Lipstick is always on-trend, though the “it” color always varies with the seasonal changes. As the fall finally sashays its way into full view this year, berry lipsticks are beginning to burst forth in a plethora of shades.
Experimenting with new and daring makeup hues can instantly transform you into whomever you want to become in that moment. But finding the perfect one for your skintone is also key to making the look flattering for you.
Smashbox’s Global Pro Lead Artist, Lori Taylor Davis, has some important notes for finding your perfect berry match this season.
“If you have a warmer skintone [meaning, your skin’s got golden hints], choose a berry color with more red hues. This complements your skintone—think more of a black cherry or a pinky red raspberry,” she says. “If you have a cooler skintone [more reddish hues], choose a berry with more blue undertones. You don’t want your skintone and lip color to compete with one another, you want them to complement. Think, black raspberry or a plum shade.”
Check out some of our favorite berry shades—from highly pigmented and vibrant, to subtle and deep—to find the best one to show off your fabulous self this season!
1Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick
Just like the unforgettable exterior of the Dragon Fruit, this juicy pop of color is perfect for the woman who likes to leave a lasting impression. Infused with moisturizing shea butter and soothing vitamin E and C, you’ll definitely be leaving people with a bit of a buzz!
2NYC Smooch Proof Liquid Lip Stain
With your action-packed days and numerous social engagements, you’ll be the center of attention and remain unforgettable with this long-lasting, vibrant raspberry lip stain (plus, with it’s super budget-friendly price, you’ll be able to keep conversation flowing over another round of drinks).
3Alima Pure Velvet Lipstick
You’ll not only make a statement with this cranberry kiss, but you’ll envelop your lips in pure, all natural ingredients that work to heal and hydrate (which is perfect with winter just around the corner!).
4Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Lipstick
With its ultra-sleek exterior, this limited edition lipstick gives your pout a pomegranate pop that every trendsetter should have in their arsenal this fall. It create a luscious sheen and pack a hydrating punch, keeping lips looking and feeling supple all season long.
5Dior Addict Lipstick
Looking for a touch of shimmer? This gorgeous berry shade from Dior adds a hint of sparkle to your smile, and is infused with oils that both hydrate the lips and lock in color for long-lasting impact.
6Rimmel London Provocalips 16Hr Kissproof Lip Colour
For the money-suave Miss, this rich, elderberry shade is a perfect deal. Despite its low cost, it gives you high impact coverage and a lasting blast of moisture. This gorgeous and affordable product leaves lips with a smudge-proof, kissable sheen that’ll last up to 16 hours.
7Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick
This deep blackberry shade matches the wandering mind of the daydreamer and hopeless romantic. The pigment lingers for hours and leaves lips hydrated, thanks to the magic of jojoba oil, avocado oil, cocoa butter and shea butter.
8Lancôme L’absolu Rouge Velour Liquid Matte Lipstick
This bold açaí shade is perfect for any Prima Dona looking to have her moment in the lime light. The highly pigmented liquid lipstick goes on creamy and dries to an intense matte finish, locking in moisture and enhancing your lips to match your big personality.
9Pür Minerals Lip Lure Hydrating Lip Lacquer
This super-pigmented, deep rhubarb tone creates a dewy shine that defies the typical fall matte trend. It lends a protective, nourishing barrier by harnessing the talents of natural oils like avocado and jojoba.
10YoungBlood Intimatte Mineral Matte Lipstick
This bewitchingly indulgent plum shade is perfect for any vixen. Glide it on for a matte yet silky finish with a hint of softness, courtesy of vitamin E and other powerful emollients.
11Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Definition
This rich black cherry hue screams sophistication, with a hint of mystery. This lipstick uses revolutionary light-diffusing gel technology and contains antioxidant-rich jojoba and other natural hydrates to keep your lips supple for over four hours—leaving you with highly saturated color perfect for sipping on that latte as you pour over your latest read.
12Pixi Plum Berry Mattelustre Lipstick
This vivid, ultra-pigmented lip shade not only helps to fake a plump pout, it’s also super hydrating due to moisturizing ingredients like Vitamin C and E, hyaluronic acid and various peptides.