Words seriously cannot express how excited I am for autumn! I love it when the days get a little shorter and the temperature gets a little cooler but it’s still warm enough that you want to go outside. With every season change, I like switching out my makeup bag for some more seasonally appropriate products. One thing that I’m forever changing are my lip choices, and so in today’s post, I’m sharing my top transitional lipsticks for autumn… not quite the dark, plummier, richer tones that we see everywhere once October comes around – but more of the midway point between summer shades and winter classics. Here they are:
This is just a beautiful (just as the name describes) velvety formula that cushions the lips in such a pretty plum pink. The best way to describe it would be a vintage deep rose colour – there’s definitely no colour that I’ve seen like it! It might not be for everyone, but this shade definitely oozes sophistication and I love it for that reason.
MAC Lipstick in Brave (£15.50)
I first purchased this back in the day when it was all the rage as the ultimate Kylie Jenner lip, but it was so good that this one is a repurchase. It lives up to the hype, as do a lot of MAC lipsticks. It’s a satin finish, so it has a lovely sheen to it. Also, it’s definitely more of a brown toned pink than a nude toned pink, so something about this really works for fall.
I featured this in my in-depth review of these lipsticks last month – and that post was a very popular one! The red shade seemed to be loved by lots of you in the comments so I had to mention it again in this post. It’s a real vintage looking red, with lovely lasting power and a beautifully smooth finish. Also, it’s only £6.49, which makes it one of the most affordable ‘classic’ red shades that I’ve ever come across!
The Make Up for Ever lipsticks don’t get as much hype as they deserve. They’re some of the first ‘higher end’ lipsticks I ever tried and they’re still a brand that I keep going back to, because they’re just so good! Copper Pink is definitely one of my favourites, it’s so wearable as an everyday pink nude, with enough pigmentation to make it a lipstick – without looking too much for the daytime. (I’ve done two lip swatches of this one because 1) it’s my favourite and 2) the odd number wouldn’t fit neatly into a photograph).
This one is for the brave! We’ve all heard of how popular the Colourpop Liquid Lipsticks are, so I’ve featured a favourite of mine in this post too. I loved this shade on the model, and even more in person. It’s such a beautiful dusty deep mauve toned rose pink – it reminds me of Rose Matter by Jeffree Star, but deeper and more autumn-y. Also, this one is super affordable too (and Colourpop ship to the UK now – hooray!).
What are your favourite transitional lipsticks to get ready for autumn?