Beauty Test Drive: Fall Lips


We’ve touched on chic fall lip colors in recent weeks, but let’s delve a bit deeper into the pool of what’s gorgeous right now. From nearly nude to deep and vampy, 2014’s autumn palette offers plenty of hues that will take you from day to night, whether you’re more into keeping things subtle or ready to break out a pop of boldness. Let’s play!


For the alluring purple color up top, just make like the Little Engine that Could and tell yourself, I think I can, I think I can. Once it’s on, and your hair is down and every-so-slightly messy, you will fall in love with this crush-worthy plum. Make sure to invest in a good quality stick that’s well saturated with a creamy texture. I really like Estee Lauder’s Pure Color Envy lipstick in Insolent Plum ($30) — it doles out plenty of moisture with a heavy dose of high-impact color.


For bold color and a hint of shimmer, new Diorific is the way to go. One side is matte and the other metallic, for customizable color you can adjust throughout the day (I suggest amping up the shine for evening). This right-now red is the perfect transition hue to take you through the fall and holiday season. While I love all the sticks equally, Passion Shock is a killer combo. $38,


More of a pink girl? I totally feel you. This is the season to ditch the Barbie colors, though, and reach for the new fall pinks. Try a stick or gloss that’s grayish pink, an easy one to pull off from your morning carpool and Starbucks routine through a midweek date with the hubs. For sticks, I’m very into Chanel Rouge Allure in Equivoque, $35 (a limited edition color, so buy now). You can also make this look work for you with a pungent gloss like MAC’s Tinted Lipglass in Dreamy ($15).


And of course, the nude lip shows no signs of disappearing any time soon, but it is a bit more potent than it was over the summer. Go too pale with your nude and you could appear washed out. Instead, reach for a stick-and-gloss layering combo that offers you trend-right beigey perfection and a touch of warmth. I’m all about the In Love one-two punch from Lancome, using their Rouge stick in Peche Passion ($28.50) under the Gloss in Love in Ginger Star ($27).

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Jenny Studenroth is a cosmetics junkie and bridal blogger from New York City. After graduating from Middlebury College in 2007 with a creative writing degree, she went on to the beauty departments at Elle and the Wall Street Journal magazines, before becoming a freelance writer. Her wedding blog is Jenny and her husband Josh split their time between Brooklyn and Washington, DC along with their cat Dolce and pup Harry. The family is expecting their first human baby in the fall.