1Your Best Bold Lip Color: Merlot
Orange, gold and brown-based hues all enhance the glow of a warm complexion. This wine-inspired shade is a smoldering contrast to your light skin and the natural golden highlights in your hair.
2Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Desert Plum, $24
The brand’s original formula wears with a soft matte finish and is blended with beeswax and vitamins C and E for comforting, creamy color in a softer take on merlot.
3Elizabeth Arden Exceptional Lipstick in Lush Red, $20
One coat is all you need for a rich merlot lip in this creamy color that contains canauba wax and lanolin oil for smooth application and rich wear.
4LORAC Cream Lipstick in Berry, $19
A touch of kaolin hugs this berry-merlot to lips, while a blend of waxes and oils provide plumping moisture. For a lighter day-friendly version, tap color to skin and purse lips to spread.
5CoverGirl Queen Collection Lipcolor Lipstick in Burgendelicious, $7
CoverGirl’s Queen Collection boasts the brand’s most intense hues, and a nutrient-rich formula overflowing with green tea leaf extract, coconut oil, avocado and aloe vera.