up a rich darker lipstick color to compliment the 2019 version of the ’90s grunge look. If you haven’t noticed the ’90s are back and in full force. 

Darker lips have always been on my radar since I grew to love makeup during the ’90s (yes I’m aging myself). I was that teen with either super dark lips or the dreaded super dark lip liner with a super light color on the lips and absolutely no blending. Hey, don’t fault me it was the look at the time. But even that look has made a comeback. I’ve even seen Kim Kardashian do a variation of that look. 

Ok sure, we are all still sad that summer is over, but who else couldn’t wait until it was time to get cozy and pull out your favorite jacket—-this girl right here! And now that we changed the clock for daylight savings we just have to get over it. So… put away your summer palettes and break out your fall and winter ones and test out all those smokey eyes and vampy lip combos.

What Are The Fall Lipstick Colors?

Fall colors coincide not only with the seasonal color changes but also with daylight saving hence the darker hued colors like a true darker red, vampy purples, deep burgundy (mix of red and brown) and of course brown lip colors. 

What is THE Darker Lipstick Color of 2019?

For Fall 2019 we have seen a ton of vampy purples taking over the season, but burgundy and browns also pop up this season.

How to Wear Darker Lipstick Colors For Your Skintone

Obviously not every lipstick will match every skin tone. But there are colors for everybody. According to beauty brand L’Oreal, If you have pale skin opt for berry colors. 

If you have cool undertones, opt for a lipstick that has a blue base, like a dark berry hue. On the other hand, if you have warm undertones, go for something that has a yellow base to it. Overall, follow this rule: Stick to lipsticks that are in the berry family, like raspberry or blackberry. Avoid any shades that have too much brown in them because they could make your complexion look muddy—not vampy.

If you have a medium complexion go more for reddish browns.

Those with light to medium-tan skin tones usually have neutral or warm undertones. If this is you, it means you have more of a variety to choose from when it comes to dark lipstick, with reddish browns and plums being the most flattering.

And if your complexion is darker go for darker purples.

For those who have darker skin tones, opt for deep purples and blue-based reds. Select deep lip colors like purple and dark chocolate brown.

Nude lipstick may always be in season, but right now is the time to test out darker lip colors. Now its time to check out our favorite drugstore and high-end bold darker lipsticks.

True Reds For Fall

Fenty Lipstick Color

One of the first Fenty Beauty products I purchased was the Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color in Uncensored. Its dubbed a universal red and it truly is. Almost any complexion can wear this brilliant pop of red on the lips. “Stunna Lip Paint delivers high-impact color with low-maintenance, long wear in a range of universal shades handpicked by Rihanna. With one stroke of its lip-defining precision wand, Stunna’s weightless, comfortable, soft-matte formula stays kissably smooth all day.” Rihanna hit it out of the park with her makeup brand.

Maybelline red Lipstick Color

Drugstore option: We love the Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink City Edition Liquid Lipstick Makeup In dancer. The color is not only super affordable but also longlasting!

Quick Tip: For the crispest pop of red make sure to line your outer lips with concealer and blends to make your pout extra luscious

Vampy Darker Berry Colors 

Becca Lipstick Color

Berry colors are very in right now in the fall season, we love the BECCA Ultimate Lipstick Love in Maroon a cool deep plum. It’s such a dramatic color. This silky-satin lip color wears for up to eight hours and is infused with next-generation hyaluronic acid to hydrate and smooth the look of lips. Ultra-creamy, pure pigments, and light-reflecting oils deliver high-impact color in a single swipe. Infused with avocado oil, the ultra-comfortable formula nourishes lips.

Maybelline superstay Crayon

Drugstore: Maybelline Superstay Ink Crayon Lipstick, Matte Longwear Lipstick Makeup in Accept a Dare. The Maybelline superstay crayon will last up to 8-hour matte lip color that glides on crayon-easy! Draw it on with no hassle and no fading. We love the crayon applicator.

Fenty Darker Lipstick Color

Option #3 We also love the Undefeated from Fenty Beauty.

Quick Tip:  Some darker lip colors have a tendency to make your teeth look a little yellow. Pick up some teeth whitening strips or at least a whitening toothpaste.

Burgundy Hued Darker Lipsticks

NYX Lipstick Colors

Burgundy and brown colors are my all-time Fall favorite colors since they are true fall hued—soft and rich browns. It was during this time in the season that I fell in love with makeup.

We love the drugstore option NYX Professional Makeup Matte Lipstick In Siren, which can be picked up an Amazon, etc.

Tip: Play around with different colors to see which suits your skin tone. Or ask for help at Sephora. You can also use the Sephora app and head over to inspire and check out the virtual artist to get an idea of haw a lip color will look on you. 

Tip #2: Make sure to get a matching lip liner to match your lipstick.

Brown Lipstick Colors


We love the simplicity of the CoverGirl Exhibitionist 24 Hour Ultra Matte Lipstick in Watch Me. How can a lipstick be 24-hour wear….we might not try to test out the wearability after 24 hours but hey you never know—long flight perhaps?

Fenty Beauty Darker Lipstick Color
Fenty Beauty

Also, check out the Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in Shawty for a true brown (brown shade second from the left). The brown shade looks perfectly fall.

Fenty Beauty- Darker Fall Colors
Fenty Beauty

Quick tip: Make sure to moisturize your lips before using darker colors as any level of chapped lips will show right through!

What Eye Looks To Pair With Darker Lipstick?

Olivia Munn Darker Lipstick

We love a simple eye with a bold lip since we are making the lips the main attraction. When we say simple we mean tons of lashes with a lot of separation. But you can also go full-on glam with a vampy lip and a smoky eye. Mix it up and have fun!!!

Shay Mitchell Vampy Lips
8 Best Darker Lipstick Colors For Fall And Beyond
8 Best Darker Lipstick Colors For Fall And Beyond

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