Natural and radiant skin has been paired with Red and Berry lips this season to make a confident statement. Red lips have and always will be in fashion, but this Fall, you can experiment with darker shades such as Oxblood and Plum to overhaul your make-up look and give it a fresh and modern twist.

Seen on the Runways of Topshop Unique, Marchesa, Marc Jacobs and Donna Karen, Berry hued lips are the hottest colours to grace our pouts this autumn. Embracing traditional Fall colours, lips are the standouts this season; paired against a background of simple face bases and peachy complexions.

We have put together a list of our favourite darker hued lipstick colours to suit each individual skin tone, so your lips can look like they’ve just walked straight off the Runway! Make sure to apply a lipbalm before, to keep your lips soft and hydrated; helping to prevent cracking and dryness. #LFLoves Korres Wild Rose Lip Butter, which leaves a subtle plum hue on the lips and keeps them nourished and protected.


Very fair skin tones will suit pinkier shades of plum; helping to brighten the complexion without looking too bold. If you want to try this trend this autumn, but have never used a dark lip before, opt for glosses which will keep your lips nourished and add a subtle hint of colour, so you can build to your desired shade.

FEATURED: Korres Cherry Lip Gloss, Estée Lauder Pure Colour Envy Liquid Lip Potion and Clinique Chubby stick.






Fair skin tones can opt for bright pinks with plum undertones, alongside warm purples and fair berries. Apply lightly at first and build the colour up to achieve your best shade match. Glossier formulations are great for this skin tone as it keeps the colour fresh and light, adding moisture and hydration.

BareMinerals Pop of Passion Lip Oil Balm in Berry Pop

For people who want to try the Berry lip without committing to a bold lipstick, this Balm from BareMinerals is perfect! Infused with Vitamin E to keep lips moisturised and protected, the Oil Balm glides onto lips easily with its lightweight texture. With a slanted tip for an easy application, this can be applied in a hurry as it requires no liner!

BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Fly High

Infused with Omega Fatty Acids to provide essential moisture in the colder months, this Lipstick has a beautiful, creamy texture which glides onto the lips. Designed to give your lips a more voluptuous pout, Marvelous Moxie is perfect for achieving super kissable lips this Fall!

Lipstick Queen Silver Screen in Glamorous Hot Pink

Enriched with Pomegranate Sterols as well as Vitamins A, and E; lips are kept super soft and hydrated for the perfect pout this Fall! With a silky formula that glides onto the lips to leave a glossy finish behind, this Lipstick is perfect for adding a pop of colour and building colour up from day to night!



Medium skin tones can opt for darker plums and purples which help to add colour to the complexion to keep it fresh and modern. Beautifully rich, jewelled hues add a contemporary twist to the traditional Red Lip, and allow your make-up look to transition from Summer to Autumn seamlessly.




Japonesque Pro Performance Lipstick in Shade 07

With a creamy and lightweight formulation, this lipstick is great for nourishing and plumping the lips so they look their glossiest! Best applied with a lip brush and liner, Japonesque’s Pro Performance Lipstick glides on effortlessly to give a long-lasting and hydrated finish to the lips.

Clinique High Impact Lip Colour SPF15 in Ready to Wear

This Lipstick has a beautifully bright berry undertone to give a boost of colour to your lips this Fall! With added SPF, it helps to protect your lips from damage during the colder months when it is easy to forget to keep skin protected from the sun! With a high pigmented formulation, the lipstick glides on to leave a satin finish with a popping colour, to boost your complexion!

Bellapierre Cosmetics Mineral Lipstick in Fierce

Using a unique mineral formulation, Bellapierre’s Lipstick contains a blend of antioxidants alongside Vitamins C and E, with added SPF to deliver the ultimate nourishment to lips! As the formula leaves a glossy finish, lips look plumped, hydrated and super healthy. The colour is perfect for transitioning into autumn with a warm plum undertone to leave your complexion glowing!


Rich Plums and Berries, alongside deep Chestnuts work exceptionally well with darker skin tones. Golden and warmer undertones are brilliant for a glowing complexion; helping to give a pop of colour to lips that brightens instead of dulls.

FEATURED: Clinique Pop Colour + Primer in Punch Pop, Youngblood Lipstick in Bistro, and Clinique High Impact Lip Colour in Sassy Spice.




When applying darker, berry shades, it is important to make sure you line the lips to prevent colour bleeding, and ensure a perfect application. Opt for a lip liner that is close to your natural lip colour, or one that matches your lipstick shade to guarantee that it blends well and you achieve flawless and super kissable lips!

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