4 Picks for Striking Fall Lips

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 • Permalink • 

--By Kim Moshtaghi

How you wear your winter lips can make all the difference in how you look during the winter months.

Think of your lips as another way to accentuate a desired feature on your face. It’s nice to play up your eyes, but your lips can be just as fun if you allow yourself to experiment with colors. Plus, sometimes playing up your lips allows you to take a break from your eyes. Often mascara and eyeliner is all you need in addition to a pretty lip.

This year we are fortunate that the lighter berry and peachy colors are a hit, which allows those that despise dark lips to stay fashionable. Give this trend a shot and you wont be disappointed.

If you want to jump right into a gorgeous berry color, then YSL’s Violet Insurgent will create a desirable lip. This color is great because it makes the transition easier from the previously trendy brighter pinks. This color will keep you perked up even when you don’t feel so upbeat.

Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Wild Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick in Violet Insurgent


→ Buy the Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Wild Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick in Violet Insurgent, $35.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.


If you want to slowly ease yourself into a deeper berry color, then try Tom Ford’s Black Dahlia matte lip color. The color speaks volumes. Although it’s a pretty dark color, and you may need some confidence to help pull this off, I promise this “powerfully sophisticated” lip paint will hook you when you pull it off successfully.

Tom Ford Lip Color Matte in Black Dahlia


→ Buy the Tom Ford Lip Color Matte in Black Dahlia, $50.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.


Just can’t see yourself wearing a deep hue, but want to continue to be fashionable? Go the lighter peachy route. Marc Jacobs’s Dizzy Spell, a peachy pink, is a nice color that enhances your lips and keeps them moist without adding too much boldness. This is a soft and kissable way to start the day.

Marc Jacobs Lovemarc Lip Gel in Dizzy Spell


→ Buy the Marc Jacobs Lovemarc Lip Gel in Dizzy Spell, $30.00, at sephora.com.


Peachy Pink isn’t your thing? Then how about a Salmon color? Bobbi Brown’s pale peach color is a pleasant way to tint your lip. You can execute a sassy lip that can be worn well in the evening hours with a darker lip liner in the same family. I especially love wearing this lip color lately because I lightened my hair. I often play it up with a dark burgundy liner and blend with lip brush to create an ombre lip.

Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Salmon


→ Buy the Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Salmon, $26.00, at sephora.com.

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Kim Moshtaghi
is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Kim is currently based in sunny San Diego, California, where she's a Realtor with Apprize Realty, Inc., specializing in coastal homes and luxury acquisitions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.