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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

  • High-pigment color

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.  

Sweet Peach
Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Weekend
Bare Minerals

  • Hydrating liquid lipstick

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.

True Red
SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lip Color in Pioneer

  • Precise applicator brush

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.

Orange Flame
Outburst Longwear Lip Stain in Orange Fizz
Bite Beauty

  • Nourishing and hydrating ingredients

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.

Shimmery Gloss
Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Diamond Milk
Fenty Beauty
Fenty Beauty

  • Smells like peaches and vanilla
  • Ultra shimmery

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

Candy Apple
Always On Meallic Matte Liquid Lipstick in Maneater

  • Waterproof

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.

Deep Berry
Lip Maestro in 400
Giorgio Armani
Giorgio Armani

  • Ultra-creamy texture

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. 

Peachy Pink
Butter Lipstick in West Coast
NYX Professional Makeup

  • Balm-like finish

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.

Patent Berry
Serial Kisser Plumping Lip Stain in Bitten

  • Long-lasting

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.  

Cotton Candy Shine
Rouge Coco Gloss Moisturizing Glossimer in Icing

  • Ultra-plumping

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.

Universal Nude
Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Nude Pop

  • Built-in lip primer

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.

Cherry Red
Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Kitten Heels

  • Precise application

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.

Glassy Gloss
Lip Gloss

  • Non-sticky formula

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.

High-Impact Coral
Hydragloss High-Pigment Lip Gel
Smith & Cult

  • Highly pigmented shine

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.

Dusty Nude
Color Sensational Lipstick, Truffle Tease
Maybelline New York

  • Easy application
  • Lip smoothing

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.

Scarlet Red
Exhibitionist Ultra Matte Lipstick in All Abuzz

  • Long-lasting
  • Highly pigmented

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. 

Plumping Gloss
Forget The Filler Lip Plumper Line Smoothing Gloss

  • Hydrating and plumping

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.

Berry Purple
Ultrawear Intense Matte Liquid Lip Colour

  • Waterproof
  • Silky texture

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. 

Glossy Mauve
REVLON Super Lustrous Lip Gloss, Black Cherry
Now 30% off

  • Unique balm-like lip gloss

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. 

Chocolatey Purple
Luxe Matte Lipstick
Bobbi Brown

  • Doesn't smear or fade
  • Long-wearing

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.

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