The Best Drugstore Dupes for Fall/Winter Lipstick Trends


There’s no denying it — between the chill in the air and the changing leaves, we’re definitely in the thick of Fall. We went nude while the sun was still out, but now that Winter is around the bend, it’s time to bundle up and brighten up to take our best face forward into the colder months.

Makeup looks for the Fall/Winter season are darker than ever, and that’s not just the fancy stuff. When it comes to these lips in brown, black, and burgundy, drugstore dupes abound — and they’re simply stunning.

Autumnal Browns

As much as we love to see red, there’s no denying that deep tones are in this fall. Orangey browns, bricks and bronzes, buttery auburns, and chocolate-covered mattes are well-suited complements to any look. Day or night, natural or glam, shimmery or subtle, brown lips are definitely a look to love.

The Lip Bar’s I Like Art Type liquid lip is a perfect color match for the Kylie-brand True Brown K, and their matte Savage stain stands up against even YSL’s warm brown shades, while Razzle Dazzle by e.l.f. brings out some strong red tones.

Darkest Night

Is it beginning to feel lot like Halloween, or is it just these lips? There’s no denying that dark lips are making a comeback. Blame Adore Delano’s 2016 photo shoots, blame Kylie Jenner’s nearly-noir October shade, Darkest Night, or blame Marc Jacobs at his FW16 show — the look is everywhere we look.

You can find black lips from NYX in Chambord, from Lime Crime in Black Velvet. And when it comes to unconventional colors and rich lip tones, it’s hard to hold a candle to The Lip Bar. Their black lip, Night Owl, is a win across the board.

Mulled Wines

This fall, we’re getting drunk off of deep reds, bold burgundies, and heavy-duty wines. Wine lips pair well with all skin tones; they add a pop of color without washing out lighter shades, and they bring out warm golden undertones in darker shades.

Get into the spirit of the season with rich matte wine lips. The Lip Bar’s Merlot and Rimmel London’s Bordeaux do red in all new ways, and the half-matte Maroon Meow by CoverGirl suits warm shades and muted blues perfectly.

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