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20 of the Most Gorgeous Lipstick Colors for Fall

You'll love these autumnal lipstick trends.

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The seasons are changing and so are fall beauty trends. While there are almost as many lipstick shades out there, Good Housekeeping editors have narrowed it down to the hottest hues to try right now. As seen on fall 2021 runways, this autumn brings something for everyone, whether you prefer a classic red, a trendy mauve shade or opt to keep your lips looking au naturale. Find your new signature shade below to transition your beauty regimen to autumn in a single swipe.

Below, find the perfect fall colors for dark and fair skin, vetted by our Good Housekeeping editors, consumer tester evalutions and highly-rated reviews. These popular lipsticks and lipglosses can be purchased online at Sephora and Ulta, or at your local drugstore.

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Deep Oxblood
Audacious Lipstick in Charlotte
NARS
NARS sephora.com
$34.00

One way to shake off summer: Go straight for a moody oxblood that will certainly wow. Keep the rest of your makeup minimal to let your lips do the talking.  

  • High-pigment color
2
Sweet Peach
Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Weekend
Bare Minerals
BareMinerals ulta.com
$19.00

Gone are the days of having a parched pout when you wear color. BareMinerals moisturizing blend keeps your lips looking as juicy as a peach. Our GH Beauty Lab found this liquid lipstick to be the most comfortable on lips due to its whipped, smooth consistency.

  • Hydrating liquid lipstick
3
True Red
SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lip Color in Pioneer
Maybelline
Maybelline ulta.com
$9.49

Looking for a fuss-free lipstick? Look no further. The arrow-shaped brush on this wand gives you a precise application and the super saturated shade only requires a single swipe.

  • Precise applicator brush
4
Orange Flame
Outburst Longwear Lip Stain in Orange Fizz
Bite
Bite Beauty sephora.com
$36.00

Even if you aren't a vegan, you might consider this cruelty-free lipstick. The satiny stain feeds lips with all kinds of nourishing nutrients: sunflower seed wax, coconut oil and passionflower oil to keep your lips lush, even in the cold autumn air.

  • Nourishing and hydrating ingredients
5
Shimmery Gloss
Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Diamond Milk
Fenty Beauty
Fenty Beauty sephora.com
$25.00

Like highlighter for your lips, this shimmery shade instantly illuminates. Slick on a little bit for a whole lot of shine.

  • Smells like peaches and vanilla
  • Ultra shimmery
6
Candy Apple
Always On Meallic Matte Liquid Lipstick in Maneater
Smashbox
Smashbox macys.com
$24.00

To spice things up, swap in a shimmery shade. You can wear Smashbox's liquid lipstick with confidence thanks to the water-resistant formula, which prevents your daring look from feathering.

  • Waterproof
7
Deep Berry
Lip Maestro in 400
Giorgio Armani
Giorgio Armani sephora.com
$50.00

Try Giorgio Armani's easy-to-apply formula two ways: swipe it on with the wand for a power pout or press it on with your fingertips for a more subtle style. Either way, you get a plush velvety pout. 

  • Ultra-creamy texture
8
Peachy Pink
Butter Lipstick in West Coast
NYX
NYX Professional Makeup walmart.com
$5.95

If you aren't a fan of heavy makeup, this lightweight lipstick is for you. It goes on like — you guessed it — butter. This NYX best seller has reviewers raving about its full coverage finish combined with the cushion-like feel of lip balm.

  • Balm-like finish
9
Patent Berry
Serial Kisser Plumping Lip Stain in Bitten
Buxom
Buxom ulta.com
$22.00

Test out this trend with a tint. Buxom's lightweight liquid stays all day (through coffee, lunch, you name it), while also keeping lips feeling lush with moisturizing hyaluronic acid.  

  • Long-lasting
10
Cotton Candy Shine
Rouge Coco Gloss Moisturizing Glossimer in Icing
Chanel
CHANEL nordstrom.com
$30.00

This truly is like a layer of icing for your lips. A cotton candy hue adds a sweet hint of color to perk up your pout, while peptides and coconut oil keep lips plump.

  • Ultra-plumping
11
Universal Nude
Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Nude Pop
Clinique
CLINIQUE sephora.com
$20.00

The built-in primer in this lipstick locks it on, while the moisturizing formula keeps your pout plush. Bonus: this shimmery nude looks good on everyone.

  • Built-in lip primer
12
Cherry Red
Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Kitten Heels
NYX
NYX ulta.com
$7.00

This GH Beauty-Lab approved lipstick won the votes for the most smooth and precise application. Try it for yourself in Kitten Heels, a super-pigmented cherry red.

  • Precise application
13
Glassy Gloss
Lip Gloss
Glossier
Glossier glossier.com
$14.00

Glossier's cult-favorite gloss gives lips a glassy shine without the sticky feel. Apply a thin layer of this vitamin E formula to keep your smile both hydrated and gleaming.

  • Non-sticky formula
14
High-Impact Coral
Hydragloss High-Pigment Lip Gel
SMITH & CULT
Smith & Cult ulta.com
$20.00

Smith & Cult's lip gel packs a real punch: Rose water to hydrate dry lips, a fresh vanilla-mint scent to soothe your senses and a bleed-proof pigment for a precise application.

  • Highly pigmented shine
15
Dusty Nude
Color Sensational Lipstick, Truffle Tease
Maybelline
Maybelline New York amazon.com
$9.95
$3.37 (66% off)

Consider this ultra-sleek bullet the height of modern lipstick. In a Good Housekeeping lipstick test, 89 percent of testers said their lips looked smooth, and 80 percent said it looked rich on. The unique bullet shape makes application a breeze.

  • Easy application
  • Lip smoothing
16
Scarlet Red
Exhibitionist Ultra Matte Lipstick in All Abuzz
CoverGirl
COVERGIRL walmart.com
$7.94

Covergirl's newest lipstick is the ultimate matte formula — it stays all day with minimal transfer. Both GH's Beauty Director and Beauty Assistant are fans of the highly pigmented color payoff. 

  • Long-lasting
  • Highly pigmented
17
Plumping Gloss
Forget The Filler Lip Plumper Line Smoothing Gloss
Lawless
LAWLESS sephora.com
$25.00

This barely pink gloss not only adds a pretty rosy pop of color, but also keeps lips plump thanks to hydrating shea butter and rosehip oil.

  • Hydrating and plumping
18
Berry Purple
Ultrawear Intense Matte Liquid Lip Colour
Chanel
CHANEL macys.com
$38.00

Buildable, pigmented and waterproof, this innovative lipstick is also packed with good-for-you ingredients like vitamin E to keep lips conditioned. The ultra-thin, slanted applicator makes application a breeze. 

  • Waterproof
  • Silky texture
19
Glossy Mauve
REVLON Super Lustrous Lip Gloss, Black Cherry
Revlon
REVLON amazon.com
$8.49
$5.97 (30% off)

A sheer formula can still make a statement. With the shine of a gorgeous gloss and the hydration of a balm, this vitamin-rich lippy leaves lips extra lush. 

  • Unique balm-like lip gloss
20
Chocolatey Purple
Luxe Matte Lipstick
Bobbi Brown
BOBBI BROWN nordstrom.com
$38.00

Avoid smudgy lips with a long-lasting formula, like Urban Decay's option, which got top marks in lasting a long time without transferring in the GH Beauty Lab's latest lipstick test.

  • Doesn't smear or fade
  • Long-wearing
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